ENGL 305
Chaucer: The Canterbury Tales Fall 2017 Division I;
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Composed in the last decades of the fourteenth century, The Canterbury Tales, is a brilliant pastiche of competing forms. Saints’ lives, dirty stories, tales of revenge, sermons, fart jokes–they are all in the mix. We will read the Tales in the original Middle English, which is easier (and more fun) than it looks; no prior exposure to the language is necessary.
The Class: Type: seminar
Limit: 20
Expected: 15
Class#: 1849
Requirements/Evaluation: frequent quizzes on vocabulary and comprehension, practice reading Middle English aloud, two 5- to 7-page papers, a midterm, and a final exam
Extra Info: may not be taken on a pass/fail basis; not available for the fifth course option
Prerequisites: a 100-level ENGL course, or a score of 5 on the AP English Literature exam, or a score of 6 or 7 on the Higher Level IB English exam
Enrollment Preference: English majors
Distributions: Division I;
Attributes: ENGL Literary Histories A

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