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Old English II - LAN00051H

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  • Department: Language and Linguistic Science
  • Module co-ordinator: Prof. Ann Taylor
  • Credit value: 20 credits
  • Credit level: H
  • Academic year of delivery: 2017-18

Related modules

Pre-requisite modules

Co-requisite modules

  • None

Prohibited combinations

  • None

Module will run

Occurrence Teaching cycle
A Autumn Term 2017-18

Module aims

In this module you will develop your understanding of the linguistic system of Old English beyond the introductory level covered in Old English I. This knowledge will be developed and supported through data analysis and close, linguistically informed readings of Old English texts.

Module learning outcomes

By the end of this module, students will:

  • have developed a deeper understanding of the grammar of Old English;
  • have learned to read and analyse more advanced Old English texts, including poetry, in a linguistically informed way;
  • have an understanding of some of the major aspects of the linguistic system of Old English (phonology, morphology, and syntax).

Module content

Weeks* Topic

Autumn 2 Review of OE grammar

Autumn 3-5 Reading Old English Prose

Autumn 7-10 Reading and analysing Old English poetry

*Note that the programme is provisional and the timings may change.


Task Length % of module mark
Open Examination (7 day week)
Open Exam
N/A 50
University - closed examination
Old English II
2 hours 50

Special assessment rules



Task Length % of module mark
Open Examination (7 day week)
Open Exam
N/A 50
University - closed examination
Old English II
2 hours 50

Module feedback

Formative assessment and feedback

Exercises with oral or written feedback as appropriate.

Reading of Old English texts with oral feedback on developing reading and analytic skills.

Summative assessment and feedback

Open exam

Weight: 50%

Closed exam

Length: 2 hours

Weight: 50%

Written feedback on summative assignments will be provided within 3 weeks.

Indicative reading

All materials used in class will be supplied in class and will be made available on the VLE.

The information on this page is indicative of the module that is currently on offer. The University is constantly exploring ways to enhance and improve its degree programmes and therefore reserves the right to make variations to the content and method of delivery of modules, and to discontinue modules, if such action is reasonably considered to be necessary by the University. Where appropriate, the University will notify and consult with affected students in advance about any changes that are required in line with the University's policy on the Approval of Modifications to Existing Taught Programmes of Study.