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: 2018-19

Module summary

Prerequisites: E37I Old English I (LAN00037I) OR Anglo-Saxon Literature (ENG00012I) with permission of the instructor.

Module will run

Occurrence Teaching cycle
A Autumn Term 2018-19

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 lectures, reading of the secondary literature, data analysis and close, linguistically informed readings of the Old English text, Beowulf.

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 Old English poetry in a linguistically informed way;
  • have investigated the text Beowulf from multiple perspectives

Assessment

Task Length % of module mark
Essay/coursework
3000 word Essay
N/A 50
Open Examination (7 day week)
Open Exam
N/A 50

Special assessment rules

None

Reassessment

Task Length % of module mark
Essay/coursework
3000 word Essay
N/A 50
Open Examination (7 day week)
Open Exam
N/A 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%

Essay

Length: 3000 words

Weight: 50%

Written feedback on summative assignments will be provided within the university mandated timeframe.

Indicative reading

TBA.



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