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Old English - 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: 2020-21

Related modules

Pre-requisite modules

Co-requisite modules

  • None

Prohibited combinations

  • None

Module will run

Occurrence Teaching cycle
A Autumn Term 2020-21

Module aims

In this module you will develop an understanding of the linguistic system of Old English. This knowledge will be developed and supported through lectures, data analysis and close, linguistically informed readings of Old English texts.

Module learning outcomes

By the end of this module, students will:

  • have developed an understanding of the grammar of Old English;
  • have learned to read and analyse Old English texts in a linguistically informed way;
  • have explored some aspects of the socio-cultural context in which Old English texts were produced.

Assessment

Task Length % of module mark
Essay/coursework
Assignment 1
N/A 25
Essay/coursework
Assignment 2
N/A 25
University - closed examination
Old English
2 hours 50

Special assessment rules

None

Reassessment

Task Length % of module mark
Essay/coursework
Assignment 1
N/A 25
Essay/coursework
Assignment 2
N/A 25
University - closed examination
Old English
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

Written feedback on summative assignments will be provided within 20 working days. Students will have the opportunity to view their exam script, under supervision, at an appointed time in Spring term.

Indicative reading

TBA.



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