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ENGL.3070 History of the English Language (Formerly 42.307)

Id: 005097 Credits Min: 3 Credits Max: 3


Explores the origins and structure of the English language, tracing the ways that English has evolved from Old English through Middle English to the varieties of Modern English in England and its former colonies, including the United States. We will also examine the literary, social, and political implications of these developments, for instance the evolution of Standard English or the use of dialects. The course does not assume any knowledge of Old or Middle English.


Pre-Req: ENGL.1020 College Writing II.

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