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ENGL 465. History of the English Language

Credits: 3
Department: English
Description: The development of English sounds, grammatical structures, and vocabulary from Old English to Modern English; the reading and analysis of selected texts.
Prerequisites: ENGL 361
Semester Offered: Spring
Grading Method: ABCDF

Student Learning Outcomes

1. Use linguistic terms and concepts appropriately in discussions and writing about the history of the English language.
2. Identify, compare, and analyze linguistic features of Old English, Middle English, Early Modern English, and Present Day English.
3. Evaluate ways that language change is influenced by historical and cultural events in English-speaking countries around the world.
4. Conclude ways that the history of English is relevant to their professional goals and specific area(s) of academic expertise.

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