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Spring 2017 Undergraduate English Courses: Medieval

358:306 Chaucer

01  MW4  CAC  12636  NOVACICH   MU-114

This class is an introduction to Chaucer through close study of his most famous work: the Canterbury Tales. At once a tale-telling contest, a game,
and a journey, the Canterbury Tales offers students the opportunity to learn Middle English; to investigate major social, philosophical, and
theological questions important to late medieval English culture; and to take pleasure in beautiful, challenging, sometimes quite funny, sometimes
sobering poetry. Assignments include three papers, an exam, and a series of unannounced reading quizzes.