Spring 2017 Undergraduate English Courses: Medieval
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.