Fall 2020 Undergraduate English Courses

358:306 Chaucer

01  CAC   MW5   05667  NOVACICH  SC-101

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 a number of short written assignments, an exam, a series of unannounced reading quizzes, and a recitation of the first eighteen lines of the General Prologue in office hours.