Sep 21, 2021  
Fitchburg State University 2012-2013 Undergraduate Catalog 
    
Fitchburg State University 2012-2013 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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ENGL 4010 - Chaucer and His World


3 cr. 3 hr. Day course offered every Semester.

This course on the “father of modern English poetry” focuses primarily on Geoffrey Chaucer’s The Canterbury Tales, in a context of the history and culture of medieval England. Students will learn to read Chaucer’s 14th-century Middle English, the London dialect that evolves into today’s English, with the assistance of audiotapes. The tales are studied both in the framework of the interrelated stories told by the pilgrim characters on the way to Canterbury, and in themselves, as they present various medieval genres and issues of concern and interest to Chaucer’s audience and to us today. LIT

Prerequisite(s): Prerequisite for all 4000-level literature courses is satisfactory completion of one 3-credit literature course at the 2000- or 3000-level, or permission of instructor.



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