Majors, Minors & Degrees:
A course on the work of the poet Geoffrey Chaucer, his London dialect of Middle English, the different genres and subject matter of his major poetry, and that poetry's cultural and literary context. This course is designed in two linked but freestanding two-credit, eight-week courses.
Prerequisite(s): ENG 2000 Introduction to Textual Studies and junior standing
This course will introduce new English majors and minors to the critical methodologies, concepts, and terminology needed for the analysis and discussion of literature and other cultural texts and to the kinds of research and scholarship they will be asked to do in their later coursework. Students will also learn about a range of career paths open to those with a background in English.