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ENGL 207
Fall 2006
Section: 01  
Crosslisting: MDST 207
Course Cluster: Christianity Studies

This course will concentrate on Chaucer┐s best known works, THE CANTERBURY TALES. We will situate these texts within the vibrant social, cultural, political, and religious context of late fourteenth-century England. Special attention will be paid to the tensions between the various elements represented in the pilgrims┐ tales and their interactions with one another. In addition, the class will also examine the Canterbury Tales as an anthology of medieval literary genres, such as romances and saint┐s lives. We will read this text in the original Middle English and therefore will carefully work our way through the tales; by the end of the course, you will be able to read Chaucer┐s Middle English with fluency.

Essential Capabilities: None
Credit: 1 Gen Ed Area Dept: HA ENGL
Course Format: LectureGrading Mode: Graded
Level: UGRD Prerequisites: None
Fulfills a Major Requirement for: (ENGL)(ENGL-Literature)(MDST-MN)(MDST)(MDST-Art/Arch)(MDST-History)(MDST-Lang/Lit)(MDST-Phil/Reli)
Past Enrollment Probability: Not Available

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