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ENGL 207
Fall 2007
Section: 01  
Crosslisting: MDST 207
Course Cluster: Christianity Studies

In this course, we will explore a range of Chaucer's works, including the Canterbury Tales, Book of the Duchess, Parliament of Fowles, and what some consider his masterwork, Troilus and Criseyde. We will situate Chaucer's texts within the vibrant social, cultural, political, and religious context of late 14th-century England. Exploring the texts within a tradition will allow us to consider how he works with his sources, analogs, and the genres of romance, fabliau, and saints' lives. We will read these texts in the original Middle English and therefore will carefully work our way through the tales; by the end of the course, students will be able to read and recite 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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