EN202 - History of the English Language: Identity, Culture, Power

History of the English Language provides an overview of the origins, development, and global reach of the English language. Class discussions will focus on the social and political events that have influenced linguistic changes in English. Students will consider the impact of invasion, conquest, and colonization on the development of the English language. Students will also explore how changes in the English language’s sound systems, grammar, and vocabulary (from Old English to Middle English to Early Modern English to contemporary English) reflect changing cultural power dynamics. Literary examples will provide context for these explorations. Meets the Critical Learning: AIM requirement. Meets the Critical Learning: HP requirement. Meets the Equity and Power: EPG requirement.

Degree requirement — Critical Learning: AIM, Critical Learning: HP, Equity and Power: EPG

1 unit — Evitt

Offerings

Term Block Title Instructor Location Student Limit/Available Updated
Fall 2023 Block 3 History of the English Language: Identity, Culture, Power Re Evitt Armstrong Hall 234 25 / 2 06/23/2024
Spring 2025 Block 6 History of the English Language: Identity, Culture, Power Re Evitt TBA 25 / 25 06/23/2024
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