Sep 20, 2019  
2018-2019 Undergraduate Catalog 
2018-2019 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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ENG 423 - History of the English Language

In this course, students examine the systematic, evolutionary nature of language by focusing on the development of the English language. Course will be offered on odd numbered years (Spring).

Credits: (5)

Learner Outcomes:
Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to:

  • Identify phonetic sound segments and sound classes of Modern English using the International Phonetic Alphabet.
  • Demonstrate knowledge of major historical events impacting the development of the English language.
  • Demonstrate knowledge of major phonological and grammatical changes in Old English, Middle English, and Modern English.
  • Apply knowledge of the sound systems, inflectional systems, and syntactic systems in the analysis of literary texts from Old, Middle, and Modern English.

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