ENGL 5166. History of the English Language (3-0-3) Prerequisite: ENGL 1102 with a grade of "C" or better. A study of the linguistic origins of English from Anglo-Saxon to Middle English to modern world Englishes, including an understanding of how varieties of English convey cultural and political meaning.
ENGL 5167. English Grammar (3-0-3) Prerequisite: ENGL 1102. A study of the major ways of analyzing English grammar and a detailed study of the structure of sounds, words, and sentences.
ENGL 5187G. Old English (3-0-3) An introduction to the language of the Anglo-Saxons, who ruled England from ca. 449-1066 C.E. This language, which is commonly called Old English, is the ancestor of our modern English. Although there will be some attention to the finer points of grammar early in the course, our major focus will be the translation and interpretation of Old English poetry and prose.
ITDS 5105U. History and Practice of Translation (3-0-3) Prerequisite: ENGL 1102 with C or better. Translation involves more than moving the meanings of words from one language to another; it is, rather, an exchange of meaning across an entire social, cultural, linguistic and material world. Students will discuss problems of translation in books and/or films, and the roles of editing and transcription in translation. Fluency in a language other than English is not required, but some experience and study of a foreign language is recommended. Students will pursue a term-length project on a translation related topic of their own interest.