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2021-2022 UMaine Undergraduate Catalog 
2021-2022 UMaine Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

ENG 351 - Medieval English Literature

An introduction to Medieval Literature which involves reading the wild, beautiful, idiosyncratic, and foreign yet strangely familiar works of Chaucer and his English contemporaries. The class will focus on understanding the nature of the medieval world and its expression in the literature of the time, and on developing reading skill in Middle English. This reading-intensive course is designed to teach students about a crucial epoch in literary and linguistic history while giving them the opportunity to practice their reading and research skills in order to better prepare them for work in advanced seminars. For more details see course descriptions on the English Department website.

General Education Requirements: Western Cultural Tradition

Prerequisites: 6 credits beyond ENG 101 (ENG 170 and ENG 222 recommended) or instructor permission

Course Typically Offered: Fall, Odd Years

Credits: 3