An intensive study of Beowulf and its literary, historical and cultural background.
Close study of the poem Beowulf in its original Old English language.
|Paper title||Old English|
|Teaching period||First Semester|
|Domestic Tuition Fees (NZD)||$1,098.05|
|International Tuition Fees (NZD)||$4,352.87|
- 72 points from ENGL 311-368, EURO 302
- It is assumed that students have no prior knowledge of Old English language. It is advantageous to have had some experience learning another language and to know about basic grammatical terminology.
- More information link
- View more information on the Department of English and Linguistics website
- Teaching staff
- Dr Greg Waite
- George Jack, ed. Beowulf: A Student Edition (Oxford)
- Graduate Attributes Emphasised
- Interdisciplinary perspective, Lifelong learning, Scholarship, Communication, Critical
thinking, Cultural understanding, Information literacy, Research.
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- Learning Outcomes
- Students will:
- Develop facility in Old English language through reading the text of Beowulf in its original form
- Develop the critical skills that facilitate the reading of medieval literature in the light of the cultural and literary traditions of the period
- Understand the critical debates surrounding the literary interpretation of Beowulf and its place in Anglo-Saxon culture