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Fall 2018-2019
* ENG 312 / MED 312 (LA)   Graded A-F, P/D/F, Audit

Chaucer

Andrew Cole

You study Geoffrey Chaucer not because he's "olde" or "hilaaarious," nor because he taught Spenser and Shakespeare a thing or two about poetry. You study Chaucer because almost every challenge we face today--so, too, every morsel of our species-being we either loathe or love--was expressed in his works but in forms different enough to help us get out of our heads to think honestly about what beleaguers human societies. Chaucer will teach us about violence, religion, law, class, identity, sex, love, laughter, and language in the fourteenth century, and we will reflect on what his brilliantly crafted works tell us about life.

Sample reading list:
Chaucer, ed. Jill Mann, The Canterbury Tales
See instructor for complete list

Reading/Writing assignments:
Approximately one Tale for each class, plus some secondary reading. Three (7-page) papers. Reading quizzes and short in-class brainstorming assignments, counting as participation.

Requirements/Grading:
Paper in lieu of Final - 25%
Take Home Mid term Exam - 25%
Papers - 25%
Class/Precept Participation - 25%

Other Requirements:
Not Open to First Year Undergraduates.

Other information:
Department Distribution: British Foundations.

Schedule/Classroom assignment:

Class numberSectionTimeDaysRoomEnrollmentStatus
20510 S01 01:30:00 pm - 04:20:00 pm Th   Tower Club   101   Enrolled:17 Limit:18