History of the English Language

A lecture-discussion course tracing the English language’s development from its Germanic roots to its contemporary status as a world language, exploring the historical and cultural influences that shaped each stage of the language’s development. In the process, students analyze the chronological changes in grammar and syntax from Anglo-Saxon to current varieties of English, study their lexicons, and perform detailed work in etymology. This course is required for Secondary Education (grades 7-12) Certification in English and for Upper Elementary Education Certification (4-8) in Language Arts-Option 2.

Offered in alternate years