ENG2160 – Language and Settlement in Britain, ca. 200-1000 A.D
Schedule, syllabus and examination date
An introductory course which examines the various colonisations of that part of Britain which became England, from the late Romano-British period into the Anglo-Norman era; the story is dominated by the Anglo-Saxon and Norse settlements, and the Norman Conquest, but Frisian and Flemish also enter the narrative, which will of necessity consider other parts of the British Isles.
The course will examine texts, the evidence of place-names, and to some extent archaeological evidence; source criticism will be an important part of the survey.
- You will gain a basic knowledge of England’s unusually diverse cultural and linguistic history, the insular development of successive immigrations from the Continent and Scandinavia.
- The course will give a practical introduction to the use of diverse historical sources, and consider how the forms of language themselves may be used as historical evidence.
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Recommended previous knowledge
The course assumes a good proficiency in written and oral English.
10 credits overlap with ENG4160 – Language and Settlement in Britain, ca. 200-1000 A.D (discontinued)
Seminar, 2 hours per week for 10 weeks, 20 hours in all.
The exam form is a term paper of 10 standard pages. The first draft is to be submitted after the reading week(s). The draft will be assessed by the teacher.
You must submit your final paper in Fronter within a certain date.
Use of sources and citation
Language of examination
Grades are awarded on a scale from A to F, where A is the best grade and F is a fail. Read more about the grading system.
Explanations and appeals
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Withdrawal from an examination
A term paper or equivalent that is passed may not be resubmitted in revised form.
If you withdraw from the exam after the deadline, this will be counted as an examination attempt.
Once the course requirements have been fulfilled, they remain valid for the current and the two following semesters when the course is given.
Special examination arrangements
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The course is subject to continuous evaluation. At regular intervals we also ask students to participate in a more comprehensive evaluation.