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470 - The Evolving English Language

Credits: 
3
Writing Intensive (WI): 
No
General Education: 
Yes
Minors: 
Language Science
Immersions: 
Language Science
Sample Syllabus: 
Class Description: 
What makes the English language so difficult? Where do our words come from? Why does Old English look like a foreign language? This course surveys the development of the English language from its beginning to the present to answer such questions as these. Designed for anyone who is curious about the history and periods of the English language or the nature of language change.

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Magic Speaker Series - http://magic.rit.edu/main/index.html