Early Modern English

Early Modern English
English language from 1500-1700.
 Hours3.0 Credit, 3.0 Lecture, 0.0 Lab
 PrerequisitesELANG 223 & ELANG 324; or LING 201 & ELANG 324
 ProgramsContaining ELANG 447
Course Outcomes

Identify Characteristics

Students will be able to identify the phonological, morphological, syntactic, lexical, pragmatic, and orthographic characteristics of Early Modern English and how those characteristics are distinguished from Present Day English.

Identify Factors in Development

Students will be able to identify important historical, social, and linguistic factors that influenced the development of the language during the Early Modern Period, including the development of modern prescriptive norms.

Apply Understanding to Contemporary Texts

Students will be able to apply their understanding of Early Modern English to the interpretation of contemporary texts, including passages from the works of Shakespeare and the King James translation of the Bible.