Old English Language Fluency
By the end of the course students will have achieved a greater fluency within the Old English language.
Old English Heroic Verse
Students will be able to identify the features in Beowulf that exemplify the conventions of Old English heroic verse and the larger cultural context of the heroic society.
Students will have translated the entire epic poem, Beowulf.
Contrasting Old English Lexical Uses
Students will be able to provide examples of contrasting Old English lexical uses, including ones involving metaphor and synonymy among words within the poem as well as differences between the lexical forms in the poem and other Old English texts.