Syllabus Eng421

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College of Science and Humanities Studies-Rumah Campus
English & Translation Department
Syllabus ENGL 421 (History of English)
Lecturing Staff
Asiah Al Fahaid
E-mail: [email protected] / [email protected]
Room: 114
Office Hours: Wednesday from 10:00 t0 12:00
Course Overview
Introduction
This course will help students how to use the sounds of the language correctly by differentiate between
the main levels of these sounds
Prerequisites
None
Unit Credit
2 hours
Prior Knowledge and/or Skills
None
Course Textbook

Barber, C, Beal, J & Shaw, P. The English Language: A Historical Introduction.
Second edition.
Additional reading & References

Pyles, T. & J. Algeo. (1993). The Origin and Development of the English Language

Baugh, Albert C. & Cable, Thomas (2010). A History of the English Language
Routledge, London.
Learning Objectives
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Demonstrate knowledge of the Indo-European family of languages.
Identify the historical events of the Old English period.
Explain the differences in the language of Old English.
Identify the historical events of the Middle English period.
Identify and explain the changes in the language of Middle English.
Explain the significance of changes in the Early Modern English period.
First Semester 1436-1437
1
College of Science and Humanities Studies-Rumah Campus
English & Translation Department
Course Content and schedule
All topics will be covered during the listed weeks.
Week number
Week1
Week2
Week3
Week4
08-11-1436
15-11-1436
22-11-1436
29-11-1436
Date
23-08-2015
30-08-2015
06-09-2015
13-09-2015
Week5
Week6
Week7
Week8
07-12-1436
14-12-1436
21-12-1436
28-12-1436
05-01-1437
20-09-2015
27-09-2015
04-10-2015
11-10-2015
18-10-2015
Week9
12-01-1437
25-10-2015
Week10
19-01-1437
01-11-2015
Week11
26-01-1437
08-11-2015
Week12
Week13
04-02-1437
11-02-1437
15-11-2015
22-11-2015
Week14
Week15
Week16
Week17
Week18
Week19
18-02-1437
25-02-1437
02-03-1437
09-03-1437
16-03-1437
23-03-1437
29-11-2015
06-12-2015
13-12-2015
20-12-2015
27-12-2015
03-01-2016
Lectures Topic
Orientation week
Introduction to the course
Notes
What Is Language?
Introduction to historical linguistics
The Indo-European languages
Midterm 1
The Germanic languages
Historical events of the Old English
period
Characteristics of the language of
Old English
Historical events of the Middle
English period
Midterm 2
Characteristics of the language of
Middle English
Early Modern English
Late Modern English
Revision
Practical final exam
final examination starts
final examination ends
Course Assessment:
The course has exams and assignments totaling 100 points.
Evaluation tools
Participation
2 Midterm Exams
Final Examination
TOTAL
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points
10%
50%
40%
100%
Class Points
Grade
Weight
95 – 100
90 –< 95
85 – <90
80 – <85
75 –< 80
70 – <75
65 – <70
60 – <65
<60
A+
A
B+
B
C+
C
D+
D
F
5
4.75
4.50
4.00
3.50
3.00
2.50
2.00
1.00
If you came late, you will be absent.
First Semester 1436-1437
2
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