Seminar: Aufbaumodul Sprachwissenschaft III - The Story of English - Details
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General information

Course number ANG.05276.03
Semester SS 2021
Current number of participants 35
maximum number of participants 30
Home institute Anglistik / Sprachwissenschaft
Courses type Seminar in category Offizielle Lehrveranstaltungen
Next date Wed , 12.05.2021 10:30 - 12:00, Room: (online)
Studiengänge (für) BA Anglistik und Amerikanistik 60 und 90 LP
Miscellaneous Registration:
via Stud.IP and Löwenportal

Course location / Course dates

(online) Wednesday: 10:30 - 12:00, weekly (14x)

Module assignments


Course outline:
The general idea of this lecture course is to provide (beginning) students of English with survey knowledge on the history of English ranging from the very beginnings of the language in the 5th century AD to the present.
The “story” involving history, diversity and change as the main “protagonists” will be built loosely around two British educational TV mini-series, namely: “The Story of English” (broadcast in 1986 and consisting of 9 parts) and the more recent: “The Adventure of English” (broadcast in 2003 on ITV). It consists of 8 episodes (each about 50 minutes long). These two will provide the basic “storyline”, which will be supplemented by Powerpoint-presentations, including language samples from different periods, and selected introductory texts on the history and variation of English.

Admission settings

The course is part of admission "Beschränkte Teilnehmendenanzahl: Aufbaumodul Sprachwissenschaft III - The Story of English".
The following admission rules apply:
  • A defined number of seats will be assigned to these courses.
    Seats will be assigned in order of enrollment.

Registration mode

Enrollment is binding, participants cannot sign-out themselves.