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Course Number 0626-1278-01
Course Name Introduction to British Culture 1
Academic Unit Faculty of Humanities -
English
Lecturer Dr. Jonathan StavskyContact
Contact Email: jstavsky@tauex.tau.ac.il
Office HoursBy appointment
Mode of Instruction Lecture
Credit Hours 4
Semester 2020/2
Day Sun
Hours 12:00-14:00
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Semester 2020/2
Day Wed
Hours 12:00-14:00
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Course is taught in English
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Short Course Description

What did the English language sound like over a thousand years ago? Why is it so different today? Has British culture always enjoyed the same global prestige? What are its sources? How did it come to assert itself? What was it like to be a woman in the fourteenth century? Is Shakespeare really the greatest love poet? Can texts written in the remote past speak to present readers? These are some of the questions asked, and partly answered, by this survey of English literature from its earliest medieval records to the Renaissance and beyond. It aims to familiarize you with some of the best poetry and drama ever produced in England and to give you the tools to understand, enjoy, and take further courses on the works you will study. By the end of the semester, you should be able to identify, analyze, contextualize, and trace the development of their forms, themes, and ideologies.
Please note that this course requires full attendance in all classes, including any make-up lessons, regardless of the method of instruction used to teach them.



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Course Requirements

Final Exam
Mid. Exam

Students may be required to submit additional assignments
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