基本素養 Basic Literacy

厚植人文素養及西洋文學文化涵養
To cultivate their spirit of humanity and increase their knowledge of western literatures and cultures.
獨立思考、思辨、反省與推己及人
To think independently, analyze critically, reflect and sympathy
發揮專業、擴展國際視野、跨界學習
To demonstrate their professionalism, broaden their international perspectives and interdisciplinary studies

核心能力 Competence

人文素養與社會關懷能力
Ability to provide social concern with a spirit of humanity
熟稔各種理論基礎、收集分析文獻資料的能力
Ability to collect and analyze literature data with various theoretical foundations
完成學術論文及批判性書寫的能力
Ability to work on academic papers and critical writing
深入閱讀並解析外國文學、語言、文化等作品與論文的能力
Ability to read and analyze works or academic papers on foreign literatures, languages and cultures
國際視野、跨領域研究及適應能力
Ability to conduct interdisciplinary studies from international perspectives
獨立思考、團隊合作、創意研究及分析、解決問題的能力
Abilities to think independently, to perform a teamwork, to conduct creative research and analysis, and to solve problems.

課程概述 Course Description

中世紀英國語言與文學
The figure of King Arthur and the Matter of Britain stand as seminal elements of medieval literature. The literature develops out of pre-English legends and oral traditions and medieval French analogues and influences later writers such as Spenser and Tennyson, thus a study of Arthur is a study of a major nexus of British literature. Such a study also relates to studies of the development of printing and to the transition between Middle English and Modern English. This course will center around a study of Malory’s Complete Morte d’ Arthur but will also examine analogues, such as The Alliterative Morte Arthure and The Stanzaic Morte Arthur. In addition to historical sources, such as Geoffrey of Monmouth and Gerald of Wales, we will consider tales that focus on individual characters, such as The Prose Merlin and Sir Gawain and the Carl of Carlisle. The goals of the course are as follows. The student should be able to: 1.demonstrate a familiarity with the author, texts, themes, and approaches 2.discuss the texts verbally and in writing 3.demonstrate an ability to convey knowledge in a formal setting 4.locate, integrate and document sources correctly 5.contribute to the larger scholarly discussion of Medieval studies

課程學習目標 Course Objectives

  • demonstrate familiarity with authors, texts, themes and approaches
  • discuss the texts verbally and in writing
  • read and pronounce Middle English
  • locate, integrate and document sources correctly
  • demonstrate an ability to convey knowledge in a formal setting
  • 課程進度 Progress Description

    進度說明 Progress Description
    1Introduction/ Middle English Pronunciation
    2Sir Gawain and the Green Knight
    3Sir Gawain and the Green Knight
    4Sir Gawain and the Green Knight
    5Sir Gawain and the Green Knight
    6Holiday
    7Sir Gawain and the Green Knight
    8Sir Gawain and the Green Knight
    9Sir Gawain and the Green Knight
    10Sir Gawain and the Green Knight
    11Mid-term Exam
    12Pearl
    13Pearl
    14Pearl
    15Pearl
    16TBA
    17TBA
    18Final Exam
     以上每週進度教師可依上課情況做適度調整。The schedule may be subject to change.

    有關課程其他調查 Other Surveys of Courses

    1.本課程是否規劃業界教師參與教學或演講? 否
    Is there any industry specialist invited in this course? How many times? No
    2.本課程是否規劃含校外實習(並非參訪)? 否
    Are there any internships involved in the course? How many hours? No