Course Description

The History of the English Language, HIS 59

Students acquire an understanding of the history of the development of the English language, from its origins to present, and engage critically with the quantitative evidence for that history, using accessible online databases and digital texts.

Key Information

Credit: 5 quarter units / 3.33 semester units credit
UC Santa Cruz, History

Course Credit:

Upon successful completion, all online courses offered through cross-enrollment provide UC unit credit. Some courses are approved for GE, major preparation and/or, major credit or can be used as a substitute for a course at your campus.

If "unit credit" is listed by your campus, consult your department, academic adviser or Student Affairs division to inquire about the petition process for more than unit credit for the course.

UC Berkeley:
Unit Credit

UC Davis:
General Education: AH or SS.

UC Irvine:
Unit Credit

UC Los Angeles:
General Education: Philosophical and Linguistic Analysis and Historical Analysis

UC Merced:
Units toward degree (see your advisor)

UC Riverside:
General Education: Elective units

UC San Diego:
General Education: Warren - May be used depending on major/PofC/AS, Transfer students may use for UD noncontiguous GE depending on major; TMC 1 course toward upper division disciplinary breadth if noncontiguous to major; Sixth - 1 NAHR, Seventh - 1 course towards Alternatives - Humanities; Muir: 1 course in a Social Sciences theme in "Language and Communication"

UC San Francisco:
Unit Credit

UC Santa Barbara:
General Education: Area E - Culture and Thought

UC Santa Cruz:
General Education: SR
Major Requirement: History, pre 1800 requirement

Course Creators

Charles Hedrick

Charles Hedrick, Ph.D.

Hedrick grew up in Los Angeles. After study in Cairo, Egypt and Athens, Greece, he took his BA in Classics at Pitzer College in 1978.  After further study in Athens, he took his PhD in Classics from the University of Pennsylvania in 1984. He has taught at the American School of Classical Studies in Athens, University at Buffalo, Stanford, Princeton and Oberlin College. Since 1990 he has taught at UC Santa Cruz, where he is currently Professor in the History Department. He is author of reviews, articles, chapters and books. His principal publications include The Decrees of the Demotionidai (Scholars' Press, now Oxford UP, 1990); History and Silence: Purge and Rehabilitation of Memory in Late Antiquity (U Texas Press, 2000) and Ancient History: Monuments and Documents (Blackwell, 2006). He is also joint editor of Demokratia: a Conversation on Democracies, Ancient and Modern (Princeton 1996) and of the exhibition catalog, The Birth of Democracy: an Exhibition (Athens 1993). 

Charles Hedrick, Ph.D. Hedrick grew up in Los Angeles. After study in Cairo, Egypt and Athens, Greece, he took his BA in Classics at Pitzer College in 1978.  After further study in Athens, he took his PhD in Classics from the University of Pennsylvania in 1984. He has taught at the American School of Classical Studies in Athens, University at Buffalo, Stanford, Princeton and Oberlin College. ...

Charles Hedrick, Ph.D.

Hedrick grew up in Los Angeles. After study in Cairo, Egypt and Athens, Greece, he took his BA in Classics at Pitzer College in 1978.  After further study in Athens, he took his PhD in Classics from the University of Pennsylvania in 1984. He has taught at the American School of Classical Studies in Athens, University at Buffalo, Stanford, Princeton and Oberlin College. Since 1990 he has taught at UC Santa Cruz, where he is currently Professor in the History Department. He is author of reviews, articles, chapters and books. His principal publications include The Decrees of the Demotionidai (Scholars' Press, now Oxford UP, 1990); History and Silence: Purge and Rehabilitation of Memory in Late Antiquity (U Texas Press, 2000) and Ancient History: Monuments and Documents (Blackwell, 2006). He is also joint editor of Demokratia: a Conversation on Democracies, Ancient and Modern (Princeton 1996) and of the exhibition catalog, The Birth of Democracy: an Exhibition (Athens 1993). 


Jennifer Lynn
Lecturer Jennifer Lynn's interests include Latin and Greek pedagogy and the experiences of women in the ancient world. Lecturer Jennifer Lynn's interests include Latin and Greek pedagogy and the experiences of women in the ancient world.
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