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HI552J: OLD NORSE 2: LANGUAGE, RUNES AND PLACE NAMES (2016-2017)

Last modified: 19 Apr 2017 16:25


Course Overview

This course develops your Old Norse skills by reading more complex texts such as skaldic and eddic poetry, runes and unnormalised Old Norse texts. Poetry and runes give a fascinating insight into the Old Norse world before the introduction to Christianity and during the Conversion period which is not represented by unbiased prose works. In addition, students will gain a basic insight into runology and toponymy, and will be presented with the latest positions in research in these fields. Download course guide

Course Details

Study Type Postgraduate Level 5
Session Second Sub Session Credit Points 30 credits (15 ECTS credits)
Campus None. Sustained Study No
Co-ordinators
  • Dr Lisa Collinson

What courses & programmes must have been taken before this course?

What other courses must be taken with this course?

None.

What courses cannot be taken with this course?

None.

Are there a limited number of places available?

No

Course Description

This course develops students' Old Norse skills by reading more complex texts such as skaldic and eddic poetry, runes and unnormalised Old Norse texts. Poetry and runes give a fascinating insight into the Old Norse world before the introduction to Christianity and during the Conversion period which is not represented by unbiased prose works. In addition, students will gain a basic insight into runology and toponymy, and will be presented with the latest positions in research in these fields.

Degree Programmes for which this Course is Prescribed

  • Master of Letters in Scandinavian Studies (Viking & Medieval Studies)

Contact Teaching Time

76 hours

This is the total time spent in lectures, tutorials and other class teaching.

Teaching Breakdown


Assessment

In-class tests and translation exercises (40%); 4000-word essay (60%).

Formative Assessment

None.

Feedback

None.

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