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HI355K: OLD NORSE LANGUAGE AND SOCIETY (2016-2017)

Last modified: 28 Jun 2018 10:27


Course Overview

Old Norse is the Latin of the North: it preserves a wide range of some of the most important and exciting texts for understanding early Scandinavian history, society and religion. Students will get an understanding of the different types of sources in Old Norse and the kinds of historical and social information about early Scandinavia that can be gained from them. The language component of this course focuses on using the language for reading and understanding real Old Norse texts from the beginning, with the aid of printed and web-based resources. Download course guide

Course Details

Study Type Undergraduate Level 3
Session Second Sub Session Credit Points 30 credits (15 ECTS credits)
Campus None. Sustained Study No
Co-ordinators
  • Dr Hannah Burrows

Qualification Prerequisites

None.

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

  • Any Undergraduate Programme (Studied)

What other courses must be taken with this course?

None.

What courses cannot be taken with this course?

  • HI305K Old Norse Language and Society (Studied)
  • HI405K Old Norse Language and Society (Studied)

Are there a limited number of places available?

No

Course Description

Old Norse is the Latin of the North: it preserves a wide range of some of the most important and exciting texts for understanding early Scandinavian history, society and religion. Students will get an understanding of the different types of sources in Old Norse and the kinds of historical and social information about early Scandinavia that can be gained from them. The language component of this course focuses on using the language for reading and understanding real Old Norse texts from the beginning, with the aid of printed and web-based resources.

Further Information & Notes

This course is available to students on all degree programmes as a Discipline Breadth course for the enhanced study requirement. However, the admission of students with a non-Scandinavian Studies or non-History degree intention will be at the discretion of the School of Divinity, History and Philosophy. This course will not be available in 2013/14.


Details for second half-session courses, including assessments, may be subject to change until 23 December 2022.

Contact Teaching Time

Information on contact teaching time is available from the course guide.

Teaching Breakdown

None.

More Information about Week Numbers


Details for second half-session courses, including assessments, may be subject to change until 23 December 2022.

Summative Assessments

1st Attempt: Continuous assessment (100%) comprising: 1 4000-word essay (40%), in-class language tests (30%), one 1000-word poster (20%) and seminar participation (10%)

Resit: A new essay of 3500 words incorporating translations of Old Norse texts (100%)

Formative Assessment

Essay outline due in week 10 Additional in-class language tests

Feedback

Written and verbal, using private meetings and marking forms - An essay outline will be handed in for feedback before the final seminar. - Formative in-class tests will help students prepare for the summative tests. - Continuous assessment will provide ongoing feedback to students.

Course Learning Outcomes

None.

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