NFI4120 - Old Norse - language and texts
Introduction to Old Norse grammar and study of standardized and non-standardized texts. An introduction to metre is also given, beginning with the Eddaic and skaldic poems in the original language.
Students should obtain a general knowledge of Old Norse grammar and syntax in order to be capable of independent study of an unseen Old Norse text, whether it be in standardized or non-standardized form. The course will also give some understanding of metre and poetic language so that the student will come some way in being able to analyse Old Norse poetry. The student students are also to learn how to use Old Norse dictionaries and editions
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Formal prerequisite knowledge
Admission to a Master's programme.
Recommended previous knowledge
This course does not presuppose that the student has any previous knowledge of Old Norse. However, it is expected that the student has some background knowledge of the period.
Group teaching in the form of seminars and will amount to 28 hours in total. The course is structured into blocks with lectures followed by group work in which students translate and comment on texts . The outcomes of group work will be presented and discussed by the whole course-group in session, led by the teacher.
Within a specified date students are asked to submit 1 obligatory assignment. The date for submission will be announced at the beginning of term. The obligatory assignment have to be approved by the teacher in order for the student to sit the exam.
The course is rounded off with a 4-hour written examination. The student's answers are assessed by the subject teacher and an internal moderator.
Examination support material
No examination support material is allowed.
Grades are awarded on a scale from A to F, where A is the best grade and F is a fail. Read more about the grading system.
Explanations and appeals
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Withdrawal from an examination
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Special examination arrangements
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Changes may occur.