MAS2525 – Old Norse religion
Timeplan, pensum og eksamensdato
Kort om emnet
This course sets out to provide an overview of Old Norse religion. As part of the course, students will be introduced to various types of primary source material on this tradition (e.g. textual sources such as poetry, Snorri’s Edda and laws, as well as place names and archaeological findings), along with related secondary literature.
By Old Norse religion is meant the pre-Christian religion of the Viking Age (ca. 800–1050 CE). The course will also touch upon aspects of Christianity during the Nordic Middle Ages (ca. 1050–1550 CE), the emphasis however, will be on the pre-Christian period, the religious conversion around the year 1000, and the sources we have available for studying these topics.
Hva lærer du?
By drawing on various types of source material, the course adopts an interdisciplinary approach the students will gain a thorough overview of Old Norse religion and the transition to Christianity.
Students will develop their ability to evaluate and discuss the use of the different types of source material on pre-Christian Old Norse religion, thus building source-critical skills that will be of value also in other fields. Students will learn to observe, describe and discuss cultural change
Opptak og adgangsregulering
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Some previous knowledge in Old Norse language and literature, history of religion or archaeology is an advantage, but not required
10 studiepoeng overlapp mot MAS4525 – Old Norse religion (nedlagt)
28 hours of seminars and lectures throughout the semester.
In order to qualify for the exam, the student must hand in one qualifying assignment within a given deadline.
The assignment should be minimum 4, maximum 6 pages long.
The assignment must be approved before the student can take the exam.
An approved assignment is valid for the present and two following semesters the course is given.
The final assessment is based on a 4-hour written school exam.
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English or any of the Scandinavian languages