NFI4120 – Old Norse - language and texts

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Course content

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.

Learning outcome

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 students are also to learn how to use Old Norse dictionaries and editions.

Admission

Students who are admitted to study programmes at UiO must each semester register which courses and exams they wish to sign up for in Studentweb.

Students enrolled in other Master's Degree Programmes can, on application, be admitted to the course if this is cleared by their own study programme.

If you are not already enrolled as a student at UiO, please see our information about admission requirements and procedures.

The minimum number of attendants for the course is 5.

Prerequisites

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.

Overlapping courses

10 credits overlap with NFI1101 – Norrøn grammatikk og eldre språkhistorie

Teaching

Teaching in the form of seminars and will amount to 42 hours in total.

In order to take the examination, three smaller assignments must be submitted and approved during the semester.

Examination

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.

The exam in this subject will be digital and will be conducted in Inspera Assessment. For more information see the semester page for this subject.

You can find a link under the heading "Schedule, syllabus and examination date" on this page.

Digital examination

The written examination is conducted in the digital examination system Inspera. You will need to familiarize yourself with the digital examination arrangements in Inspera.

Read more about written examinations using Inspera.

Examination support material

Old Norse dictionary

Grading scale

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

It is possible to take the exam up to 3 times. If you withdraw from the exam after the deadline or during the exam, this will be counted as an examination attempt.

Special examination arrangements

Application form, deadline and requirements for special examination arrangements.

Facts about this course

Credits

10

Level

Master

Teaching

Every autumn

Examination

Every autumn

Teaching language

English