Units of Study

ENGL3635 - Introduction to Old Norse

Semester 1, 2011  |  Credit Points: 6

Coordinator: Geraldine Barnes

Description

Old Norse is the name given to the language of medieval Scandinavia, and was the language of the Viking invaders of Britain in the early Middle Ages. Old Norse literature presents a rich variety, from mythological and legendary poetry to Icelandic sagas. This unit introduces students to the language spoken and written in medieval Scandinavia, and offers the opportunity to translate and read Old Norse texts.

Assessments

1x2000wd essay (40%), 1x1500wd assignment (15%), 1x take-home test (10%), 1x1.5hr exam (35%)

Textbooks

Students are advised to consult the unit coordinator and unit of study outline

Classes

1x2-hr seminar/week

Prerequisites

Credit or above in 12 senior credit points of English

Prohibitions

Students who have completed ENGL3621, ENGL3622, ENGL3631, ENGL3632 must consult coordinator

Additional Information

This unit is available as a designated 'Advanced' unit for students who are already enrolled in the BA (Advanced) degree program.

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