Units of Study

ENGL3635 - Old Norse

Semester 1, 2013  |  Credit Points: 6

Coordinator: Helen Mary Appleton

Description

Old Norse is the name given to the language of medieval Scandinavia which was spoken by 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 extends students' understanding of the Germanic culture which the Anglo-Saxons brought to Britain by introducing them to the language of medieval Iceland, the literary centre of medieval Scandinavia, through texts written in Old Icelandic.

Assessments

2x1500wd essays (70%), 1x1hr exam (30%)

Textbooks

Students are advised to consult the unit coordinator

Classes

1x1-hr lecture/week,
1x2-hr tutorial/week

Prerequisites

18 senior credit points from English or Australian Literature

Prohibitions

Students who have completed ENGL3621, ENGL3622, ENGL3631, ENGL3632, ENGL3636 must consult coordinator

 Tuesday

  10am 11am 12pm 1pm 2pm 3pm 4pm 5pm

ENGL3635

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