Vikings: Warrior-Poets

3.00 crs.

Knowledge-Values Courses: Creative Arts and Cultures

This course introduces the literature, history, and culture of medieval Scandinavia. It opens with readings in Norse mythography and legendary history before turning to the portrayal of the Viking Age in the Old Norse sagas. Half of the semester is devoted to a careful reading of these complex narratives of politics, love, adventure, and violence, which comprise Europe’s first great corpus of prose literature.

Course Prerequisite

ENGL A205 Writing about Texts , Any of the prerequisites are accepted
ENGL T122 Critical Reading and Writing , Any of the prerequisites are accepted

Course Cross-listing

Course Corequisite