Postgraduate Course: Old Norse (Level 11) (ELCS11011)
|School||School of Literatures, Languages and Cultures
||College||College of Humanities and Social Science
|Credit level (Normal year taken)||SCQF Level 11 (Postgraduate)
||Availability||Available to all students
|Summary||A introduction to the language, literature and culture of medieval Scandinavia, with an emphasis on Iceland. A study in particular of saga and edda, and an examination of the critical approaches that have been taken in this field since c. 1880.
Iceland: Settlement & Society
Old Norse: Origins, Grammar & Pronunciation
Old Icelandic Literature
Hrafnkel's Saga & Heroic Morality
Snorri Sturluson & Old Icelandic Poetry
Old Icelandic Historiography
Ari fróši Žorgilsson & Libellus Islandorum
The Gift Economy
Žįttr Aušunar vestfirzka
Old Norse Palaeography
Eirķks saga rauša
Hrafnkels saga freysgoša
Entry Requirements (not applicable to Visiting Students)
||Other requirements|| None
Information for Visiting Students
|High Demand Course?
Course Delivery Information
|Academic year 2017/18, Not available to visiting students (SS1)
|Learning and Teaching activities (Further Info)
Seminar/Tutorial Hours 20,
Programme Level Learning and Teaching Hours 4,
Directed Learning and Independent Learning Hours
|Assessment (Further Info)
|Additional Information (Assessment)
||One essay of 3,000 words (50%)
Written exam (2 hours, 50%)
||Hours & Minutes
|Main Exam Diet S1 (December)||Old Norse (Level 11) (ELCS11011)||2:00|
On completion of this course, the student will be able to:
- Demonstrate a good understanding of the fundamentals of Old Norse grammar, syntax and vocabulary, along with the themes, issues and wider contexts of the supporting literary corpus.
- Parse and translate previously seen Old Norse texts to English; critically appraise developments in Old Norse culture and society utilising a range of sources, approaches and methods of interpretation.
- Produce clear, complex reports, articles and essays, which develop arguments both critically and systematically with the use of relevant emphases, subsidiary points, and examples.
- Demonstrate finely honed communication, presentation and interaction skills across a wide range of media and circumstances, both formal and informal, for lay and specialised audiences.
- Consistently exercise autonomy and initiative, taking significant responsibility for the work of others and for a range of resources to bring about new thinking.
|Graduate Attributes and Skills
||Jointly taught with undergraduate students [ELCS10004]
|Course organiser||Dr Alan Macniven
Tel: (0131 6)50 3279
|Course secretary||Mr Alan Binnie
Tel: (0131 6)51 1822