Undergraduate Course: Old Norse Studies (ELCS10004)
|School||School of Literatures, Languages and Cultures
||College||College of Humanities and Social Science
|Credit level (Normal year taken)||SCQF Level 10 (Year 4 Undergraduate)
||Availability||Not available to visiting students
|Summary||A course on the history, culture and language of medieval Iceland, with the close study of a range of sample texts.
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
Course Delivery Information
|Academic year 2018/19, Not available to visiting students (SS1)
|Learning and Teaching activities (Further Info)
Seminar/Tutorial Hours 22,
Summative Assessment Hours 2,
Programme Level Learning and Teaching Hours 4,
Directed Learning and Independent Learning Hours
|Assessment (Further Info)
|Additional Information (Assessment)
||Continuous Assessment (70%), comprising:
Language Exercises (20%)
500 word Essay proposal (formative)
8-10 minute presentation (formative)
2,000 word essay (summative)
2-hour degree exam (split evenly between language and civilisation)
||Hours & Minutes
|Main Exam Diet S2 (April/May)||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.
|A detailed reading list is available in the Course Handbook.|
|Graduate Attributes and Skills
|Keywords||Old Norse,Old Icelandic,saga,edda,Snorri Sturluson,Iceland,Medieval,Viking
|Course organiser||Dr Alan MacNiven
Tel: (0131 6)50 3279
|Course secretary||Miss Gillian Paterson
Tel: (0131 6)50 3646