Old Icelandic Language and Literature
Comparative Arts &Letters College of Humanities
Readings and exercises in Old Icelandic; introduction to Old Icelandic literature and its influence on later Icelandic culture.
Winter Odd Years
Iclnd 201 or equivalent experience
Entry course for returned missionaries or others with equivalent Icelandic language experience. Required course for obtaining language credit by examination (Iclnd 101, 102, 201, 211R). Culminating course for GE Foreign Language requirement.
Students will build upon their previous knowledge of Icelandic (whether as a missionary or through Icelandic 202) by strengthening their understanding of its complex grammar. Students will also develop a clear understanding of the morphological, phonological, syntactic, and semantic differences between Old and Modern Icelandic.
Reading and Analytic Skills
Students will develop the capacity to read and understand Old Icelandic texts with considerable facility and develop an appreciation for the richness and variety of Old Icelandic literature through close readings from a variety of sagas and poetry.