ICLND 429

Old Icelandic Language and Literature

Comparative Arts and Letters College of Humanities

Course Description

Readings and exercises in Old Icelandic; introduction to Old Icelandic literature and its influence on later Icelandic culture.

When Taught

Winter Odd Years

Grade Rule

Grade Rule 8: A, B, C, D, E, I (Standard grade rule)

Min

3

Fixed

3

Fixed

3

Fixed

0

Other Prerequisites

Iclnd 201 or equivalent experience

Note

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.

Title

Linguistic Skills

Learning Outcome

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.

Title

Reading and Analytic Skills

Learning Outcome

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.