SCAND 332

Cultural History of the Vikings

Kennedy Center for International Studies Kennedy Center for International Studies

Course Description

History of art, literature, mythology, culture, and society in medieval Scandinavia.

When Taught

Winter Even Years

Grade Rule

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

Min

3

Fixed

3

Fixed

3

Fixed

0

Title

Medieval Nordic Culture

Learning Outcome

Students will learn to recognize and critically reflect upon key dimensions of literature, art, society, culture, and history of Scandinavia in the medieval era, with an emphasis on appreciating the culture's literature, mythology, and visual art.

Title

Analytic Skills and Writing

Learning Outcome

Students will develop analytic skills through class discussion, oral presentations, and/or writing that demonstrate mature thinking, clarity of expression, the orderly development of ideas, and vigorous argument regarding the art, history, and historical reception of Viking culture.

Title

Life-Long Learning

Learning Outcome

Students will develop attitudes and habits of thought, expression, and study that will supplement other humanities and non-humanities degrees and also encourage life-long learning and continued contact with the informed study of art, literature, and Nordic culture.