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HDCB01062U  DCC Nordic Mythology Volume 2016/2017

Course information

LanguageEnglish
Credit15 ECTS
LevelBachelor
Duration1 semester
Placement
Spring
Schedule
tba
Course capacity60
Continuing and further education
Study boardStudy Board of Archaeology, Ethnology, Greek & Latin, History
Contracting department
  • SAXO-Institute - Archaeology, Ethnology, Greek & Latin, History
Course responsible
  • Per Methner Rasmussen (3-737075436b7870316e7831676e)
Lecturers
Bettina Sejbjerg Sommer
Saved on the 12-04-2016
Education

Danish Culture Courses

Content

Nordic Mythology is a course in English for international students. It is a course within the science of religion, and it deals with the religion in Denmark before the introduction of Christianity. In the course we will read some poems concerning pre-Christian deities from Iceland as well as the medieval Icelandic writer Snorri, which makes it possible to get a glimpse of the mythology of the Scandinavians before Christianity. The gods Odin, Thor, Vanir, Loki and Balder will be accentuated. We will also go beyond mythology and try to get an idea about the religious rituals and the religious experts of the Norsemen. The course includes excursions to the Viking Ship Museum in Roskilde and a very popular excursion to Scania, where we will visit a couple of burial places in the shape of a ship and also some well-preserved runic stones.

www.culturecourse.ku.dk

Teaching and learning methods
Lectures and excursions
Formal requirements
The course is only offered to exchange and guest students at the University of Copenhagen.
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Registration form will be available at the beginning of October online at www.culturecourse.ku.dk

Exam (HDCB01061E Early Danish History and Religion)
Credit15 ECTS
Type of assessment
Written assignment
AidAll aids allowed
Marking scale7-point grading scale
Censorship formNo external censorship
Workload
CategoryHours
Lectures20
Excursions16
Total36
Saved on the 12-04-2016

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