HDCB01152U DCC Nordic Mythology
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.
Name of Exam: HDCB01151E Early Danish History and Religion
- Class Instruction
- Exam Preparation
Registration form will be available at the beginning of October online at www.danishculturecourses.ku.dk
Fee-paying (DK/EU/EEA/Swiss citizens) please see:Guest programmes – University of Copenhagen (ku.dk)
- 15 ECTS
- Type of assessment
- Written assignment
- Type of assessment details
- Written take-home assignment with an optional subject following
active class participation. 11-15 standard pages.
The active class participation consists of an approved synopsis of 2-3 standard pages.
Exam in case of non-approved active class participation consists of a written-take home assignment with an optional subject. 16-20 pages.
- All aids allowed
- Marking scale
- 7-point grading scale
- Censorship form
- No external censorship
For students with an approved synopsis the reexamination consists of a free written take-home assignment of 11-15 pages.
For students without an approved synopsis the reexamination consists of a free written take-home assignment of 16-20 pages.
- Course code
- 15 ECTS
- BachelorBachelor choice
- 1 semester
- See link under Timetable (after November 1st)
- Course capacity
- Study Board of Archaeology, Ethnology, Greek & Latin, History
- SAXO-Institute - Archaeology, Ethnology, Greek & Latin, History
- Faculty of Humanities
- Bettina Sejbjerg Sommer (6-76837a494347527a877f407d8740767d)
Bettina Sejbjerg Sommer