HDCB01061U DCC Nordic Mythology
Danish Culture Courses
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
Name of Exam: HDCB01061E Early Danish History and Religion
Registration form will be available at the beginning of October online at www.danishculturecourse.ku.dk
- 15 ECTS
- Type of assessment
- Written assignmentWritten take-home assigment, 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 and 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.