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SCAN 415 The World of the Sagas (in English)

Scandinavian contributions to medieval and early modern world literature, culture and history.

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Credits: 3


Status Section Activity Term Interval Days Start Time End Time Comments
SCAN 415 001Web-Oriented Course2 Tue Thu11:0012:30

An examination of primarily medieval Scandinavian contributions to world literature and culture in light of historical, social, and cultural context. We will concentrate on the Norse sagas. These stories feature elements like magic, witches, zombies, family feuds, monsters, revenge, and slapstick humour. No prior knowledge about Scandinavia or the Viking Age is required. The course will be mostly asynchronous but with opportunities for synchronous interaction, including in group discussions and with student hours with professor and TA.