DCC Nordic Mythology

Course 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.


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Name of Exam: HDCB01151E Early Danish History and Religion

Lectures and excursions

The course is only offered to exchange and fee-paying guest students at the University of Copenhagen.

Feedback by final exam (In addition to the grade)
ECTS
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.
Aid
All aids allowed
Marking scale
7-point grading scale
Censorship form
No external censorship

Single subject courses (day)

  • Category
  • Hours
  • Class Instruction
  • 20
  • Preparation
  • 60
  • Excursions
  • 16
  • Exam Preparation
  • 129,5
  • English
  • 225,5

Kursusinformation

Language
English
Course number
HDCB01152U
ECTS
15 ECTS
Programme level
Bachelor
Bachelor choice
Duration

1 semester

Placement
Spring
Schedulegroup
See link under Timetable (after November 1st)
Capacity
60
Studyboard
Study Board of Archaeology, Ethnology, Greek & Latin, History
Contracting department
  • SAXO-Institute - Archaeology, Ethnology, Greek & Latin, History
Contracting faculty
  • Faculty of Humanities
Course Coordinator
  • Bettina Sejbjerg Sommer   (6-66736a393337426a776f306d7730666d)
Teacher

Bettina Sejbjerg Sommer

Saved on the 23-09-2022

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