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 an excursion to Lejre, Trelleborg and Roskilde and an excursion to Scania in Sweden, where we will visit a couple of burial places in the shape of a ship and also some well-preserved runic stones. Students will get an introductory understanding of ancient Nordic religion, mythology, its sources as well as the archeological remains of it.
Name of Exam: HDCB01151E Early Danish History and Religion
Danish Culture Courses
Lectures, class teaching and excursions.
Readings will be available online through Absalon.
The course is only offered to exchange and fee-paying guest students at the University of Copenhagen.
Registration through Mobility Online.
Questions to email@example.com.
Fee-paying (DK/EU/EEA/Swiss citizens) please see:Guest programmes – University of Copenhagen (ku.dk)
- 15 ECTS
- Type of assessment
- Type of assessment details
- Written 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.
Retake 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
Single subject courses (day)
- Class Instruction
- Course number
- 15 ECTS
- Programme level
See link under Timetable (after May 1st)
- 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
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