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Mythology and Religion in Medieval Scandinavia
Course code: SCANG404.
This course aims to provide students with a comprehensive knowledge of the
mythology and religion of medieval Scandinavia,
and to help them develop the ability to assess critically a wide range of
source material relating to this subject. Student will gain during this course:
Knowledge of the textual, archaeological, and anthropological evidence for
medieval Scandinavian mythology and religion; understanding of the critical
techniques associated with the analysis of these materials; knowledge of the
major theoretical approaches to myth, and understanding of their application to
medieval Scandinavia, their strengths and
Assessment: one 5,000-word essay and one 3-hour written
Course tutor: Christopher Abram, Scandinavian Studies Department.
Time and location: This course comprises 20 hours of seminars. Students must also attend and participate in SCAN7404 (the undergraduate version of this course) for 20 hours of lectures and seminars in the autumn term. This course is not running in 2011/12.
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