TT 12-1:30 , 6415 Dwinelle. Instructor: Verena Hoefig

Units: 4

An introduction to the written language of Iceland and Norway during the Middle Ages, the language in which skaldic and Eddic poetry and the sagas are recorded. Emphasis on increasing reading ability through recognition of grammatical forms and building vocabulary, with some presentation of literary and cultural background. By the end of the course students should be able to read normal Old Norse prose texts with the aid of a dictionary.

Texts: TBA

Prerequisite: Graduate standing; consent of instructor.