SCANDINAVIAN 123: Viking and Medieval Scandinavia

MWF 12-1 , 160 Dwinelle. Instructor: Molly Jacobs Bauer

Units: 4

L&S Breadth: Historical Studies

Viking and Medieval Scandinavia will explore developments and trends in the areas of social structure, trade and economy, religion, political organization, culture, literature, and technology during the Viking and Medieval periods (c. 700-1500) in Scandinavia. The course will cover the main Scandinavian countries (Denmark, Sweden, Norway, Iceland, Faroe Islands), as well as the broader region of Scandinavian influence (Finland, North Atlantic Isles, Greenland). Developments in Scandinavia will be contextualized against broader trends in Europe and western Asia. In addition to readings and in-class discussion, students will complete an independent research project.

Texts: to be announced by the instructor.

Prerequisites: None.