L&S Breadth: Historical Studies
Viking and Medieval Scandinavia will explore a 700-year period of Scandinavian history (750 to 1450 A.D.) that resulted in unprecedented cultural change. This dynamic upheaval affected almost every aspect of life in the Nordic region. Readings and discussion will focus on changes in areas including transportation, the status of women, political organization, communication and languages, trade and economy, religion, housing, and identity. In the process of studying these changes, students will learn the underlying timeline of Scandinavian history.