This course in conversational Modern Icelandic is being taught for the first time on the Berkeley campus in Fall 2015. Instructor Jackson Crawford will be offering the first part of the two-semester sequence in Fall and the second semester in Spring. This is a rare opportunity (unique inn the entire country) to study the language of the land of fire and ice set in the middle of the North Atlantic amid towering mountain crags and the aurora borealis. Icelandic is a very conservative language, preserving much of the character of Old Norse, while remaining very much the tongue of a unique nation participating fully in the modern world. The literature, both medieval and modern, is unbeatable.
During Fall Semester the course will be taught MWF from 9-10 in 6415 Dwinelle.