Old Norse

Old Norse
Grammar and exercises. Readings in Old Norse literature.
 Hours3.0 Credit, 3.0 Lecture, 0.0 Lab
 RecommendedKnowledge of a modern Scandinavian language.
 NoteReturned missionaries from Iceland or those with equivalent experience should enroll in Iclnd 429.
 TaughtWinter odd years
 ProgramsContaining SCAND 429
Course Outcomes

Cultural-Linguistic context

Students will develop an understanding of the linguistic and literary features of Old Norse-Icelandic.

Linguistic Skills

Students will develop a sound understanding of Old Norse-Icelandic grammar (morphology, phonology, syntax), in part with reference to that of modern continental Scandinavian languages. They will also learn a substantial vocabulary of Old Norse-Icelandic, again with attention to cognates in modern Scandinavian and Germanic languages. They will develop a capacity to recognize the various morphological and phonological manifestations of the same word.

Reading and Analytical Skills

Students will develop the capacity to read and understand Old Norse-Icelandic texts with reasonable facility and develop an appreciation for the richness and variety of Old Norse-Icelandic literature through close readings from a variety of sagas and poetry.