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