HIS243 The Viking World (3-0-3)
This course introduces students to the history and culture of the Vikings and associated peoples, both in their Scandinavian homelands and abroad in the British Isles, Contenental Europe, Russia, and North America. The course starts with prehistory and concludes around the 12th century. The course focuses on political, economic, and cultural aspects of Viking-Era Scandinavian societies, including skaldic poetry and saga literature. It also focuses on the interrelations and mutual influences of these societies with neighboring peoples.