Denmark, Aarhus

Viking Age Scandinavia

when 3 July 2013 - 31 July 2013
duration 4 weeks
credits 9.9 ECTS

During the Viking Age (c. 700 – 1050 AD), Scandinavians suddenly enter the scene of the world known at that time. They were to leave their mark all over Europe and beyond, and contributed to shaping the world we live in today. The Viking Age (c. 700 - 1050 AD) stands as an essentially formative period of European history. The Scandinavians enter the world known at that time in many different ways. With their discovery and colonization of Iceland, Greenland and America the Vikings expand the borders of the known world. At the same time, the societies in the Viking homelands (Denmark, Norway and Sweden) go through a process of fundamental transformations, leading to the development of important places and institutions. In this way, the Vikings have left their mark and contributed to shaping the world that we are living in today, both in Scandinavia and most of Europe. Course offered by Department of Culture and Society.

Course leader

Andres S. Dobat, Aarhus University

Target group

Bachelor/master students

Course aim

In the evaluation of exam performance, emphasis is placed on the extent to which the student:

• Has thorough knowledge of the given key course material.
• Is able to identify and present an analysis of an issue based on the given key course material.
• Is able to critically assess key theses in a problem complex.
• Is able to display critical assessment of sources in relation to apparent data patterns and evaluate the consequences for the interpretation given

Fee info

EUR 0: Students on a bilateral exchange programme do not have to pay. Freemovers are obliged to pay participation fees while tuition fees only apply to freemovers from countries outside the EU/EEA/Switzerland.