Jun 01, 2023  
2020-2021 Undergraduate Bulletin 
2020-2021 Undergraduate Bulletin [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

HIS 3144 - The Vikings (3)

When Offered: On Demand
The aim of this course is to explore both the reputation and the reality of the Vikings from 750-1200, and from Baghdad to Vinland. Archaeological excavations and sources written by the Norse and Danes themselves have shown that there was far more to the Scandinavians than their actions as Viking raiders. Their roles as explorers, merchants, craftsmen, and town-builders will be examined in this course. The emphasis will be on using primary sources, sources that actually come to us from the Middle Ages, to understand how the Vikings viewed themselves and their world, as well as how others viewed them. There will also be a strong writing component to this course.