HIST 1660

HIST 1660

Course information provided by the Courses of Study 2019-2020.

Globalization may seem like a recent hot topic, but it was already very much in vogue 1000 years ago when Norse explorers burst out of Scandinavia to journey as far as North America, Azerbaijan, the Mediterranean and the White Sea. This course will introduce students to the Norsemen and women of the Viking Age and the centuries following it, weaving together literary, chronicle, archaeological and other sources to tell the remarkable stories of these medieval entrepreneurs and of the many people and places they encountered. Along the way, students will also pick up crucial historical thinking skills: assessing change and continuity over time, learning the basics of source criticism, and gaining an appreciation for interdisciplinary research. This course qualifies for credit towards the undergraduate minor in Viking Studies. 

When Offered Fall.

Breadth Requirement (GHB)
Distribution Category (HA-AS)
Course Subfield (HPE)(HPE, HEU)

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Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session.  Combined with: MEDVL 1660NES 1660

  • 4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  • 16562 HIST 1660   LEC 001