Description
GERMANIC MYTHS, LEGENDS AND SAGAS
This course presents a survey of Northern European cultural values from about 500 B.C. To about 1500 A.D. Sources include archaeological finds, sagas, ballads, legends, customs, superstitions, place names, and language expressions. Topics include social organization, distribution of labor and wealth, the position of women and children in family and society, and the uses of supernatural beliefs to achieve worldly goals. Where appropriate, parallels will be drawn between modern Northern European values and their formative myths from the distant past.
Details
Grading Basis
LG/SNC Elective Basis
Units
3
Component
Lecture - Required
Recitation - Required
Course Attributes
Geographic Region
Literature
Children's Literature
Medieval & Renaissance Studies
Pmathic Ctext: Global&Cr. Cult
Pmathic Ctext: Humanistic
West European Studies
Offering
Course
GER 1500
Academic Group
Dietrich Sch Arts and Sciences
Academic Organization
Germanic Languages & Lit
Campus
Pittsburgh Campus
Typically Offered
Spring