The Viking Age in Northern Europe and along the Eastern Routes, 7.5 credits

About the education

The aim of the course is to provide a basic survey of the Scandinavian Viking Age, based on archaeology, literary sources and history of religion. Political, economic, religious and other cultural aspects of the period will be discussed, as well as later conceptions of the Vikings and how those conceptions have been put to use in different contexts. The course includes expert lectures, an informed guidance of the Viking exhibition of the Historical Museum, and a full-day excursion to Viking Age sites.

Subject: Archaeology

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Area of interest: Arts and Humanities

How are different cultures created and how do they affect us? Arts and Humanities is an area of interest that includes a wide variety of subjects such as Archaeology, Philosophy, History, Religion, Ethnology, Literature, and Theatre and Performance Studies. In one way or another these subjects are an expression of how culture affects human beings and society. As a student you will improve your analytical skills and learn to identify different lines of development, often in an interdisciplinary context.

Studies within Arts and Humanities give you broad general competence that is very useful in the job market, where autonomy, analytical and communication skills are in great demand.

Department responsible for education

Department of Archaeology and Classical Studies