The Vikings in Scotland: menace or maker? ADED11464E
- Academic Session: 2019-20
- School: Short Courses
- Credits: 10
- Level: Level 1 (SCQF level 7)
- Typically Offered: Semester 2
- Available to Visiting Students: Yes
- Available to Erasmus Students: No
The Viking impact on Scotland was dramatic and long lasting. By examining historical, literary and archaeological evidence this course hopes to develop a better understanding of this formative period in Scotland's past.
2 hours per week for 10 weeks
Requirements of Entry
1 critique of a case study (c. 600-800 words) 30%.
1 essay of c. 2000 words, comparing and contrasting two key topics discussed in class: 70%.
The course aims to:
■ introduce students to the variety of sources for Viking activity in Scotland.
■ examine those sources critically in an attempt to gain as accurate a picture as possible as to the nature of the Viking impact.
■ compare and contrast Viking activities in different locations and through time.
Intended Learning Outcomes of Course
By the end of this course students will be able to:
■ Assess the Viking impact on Scotland, examining different aspects in time and space.
■ Critically examine the archaeological, historical and literary evidence for this impact.
■ Explain why interpretations of this evidence have varied so much.
Minimum Requirement for Award of Credits
Students must submit at least 75% by weight of the components (including examinations) of the course's summative assessment.