Viking and Late Norse British Isles

University of Glasgow

Course Description

  • Course Name

    Viking and Late Norse British Isles

  • Host University

    University of Glasgow

  • Location

    Glasgow, Scotland

  • Area of Study


  • Language Level

    Taught In English

  • Course Level Recommendations


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    Hours & Credits

  • SCQF Credits

  • Recommended U.S. Semester Credits
  • Recommended U.S. Quarter Units
  • Overview

    A survey of the Viking and Late Norse archaeological evidence for settlement in the British Isles. New evidence will be presented and specifically the settlements and burials will be considered.

    Course Aims:
    - Provide an overview of the character of Viking and Late Norse Archaeology in the British Isles during the period c750-1450AD
    - Investigate, with the aid of regional case studies, differing responses and impacts on the landscape and indigenous populations
    - Introduce key research themes within Norse Archaeology: settlements, burials, religion and artefacts
    - Develop an awareness of interdisciplinary approaches to assessing the economic impact of the Viking and Late Norse colonists

Course Disclaimer

Courses and course hours of instruction are subject to change.

Credits earned vary according to the policies of the students' home institutions. According to ISA policy and possible visa requirements, students must maintain full-time enrollment status, as determined by their home institutions, for the duration of the program.

ECTS (European Credit Transfer and Accumulation System) credits are converted to semester credits/quarter units differently among U.S. universities. Students should confirm the conversion scale used at their home university when determining credit transfer.

Please note that some courses with locals have recommended prerequisite courses. It is the student's responsibility to consult any recommended prerequisites prior to enrolling in their course.


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