Course Syllabus


Course Description

Norse Narratives: A Deep Dive into the Viking Vision of the Universe

Thor, Odin, Valhalla – these names resonate with a sense of ancient power and mystique, but how much do we truly know about the ethereal world they encompass? Step back in time and immerse yourself in the enchanting realm of the Norse – the audacious Vikings, the resplendent Scandinavians, civilizations that once etched their indomitable spirit across the annals of history. Theirs is a tapestry woven with threads of faith, legend, and valor that has left even the most astute historians spellbound.

Marvel at a religious panorama that flourished for over a millennium, a testament to its profound impact, given that its tenets remained unwritten. Ponder on the enduring legacy of Norse gods, figures that, though no longer objects of mainstream worship, continue to captivate our collective consciousness.

Embark on a voyage into the heart of Norse ethos where valor and epic adventures eclipse conventional morality. Envision a realm where fiery wolves roam with menace, only to meet their fate at the hands of mere mortals. It's a world of paradoxes where life melds with death, battles resonate with peace, and gods confront mortality. Delve into the foundations of Viking spirituality, from treacherous oceanic quests to rituals as profound as human sacrifice. Walk the revered pathways of Uppsala, sensing the might of Thor's hammer with every step. Experience the grandeur of Valhalla in all its glory and discover the valiant deeds believed to earn one a place in that celestial hall.

Have you ever been intrigued by the worldview of some of history's most intrepid voyagers? Seek answers as you traverse through their eyes, unveiling secrets of a culture rich in myths, might, and mystery. Join us on this exhilarating exploration of the Norse narrative, and satiate your curiosity like never before!

  • Completely Online
  • Self-Paced
  • Printable Lessons
  • Full HD Video  
  • 6 Months to Complete
  • 24/7 Availability
  • Start Anytime
  • PC & Mac Compatible
  • Android & iOS Friendly
  • Accredited CEUs
Universal Class is an IACET Accredited Provider

Learning Outcomes

By successfully completing this course, students will be able to:
  • Describe Norse worship and the gods.
  • Describe The Eddas.
  • Describe Pre-Norse Mythology.
  • Summarize The Sagas.
  • Summarize Iconography and Art of Norse Mythology.
  • Demonstrate mastery of lesson content at levels of 70% or higher.

Assessment Guide

Assessment Points
An Introduction 5 points
Lesson 1 Exam 10 points
Norse gods and goddesses 25 points
Lesson 2 Exam 9 points
The Eddas 25 points
Lesson 3 Exam 10 points
Other Texts 25 points
Lesson 4 Exam 10 points
Pre-Norse Mythology 25 points
Lesson 5 Exam 9 points
The Sagas 25 points
Lesson 6 Exam 10 points
Art and Iconography 25 points
Lesson 7 Exam 7 points
The Final Assignment 50 points
Lesson 8 Exam 8 points
The Final Exam 33 points
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