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HON 202/402: Axes, Hammers & Sickles - Scandinavian History & Culture

scandinavian symbolThis course provided a survey examination of the Scandinavian peoples from the medieval Viking era through the present time. Viking era themes were focus especially on tribal political structures and competition; the logic and processes of migration; the role of the family, ethics, cosmology and the processes of Christianization and resistance; and literary and artistic contributions. The course included an 11-day trip to Denmark, Sweden and Norway.

Participation in this course and many other honors courses are open to the public as well as students. The trip was facilitated by Montana Western Professors of History, Philosophy and Social Science Sara Glasgow and Bill Janus.