Students explore Viking culture in Iceland
Published on July 08 2010
It’s a course fit for a learned Viking — five weeks of classroom work, plus two weeks treading scenic, historic areas of Iceland.
As part of a new Medieval and Renaissance Studies course, known as MARS 3F50, 19 students headed to Iceland in June to pore over historic texts, visit burial grounds and examine historic sites they’d learned about the month before. It was the inaugural journey of a course the department hopes to offer every two years, said Andrew McDonald, professor of History.