Viking Visions Study Tour

This class offers a brief introduction into Norse Mythology, and proposes a potential one-week study tour to Iceland (date to be determined by OLLI). From the Bronze Age to the end of the Viking Age in the 11th century, mythology shaped tribal life, politics, and ideas about life’s stations and death. The last group to practice these beliefs were the Scandinavian Vikings, some of whom settled in Iceland. Today, Iceland is reviving the old beliefs with a brand new pagan temple, promoting environmental sustainability, tolerance, and the teaching of history as civic education. A future study tour would visit the temple construction and the founding society, as well as other historical and cultic sites from the settlement era.

Academic Units
0
CEUs
0
Section Number
193SNR504
Instruction Method
Classroom

Location

Galileo Building

1909 Galileo Court, Davis, CA, 95616

Galileo Building

Galileo Building 1909 Galileo Court, Davis, CA, 95616

Enrollment Policies

There will be no service charge for withdrawal requests prior to the beginning of the winter quarter. As of January 3, 2019, all withdrawal requests are subject to a $20 processing fee, or the member may request a credit to their student account to be used before the end of the academic year. All fees being held at the conclusion of the academic year will be forfeited.

OLLI EXCURSION COURSE FEES are no longer refundable once you have enrolled, unless your vacancy can be filled by someone on the wait list. A $20 service fee will apply.