KLAS2003 - The Medieval Age in European Literature


Lessons are not given in the academic year 2021/2022

Course content

This course offers a survey of Medieval European literature. Texts are read in one or several languages, normally Latin or Greek.

Learning outcome

The Students at this course are expected to meet the following learning objectives, divided into knowledge and skills:


Students should acquire basic knowledge on the history of Medieval Latin language and literature, and a first introduction to the methods and history of Medieval Latin as a research field and university discipline.


Students should acquire more advanced skills of reading, translating and interpreting texts (in critical editions) from the various periods and genres of the Medieval Latin literature, perform grammatical, metrical and stylistic analyses of these texts and relate them to their literary, cultural and historical contexts, perform translations of these texts from Latin to Norwegian.

Learning methods and activities

Lectures and seminars; four-hour written exam.

Mandatory activities: written essay that must be approved in order to sit the exam.

Individual tutoring through Blackboard/email.

The lectures are normally held during a concentrated period of 2 weeks at the Norwegian Institute in Rome, the Norwegian Institute in Paris, or at the Swedish Research Institute in Istanbul. It is not compulsory to attend these lectures.

Compulsory assignments

  • Assignment

Specific conditions

Compulsory activities from previous semester may be approved by the department.

Required previous knowledge


Course materials

Approx. 100 pages text, to be chosen in agreement with the responsible lecturer.

Credit reductions

Course code Reduction From To
KLAS2002 7.5 AUTUMN 2017
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Version: 1
Credits:  10.0 SP
Study level: Intermediate course, level II



Language of instruction: Norwegian

Location: Trondheim

Subject area(s)
  • Classical Civilization
  • Greek
  • Latin
Contact information

Department with academic responsibility
Department of Historical and Classical Studies


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