Title: Vikings and Volcanoes: Barrett in Iceland 2019

Description: Join Barrett’s 2019 study trip to Iceland, the land of fire and ice. This course will consist of three interlinking parts. Students will become familiar with Iceland’s Viking roots and learn about the role Iceland played in the Norse settlement of Greenland and North America. This rich history will be encountered on the ground in Iceland as students survey a number of historically important archaeological sites and museums. Additionally, students will engage with Icelanders’ vibrant culture as it developed over the centuries, and as Iceland came into its own as a modern and economically important democratic society. Lastly, students will also examine Iceland’s close, yet often deadly, relationship with its violent geological forces. For example, students will study the global impact of the 1783 eruption of Laki, which caused crop failures in Egypt, India, and China, as well as the major disruption of international travel that resulted in 2010 with the eruption of Eyjafjallajökull. Once back in the US, students will submit a final project that focuses on one major aspect of Icelandic global engagement (historical or contemporary).

Dates: May 9-17, 2019

Program Fee: $2840

Application Deadline: Nov. 15, 2018 

Course: HON-394 (1 credit)

Eligibility: Having passed HON171 with C or better 

For Further Information: Please contact Dr. Joseph R. O’Neill at: joseph.oneill@asu.edu

Program Brochure/Application