The study of Scandinavian provides insight into the cultural heritage of the modern social democracies of Sweden, Norway, Denmark, Finland, and Iceland. To a degree out of proportion to their relatively small size, these countries have made important contributions to Western civilization, from the Vikings with their seamanship and arts, to the pioneers of modern drama — Ibsen and Strindberg — and from the social welfare state and the ombudsman to discoveries in physics and medicine. These countries today rank high in the attainment of quality of life goals of the post-industrial society and offer interesting comparisons for other industrial and third world societies.
The Scandinavian program offers courses that take the pan-Scandinavian view in literature, history, society, and the arts plus those that focus in depth on Swedish language and literature. Work at the University of Uppsala during a junior year abroad program further enhances students' opportunity for graduate study, careers in teaching, international business, or global organizations.
Department of Germanic Languages and Literatures Waitlist Policy
From the first day of registration until the last business day before the first day of classes, a member of the GLL staff will monitor enrollments and note any waitlisted courses that have spaces available. When available, a member of the GLL staff will issue an override for each open space in a waitlisted course in the order of the waitlist. The overrides issued will have an expiration date of 48 hours (including weekends). If the student does not accept the override within that time frame, it will expire. This will allow the staff member to offer the space to the next eligible student on the waitlist, who will then have 48 hours to enroll. If all students on a given waitlist have been given an opportunity to enroll, but do not do so, a member of the GLL staff will ask the Registrar's Office to drop them from said waitlist. This will allow the class to reopen for registration. Once classes begin, no overrides will be issued for closed courses without the consent of the instructor for the course. S/he has final authority on whether or not to issue overrides.