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Fall Academic Term 2003 Course Guide

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Courses in Scandinavian


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Fall Academic Term, 2003 (September 2 - December 19)


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.


SCAND 103. Elementary Swedish.

Section 001.

Instructor(s): Maria E Gull (mgull@umich.edu)

Prerequisites & Distribution: (4). (LR). May not be repeated for credit. No credit granted to those who have completed or are enrolled in SCAND 100.

Credits: (4).

Course Homepage: No homepage submitted.

For students with little or no previous knowledge of Swedish, this course provides a basic introduction to Swedish vocabulary and grammar, with the emphasis placed on developing communicative skills. Extensive practice in listening, speaking, reading, and writing. The students will be evaluated on the basis of class participation, assignments, and tests. The teacher is a native speaker from Sweden.

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SCAND 233. Second-Year Swedish.

Section 001.

Instructor(s): Johanna Ulrika Eriksson (johannae@umich.edu)

Prerequisites & Distribution: SCAND 104 or 100. (4). (LR). May not be repeated for credit.

Credits: (4).

Course Homepage: No homepage submitted.

This course covers the material of a second-year course in Swedish language. The emphasis is on speaking, writing, reading, and listening skills. Readings are selected (for oral and written commentary) from contemporary Swedish literature, such as fiction, lyrics, news articles, etc.

All instruction will be in Swedish and tests and examinations will be given at regular intervals. Grades will be determined on the basis of class participation and tests. Students needing SCAND 103 and 104 (or the equivalent) for entry into this course can meet the prerequisite by passing an examination given by the instructor. The instructor is a native speaker from Sweden.

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SCAND 305. Conversation Practice.

Section 001.

Instructor(s): Johanna Ulrika Eriksson (johannae@umich.edu)

Prerequisites & Distribution: SCAND 234. (1). (Excl). May not be repeated for credit. Offered mandatory credit/no credit.

Credits: (1).

Course Homepage: No homepage submitted.

For students who have completed SCAND 234 and would like more practice in 'everyday conversation' in Swedish. Role games, table topics, and other communicative activities. Grades based on classroom participation.

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SCAND 331. Introduction to Scandinavian Civilization.

Scandinavian Courses in English

Section 001.

Instructor(s): Johanna Ulrika Eriksson (johannae@umich.edu)

Prerequisites & Distribution: (3). (HU). May not be repeated for credit.

Foreign Lit

Credits: (3).

Course Homepage: No homepage submitted.

The course provides the opportunity to become acquainted with the society and culture of the modern states of Scandinavia: Iceland, Denmark, Norway, Sweden, and Finland. There are no prerequisites, and no knowledge of a Scandinavian language is required. The course is open to everyone. It will deal with many aspects of Scandinavia, mostly contemporary. There will be a geographical overview, a short historical summary, and special lectures and readings on post-World War II Scandinavia, especially in those subjects where these countries have made important contributions to the rest of the world. Among the topics to be covered are: politics, economics, social welfare, art and architecture, music, film literature, mythology, drama, the media, emigration, and Scandinavian languages. The course will be a combination of lectures by the instructor and guests, and discussions. A class report and term paper will be required, plus a final exam.

Text: Course pack.

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SCAND 349. Independent Study.

Scandinavian Courses in English

Instructor(s):

Prerequisites & Distribution: Permission of instructor. (2-4). (Excl). (INDEPENDENT). May be repeated for credit.

Credits: (2-4).

Course Homepage: No homepage submitted.

This course serves the needs of students who wish to develop special topics not offered in the Scandinavian Studies curriculum. It may be a program of directed readings with reports, or it may be a research project and long paper. Either must be supervised by a faculty member, and the student must have the faculty member's agreement before electing the course. This course is also used by concentrators for developing preliminary research and a prospectus for the senior thesis.

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SCAND 405. Conversation Practice.

Section 001.

Instructor(s): Johanna Ulrika Eriksson (johannae@umich.edu)

Prerequisites & Distribution: SCAND 305. (1). (Excl). May not be repeated for credit. Offered mandatory credit/no credit.

Credits: (1).

Course Homepage: No homepage submitted.

For students who have completed SCAND 349 who would like to discuss current events and academic topics in Swedish at an advanced level. Grades based on classroom participation.

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