Germanic Languages and Literatures

Scandinavian Courses (Division 471)

104. Elementary Swedish. Swedish 103. (4). (LR).
Second-term Swedish is intended for students with a previous knowledge of Swedish, up to a level of Swedish 103. The emphasis is placed on developing communicative language skills, both written and oral, review and extension of basic grammar. Oral, written, and listening exercises will be employed in the classroom and the language lab. The textbook will be supplemented by newspaper articles, a children's book, some Swedish poems, etc. The instruction will principally be in Swedish. Students are evaluated on the basis of examinations and class participation. Students needing Swedish 103 or the equivalent for entry into 104 can meet this prerequisite by passing an examination by the instructor. Cost:1 WL:4 (Olvegård)
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234. Second-Year Swedish. Swedish 233. (4). (LR).
Fourth-term Swedish is intended for students with a previous knowledge of Swedish up to a level of Swedish 233. The emphasis is placed on further developing on both oral and written communicative language skills, review and extension of Swedish grammar, Swedish literature, and Swedish civics (history, politics, traditions, etc.) Extracts from Swedish novels, poems, newspaper articles, and documentary articles will be used. The class will also read and discuss a Swedish novel. Oral, written, and listening exercises will be employed. All instruction will be in Swedish. Students are evaluated on the basis of examinations and class participation. Students needing Swedish 233 or the equivalent for entry into 234 can meet this prerequisite by passing an examination by the instructor. Cost:1 WL:4 (Olvegård)
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Scandinavian Courses in English

331. Introduction to Scandinavian Civilization. (3). (HU).
The Scandinavian countries are known for their excellent social services and high degree of social equality. They are also known for their Vikings, good movies, low crime rates, beautiful and accessible nature, good looking men, etc. This course is an introduction to as many aspects of Scandinavian Culture as we can cover in a term. Guest lecturers will visit the class to talk about such topics as history, myth and folklore, art and architecture, literature, and music. The heart of the course is the Scandinavian welfare state; economic and gender equality, education, housing, health care, and the challenges facing Scandinavia today. Requirements: attendance and participation, a modest amount of reading, two papers, and a final exam. Cost:1 WL:1 (Olvegård)
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349. Independent Study. Permission of instructor. (2-4). (Excl). (INDEPENDENT). May be repeated for credit.
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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