Twin Cities campus
Twin Cities Campus

Danish Minor

German, Nordic, Slavic & Dutch
College of Liberal Arts
  • Students will no longer be accepted into this program after Summer 2017. Program requirements below are for current students only.
  • Students interested in studying the Danish language should get in touch with the CLA Language Center and the Learning Abroad Center.
  • Program Type: Undergraduate minor related to major
  • Requirements for this program are current for Fall 2019
  • Required credits in this minor: 16 to 36
The minor includes the study of the spoken language, literature, culture, and civilization.
Program Delivery
This program is available:
  • via classroom (the majority of instruction is face-to-face)
Admission Requirements
Complete the introductory 4-semester Danish language sequence or its equivalent. These courses are not available on the Twin Cities Campus. Contact the CLA Language Center at to inquire about Courseshare options to take Danish (via videoconferencing), or about test options for demonstrating proficiency in Danish, or about the transfer of Danish language courses taken at other institutions.
For information about University of Minnesota admission requirements, visit the Office of Admissions website.
Minor Requirements
Students are required to complete 4 semester(s) of Danish. with a grade of C-, or better, or S, or demonstrate proficiency in the language(s) as defined by the department or college.
The minor consists of a minimum of 16 credits in 3xxx, 4xxx (beyond 4004), and 5xxx courses with no more than one course being a directed or independent study. All courses must be taken A-F and must be completed with a grade of C- or better. At least one course must be taken in the Scandinavian program at the University of Minnesota - Twin Cities campus. Students with a German, Scandinavian, Dutch major may elect a minor in Danish, but no courses may count for both the major and the minor. The program must be approved by the director of undergraduate studies.
Minor Courses
SCAN 3011W - Readings in Scandinavian Languages [WI] (4.0 cr)
Take 4 or more course(s) totaling 12 or more credit(s) from the following:
· SCAN 3xxx
· SCAN 4xxx
· SCAN 5xxx
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SCAN 3011W - Readings in Scandinavian Languages (WI)
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Course Equivalencies: 01957
Typically offered: Every Fall
Reading/composition in Danish, Norwegian, and Swedish for advanced proficiency. Introduction to differences between the three languages. prereq: [Dan or Nor or Swed][1004 or 4004] or instr consent