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Finnish Minor

German, Scandinavian, & Dutch
College of Liberal Arts
  • Program Type: Undergraduate minor related to major
  • Requirements for this program are current for Spring 2018
  • Required credits in this minor: 15 to 35
The minor allows students to study the language, literature, and culture of Finland and the other Nordic countries.
Program Delivery
This program is available:
  • via classroom (the majority of instruction is face-to-face)
Admission Requirements
For information about University of Minnesota admission requirements, visit the Office of Admissions website.
Required prerequisites
Beginning and Intermediate Finnish
These courses, or equivalent, must be taken in sequential order. In select cases, students with advanced proficiency may be exempt from taking some or all of these courses. See the departmental adviser for more information.
Take 0 - 4 course(s) totaling 0 - 20 credit(s) from the following:
· FIN 1001 - Beginning Finnish I (5.0 cr)
· FIN 1002 - Beginning Finnish II (5.0 cr)
· FIN 1003 - Intermediate Finnish I (5.0 cr)
· FIN 1004 - Intermediate Finnish II (5.0 cr)
Minor Requirements
Students are required to complete 4 semester(s) of Finnish. 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 15 credits in 3xxx 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 Finnish, 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
Take exactly 2 course(s) totaling exactly 6 credit(s) from the following:
· FIN 3011 - Advanced Finnish (3.0 cr)
· FIN 3012 - Advanced Finnish (3.0 cr)
Take 3 or more course(s) totaling 9 or more credit(s) from the following:
· FIN 3xxx
· FIN 5xxx
· SCAN 3xxx
· SCAN 4xxx
· SCAN 5xxx
 
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FIN 1001 - Beginning Finnish I
Credits: 5.0 [max 5.0]
Course Equivalencies: Fin 1001/4001
Typically offered: Every Fall
Emphasis on working toward novice-intermediate low proficiency in all four language modalities (listening, reading, speaking, writing). Topics include every day subjects (shopping, directions, family, food, housing, etc.).
FIN 1002 - Beginning Finnish II
Credits: 5.0 [max 5.0]
Course Equivalencies: Fin 1002/4002
Typically offered: Every Spring
Continues the presentation of all four language modalities (listening, reading, speaking, writing) with a proficiency emphasis. Topics include free-time activities, careers, and the Finnish culture. prereq: 1001
FIN 1003 - Intermediate Finnish I
Credits: 5.0 [max 5.0]
Course Equivalencies: Fin 1003/4003
Typically offered: Every Fall
Emphasis on intermediate proficiency in listening, reading, speaking, and writing. Contextualized work on grammar and vocabulary is combined with authentic readings and essay assignments. prereq: 1002
FIN 1004 - Intermediate Finnish II
Credits: 5.0 [max 5.0]
Course Equivalencies: Fin 1004/4004
Typically offered: Every Spring
Emphasis on developing intermediate mid-high proficiency in listening, reading, speaking, and writing. Contextualized work on grammar and vocabulary is supported by work with authentic readings and essay assignments. prereq: 1003
FIN 3011 - Advanced Finnish
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: 01946
Typically offered: Every Fall
Designed to help students achieve advanced proficiency in Finnish. Discussion of fiction, film, journalistic, and professional prose is complemented by grammar, vocabulary building exercises, and review of oral/written modes of communication. prereq: 1004 or 4004
FIN 3012 - Advanced Finnish
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: 01948 - Fin 3012/Fin 4012
Typically offered: Every Spring
Discussion of novels, short stories, plays, articles. Structural, stylistic, vocabulary-building exercises. prereq: 3011 or 4011