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Norwegian 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: 16 to 36
The minor allows students to study the language, literature, and culture of Norway 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 Norwegian
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:
· NOR 1001 - Beginning Norwegian (5.0 cr)
· NOR 1002 - Beginning Norwegian (5.0 cr)
· NOR 1003 - Intermediate Norwegian (5.0 cr)
· NOR 1004 - Intermediate Norwegian (5.0 cr)
Minor Requirements
Students are required to complete 4 semester(s) of Norwegian. 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 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 Norwegian, 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 1 course(s) totaling exactly 4 credit(s) from the following:
· 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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NOR 1001 - Beginning Norwegian
Credits: 5.0 [max 5.0]
Course Equivalencies: Nor 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 everyday subjects (shopping, directions, family, food, housing, etc.).
NOR 1002 - Beginning Norwegian
Credits: 5.0 [max 5.0]
Course Equivalencies: Nor 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 Norwegian culture. prereq: 1001
NOR 1003 - Intermediate Norwegian
Credits: 5.0 [max 5.0]
Course Equivalencies: Nor 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
NOR 1004 - Intermediate Norwegian
Credits: 5.0 [max 5.0]
Course Equivalencies: Nor 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: 1103
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