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Swedish Minor

German, Nordic, Slavic & Dutch
College of Liberal Arts
  • 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 allows students to study the language, literature, and culture of Sweden 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 Swedish
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 advisor for more information.
Take 0 - 4 course(s) totaling 0 - 20 credit(s) from the following:
· SWED 1001 - Beginning Swedish (5.0 cr)
· SWED 1002 - Beginning Swedish (5.0 cr)
· SWED 1003 - Intermediate Swedish (5.0 cr)
· SWED 1004 - Intermediate Swedish (5.0 cr)
Minor Requirements
Students are required to complete 4 semester(s) of Swedish. with a grade of C-, or better, or S, or demonstrate proficiency in the language(s) as defined by the department or college.
Students are required to complete 4 semester(s) of Swedish. with a grade of C-, or better, or demonstrate proficiency in the language(s) as defined by the department or college. At least one upper-division course in the minor must be taken at the University of Minnesota - Twin Cities campus. In the Swedish minor, this does not include learning abroad courses taken for resident credit. Students with a German, Scandinavian, Dutch major may elect a minor in Swedish, but no courses may count for both the major and the minor.
Readings in Scandinavian Languages
Take exactly 1 course(s) totaling exactly 4 credit(s) from the following:
· SCAN 3011W - Readings in Scandinavian Languages [WI] (4.0 cr)
Electives
Take 4 or more course(s) totaling 12 or more credit(s) from the following:
· SCAN 3xxx
· SCAN 4xxx
· SCAN 5xxx
· Directed Study
Take no more than 1 course(s) from the following:
· SCAN 3993 - Directed Studies (1.0-4.0 cr)
· SCAN 5993 - Directed Studies (1.0-4.0 cr)
 
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SWED 1001 - Beginning Swedish
Credits: 5.0 [max 5.0]
Course Equivalencies: 00088
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.).
SWED 1002 - Beginning Swedish
Credits: 5.0 [max 5.0]
Course Equivalencies: Swed 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 Swedish culture. prereq: 1001
SWED 1003 - Intermediate Swedish
Credits: 5.0 [max 5.0]
Course Equivalencies: Swed 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
SWED 1004 - Intermediate Swedish
Credits: 5.0 [max 5.0]
Course Equivalencies: Swed 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
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
SCAN 3993 - Directed Studies
Credits: 1.0 -4.0 [max 12.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Guided individual reading and study. Prereq instr consent, dept consent, college consent.
SCAN 5993 - Directed Studies
Credits: 1.0 -4.0 [max 12.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Guided individual reading and study. Prereq instr consent, dept consent, college consent.