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German, Scandinavian, Dutch B.A.

German, Scandinavian, & Dutch
College of Liberal Arts
  • Program Type: Baccalaureate
  • Requirements for this program are current for Fall 2017
  • Required credits to graduate with this degree: 120
  • Required credits within the major: 33 to 54
  • Degree: Bachelor of Arts
The Department of German, Scandinavian, and Dutch offers a major, several minors, and a broad range of courses in the languages, literatures, intellectual history, media, cultures of Germany, the Scandinavian countries, Finland, Austria, Switzerland, and the Netherlands. The German, Scandinavian, Dutch (GSD) major gives students the flexibility either to combine coursework in any of the languages and literatures of the department or to designate an emphasis in German or in Scandinavian and Finnish. Many of our students also have majors in such fields as business, computer science, biology, English, history, linguistics, or political science, or have interdisciplinary concentrations like global, media, and sustainability studies. In the GSD major, students develop advanced language competency, come to understand changing cultural and social contexts in relation to various forms of media (from oral and manuscript traditions to book culture, film, and hypermedia), and deepen their interdisciplinary understanding of other cultures. A major in GSD is ideally suited for students wishing to work in public, private, and non-profit organization fields, especially in areas where multilingual and transcultural knowledge is essential. The department recommends study abroad in the target language for at least six months to strengthen cultural familiarity and language fluency. Students may apply appropriate study abroad coursework to the major or minors. Minors are available in Dutch, German, Finnish, Norwegian, Swedish, and Austrian & Central European Studies.
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 Language Courses
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.
Dutch
Take 0 - 4 course(s) totaling 0 - 20 credit(s) from the following:
· DTCH 1001 - Beginning Dutch (5.0 cr)
· DTCH 1002 - Beginning Dutch (5.0 cr)
· DTCH 1003 - Intermediate Dutch (5.0 cr)
· DTCH 1004 - Intermediate Dutch (5.0 cr)
or Finnish
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)
or German
Students who place above GER 1001 may take GER 1022 in place of GER 1001 and 1002.
Take 0 - 4 course(s) totaling 0 - 20 credit(s) from the following:
· GER 1001 - Beginning German (5.0 cr)
· GER 1002 - Beginning German (5.0 cr)
· GER 1022 - Beginning German Review (5.0 cr)
· GER 1003 - Intermediate German (5.0 cr)
· GER 1004 - Intermediate German (5.0 cr)
or Norwegian
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)
or Swedish
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)
General Requirements
All students in baccalaureate degree programs are required to complete general University and college requirements including writing and liberal education courses. For more information about University-wide requirements, see the liberal education requirements. Required courses for the major, minor or certificate in which a student receives a D grade (with or without plus or minus) do not count toward the major, minor or certificate (including transfer courses).
Program Requirements
Students are required to complete 4 semester(s) of Dutch, or Finnish, or German, or Norwegian, or Swedish. with a grade of C-, or better, or S, or demonstrate proficiency in the language(s) as defined by the department or college.
CLA BA degrees require 4 semesters or the equivalent of a second language. CLA degrees require students to complete 48 credits of upper division coursework taken at the 3xxx, 4xxx, or 5xxx level. For a BA at least 18 of the 48 upper division credits must be outside of the major. For some specific majors, there are exceptions to this requirement. This program requires 18 upper division credits outside the major. See your advisor for a list of courses that can or cannot be used to meet this requirement. The German, Scandinavian, Dutch (GSD) major consists of a minimum of 33 upper division (3xxx-5xxx) credits, of which 17 credits must be taken at the University of Minnesota - Twin Cities campus. Students who take courses taught in English will integrate work in the language of emphasis, as directed by the course instructor or the director of undergraduate studies. The major program must be approved by the director of undergraduate studies. Students may combine coursework across the department's designators, or to concentrate on one area by declaring an emphasis (either German or Scandinavian & Finnish). Students complete two core courses; one course in each of 3 competencies (Advanced Language; Language & Textual Analysis; Critical Literacy & Global Understanding); 15 elective credits (usually five courses); and a senior capstone course. In order to add a German or Scandinavian & Finnish emphasis to your transcript, courses in the competencies, and 3 of 5 electives must be in the appropriate designator(s). All CLA freshmen must complete the FY experience sequence.
Core Courses
Take the following 2 courses for 6 credits.
GSD 3511W - Vikings, Knights, and Reformers: German and European Culture and Controversies to 1700 [WI] (3.0 cr)
GSD 3512W - Imagined Communities: German and European, Culture and Controversies, 1700 to Present [WI] (3.0 cr)
Advanced Language
Take 1 or more course(s) totaling 3 or more credit(s) from the following:
· DTCH 3011W - Conversation and Composition [WI] (3.0 cr)
· FIN 3011 - Advanced Finnish (3.0 cr)
· GER 3011W - Conversation and Composition [WI] (4.0 cr)
· SCAN 3011W - Readings in Scandinavian Languages [WI] (4.0 cr)
Language & Textual Analysis
Take 1 or more course(s) totaling 3 or more credit(s) from the following:
· 30xx in any language offered by the Department
· DTCH 3310 {Inactive} (3.0 cr)
· GER 3104W - Reading and Analysis of German Literature [LITR, WI] (3.0 cr)
· GER 34xx
· GER 37xx
· GER 57xx
· SCAN 3505 - Scandinavian Fiction From 1890 to Present [LITR] (3.0 cr)
· SCAN 3601 - Great Literary Works of Scandinavia [LITR] (3.0 cr)
· SCAN 3602 - The Literary Fairy Tale in Scandinavia [LITR] (3.0 cr)
· SCAN 3605 - The Scandinavian Short Story [LITR] (3.0 cr)
· SCAN 3613 - Children's Literature in Scandinavia [LITR] (3.0 cr)
· SCAN 57xx
Critical Literacy & Global Understanding
Take 1 or more course(s) totaling 3 or more credit(s) from the following:
· GER 3501 - Contemporary Germany (3.0 cr)
· GER 3601 - German Medieval Literature [LITR, GP] (3.0 cr)
· GER 3604W - Introduction to German Cinema [AH, GP, WI] (3.0 cr)
· GER 3641 - German Folklore [LITR, GP] (3.0 cr)
· GER 3651 - Thinking Environment: Green Culture, German Literature and Global Debates [LITR, ENV] (3.0 cr)
· GER 3655 - Cultures of Control and Surveillance in Germany and the US [HIS, CIV] (3.0 cr)
· SCAN 3501W - Scandinavian Culture Past and Present [GP, WI] (3.0 cr)
· SCAN 3502 - Scandinavian Myths [LITR, GP] (3.0 cr)
· SCAN 3503 - Scandinavian Folklore [LITR, GP] (3.0 cr)
· SCAN 3504 - Emigration, Immigration, Integration: The Nordic Experience [HIS, GP] (3.0 cr)
· SCAN 3614 - Blood on Snow: Scandinavian Thrillers in Fiction and Film [LITR, GP] (3.0 cr)
· SCAN 3634 - Scandinavian Women Writers [LITR, GP] (3.0 cr)
· Study abroad course (requires prior approval from the Director of Undergraduate Studies)
Electives
Up to one elective may be taken outside of the GSD department, but must be pre-approved by the departmental adviser or director of undergraduate studies.
Take 15 or more credit(s) from the following:
· DTCH 3xxx
· FIN 3xxx
· GER 3xxx
· GER 5xxx
· SCAN 3xxx
· SCAN 5xxx
Senior Capstone Course
For the senior capstone course, students take a GER 5xxx course (except GER 5011) or a SCAN 5xxx course or the Major Project Seminar, GSD 3451W/V. Students who choose to complete a German emphasis or Scandinavian & Finnish emphasis should complete their senior capstone course under the corresponding designator.
Take 1 or more course(s) totaling 3 or more credit(s) from the following:
· GER 5xxx
· SCAN 5xxx
· GSD 3451V - Honors Major Project Seminar [WI] (3.0 cr)
· GSD 3451W - Major Project Seminar [WI] (3.0 cr)
Upper Division Writing Intensive within the major
Students are required to take one upper division writing intensive course within the major. If that requirement has not been satisfied within the core major requirements, students must choose one course from the following list. Some of these courses may also fulfill other major requirements.
Take 0 - 1 course(s) from the following:
· DTCH 3011W - Conversation and Composition [WI] (3.0 cr)
· GER 3011W - Conversation and Composition [WI] (4.0 cr)
· GER 3104W - Reading and Analysis of German Literature [LITR, WI] (3.0 cr)
· GER 3604W - Introduction to German Cinema [AH, GP, WI] (3.0 cr)
· GSD 3451V - Honors Major Project Seminar [WI] (3.0 cr)
· GSD 3451W - Major Project Seminar [WI] (3.0 cr)
· GSD 3511W - Vikings, Knights, and Reformers: German and European Culture and Controversies to 1700 [WI] (3.0 cr)
· GSD 3512W - Imagined Communities: German and European, Culture and Controversies, 1700 to Present [WI] (3.0 cr)
· SCAN 3011W - Readings in Scandinavian Languages [WI] (4.0 cr)
Program Sub-plans
A sub-plan is not required for this program.
German
Students who choose to complete the German emphasis must fulfill all three competencies (Advanced Language; Language & Textual Analysis; Critical Literacy & Global Understanding) with GER courses. Additionally, at least 3 of the 5 required electives must also be GER. If a 5xxx course is chosen as the senior capstone, it must be a GER 5xxx. The major program must be approved by the director of undergraduate studies.
Scandinavian & Finnish
Students who choose to complete the Scandinavian & Finnish emphasis must fulfill all three competencies (Advanced Language; Language & Textual Analysis; Critical Literacy & Global Understanding) with SCAN or FIN 3xxx or 5xxx courses. Additionally, at least 3 of the 5 required electives must also be SCAN or FIN 3xxx or 5xxx. If a 5xxx course is chosen as the senior capstone, it must be a SCAN or FIN 5xxx course. The major program must be approved by the director of undergraduate studies.
 
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DTCH 1001 - Beginning Dutch
Credits: 5.0 [max 5.0]
Course Equivalencies: Dtch 1001/4001
Typically offered: Every Fall & Summer
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.).
DTCH 1002 - Beginning Dutch
Credits: 5.0 [max 5.0]
Course Equivalencies: Dtch 1002/4002
Typically offered: Every Spring & Summer
Continues the presentation of all four language modalities (listening, reading, speaking, writing), with a proficiency emphasis. Topics include free-time activities, careers, and Dutch culture. prereq: 1001
DTCH 1003 - Intermediate Dutch
Credits: 5.0 [max 5.0]
Course Equivalencies: Dtch 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
DTCH 1004 - Intermediate Dutch
Credits: 5.0 [max 5.0]
Course Equivalencies: Dtch 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 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
GER 1001 - Beginning German
Credits: 5.0 [max 5.0]
Course Equivalencies: 01184 - Ger 1001/Ger 4001
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
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.).
GER 1002 - Beginning German
Credits: 5.0 [max 5.0]
Course Equivalencies: 01185 - Ger 1002/Ger 4002
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Listening, reading, speaking, writing. Emphasizes proficiency. Topics include free-time activities, careers, and culture of German-speaking areas. prereq: 1001
GER 1022 - Beginning German Review
Credits: 5.0 [max 5.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Intended for students with previous experience in German, primarily those who have studied German in high school or at community colleges, or who are transfer students. Intensive review of all four language modalities (listening, reading, speaking, writing), with a proficiency emphasis to prepare for German 1003. prereq: Placement above 1001
GER 1003 - Intermediate German
Credits: 5.0 [max 5.0]
Course Equivalencies: 01186 - Ger 1003/Ger 4003
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Listening, reading, speaking, writing. Contextualized grammar/vocabulary. Authentic readings. Essay assignments. prereq: 1002 or Entrance Proficiency Test
GER 1004 - Intermediate German
Credits: 5.0 [max 5.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Listening, reading, speaking, writing. Contextualized grammar/vocabulary. Authentic readings. Essay assignments. prereq: 1003 or completion of Entrance Proficiency Test at 1004 level
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
SWED 1001 - Beginning Swedish
Credits: 5.0 [max 5.0]
Course Equivalencies: Swed 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.).
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
GSD 3511W - Vikings, Knights, and Reformers: German and European Culture and Controversies to 1700 (WI)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall
Survey of representative cultural-historical events in Europe (German-speaking countries, Scandinavian, the Netherlands) from early Germanic times to 1700.
GSD 3512W - Imagined Communities: German and European, Culture and Controversies, 1700 to Present (WI)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Every Spring
Survey of representative cultural-historical events in Europe (German-speaking countries, Scandinavian, the Netherlands) from 1700 to present.
DTCH 3011W - Conversation and Composition (WI)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: 01956
Typically offered: Every Fall
Practice/refinement of spoken/written Dutch. Composition, vocabulary. Reading, viewing, and discussion of Dutch/Flemish media reports. Grammar review, critical corrective grammatical skills. prereq: 1004 or 4004 or instr consent
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
GER 3011W - Conversation and Composition (WI)
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Achieving proficiency in professional or academic German. Refinement of oral/written expression. Review of important communicative modes of language. Wide range of topics to develop advanced level of proficiency. prereq: 1004
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
GER 3104W - Reading and Analysis of German Literature (LITR, WI)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Introduction to literary analysis. Readings from drama, prose, and lyric poetry, from 18th century to present. prereq: 3011
SCAN 3505 - Scandinavian Fiction From 1890 to Present (LITR)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Fall Odd, Spring Even Year
Modernity's search for new forms to represent changing historical situations. Ibsen, Strindberg, Hamsun, Selma Lagerlof, Hjalmar Bergman, Paar Lagerkvist, Karen Blixen, Moa Martinson, Tarjei Vesaas, Edith Sodergran, Ingmar Bergman, Lars Gustafsson. All readings in translation.
SCAN 3601 - Great Literary Works of Scandinavia (LITR)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Fall Odd Year
Major literary works from the Middle Ages to the present. Readings in translation.
SCAN 3602 - The Literary Fairy Tale in Scandinavia (LITR)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Fall Even, Spr & Summer Odd Yr
Literary fairy tales from Scandinavia, especially Hans Christian Andersen. Readings in translation for non-majors.
SCAN 3605 - The Scandinavian Short Story (LITR)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: 02022 - Scan 3605/Scan 5605
Typically offered: Fall Even, Spring Odd Year
Short stories by important 19th/20th-century authors from five Scandinavian countries. Genre theory/practical criticism. Readings in English for non-majors.
SCAN 3613 - Children's Literature in Scandinavia (LITR)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Fall Even Year
Analysis and discussion of representative works in Scandinavian children.s literature from picture books to young adult books using a variety of critical methods of interpretation. Taught in English.
GER 3501 - Contemporary Germany
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Periodic Fall & Spring
Social, political, and cultural developments in Germany, from 1945 to present. prereq: 3011
GER 3601 - German Medieval Literature (LITR, GP)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Fall Odd, Spring Even Year
Literary investigation of the greatest works of medieval German poetry. Readings in English. Majors will be required to write a paper with use of secondary sources in English and German. prereq: No knowledge of German required
GER 3604W - Introduction to German Cinema (AH, GP, WI)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Fall Even, Spring Odd Year
An introduction to the study of German cinema, with a focus on the relation between German film and German history, literature, culture, and politics.
GER 3641 - German Folklore (LITR, GP)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Fall Even, Spring Odd Year
Literary and cultural investigation of the main folklore genres: charms, legends, folktales, and ballads; their composition, origin, and role in society with a strong emphasis on their international character. Readings in English. Majors required to write a paper with use of secondary sources in English and German. prereq: No knowledge of German required; cr for major or minor by arrangement with instructor
GER 3651 - Thinking Environment: Green Culture, German Literature and Global Debates (LITR, ENV)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: 02372
Typically offered: Fall Odd, Spring Even Year
How environmental thinking became social-political force through German literature/culture, with comparisons to global or U.S. developments. Authors include Goethe, Christa Wolf, Enzensberger.
GER 3655 - Cultures of Control and Surveillance in Germany and the US (HIS, CIV)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Fall Odd Year
Discourses and practices of social control and surveillance in comparative/historical perspective. Explores the central conceptual condition for modern ethics: the relationship between individual and society. Paintings, manuals, scholarly and philosophical essays, and literary texts including writings by Franz Kafka.
SCAN 3501W - Scandinavian Culture Past and Present (GP, WI)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Fall Even, Spring Odd Year
Cultural, social, and political developments; principal views and core values; major cultural figures; Scandinavian mentality. Readings in translation for nonmajors. Invited lectures on central topics within selected areas of study.
SCAN 3502 - Scandinavian Myths (LITR, GP)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Fall Odd, Spring Even Year
Literary and cultural investigation of the popular beliefs, myths, and religion of the medieval Scandinavians; the interaction of paganism and Christianity; the reflection of myths in Old Scandinavian literature and art. All readings in English.
SCAN 3503 - Scandinavian Folklore (LITR, GP)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Fall Odd, Spring Even Year
Literary and folkloristic investigation of Scandinavian folktales and legends. Readings in translation for nonmajors.
SCAN 3504 - Emigration, Immigration, Integration: The Nordic Experience (HIS, GP)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Issues of origin/language, immigration/settlement, traditions/values, culture/politics, and transgressions of boundaries from the old to the new studied through photos, diaries, letters, stories, and novels by Moberg, Rolvaag, Ager, and other pioneers. All readings in translation.
SCAN 3614 - Blood on Snow: Scandinavian Thrillers in Fiction and Film (LITR, GP)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: 02059
Typically offered: Periodic Fall & Spring
Scandinavian crime novels/films against background of peaceful welfare states. Readings in translation for non-majors. Scandinavian majors/minors read excerpts in specific languages.
SCAN 3634 - Scandinavian Women Writers (LITR, GP)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: 01973
Typically offered: Spring Odd Year
Investigation of issues important to women as articulated by Scandinavian women writers. Historical overview of women's writing in Scandinavia and in-depth investigation of texts by contemporary women writers. All readings in translation.
GSD 3451V - Honors Major Project Seminar (WI)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: GSD 3451V/3451W
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall
Major project under supervision of faculty member. Oral exam based on project. prereq: Honors student
GSD 3451W - Major Project Seminar (WI)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: GSD 3451V/3451W
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall
Students prepare major project under supervision of faculty member.
DTCH 3011W - Conversation and Composition (WI)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: 01956
Typically offered: Every Fall
Practice/refinement of spoken/written Dutch. Composition, vocabulary. Reading, viewing, and discussion of Dutch/Flemish media reports. Grammar review, critical corrective grammatical skills. prereq: 1004 or 4004 or instr consent
GER 3011W - Conversation and Composition (WI)
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Achieving proficiency in professional or academic German. Refinement of oral/written expression. Review of important communicative modes of language. Wide range of topics to develop advanced level of proficiency. prereq: 1004
GER 3104W - Reading and Analysis of German Literature (LITR, WI)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Introduction to literary analysis. Readings from drama, prose, and lyric poetry, from 18th century to present. prereq: 3011
GER 3604W - Introduction to German Cinema (AH, GP, WI)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Fall Even, Spring Odd Year
An introduction to the study of German cinema, with a focus on the relation between German film and German history, literature, culture, and politics.
GSD 3451V - Honors Major Project Seminar (WI)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: GSD 3451V/3451W
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall
Major project under supervision of faculty member. Oral exam based on project. prereq: Honors student
GSD 3451W - Major Project Seminar (WI)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: GSD 3451V/3451W
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall
Students prepare major project under supervision of faculty member.
GSD 3511W - Vikings, Knights, and Reformers: German and European Culture and Controversies to 1700 (WI)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall
Survey of representative cultural-historical events in Europe (German-speaking countries, Scandinavian, the Netherlands) from early Germanic times to 1700.
GSD 3512W - Imagined Communities: German and European, Culture and Controversies, 1700 to Present (WI)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Every Spring
Survey of representative cultural-historical events in Europe (German-speaking countries, Scandinavian, the Netherlands) from 1700 to present.
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