Courses - Current and Upcoming

For the most up-to-date information on enrollment, meeting times, and locations, please consult the UW Time Schedule. Please keep in mind that listings for future quarters are tentative and subject to change.

Spring 2015

Danish Courses

Course Section / SLN Instructor Meetings
DANISH 103: Elementary Danish

Fundamentals of oral and written Danish. Third in a sequence of three. Prerequisite: DANISH 102.

A - 13015 Kevin Jenson MTWThF 09:30-10:20
SIG 227
DANISH 203: Second-Year Danish

Intensive practice in speaking, reading, and writing. Review of grammar. Introduction of modern literary texts. Discussion of culture and current events in Denmark.Third in a sequence of three. Prerequisite: DANISH 202.

VLPA
A - 13016 Desiree Ohrbeck MTWThF 10:30-11:20
SAV 138
DANISH 490: Supervised Reading

Readings in a selected area of Danish language, literature, or related fields.

A - 13017 to be arranged -
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Estonian Courses

Course Section / SLN Instructor Meetings
ESTO 103: Elementary Estonian

Fundamentals of oral and written Estonian. Third in a sequence of three. Prerequisite: ESTO 102.

A - 14250 Liina-Ly Roos MTWThF 10:30-11:20
MGH 253
ESTO 490: Supervised Reading

Readings in a selected area of Estonian language, culture, or society.

A - 14251 to be arranged -
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Finnish Courses

Course Section / SLN Instructor Meetings
FINN 103: Elementary Finnish

Fundamentals of oral and written Finnish. Third in a sequence of three. Prerequisite: FINN 102.

A - 14356 Ilmari Ivaska MTWThF 09:30-10:20
SAV 167
FINN 490: Supervised Reading

Readings in a selected area of Finnish language, culture, or society.

A - 14358 to be arranged -
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Latvian Courses

Course Section / SLN Instructor Meetings
LATV 103: Elementary Latvian

Fundamentals of oral and written Latvian. Third in a sequence of three. Prerequisite: LATV 102.

A - 15772 Iveta Grinberga MTWThF 09:30-10:20
SAV 169
LATV 310: Topics In Latvian Literature

Topics in Latvian literature, life, and civilization.

VLPA
A - 15773 Iveta Grinberga M W 12:30-14:20
THO 235
LATV 490: Supervised Reading

Readings in a selected area of Latvian language, culture, or society.

VLPA
A - 15774 to be arranged -
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Lithuanian Courses

Course Section / SLN Instructor Meetings
LITH 103: Elementary Lithuanian

Fundamentals of oral and written Lithuanian. Third in a sequence of three. Prerequisite: LITH 102.

A - 16132 Aušra Valančiauskienė MTWThF 10:30-11:20
MGH 255
LITH 203: Second-Year Lithuanian

Intensive practice in speaking, reading, and writing. Functional review of grammar. Third in a sequence of three. Prerequisite: LITH 202.

VLPA
A - 16133 Aušra Valančiauskienė MTWThF 09:30-10:20
MGH 286
LITH 490: Supervised Reading

Readings in a selected area of Lithuanian language, culture, or society.

A - 16134 to be arranged -
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Norwegian Courses

Course Section / SLN Instructor Meetings
NORW 103: Elementary Norwegian

Fundamentals of oral and written Norwegian. Third in a sequence of three.

A - 17406 Janneke Petersen MTWThF 09:30-10:20
SAV 137
NORW 203: Second-Year Norwegian

Intensive practice in speaking, reading, and writing. Functional review of grammar. Third in a sequence of three.

VLPA
A - 17407 Kyle Korynta MTWThF 09:30-10:20
SAV 158
NORW 311: Drama After Ibsen A - 17408 Kyle Korynta M W 11:30-13:20
SMI 111
NORW 490: Supervised Reading

Readings in a selected area of Norwegian language, literature, or related fields.

A - 17409 to be arranged -
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Scandinavian Courses

Course Section / SLN Instructor Meetings
SCAND 100: Introduction To Scandinavian Culture

The Scandinavian experience from the Viking Age to the present day; the background for contemporary Scandinavian democracy, with major emphasis on the cultural, political, and religious development of the Scandinavian countries.

I&S, VLPA
A - 18934 Lars Jenner MTWTh 11:30-12:20
SAV 260
SCAND 154: Estonian Literary And Cultural History

Surveys Estonian literary and cultural history from the prehistoric period to the present. Authors, musicians, artists, and filmmakers include Kaplinski, Koidula, Kreutzwald, Vilde, Part, Tormis, Meri, Parn, Pollu, and others. Offered: jointly with JSIS A 154; AWSpS.

A - 18935 Guntis Šmidchens T Th 13:30-15:20
SAV 136
SCAND 155: Danish Literary And Cultural History

Introduces the literary and cultural history of Denmark. Focuses on several major literary works and cultural moments from the Viking Age, the Enlightenment, nineteenth-century Romanticism, twentieth-century Modernism, and current Danish literature, journalism, and film.

VLPA
A - 18936 Desiree Ohrbeck T Th 12:30-14:20
MEB 246
SCAND 335: Scandinavian Children's Literature

The history, forms, and themes of Scandinavian children's literature from H. C. Andersen to the present. Exploration of the dominant concerns of authors, adult and non-adult audiences, and the uses to which juvenile and adolescent literature are put. Film adaptations and Scandinavian-American materials included.

VLPA
A - 18937 Ann-Charlotte (Lotta) Gavel Adams M W 13:30-15:20
AND 223
SCAND 342: Typological And Historical Perspectives On Finnish Language

Examines the Finnish language from the typological point-of-view in its own right and in contrast to other languages. Introduces the probable evolutionary development of Finnish with regard to the settlement history. Provides student with opportunities to gain and deepen their knowledge about Finnish. No prior knowledge of Finnish is required. Offered: Sp.

VLPA
A - 20923 Ilmari Ivaska M W 12:30-14:20
MEB 245
SCAND 360: Scandinavian Cinema

Major Scandinavian films and film directors from the 1920s to the present.

VLPA
A - 18938 Andrew K. Nestingen T Th 11:30-13:20
SMI 211
SCAND 370: The Vikings

Vikings at home in Scandinavia and abroad, with particular emphasis on their activities as revealed in archaeological finds and in historical and literary sources. Offered: jointly with HSTAM 370.

I&S, VLPA
A - 18939 Terje I. Leiren MTWTh 12:30-13:20
GWN 301
SCAND 455: Baltic States Since 1991

Intensive interdisciplinary survey of social, political, and economic developments in Estonia, Latvia, and Lithuania since 1991. Offered: jointly with JSIS A 455.

I&S
A - 18940 Guntis Šmidchens M W 13:30-15:20
SAV 132
SCAND 462: Isak Dinesen And Karen Blixen
Isak Dinesen (Karen Blixen) & Modern Nordic Women: Public Intellectuals, Pundits, and Writers

The fiction of Isak Dinesen (pseudonym for Karen Blixen) reevaluated in light of current issues in literary criticism, particularly feminist criticism. Close readings of selected tales, essays, and criticism. Offered: jointly with GWSS 462.

In the early 1900’s, Nordic women were among the first women in the world to gain the right to vote and participate fully in public life as intellectuals, cultural critics and writers.  In the first half of the 20th century, modern women writers of the Nordic region often figured as public...

VLPA
A - 20768 Marianne T. Stecher T Th 13:30-15:20
THO 215
SCAND 490: Special Topics

Special topics in Scandinavian art, literature, culture, and history. Course offerings based on instructor's specialty and student demand.

A - 18941 Christine Ingebritsen W 10:30-11:50
RAI 314
SCAND 490: Special Topics

Special topics in Scandinavian art, literature, culture, and history. Course offerings based on instructor's specialty and student demand.

B - 18942 Ia Dübois M W 11:30-13:20
LOW 216
SCAND 498: Senior Essay

Undergraduate research and the writing of a senior essay in Scandinavian area studies.

VLPA, W
A - 18943 to be arranged -
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SCAND 499: Independent Study Or Research

Independent study or research in Scandinavian area studies. May be done in a Scandinavian language or in English.

A - 18944 to be arranged -
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SCAND 499: Independent Study Or Research

Independent study or research in Scandinavian area studies. May be done in a Scandinavian language or in English.

B - 18945 to be arranged -
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SCAND 590: Special Topics In Scandinavian Literature A - 18948 Guntis Šmidchens M W 13:30-15:20
SAV 132
SCAND 600: Independent Study Or Research

Prerequisite: permission of instructor.

A - 18949 to be arranged -
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SCAND 600: Independent Study Or Research

Prerequisite: permission of instructor.

B - 18950 to be arranged -
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SCAND 700: Master's Thesis A - 18951 to be arranged -
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SCAND 700: Master's Thesis B - 18952 to be arranged -
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SCAND 800: Doctoral Dissertation A - 18953 to be arranged -
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Swedish Courses

Course Section / SLN Instructor Meetings
SWED 103: Elementary Swedish

Fundamentals of oral and written Swedish. Third in a sequence of three.

A - 19520 Karin Eriksson MTWThF 09:30-10:20
THO 235
SWED 203: Second-Year Swedish

Intensive practice in speaking, reading, and writing. Functional review of grammar. Third in a sequence of three.

VLPA
A - 19521 Britt Lewis MTWThF 10:30-11:20
MGH 097
SWED 510: Graduate Level Proficiency In Swedish

Advanced training in graduate level proficiency in Swedish. Prerequisite: 15 credits of 300-400 level SWED courses. Offered: AWSpS.

A - 19523 Ann-Charlotte (Lotta) Gavel Adams T Th 11:30-13:20
MGH 253

Summer 2015 A-term

Scandinavian Courses

Course Section / SLN Instructor Meetings
SCAND 350: Environmental Norms In International Politics

Surveys development of international environmental consciousness from 1960s to present. Models of "green development"; ways in which norms for resource use have entered global politics. Patterns of state compliance with international environmental agreements, and why states fall short of meeting their international obligations. Offered: jointly with ENVIR 360/JSIS B 350.

I&S
A - 13394 MTWThF 10:50-13:00
RAI 121
SCAND 479: Eco-Capitalism

Explores the idea of environmentalism and sustainability across societies. Compares and contrasts how prominent authors in the field assess the risks and opportunities of human effects on climate and ecology. Questions explored include: will ecological solutions be critical to the revival of the global economy? Why do place such as Europe adapt more readily to environmental challenges? Offered: jointly with JSIS A 429.

I&S
A - 13395 Christine Ingebritsen MTWThF 13:10-15:20
THO 217

Summer 2015 B-term

Scandinavian Courses

Course Section / SLN Instructor Meetings
SCAND 230: Introduction To Folklore Studies

Comprehensive overview of the field of folkloristics, focusing on verbal genres, customs, belief, and material culture. Particular attention to the issues of community, identity, and ethnicity. Offered: jointly with C LIT 230.

I&S, VLPA
A - 13393 Guntis Šmidchens MTWThF 09:10-11:20
MGH 085

Summer 2015 Full-term

Scandinavian Courses

Course Section / SLN Instructor Meetings
SCAND 498: Senior Essay

Undergraduate research and the writing of a senior essay in Scandinavian area studies.

VLPA, W
A - 13396 to be arranged -
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SCAND 499: Independent Study Or Research

Independent study or research in Scandinavian area studies. May be done in a Scandinavian language or in English.

A - 13397 to be arranged -
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SCAND 499: Independent Study Or Research

Independent study or research in Scandinavian area studies. May be done in a Scandinavian language or in English.

B - 13398 to be arranged -
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SCAND 600: Independent Study Or Research

Prerequisite: permission of instructor.

A - 13399 to be arranged -
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SCAND 600: Independent Study Or Research

Prerequisite: permission of instructor.

B - 13400 to be arranged -
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SCAND 700: Master's Thesis A - 13401 to be arranged -
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SCAND 700: Master's Thesis B - 13402 to be arranged -
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SCAND 800: Doctoral Dissertation A - 13403 to be arranged -
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