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.

Autumn 2014

Danish Courses

Course Section / SLN Instructor Meetings
DANISH 101: Elementary Danish

Fundamentals of oral and written Danish. First in a sequence of three.

A - 13107 Kevin Jenson MTWThF 09:30-10:20
CMU 226
DANISH 101: Elementary Danish

Fundamentals of oral and written Danish. First in a sequence of three.

B - 13108 Desiree Ohrbeck T Th 12:30-14:20
SAV 140
DANISH 201: 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. First in a sequence of three. Recommended: DANISH 103.

VLPA
A - 13109 Desiree Ohrbeck MTWThF 10:30-11:20
SMI 109
DANISH 310: Topics In Danish Short Prose

Focuses on the fairy tale and story, with selections by Bicher, H.C. Andersen, Bang, Blixen, and others.

VLPA
A - 13110 Marianne Stecher T 13:30-15:20
RAI 314
DANISH 490: Supervised Reading

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

A - 13111 to be arranged -
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Estonian Courses

Course Section / SLN Instructor Meetings
ESTO 101: Elementary Estonian

Fundamentals of oral and written Estonian. First in a sequence of three.

A - 14612 Liina-Ly Roos MTWThF 10:30-11:20
MGH 255
ESTO 490: Supervised Reading

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

A - 14614 to be arranged -
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Finnish Courses

Course Section / SLN Instructor Meetings
FINN 101: Elementary Finnish

Fundamentals of oral and written Finnish. First in a sequence of three.

A - 14695 Ilmari Ivaska MTWThF 09:30-10:20
DEN 309
FINN 201: Second-Year Finnish

Intensive practice in speaking, reading, and writing. Functional review of grammar. First in a sequence of three. Prerequisite: either FINN 103 or FINN 150.

VLPA
A - 14696 Ilmari Ivaska MTWThF 10:30-11:20
MGH 282
FINN 490: Supervised Reading

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

A - 14698 to be arranged -
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Latvian Courses

Course Section / SLN Instructor Meetings
LATV 101: Elementary Latvian

Fundamentals of oral and written Latvian. First in a sequence of three.

A - 16616 Iveta Grinberga MTWThF 09:30-10:20
MGH 286
LATV 490: Supervised Reading

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

VLPA
A - 16618 to be arranged -
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Lithuanian Courses

Course Section / SLN Instructor Meetings
LITH 101: Elementary Lithuanian

Fundamentals of oral and written Lithuanian. First in a sequence of three.

A - 17166 Aušra Valančiauskienė MTWThF 09:30-10:20
SAV 169
LITH 201: Second-Year Lithuanian

Intensive practice in speaking, reading, and writing. Functional review of grammar. First in a sequence of three. Prerequisite: either LITH 103 or LITH 150.

VLPA
A - 17167 Aušra Valančiauskienė MTWThF 10:30-11:20
MGH 291
LITH 490: Supervised Reading

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

A - 17168 to be arranged -
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Norwegian Courses

Course Section / SLN Instructor Meetings
NORW 101: Elementary Norwegian

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

A - 18615 Janneke Petersen MTWThF 09:30-10:20
CDH 128
NORW 201: Second-Year Norwegian

Intensive practice in speaking, reading, and writing. Functional review of grammar. First in a sequence of three. Recommended: NORW 103.

VLPA
A - 18617 Heather Short MTWThF 09:30-10:20
GLD 117
NORW 310: The Norwegian Short Story

Generic study of the Norwegian short story. Recommended: NORW 203.

VLPA
A - 18618 Jan Sjåvik M W 13:30-15:20
SAV 141
NORW 490: Supervised Reading

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

A - 18619 to be arranged -
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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 - 20325 Guntis Šmidchens MTWThF 12:30-13:20
SAV 260
SCAND 232: Hans Christian Andersen And The Fairy Tale Tradition

Influence of Hans Christian Andersen and the fairy tale on modern Scandinavian tales and stories. Investigates the significance of the fairy tale in the modern world, with attention to writers such as Isak Dinesen, Knut Hamsun, Villy Sorensen, William Heinesen.

VLPA
A - 20326 Marianne Stecher MTWTh 10:30-11:20
GWN 201
SCAND 275: Crime Scenes: Investigating The Cinema And Its Cultures

Teaches how to analyze film by closely studying crime scenes from historical and contemporary German and Scandinavian cinema. Directors studied include Fritz Lang, Carl Th. Dreyer, Billy Wilder, and Lars von Trier. Offered: jointly with GERMAN 275.

VLPA
A - 20327 Andrew K. Nestingen
Professor Eric Ames
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KNE
SCAND 275: Crime Scenes: Investigating The Cinema And Its Cultures

Teaches how to analyze film by closely studying crime scenes from historical and contemporary German and Scandinavian cinema. Directors studied include Fritz Lang, Carl Th. Dreyer, Billy Wilder, and Lars von Trier. Offered: jointly with GERMAN 275.

AA - 20328 F 10:30-11:20
SMI 304
SCAND 275: Crime Scenes: Investigating The Cinema And Its Cultures

Teaches how to analyze film by closely studying crime scenes from historical and contemporary German and Scandinavian cinema. Directors studied include Fritz Lang, Carl Th. Dreyer, Billy Wilder, and Lars von Trier. Offered: jointly with GERMAN 275.

AB - 20329 F 10:30-11:20
MGH 241
SCAND 275: Crime Scenes: Investigating The Cinema And Its Cultures

Teaches how to analyze film by closely studying crime scenes from historical and contemporary German and Scandinavian cinema. Directors studied include Fritz Lang, Carl Th. Dreyer, Billy Wilder, and Lars von Trier. Offered: jointly with GERMAN 275.

AC - 20330 F 11:30-12:20
SAV 264
SCAND 275: Crime Scenes: Investigating The Cinema And Its Cultures

Teaches how to analyze film by closely studying crime scenes from historical and contemporary German and Scandinavian cinema. Directors studied include Fritz Lang, Carl Th. Dreyer, Billy Wilder, and Lars von Trier. Offered: jointly with GERMAN 275.

AD - 20331 F 12:30-13:20
SAV 264
SCAND 275: Crime Scenes: Investigating The Cinema And Its Cultures

Teaches how to analyze film by closely studying crime scenes from historical and contemporary German and Scandinavian cinema. Directors studied include Fritz Lang, Carl Th. Dreyer, Billy Wilder, and Lars von Trier. Offered: jointly with GERMAN 275.

AE - 20332 F 12:30-13:20
SMI 102
SCAND 275: Crime Scenes: Investigating The Cinema And Its Cultures

Teaches how to analyze film by closely studying crime scenes from historical and contemporary German and Scandinavian cinema. Directors studied include Fritz Lang, Carl Th. Dreyer, Billy Wilder, and Lars von Trier. Offered: jointly with GERMAN 275.

AF - 20333 F 13:30-14:20
SAV 264
SCAND 275: Crime Scenes: Investigating The Cinema And Its Cultures

Teaches how to analyze film by closely studying crime scenes from historical and contemporary German and Scandinavian cinema. Directors studied include Fritz Lang, Carl Th. Dreyer, Billy Wilder, and Lars von Trier. Offered: jointly with GERMAN 275.

AG - 20334 F 13:30-14:20
SMI 304
SCAND 275: Crime Scenes: Investigating The Cinema And Its Cultures

Teaches how to analyze film by closely studying crime scenes from historical and contemporary German and Scandinavian cinema. Directors studied include Fritz Lang, Carl Th. Dreyer, Billy Wilder, and Lars von Trier. Offered: jointly with GERMAN 275.

AJ - 20335 F 13:30-14:20
SAV 141
SCAND 340: Kalevala And The Epic Tradition

An interdisciplinary approach to the Finnish national epic Kalevala, Estonian Kalevipoeg, and Saami Peivebarnen suongah jehtanasan maajisn. Discussion of traditional worldview, cultural revitalization, and emergent nationalism in nineteenth- and twentieth-century Finland, Estonia, and Saamiland.

VLPA
A - 20340 Andrew K. Nestingen T Th 12:30-14:20
SAV 136
SCAND 367: Sexuality In Scandinavia: Myth And Reality

Examines selected Scandinavian literary and socio-political texts, films, and art to manifest the reality behind the myths of sexual freedom in Scandinavia.

I&S, VLPA
A - 20341 Ia Dübois T Th 13:30-15:20
GWN 301
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 - 20342 Terje I. Leiren MTWTh 13:30-14:20
SIG 134
SCAND 380: History Of Scandinavia To 1720

Scandinavian history from the Viking Age to 1720, with an emphasis on the political, social, and economic development of Denmark, Norway, Sweden, Finland, and Iceland from the Middle Ages to the Enlightenment. Offered: jointly with HSTEU 380.

I&S
A - 20343 Terje I. Leiren MTWTh 10:30-11:20
LOW 201
SCAND 490: Special Topics
Cinema, Migration and the Making of the Other in Modern Sweden.

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

To be taught by the American-Scandinavian Foundation Swedish Visiting Lecturers.

Short description:
Combines two subject areas – history and film studies. Surveys how migrants from and to Sweden from the second half of the 1800s up until today have been constructed as “the other”. ...

A - 22648 Wallengren, Ann Kristin M W 15:30-17:20
RAI 314
SCAND 498: Senior Essay

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

VLPA, W
A - 20344 to be arranged -
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SCAND 498: Senior Essay

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

VLPA, W Honors
B - 20345 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 - 20346 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 - 20347 to be arranged -
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SCAND 505: Topics In Scandinavian Drama And Film
Whiteness, Race, Class and Privilege in Nordic Drama and Film

Seminar on a selected topic in Scandinavian drama or film, such as an author (Holberg, Ibsen, Strindberg, Bergman), a period, a genre, or a movement.

  Guest lectures by Iranian-Swedish Director Farnaz Arbabi on Otherness in Nordic Drama, and by Professor Arne Lunde from UCLA on Whiteness in early Nordic Hollywood movies.

This is a graduate seminar, but advanced undergraduate may enroll per permission of the instructor, Professor Lotta Gavel...

A - 20348 Ann-Charlotte (Lotta) Gavel Adams M W 13:30-15:20
RAI 314
SCAND 519: Modern Scandinavian Politics

Analyzes the political, economic, and historical development of Sweden, Norway, Denmark, Iceland, and Finland from World War II to the present. Readings focus on domestic and foreign policies that distinguish these countries from other advanced industrial societies. Offered: jointly with POL S 519.

A - 20349 Christine Ingebritsen T Th 12:30-14:20
SAV 158
SCAND 590: Special Topics In Scandinavian Literature A - 20350 Marianne Stecher T 13:30-15:20
RAI 314
SCAND 590: Special Topics In Scandinavian Literature
Cinema, Migration and the Making of the Other in Modern Sweden.

Graduate course in Special Topics in Scandinavian Literature

To be taught by the American-Scandinavian Foundation Swedish Visiting Lecturers.

Short description:
Combines two subject areas – history and film studies. Surveys how migrants from and to Sweden from the second half of the 1800s up until today have been constructed as “the other”. ...

B - 22603 Wallengren, Ann Kristin M W 15:30-17:20
RAI 314
SCAND 600: Independent Study Or Research

Prerequisite: permission of instructor.

A - 20351 to be arranged -
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SCAND 600: Independent Study Or Research

Prerequisite: permission of instructor.

B - 20352 to be arranged -
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SCAND 700: Master's Thesis A - 20353 to be arranged -
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SCAND 700: Master's Thesis B - 20354 to be arranged -
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SCAND 800: Doctoral Dissertation A - 20355 to be arranged -
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Swedish Courses

Course Section / SLN Instructor Meetings
SWED 101: Elementary Swedish

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

A - 20991 Karin Eriksson MTWThF 09:30-10:20
PAR 313
SWED 201: Second-Year Swedish

Intensive practice in speaking, reading, and writing. Functional review of grammar. First in a sequence of three. Recommended: SWED 103.

VLPA
A - 20993 Dyverfeldt, Sabina I MTWT
DEN
SWED 490: Supervised Reading

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

A - 20995 to be arranged -
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