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 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 Ivaska, Ilmari T. 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 Ivaska, Ilmari T. 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 152: Latvian Literary And Cultural History

Survey of Latvian literary and cultural history from the nineteenth century to the present. Authors include Pumpurs, Rainis, Aspazija, Blaumanis, Nesaule, Bels, and Zalite.

VLPA
A - 23076 Iveta Grinberga T Th 15:30-17:20
MEB 250
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 T. 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 Ames, Eric C.
Professor Eric Ames
M W
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 Valsson, Petur 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 Ross, Sarah 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 Valsson, Petur 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 Kick, Verena R 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 Anderson, Douglas J. 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 He, Qian 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 Anderson, Douglas J. F 13:30-14:20
SMI 304
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 Ann-Kristin Wallengren
Hans Wallengren
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 T. 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 Ann-Kristin Wallengren
Hans Wallengren
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 Sabina Ivenäs MTWT
DEN
SWED 301: Topics In Swedish Literature And Culture

Topics in Swedish literature, life, and civilization. Recommended: SWED 203.

VLPA
A - 22602 Ann-Charlotte (Lotta) Gavel Adams T Th 09:30-11:20
RAI 314
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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Winter 2015

Danish Courses

Course Section / SLN Instructor Meetings
DANISH 102: Elementary Danish

Fundamentals of oral and written Danish. Second in a sequence of three. Prerequisite: DANISH 101.

A - 13078 Kevin Jenson MTWThF 08:30-09:20
CMU 226
DANISH 202: 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. Second in a sequence of three. Prerequisite: DANISH 201.

VLPA
A - 13079 Desiree Ohrbeck MTWThF 10:30-11:20
SMI 109
DANISH 490: Supervised Reading

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

A - 13080 to be arranged -
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Estonian Courses

Course Section / SLN Instructor Meetings
ESTO 102: Elementary Estonian

Fundamentals of oral and written Estonian. Second in a sequence of three. Prerequisite: ESTO 101.

A - 14406 Liina-Ly Roos MTWThF 10:30-11:20
MGH 286
ESTO 490: Supervised Reading

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

A - 14408 to be arranged -
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Finnish Courses

Course Section / SLN Instructor Meetings
FINN 102: Elementary Finnish

Fundamentals of oral and written Finnish. Second in a sequence of three. Prerequisite: FINN 101.

A - 14504 Ivaska, Ilmari T. MTWThF 09:30-10:20
THO 235
FINN 202: Second-Year Finnish

Intensive practice in speaking, reading, and writing. Functional review of grammar. Second in a sequence of three. Prerequisite: FINN 201.

VLPA
A - 14505 Ivaska, Ilmari T. T Th 12:30-14:20
THO 235
FINN 490: Supervised Reading

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

A - 14507 to be arranged -
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Latvian Courses

Course Section / SLN Instructor Meetings
LATV 102: Elementary Latvian

Fundamentals of oral and written Latvian. Second in a sequence of three. Prerequisite: LATV 101.

A - 15934 Iveta Grinberga MTWThF 09:30-10:20
MGH 286
LATV 310: Topics In Latvian Literature

Topics in Latvian literature, life, and civilization. Recommended: LATV 203.

VLPA
A - 15935 Iveta Grinberga M W 12:30-14:20
DEN 205
LATV 490: Supervised Reading

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

VLPA
A - 15936 to be arranged -
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Lithuanian Courses

Course Section / SLN Instructor Meetings
LITH 102: Elementary Lithuanian

Fundamentals of oral and written Lithuanian. Second in a sequence of three. Prerequisite: LITH 101.

A - 16347 Aušra Valančiauskienė MTWThF 09:30-10:20
MGH 278
LITH 202: Second-Year Lithuanian

Intensive practice in speaking, reading, and writing. Functional review of grammar. Second in a sequence of three. Prerequisite: LITH 201.

VLPA
A - 16348 Aušra Valančiauskienė MTWThF 10:30-11:20
MGH 255
LITH 490: Supervised Reading

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

A - 16349 to be arranged -
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Norwegian Courses

Course Section / SLN Instructor Meetings
NORW 102: Elementary Norwegian

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

B - 17742 Janneke Petersen MTWThF 10:30-11:20
RAI 109
NORW 202: Second-Year Norwegian

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

VLPA
A - 17743 Kyle Korynta MTWThF 09:30-10:20
CDH 110B
NORW 321: The Plays Of Henrik Ibsen

Study of selected plays of Ibsen. Recommended: NORW 203.

VLPA
A - 17744 Kyle Korynta M W 11:30-13:20
RAI 314
NORW 490: Supervised Reading

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

A - 17745 to be arranged -
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Scandinavian Courses

Course Section / SLN Instructor Meetings
SCAND 151: Finnish Literary And Cultural History

A survey of Finnish literature and cultural history during the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. Authors studied include Lonnrot, Snellmann, Kivi, Sodergran, Linna, Haavikko, and Kaurismaki.

VLPA
A - 21239 Ivaska, Ilmari T. M W 12:30-14:20
PAA A214
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 - 19312 Desiree Ohrbeck T Th 12:30-14:20
SAV 138
SCAND 270: Sagas Of The Vikings

Icelandic sagas and poetry about Vikings in the context of thirteenth-century society.

VLPA
A - 21301 Lars Jenner to be arranged -
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SCAND 312: Masterpieces Of Scandinavian Literature

Major works of Scandinavian literature by selected authors.

VLPA, W
A - 19313 Marianne T. Stecher M W 12:30-14:20
LOW 118
SCAND 326: Scandinavia In World Affairs

Introduction to the foreign relations of Scandinavia with a focus on Nordic security, international economic pressures, and global conflict resolution. Includes a survey of the national settings for international involvements and highlights the dilemmas for industrial societies exposed to the pressures of interdependence. Offered: jointly with POL S 326.

I&S
A - 19314 Christine Ingebritsen T Th 09:30-10:50
KNE 110
SCAND 345: Baltic Cultures

Cultures and peoples of Estonia, Latvia, and Lithuania. Baltic literature, music, art, and film in social and historical context. Traditional contacts with Scandinavia and Central and East Europe. Offered: jointly with JSIS A 345.

I&S, VLPA
A - 19315 Guntis Šmidchens T Th 13:30-15:20
DEN 206
SCAND 381: History Of Scandinavia Since 1720

Scandinavian history from the Enlightenment to the Welfare State with emphasis on the political, social, and economic development of the modern Scandinavian nations of Denmark, Norway, Sweden, Finland, and Iceland. Offered: jointly with HSTEU 381.

I&S
A - 19316 Terje I. Leiren MTWTh 10:30-11:20
CMU 226
SCAND 454: Baltic History

Overview of the history of the area occupied by the Baltic countries of Latvia, Lithuania, and Estonia. Emphasizes their emergence as modern European nation-states. Era from World War I to present treated in depth, including the historical role and present situation of non-Baltic peoples, particularly Russians. Offered: jointly with HSTEU 454.

I&S
A - 19317 Guntis Šmidchens M W 13:30-15:20
SAV 166
SCAND 498: Senior Essay

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

VLPA, W
A - 19318 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 - 19319 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 - 19320 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 - 19321 to be arranged -
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SCAND 504: Contemporary Literary Theory

Contemporary literary theory and its application to Scandinavian texts. Prerequisite: graduate student standing or permission of instructor.

A - 19322 Andrew K. Nestingen M W 13:30-15:20
THO 215
SCAND 508: Topics In Scandinavian Prose

Seminar on various topics in Scandinavian prose, including shorter prose texts, as well as a selection of the significant novels of the nineteenth and twentieth centuries.

A - 19323 Marianne T. Stecher T Th 13:30-15:20
SAV 141
SCAND 590: Special Topics In Scandinavian Literature A - 19324 Guntis Šmidchens T Th 13:30-15:20
DEN 206
SCAND 590: Special Topics In Scandinavian Literature B - 19325 Guntis Šmidchens M W 13:30-15:20
SAV 166
SCAND 600: Independent Study Or Research

Prerequisite: permission of instructor.

A - 19326 to be arranged -
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SCAND 600: Independent Study Or Research

Prerequisite: permission of instructor.

B - 19327 to be arranged -
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SCAND 700: Master's Thesis A - 19328 to be arranged -
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SCAND 700: Master's Thesis B - 19329 to be arranged -
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SCAND 800: Doctoral Dissertation A - 19330 to be arranged -
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Swedish Courses

Course Section / SLN Instructor Meetings
SWED 102: Elementary Swedish

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

A - 19936 Karin Eriksson MTWThF 09:30-10:20
SIG 230
SWED 202: Second-Year Swedish

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

VLPA
A - 19937 Ia Dübois MTWThF 10:30-11:20
MEB 242
SWED 301: Topics In Swedish Literature And Culture

Topics in Swedish literature, life, and civilization. Recommended: SWED 203.

VLPA
A - 19938 Ia Dübois M W 13:30-15:20
SAV 141
SWED 490: Supervised Reading

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

A - 19939 to be arranged -
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