The Department of Scandinavian Studies at the University of Washington offers both an undergraduate major and a minor in Finnish, as well as opportunities for students to continue their study of Finnish language, literature, culture, and society on the graduate level while working toward the M.A. and the Ph.D. in Scandinavian Studies. A broad array of courses are offered, including a four-year program in language and literature, as well as a survey of Finnish literary and cultural history and specialized courses on such topics as the Kalevala. Students majoring in Scandinavian Area Studies may select Finnish as their language of emphasis.

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Faculty in This Area

Visiting Lecturer of Finnish
Department Chair, Professor

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Visiting Lecturer of Finnish
Former Visiting Lecturer of Finnish, 2012-2014
Visiting Lecturer of Finnish
Office Assistant I
Nordic Studies Librarian/Assistant Instruction Coordinator
Department Chair, Professor
Graduate Student, Finnish TA
Graduate Student, On Leave
Graduate Student


Publications, Essays



Title Date Time Meeting Location
Jewels of Sibelius Mar 15 6:00pm BRECHEMIN AUDITORIUM, UW Music BLDG
LEGO Photographer Artist Vesa Lehtimäki from Hesinki Will Be Visiting Seattle to Take Part in the Art Exhibition Opening, “In LEGO, We Connect.” Mar 5 6:00pm Bryan Ohno Gallery


Title Date Time Meeting Location
Finnish Folk Fiddling Legends: Arto and Antti Järvelä in Concert Dec 13 7:30pm Phinney Neighborhood Center Community Hall
Musicians from Finland and Iceland for Mostly Nordic Concert Series in May May 18 4:00pm Nordic Heritage Museum
The Invention of Northeastern Europe: Geopolitics, Film Festivals and Documentary Cinema
Ilona Hongisto
Apr 10 3:30pm RAI 314
Indigenous Politics and The Modern State: The Sami Case
Per Selle
Apr 4 12:00pm to 1:30pm Olson Room (Gowen 1A)
Arctic Light: Finnish Orthodox Choral Works  Jan 18 8:00pm


Title Date Time Meeting Location
Swedish Finnish Historical Society Annual Luncheon Mar 9 11:00am Swedish Cultural Center
"Jean Sibelius and Finland's Awakening"
Glenda Goss
Mar 4 3:30pm Raitt Hall Room 314
Nordic Cool 2013 (February 19th - March 17th) at the Kennedy Center, Washington DC. Mar 2 to Mar 4 The Kennedy Center
Bad Art Makes Good - Adventures in Thinking and Making Feb 7 6:00pm to 9:00pm Nordic Heritage Musuem


Title Date Time Meeting Location
Finnish Lessons: What can the United States learn from Educational Change in Finland? 
Pasi Sahlberg
Nov 14 7:00pm to 8:00pm Kane Hall, Room 210
Vikings Invade Ballard! Aug 18 9:00am Nordic Heritage Museum (in Ballard)
Translator Lola Rogers to speak on Sofi Oksanen's novel Purge Mar 5 12:30pm


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Jussi Ojajärvi Lecture in Raitt Hall, Room 314 Oct 18 3:30pm


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Guest Speaker Sanna Karkulehto Dec 1 2:30pm


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Laura Stark Feb 18 3:30pm


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Jyrki Nummi May 4 7:40pm