The Department of Scandinavian Studies is proud to announce that it is offering a new class this spring quarter:
Introduction to LITHUANIAN Cultural and Literary History
Meeting Times: Tuesday and Thursday 12:30pm-2:20pm
Course Number: SCAND 490B*
You can receiver VLPA credit for this course.
*Although listed as a 400 level class, this is a 100 level course open to all students. In the future this course will be listed as SCAND 153.
Below are some topics to be discussed during this course:
Lithuania is the country of the oldest living Indo-European Language and the largest state in Europe in the 15th Century.
Lithuania was the last pagan state in Europe but the first of 15 Soviet Republics to declare independence in 1990.
Lithuania is the land of one of the best basketball teams in the world: Bronze in Olympics in 1992, 1996, and 2000; Europe's championship in 1937, 1939, 2003; silver in 1995, and bronze in 2007. Bronze in 2010 World Championship.
Lithuania is the country of the first monument to American singer and musician Frank Zappa.