Courses - Upcoming

For the most up-to-date information please consult the UW Time Schedule. Keep in mind that listings for future quarters are tentative and subject to change. See our Featured Courses page for course recommendations.

Summer 2016 A-term

Scandinavian Courses

Qtr Course Section / SLN Instructor Meetings
sum 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 - 13355 Guntis Šmidchens MTWThF 09:10-11:20
CLK 316
sum 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 - 13357 Christine Ingebritsen MTWThF 09:10-11:20
MLR 316

Summer 2016 B-term

Scandinavian Courses

Qtr Course Section / SLN Instructor Meetings
sum 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 - 13359 Christine Ingebritsen MTWThF 09:10-11:20
AND 223

Summer 2016 Full-term

Scandinavian Courses

Qtr Course Section / SLN Instructor Meetings
sum SCAND 270: Sagas Of The Vikings

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

VLPA
A - 13356 Lars Jenner to be arranged -
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sum SCAND 498: Senior Essay

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

VLPA, W
A - 14450 to be arranged -
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sum 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 - 13360 to be arranged -
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sum 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 - 13361 to be arranged -
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sum SCAND 600: Independent Study Or Research

Prerequisite: permission of instructor.

A - 13362 to be arranged -
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sum SCAND 600: Independent Study Or Research

Prerequisite: permission of instructor.

B - 13363 to be arranged -
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sum SCAND 700: Master's Thesis A - 13364 to be arranged -
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sum SCAND 700: Master's Thesis B - 13365 to be arranged -
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sum SCAND 800: Doctoral Dissertation A - 13366 to be arranged -
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Autumn 2016

Danish Courses

Qtr Course Section / SLN Instructor Meetings
aut DANISH 101: Elementary Danish

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

Why Study Danish?

Danish courses are a fun way to satisfy your language requirement, learn more about Danish heritage, or get acquainted with a Scandinavian language. Our courses are taught by an exceptional faculty, including our visiting Danish Language Lecturer.

How will this impact my...
A - 13378 Amalie Dueholm MTWThF 09:30-10:20
SIG 229
aut 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.

Why Study Danish?

Danish courses are a fun way to satisfy your language requirement, learn more about Danish heritage, or get acquainted with a Scandinavian language. Our courses are taught by an exceptional faculty, including our visiting Danish Language Lecturer.

How will this impact... VLPA
A - 13379 to be arranged -
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aut 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.

Want to learn more?

See what our students have to say about studying Danish at UW! Check out the video!

  VLPA
A - 13380 Marianne T. Stecher T Th 13:30-15:20
MGH 097
aut DANISH 490: Supervised Reading

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

A - 13381 to be arranged -
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Estonian Courses

Qtr Course Section / SLN Instructor Meetings
aut ESTO 101: Elementary Estonian

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

Why Study Estonian?

Estonian courses are a fun way to satisfy your language requirement, learn more about Estonian heritage, or get acquainted with a non-Indo-European language. Our courses are taught by an exceptional faculty.

How will this impact my career?

In our increasingly...

A - 14899 MTWThF 09:30-10:20
MGH 282
aut ESTO 201: Second-Year Estonian

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

Why Study Estonian?

Estonian courses are a fun way to satisfy your language requirement, learn more about Estonian heritage, or get acquainted with a non-Indo-European language. Our courses are taught by an exceptional faculty.

How will this impact my career?

In our...

VLPA
A - 14900 MTWThF 10:30-11:20
MGH 282
aut ESTO 490: Supervised Reading

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

Why Study Finnish?

Finnish courses are a fun way to satisfy your language requirement, learn more about Estonian heritage, or get acquainted with a non-Indo-European language. Our courses are taught by an exceptional faculty, including our visiting Estonian Language Lecturer and a Fulbright...

A - 14901 to be arranged -
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Finnish Courses

Qtr Course Section / SLN Instructor Meetings
aut FINN 101: Elementary Finnish

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

Why Study Finnish?

Finnish courses are a fun way to satisfy your language requirement, learn more about Finnish heritage, or get acquainted with a non-Indo-European language. Our courses are taught by an exceptional faculty, including our visiting Finnish Language Lecturer and a Fulbright...

A - 14997 Ilmari Ivaska MTWThF 09:30-10:20
MGH 228
aut 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.

Why Study Finnish?

Finnish courses are a fun way to satisfy your language requirement, learn more about Finnish heritage, or get acquainted with a non-Indo-European language. Our courses are taught by an exceptional faculty, including our visiting Finnish Language Lecturer and a Fulbright...

VLPA
A - 14998 Ilmari Ivaska MTWThF 10:30-11:20
THO 215
aut FINN 310: Topics In Finnish Language And Culture

Topics related to Finnish literature, life, and civilization.

Why Study Finnish?

Finnish courses are a fun way to satisfy your language requirement, learn more about Finnish heritage, or get acquainted with a non-Indo-European language. Our courses are taught by an exceptional faculty, including our visiting Finnish Language Lecturer and a Fulbright...

VLPA
A - 14999 Ilmari Ivaska M W 12:30-14:20
MGH 291
aut FINN 490: Supervised Reading

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

Why Study Finnish?

Finnish courses are a fun way to satisfy your language requirement, learn more about Finnish heritage, or get acquainted with a non-Indo-European language. Our courses are taught by an exceptional faculty, including our visiting Finnish Language Lecturer and a Fulbright...

A - 15000 to be arranged -
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Latvian Courses

Qtr Course Section / SLN Instructor Meetings
aut LATV 101: Elementary Latvian

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

Why Study Latvian?

Latvian courses are a fun way to satisfy your language requirement, learn more about Latvian heritage, or get acquainted with a special Indo-European language. Our courses are taught by an exceptional faculty, including our visiting Latvian Language Lecturer.

How will this...
A - 16914 Iveta Grinberga MTWThF 09:30-10:20
SAV 140
aut LATV 111: Basic Latvian

Fundamentals of Latvian language in order to develop reading and comprehension proficiency. Completion of all three quarters does not meet the foreign language requirement. Offered: A.

Why Study Latvian?

Latvian courses are a fun way to satisfy your language requirement, learn more about Latvian heritage, or get acquainted with a special Indo-European language. Our courses are taught by an exceptional faculty, including our visiting Latvian Language Lecturer.

How will...
A - 16915 Iveta Grinberga M W F 12:30-13:20
MGH 289
aut LATV 201: Second-Year Latvian

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

 

Why Study Latvian?

 

Latvian courses are a fun way to satisfy your language requirement, learn more about Latvian heritage, or get acquainted with a special Indo-European language. Our courses are taught by an exceptional faculty, including our visiting Latvian Language...

VLPA
A - 16916 Iveta Grinberga MTWThF 10:30-11:20
MGH 278
aut LATV 490: Supervised Reading

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

Why Study Latvian?

Latvian courses are a fun way to satisfy your language requirement, learn more about Latvian heritage, or get acquainted with a special-European language. Our courses are taught by an exceptional faculty, including our visiting Latvian Language Lecturer.

How will this... VLPA
A - 16917 to be arranged -
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Lithuanian Courses

Qtr Course Section / SLN Instructor Meetings
aut LITH 101: Elementary Lithuanian

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

Why Study Lithuanian?

Lithuanian courses are a fun way to satisfy your language requirement, learn more about Lithuanian heritage, or get acquainted with a special Indo-European language. Our courses are taught by an exceptional faculty, including our visiting Lithuanian Language Lecturer.

...
A - 17437 Aušra Valančiauskienė MTWThF 09:30-10:20
THO 215
aut LITH 111: Basic Lithuanian

Covers the fundamentals of conversational Lithuanian language. Completion of all three quarters does not meet the foreign language requirement.

Why Study Lithuanian?

Lithuanian courses are a fun way to satisfy your language requirement, learn more about Lithuanian heritage, or get acquainted with a special Indo-European language. Our courses are taught by an exceptional faculty, including our visiting Lithuanian Language Lecturer...

A - 17438 Aušra Valančiauskienė M W F 09:30-10:20
THO 215
aut 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.

Why Study Lithuanian?

Lithuanian courses are a fun way to satisfy your language requirement, learn more about Lithuanian heritage, or get acquainted with a special Indo-European language. Our courses are taught by an exceptional faculty, including our visiting Lithuanian Language Lecturer...

VLPA
A - 17439 Aušra Valančiauskienė MTWThF 11:30-12:20
MGH 282
aut LITH 490: Supervised Reading

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

Why Study Lithuanian?

Lithuanian courses are a fun way to satisfy your language requirement, learn more about Lithuanian heritage, or get acquainted with a special-Indo-European language. Our courses are taught by an exceptional faculty, including our visiting Lithuanian Language Lecturer...

A - 17440 to be arranged -
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Norwegian Courses

Qtr Course Section / SLN Instructor Meetings
aut NORW 101: Elementary Norwegian

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

Why Study Norwegian?

Norwegian courses are a fun way to satisfy your language requirement, learn more about Norwegian heritage, or get acquainted with a Scandinavian language. 

How will this impact my career?

In our increasingly global world, proficiency in a foreign language is a...

A - 18971 MTWThF 09:30-10:20
SIG 230
aut NORW 201: Second-Year Norwegian

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

Why Study Norwegian?

Norwegian courses are a fun way to satisfy your language requirement, learn more about Norwegian heritage, or get acquainted with a non-Indo-European language. Our courses are taught by an exceptional faculty and grdauate students!

How will this impact my career?

In...

VLPA
A - 18972 MTWThF 10:30-11:20
MGH 253
aut NORW 490: Supervised Reading

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

 

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A - 18974 to be arranged -
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Scandinavian Courses

Qtr Course Section / SLN Instructor Meetings
aut 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 - 20636 Lars Jenner MTWTh 12:30-13:20
CDH 109
aut SCAND 150: Norwegian Literary And Cultural History

A survey of Norwegian literary and cultural history from the Vikings to the present. Authors read include Bjornson, Ibsen, Hamsun, and Roolvaag.

VLPA
A - 20637 Olivia Gunn M W 14:30-16:20
JHN 102
aut 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 - 20639 Guntis Šmidchens M W 14:30-16:20
SAV 132
aut 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 - 22644 T Th 13:30-15:20
SAV 138
aut 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 - 20642 Christine Ingebritsen M W 13:30-15:20
AND 223
aut SCAND 330: Scandinavian Mythology

Integrative study of religious life in the pre-Christian North. Emphasis on source materials, including the Prose Edda and Poetic Edda. Discussion of historical, archeological, and folkloric evidence.

VLPA
A - 20643 Lars Jenner to be arranged -
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aut SCAND 360: Scandinavian Cinema

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

VLPA
A - 20644 Andrew K. Nestingen M W 12:30-14:20
RAI 121
aut 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 - 20645 Ia Dübois MTWTh 14:30-15:20
GWN 201
aut 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 - 20646 Terje I. Leiren MTWTh 11:30-12:20
EEB 125
aut 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
B - 20647 Terje I. Leiren MTWTh 11:30-12:20
EEB 125
aut 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 - 20648 Terje I. Leiren MTWTh 13:30-14:20
CDH 711B
aut 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 - 20650 Guntis Šmidchens T Th 13:30-15:20
CMU 228
aut SCAND 481: August Strindberg And European Cultural History

Examines the work of Swedish dramatist, novelist, and painter August Strindberg, in the context of European literary movements and history of ideas from 1880 to 1912, and Strindberg's influence on twentieth-century drama and film. Offered: jointly with JSIS A 481.

I&S, VLPA
A - 22569 Ann-Charlotte (Lotta) Gavel Adams M W 14:30-16:20
GLD 436
aut SCAND 498: Senior Essay

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

VLPA, W
A - 20651 to be arranged -
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aut SCAND 498: Senior Essay

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

VLPA, W Honors
B - 20652 to be arranged -
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aut 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 - 20653 to be arranged -
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aut 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 - 20654 to be arranged -
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aut SCAND 503: Methods Of Scandinavian Studies

Introduction to Scandinavian studies on the graduate level with emphasis on Scandinavian literature, folklore, history, and politics.

A - 20655 Marianne T. Stecher M W 12:30-14:20
THO 217
aut SCAND 518: Foreign Language Teaching Methodology

Current foreign language teaching methods and approaches. Learning and teaching strategies and techniques for the four skills (reading, writing, speaking, listening) including cultural notions. Current and future trends in pedagogy and technology. Offered: jointly with GERMAN 518/SLAVIC 518; A.

A - 20657 Th 13:30-15:20
SAV 155
aut SCAND 581: August Strindberg And European Cultural History

Seminar on Swedish dramatist, novelist, scientist, and painter August Strindberg (1849-1912), on of Europe's most influential artists, and on of the most important innovators of modern drama. Offered: Sp.

A - 22568 Ann-Charlotte (Lotta) Gavel Adams M W 14:30-16:20
GLD 436
aut SCAND 595: Teaching Assistant Workshop

Focuses on topics in language pedagogy. Required for continuing teaching assistants in Scandinavian studies. Includes participation in the departmental and University-wide fall orientation teaching workshops. Prerequisite: SCAND 518; SCAND 594. Instructors: Brandl Credit/no-credit only. Offered: A.

A - 20659 Ilmari Ivaska F 11:30-12:20
RAI 314
aut SCAND 600: Independent Study Or Research

Prerequisite: permission of instructor.

A - 20660 to be arranged -
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aut SCAND 600: Independent Study Or Research

Prerequisite: permission of instructor.

B - 20661 to be arranged -
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aut SCAND 700: Master's Thesis A - 20662 to be arranged -
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aut SCAND 700: Master's Thesis B - 20663 to be arranged -
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aut SCAND 800: Doctoral Dissertation A - 20664 to be arranged -
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Swedish Courses

Qtr Course Section / SLN Instructor Meetings
aut SWED 101: Elementary Swedish

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

Why Study Swedish?

Swedish courses are a fun way to satisfy your language requirement, learn more about Swedish heritage, or get acquainted with a Scandinavian language. 

In our increasingly global world, proficiency in a foreign language is a big career asset! Students of...

A - 21391 MTWThF 09:30-10:20
EEB 025
aut SWED 201: Second-Year Swedish

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

Why Study Swedish?

Swedish courses are a fun way to satisfy your language requirement, learn more about Swedish heritage, or get acquainted with a Scandinavian language. 

In our increasingly global world, proficiency in a foreign language is a big career asset! Students of...

VLPA
A - 21392 Nystrom, Pia C MTWThF 10:30-11:20
SIG 229
aut SWED 301: Topics In Swedish Literature And Culture

Topics in Swedish literature, life, and civilization.

Why Study Swedish?

Swedish courses are a fun way to satisfy your language requirement, learn more about Swedish heritage, or get acquainted with a Scandinavian language. 

In our increasingly global world, proficiency in a foreign language is a big career asset!...

VLPA
A - 21393 Ann-Charlotte (Lotta) Gavel Adams T Th 12:30-14:20
PAR 305
aut SWED 490: Supervised Reading

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

Why Study Swedish?

Swedish courses are a fun way to satisfy your language requirement, learn more about Swedish heritage, or get acquainted with a Scandinavian language. 

In our increasingly global world, proficiency in a foreign language is a big career asset!...

A - 21394 to be arranged -
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aut SWED 510: Graduate Level Proficiency In Swedish

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

Why Study Swedish?

Swedish courses are a fun way to satisfy your language requirement, learn more about Norwegian heritage, or get acquainted with a non-Indo-European language. Our courses are taught by an exceptional faculty, including our visiting Swedish Language Lecturer...

A - 21395 Ann-Charlotte (Lotta) Gavel Adams T Th 12:30-14:20
PAR 305