Velkommen til Dansk 201! In this class we will build on the skills from Danish 101 through 103. We will continue to learn the Danish language and culture, with a focus on communicative and practical skills. Learning Danish and about Denmark is a fascinating way to begin approaching contemporary world issues, history, media, society, politics, innovation, and everything else! While we will spend most of our time focusing on Denmark, there will also be opportunities for comparative and personalized integration with your own interests, studies, goals. During each quarter there will be two or three specialized focus where we don’t use a text book but do deep dives into aspects of Danish culture, literature or cinema. These weeks are unique, and you have influence on what you what to learn more about.
Vi ses snart! [See you soon!]
Each course in this sequence also carries a VLPA credit. To that end, authentic Danish texts, music, and media (especially film) are integrated into the course.
- Puls 2 (One book for the whole first year + Online access)
- Films available on canvas
- Digital or paper dictionary
An example of how grading could work
25% - Homework
20% - Daily participation & In-class exercises
15% - Short essays or reviews
20% - Chapter quizzes
15% - Midterm and Final exams
5% - Final oral interview in pairs