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SWED 101 A: First Year Swedish 1

Meeting Time: 
MTWThF 9:30am - 10:20am
MGH 248
Bradley Harmon

Syllabus Description:

Course Description

Välkommen till svenska 101! In this class we will introduce and get used to the basics of the Swedish language and culture, with a focus on communicative and practical skills. Learning Swedish and about Sweden 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 Sweden and Swedish-speaking Finland, there will also be opportunities for comparative and personalized integration with your own interests, studies, goals. By the end of the first day, you will already be able to speak Swedish and realize how awesome, beautiful, and interesting the language is! Vi ses snart! [See you soon!]


Course materials:

  • Rivstart A1+A2 Textbook & Övningsbok (one set for the whole year)
  • Rivstart Online (free registration)
  • Digital or paper dictionary


Grade Distribution:

25% - Homework 

20% - Participation and Daily Exercises

10% - Two Short Essays

20% - Chapter Quizzes (two group project-quizzes and four short written quizzes)

15% - Midterm Test & Final Test

  5% - Final Creative Project

  5% - Oral Interview


VLPA credit: 

Each course in this sequence also carries a VLPA credit. To that end, authentic Swedish texts, music, and media (especially film) are integrated into the course. OBS! SOME RESTRICTIONS APPLY TO THE USE OF THIS COURSE TOWARDS AREAS OF KNOWLEDGE REQUIREMENTS, SEE AN ADVISER WITH QUESTIONS.

As this course is the first in a sequence of three it is only offered FALL QUARTER. Auditors are not allowed.


Catalog Description: 
Fundamentals of oral and written Swedish, including introductory study of literature, film, and other authentic texts. First in a sequence of three. Offered: A.
GE Requirements: 
Visual, Literary, and Performing Arts (VLPA)
Last updated: 
September 25, 2019 - 9:22pm