Courses - Upcoming

For the most up-to-date information on enrollment, meeting times, and locations, please consult the UW Time Schedule. Please keep in mind that listings for future quarters are tentative and subject to change.

Spring 2016

Danish Courses

Qtr Course Section / SLN Instructor Meetings
spr DANISH 103: Elementary Danish

Fundamentals of oral and written Danish. Third in a sequence of three. Prerequisite: DANISH 102.

A - 13113 Amalie Dueholm MTWThF 10:30-11:20
THO 217
spr DANISH 203: 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.Third in a sequence of three. Prerequisite: DANISH 202.

VLPA
A - 13114 Desiree Ohrbeck MTWThF 09:30-10:20
SAV 167
spr DANISH 490: Supervised Reading

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

A - 13115 to be arranged -
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Estonian Courses

Qtr Course Section / SLN Instructor Meetings
spr ESTO 103: Elementary Estonian

Fundamentals of oral and written Estonian. Third in a sequence of three. Prerequisite: ESTO 102.

A - 14325 Liina-Ly Roos MTWThF 10:30-11:20
MGH 097
spr ESTO 490: Supervised Reading

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

A - 14326 to be arranged -
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Finnish Courses

Qtr Course Section / SLN Instructor Meetings
spr FINN 103: Elementary Finnish

Fundamentals of oral and written Finnish. Third in a sequence of three. Prerequisite: FINN 102.

A - 14424 Ivaska, Ilmari T. MTWThF 09:30-10:20
MGH 289
spr FINN 203: Second-Year Finnish

Intensive practice in speaking, reading, and writing. Functional review of grammar. Third in a sequence of three. Prerequisite: FINN 202.

VLPA
A - 14425 Ilmari Ivaska MTWThF 10:30-11:20
SAV 141
spr FINN 490: Supervised Reading

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

A - 14426 to be arranged -
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Latvian Courses

Qtr Course Section / SLN Instructor Meetings
spr LATV 103: Elementary Latvian

Fundamentals of oral and written Latvian. Third in a sequence of three. Prerequisite: LATV 102.

A - 15809 Iveta Grinberga MTWThF 10:30-11:20
SAV 169
spr LATV 113: 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. Prerequisite: LATV 112. Offered: Sp.

A - 15810 Iveta Grinberga T Th 12:30-13:20
THO 135
spr LATV 203: Second-Year Latvian

Intensive practice in speaking, reading, and writing. Functional review of grammar. Third in a sequence of three. Prerequisite: LATV 202.

VLPA
A - 15811 Iveta Grinberga MTWThF 09:30-10:20
THO 217
spr LATV 490: Supervised Reading

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

VLPA
A - 15812 to be arranged -
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Lithuanian Courses

Qtr Course Section / SLN Instructor Meetings
spr LITH 113: Basic Lithuanian

Covers the fundamentals of conversational Lithuanian language. Completion of all three quarters does not meet the foreign language requirement. Prerequisite: LITH 112.

A - 16232 Aušra Valančiauskienė M W F 09:30-10:20
MGH 282
spr LITH 490: Supervised Reading

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

A - 16233 to be arranged -
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Norwegian Courses

Qtr Course Section / SLN Instructor Meetings
spr NORW 103: Elementary Norwegian

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

A - 17512 Heather Short MTWThF 09:30-10:20
SIG 228
spr NORW 203: Second-Year Norwegian

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

VLPA
A - 17513 Olivia Gunn MTWThF 09:30-10:20
MEB 102
spr NORW 312: Topics In Norwegian Literature And Culture

Topics related to Norwegian literature, life, and civilization.

VLPA
A - 17514 Terje I. Leiren to be arranged -
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spr NORW 490: Supervised Reading

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

A - 17515 to be arranged -
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Scandinavian Courses

Qtr Course Section / SLN Instructor Meetings
spr SCAND 153: Introduction To Lithuanian Literary And Cultural History

Surveys Lithuanian literary and cultural history from the Medieval period to the present. Authors include Dauksa, Maironis, Biliunas, Ciurloinis, Boruta, Granauskas, Aputis, Vilimaite, Milosz, and others.

VLPA
A - 19053 Aušra Valančiauskienė M W 12:30-14:20
CMU 226
spr 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 - 19054 Desiree Ohrbeck T Th 12:30-14:20
THO 119
spr SCAND 156: Introduction To Swedish Literacy And Cultural History

Introduction to modern Swedish literature, culture, and contemporary discourses on race, multiculturalism, gender equality, and LGBTI. Offered: WSp.

VLPA
A - 19055 Ia Dübois T Th 11:30-13:20
SIG 228
spr SCAND 232: Hans Christian Andersen And The Fairy Tale Tradition

Influence of Hans Christian Andersen and the fairy tale on modern Scandinavian tales and stories. Investigates the significance of the fairy tale in the modern world, with attention to writers such as Isak Dinesen, Knut Hamsun, Villy Sorensen, William Heinesen.

VLPA
A - 19056 Marianne T. Stecher MTWTh 11:30-12:20
SAV 264
spr SCAND 270: Sagas Of The Vikings

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

VLPA
A - 19057 Lars Jenner to be arranged -
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spr SCAND 280: Ibsen And His Major Plays In English

Reading and discussion of Ibsen's major plays.

VLPA
A - 19058 Olivia Gunn M W 12:30-14:20
SIG 228
spr SCAND 331: Folk Narrative

Survey of various genres of folk narratives studied in performance contexts to reveal their socio-cultural functions in a variety of milieux. Theory and history of folk narrative study, taxonomy, genre classification, and interpretative approaches. Offered: jointly with C LIT 331.

VLPA
A - 19059 Guntis Šmidchens MTWThF 13:30-14:20
MGH 234
spr SCAND 334: Immigrant And Ethnic Folklore

Survey of verbal, customary, and material folk traditions in ethnic context. Theories of ethnic folklore research applied to the traditions of American communities of Scandinavian, Baltic, or other European ancestry. Offered: jointly with C LIT 334.

I&S, VLPA
A - 19060 Lars Jenner T Th 13:30-15:20
EEB 125
spr SCAND 335: Scandinavian Children's Literature

The history, forms, and themes of Scandinavian children's literature from H. C. Andersen to the present. Exploration of the dominant concerns of authors, adult and non-adult audiences, and the uses to which juvenile and adolescent literature are put. Film adaptations and Scandinavian-American materials included.

VLPA
A - 19061 Ann-Charlotte (Lotta) Gavel Adams M W 13:30-15:20
GLD 322
spr SCAND 342: Typological And Historical Perspectives On Finnish Language

Examines the Finnish language from the typological point-of-view in its own right and in contrast to other languages. Introduces the probable evolutionary development of Finnish with regard to the settlement history. Provides student with opportunities to gain and deepen their knowledge about Finnish. No prior knowledge of Finnish is required. Offered: Sp.

VLPA
A - 19062 Ilmari Ivaska M W 12:30-14:20
MGH 254
spr SCAND 344: The Baltic States And Scandinavia

Survey of the cultures and history of Estonia, Latvia, and Lithuania from the Viking Age to the present, with particular attention to Baltic-Scandinavian contacts. Offered: jointly with JSIS A 344.

I&S
A - 19063 Guntis Šmidchens MTWThF 12:30-13:20
MGH 234
spr SCAND 381: History Of Scandinavia Since 1720

Scandinavian history from the Enlightenment to the Welfare State with emphasis on the political, social, and economic development of the modern Scandinavian nations of Denmark, Norway, Sweden, Finland, and Iceland. Offered: jointly with HSTEU 381.

I&S
A - 19064 Terje I. Leiren MTWTh 11:30-12:20
GWN 201
spr SCAND 479: Eco-Capitalism

Explores the idea of environmentalism and sustainability across societies. Compares and contrasts how prominent authors in the field assess the risks and opportunities of human effects on climate and ecology. Questions explored include: will ecological solutions be critical to the revival of the global economy? Why do place such as Europe adapt more readily to environmental challenges? Offered: jointly with JSIS A 429.

I&S
A - 19065 Christine Ingebritsen M F 10:30-12:20
AND 010
spr SCAND 490: Special Topics

Special topics in Scandinavian art, literature, culture, and history. Course offerings based on instructor's specialty and student demand.

A - 20750 Andrew K. Nestingen T Th 12:30-14:20
MGH 251
spr SCAND 495: Foreign Study: Research Project

Research on approved topic.

W
A - 19066 Christine Ingebritsen W 13:30-15:20
SMI 313
spr SCAND 498: Senior Essay

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

VLPA, W
A - 19067 to be arranged -
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spr SCAND 498: Senior Essay

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

VLPA, W Honors
B - 19068 to be arranged -
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spr 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 - 19070 to be arranged -
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spr 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 - 19071 to be arranged -
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spr SCAND 590: Special Topics In Scandinavian Literature A - 19072 Andrew K. Nestingen T Th 12:30-14:20
MGH 251
spr SCAND 590: Special Topics In Scandinavian Literature B - 20749 Ann-Charlotte (Lotta) Gavel Adams M W 13:30-15:20
GLD 322
spr SCAND 600: Independent Study Or Research

Prerequisite: permission of instructor.

A - 19073 to be arranged -
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spr SCAND 600: Independent Study Or Research

Prerequisite: permission of instructor.

B - 19074 to be arranged -
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spr SCAND 700: Master's Thesis A - 19075 to be arranged -
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spr SCAND 700: Master's Thesis B - 19076 to be arranged -
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spr SCAND 800: Doctoral Dissertation A - 19077 to be arranged -
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Swedish Courses

Qtr Course Section / SLN Instructor Meetings
spr SWED 103: Elementary Swedish

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

A - 19669 Karin Eriksson MTWThF 09:30-10:20
EEB 025
spr SWED 203: Second-Year Swedish

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

VLPA
A - 19670 Nystrom, Pia C MTWThF 10:30-11:20
EEB 025
spr SWED 302: The Swedish Novel

Selected works by novelists of the nineteenth and twentieth centuries.

VLPA
A - 19671 Ann-Charlotte (Lotta) Gavel Adams T Th 10:30-12:20
CDH 110B
spr SWED 510: Graduate Level Proficiency In Swedish

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

A - 19672 Ann-Charlotte (Lotta) Gavel Adams T Th 10:30-12:20
CDH 110B