Instructor Morten Larsen and Danish students

Vil du gerne lære dansk? Danish is a modern Scandinavian language closely related to Norwegian and Swedish. Denmark is the gateway to Scandinavia and the North Atlantic, and Danish is also spoken as a second language in Greenland, the Faroe Islands and Iceland.

We offer three levels of instruction in Danish at UW (beginning, intermediate and advanced). Each autumn quarter a new sequence of Danish starts with DAN 101. If you already speak some Danish, you may test into a higher level for Credit by Special Examination. As a UW student, you are encouraged to study in Denmark via UW Study Abroad and are eligible for scholarships, including the Gytel Scholarship and the Metzon and Nielsen Scholarships for Danish Studies.

The Department of Scandinavian has an undergraduate major and minor in Danish. The Danish major offers a current European perspective on culture, gender, politics and society, as well as cinema, folklore, history and literature. The UW faculty in Danish consists of a full professor as well as a Visiting Lecturer in Danish.

With admission to our Graduate Program, qualified students holding a BA may pursue the MA or PhD degree in Scandinavian Studies with an emphasis in Danish.

Contact Professor Marianne Stecher-Hansen, for further information about Danish by calling 206-543-6084 or marianne@uw.edu.

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