The Department of Scandinavian Studies at the University of Washington offers both an undergraduate major and a minor in Finnish, as well as opportunities for students to continue their study of Finnish language, literature, culture, and society on the graduate level while working toward the M.A. and the Ph.D. in Scandinavian Studies. A broad array of courses are offered, including a four-year program in language and literature, as well as a survey of Finnish literary and cultural history and specialized courses on such topics as the Kalevala. Students majoring in Scandinavian Area Studies may select Finnish as their language of emphasis.

Finnish Program History | Why Study Finnish? | Support Finnish Studies
Finnish Organizations and Links | Books about Finland

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Affiliate Assistant Professor
Department Chair, Professor

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Visiting Lecturer of Finnish
Former Visiting Lecturer of Finnish, 2012-2014
Heather MacLaughlin Garbes Headshot
Affiliate Assistant Professor
Nordic Studies Librarian/Assistant Instruction Coordinator
Department Chair, Professor
Graduate Student, Finnish TA
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Graduate Student
Graduate Student, On Leave



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