scandinavian-studies

The Scandinavian studies program provides the opportunity to learn a Scandinavian language or Finnish (modern Icelandic only occasionally). The literature, folklore, and culture of the Nordic countries are taught both in the original languages and in English translation. Partly in cooperation with other departments, courses in Scandinavian area studies are offered (history, social institutions, geography, art, archaeology).

CERTIFICATE REQUIREMENTS

The Scandinavian studies certificate requires 18 credits of SCAND ST, 9 credits must be taken at the 300 level or higher. Select at least one course from each of the following areas:

A. LANGUAGES

DANISH

SCAND ST 121 First Semester Danish4
SCAND ST 122 Second Semester Danish4
SCAND ST 221 Second Year Danish4
SCAND ST 222 Second Year Danish4
SCAND ST 271 Readings in Danish Literature3-4

FINNISH

SCAND ST 131 First Semester Finnish4
SCAND ST 132 Second Semester Finnish4
SCAND ST 301 Intensive Finnish I7
SCAND ST 302 Intensive Finnish II7

ICELANDIC 

SCAND ST 520 Special Topics (Icelandic )3

 NORWEGIAN

SCAND ST 101 First Semester Norwegian4
SCAND ST 102 Second Semester Norwegian4
SCAND ST 201 Second Year Norwegian4
SCAND ST 202 Second Year Norwegian4
SCAND ST 251 Readings in Norwegian Literature3-4

 SAMI

SCAND ST 404 Languages of Northern Europe2-4

 SWEDISH

SCAND ST 111 First Semester Swedish4
SCAND ST 112 Second Semester Swedish4
SCAND ST 211 Second Year Swedish4
SCAND ST 212 Second Year Swedish4
SCAND ST 261 Readings in Swedish Literature3-4

B. LANGUAGE, CULTURE, AND HISTORY COURSES

SCAND ST 296 The Scandinavian Heritage in America3
SCAND ST 401 Contemporary Scandinavian Languages3
SCAND ST 405 Nynorsk sprak og kultur3
SCAND ST/​MEDIEVAL  407 Old Norse3
SCAND ST/​MEDIEVAL  408 Old Norse3
SCAND ST/​MEDIEVAL  409 Survey of Old Norse-Icelandic Literature3
SCAND ST 410 Introduction to Scandinavian Linguistics3
SCAND ST 414 History of the Scandinavian Languages I: Proto- to Common Scandinavian3
SCAND ST 415 History of the Scandinavian Languages II: Standard Languages3
SCAND ST 429 Mythology of Scandinavia4
SCAND ST/​MEDIEVAL  430 The Vikings4
SCAND ST/​HISTORY  431 History of Scandinavia to 18153
SCAND ST/​HISTORY  432 History of Scandinavia Since 18153
SCAND ST 433 The Scandinavian Tale and Ballad4
SCAND ST 435 The Icelandic Sagas4
SCAND ST/​FOLKLORE  440 Scandinavian American Folklore3
SCAND ST/​FOLKLORE  443 Sami Culture, Yesterday and Today4
SCAND ST/​MEDIEVAL  444 Kalevala and Finnish Folk-Lore4
SCAND ST/​FOLKLORE/​MEDIEVAL  446 Celtic-Scandinavian Cultural Interrelations3
SCAND ST 466 Greenland - Past, Present, and Future3
SCAND ST 476 Scandinavian Life and Civilization II4
SCAND ST 496 The Scandinavian Heritage in America3
SCAND ST 510 Topics in Scandinavian Linguistics3
SCAND ST 511 Paleography and Philology - Old Norse3
SCAND ST/​HISTORY  577 Contemporary Scandinavia: Politics and History3-4
SCAND ST 630 Fundamentals of Bibliography and Research3

C. SCANDINAVIAN LITERATURE COURSES

SCAND ST 284 The "Scandinavian Modern" Phenomenon in Arts and Literature3
SCAND ST 373 Masterpieces of Scandinavian Literature: From the Middle Ages to 19003-4
SCAND ST 374 Masterpieces of Scandinavian Literature: the Twentieth Century3-4
SCAND ST 419 Scandinavian Children's Literature4
SCAND ST 420 The Woman in Scandinavian Literature4
SCAND ST 421 Scandinavian Topics in Depth (1 Norwegian-American Folksong)1-2
SCAND ST 421 Scandinavian Topics in Depth (2 Finnish-American Folksong)1-2
SCAND ST 421 Scandinavian Topics in Depth (4 Hagiography in the North)1-2
SCAND ST 422 The Drama of Henrik Ibsen4
SCAND ST 423 The Drama of August Strindberg4
SCAND ST 424 Nineteenth-Century Scandinavian Fiction3-4
SCAND ST 425 Knut Hamsun and the 20th Century Norwegian Novel4
SCAND ST 426 Kierkegaard and Scandinavian Literature4
SCAND ST 427 Contemporary Scandinavian Literature4
SCAND ST/​LITTRANS  428 Memory and Literature from Proust to Knausgard3
SCAND ST 434 The Art of Isak Dinesen/Karen Blixen4
SCAND ST 436 Topics in Scandinavian Literature3-4
SCAND ST 437 Modern Scandinavian Drama4
SCAND ST 450 Scandinavian Decadence in its European Context3-4
SCAND ST 475 The Writings of Hans Christian Andersen for Scandinavian Majors4
SCAND ST 501 Tal Och Skrift2
SCAND ST 520 Special Topics3
SCAND ST 634 Survey of Scandinavian Literature: 1500-18003
SCAND ST 635 Survey of Scandinavian Literature: 1800-18903
SCAND ST 636 Survey of Scandinavian Literature: 1890-19203

Residence and Quality of Work

At least 9 credits must be taken in residence. A UW–Madison-sponsored study abroad program applies as in-residence credit.

A 2.000 cumulative GPA is required in all courses eligible for the certificate.

For advising and placement in Scandinavian studies contact our undergraduate advisor:

Nete Schmidt, Scandinavian Studies Undergraduate Advisor
aschmidt2@wisc.edu
1368 Van Hise

For other undergraduate concerns, please contact our undergraduate coordinator:

Jeff Casey, Undergraduate Coordinator
undergrad@gns.wisc.edu
608-262-2090
1306 Van Hise

For additional career advising please contact:

Michael Kruse
International Directions Advisor
Language Institute
mkruse@wisc.edu
http://languages.wisc.edu/languageadvising

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Professors Susan Brantly, Thomas DuBois, Kirsten Wolf

Assistant Professor Dean Krouk

Faculty Associates Scott A. Mellor, Nete Schmidt

Senior Lecturer Peggy Hager

Associate Lecturer Todd Michelson-Ambelang