Fall 2015 Scandinavian Studies and Swedish Courses

Posted on April 15th, 2015 by

SWE-101, Swedish I
-001: Dr. Ursula Lindqvist, Confer 333 LEC MTWF 12:30PM – 01:20PM
-002: Dr. Kjerstin Moody, Confer 126 LEC MTWF 01:30PM – 02:20PM
This course introduces students to the Swedish language and important aspects of modern Swedish society. Students learn to speak, read, and write Swedish through pronunciation practice, conversation, and grammar study. Language materials include textbook, short stories, and film. Weekly tests and quizzes are given. The course is designed for students with no previous knowledge of Swedish.

SWE-201, Intermediate Swedish I
Dr. Kjerstin Moody, Confer 123 LEC MWF 10:30AM – 11:20AM
A continuation of SWE-102, these courses are designed to help students strengthen their Swedish conversation skills and improve their writing and reading abilities. Students will read modern Swedish literary texts and will also discuss articles, TV and radio programs and films about modern Swedish culture. After successful completion of SWE-201, students will qualify for study in Sweden, if desired.

SWE-301, Conversation and Composition
Dr. Ursula Lindqvist, Confer 222 SEM MWF 10:30AM – 11:20AM
This combination of beginning literature and advanced language course introduces students to the social and psychological themes expressed by writers of modern Swedish short fiction. In this course, students will further improve their reading, speaking, and writing skills through discussion, grammar and written assignments, and in-class presentations. Required of all Scandinavian Studies majors and minors and also open to students with the necessary background in Swedish.

SCA-224, Scandinavian Women Writers
Dr. Kjerstin Moody, Confer 124 LEC MWF 09:00AM – 09:50AM
Scandinavian women writers currently hold a significant place in the Scandinavian literary canon but their efforts to be granted this ground is ongoing. In this course we will read and analyze works of literature in English translation written by women writers from across the Nordic region of the world. We will focus on the important Modern Breakthrough period of the late 19th century, the dynamic 20th century, and today. We will read literature by women writers including the long-canonized, those recently excavated from history, those writing today; voices from a variety of class, ethnic, and geographical backgrounds; and forms of literature ranging from the traditional to the highly experimental. Our reading and analysis of these writers’ works will help us to understand the ever-shifting places and roles in which Scandinavian women have lived and created. This course also counts toward the Gender, Women, and Sexuality Studies major/minor. (LARS, WRITI)

HIS-218, Scandinavia to 1800
Dr. Glenn Kranking, Beck Hall 311 LEC MWF 11:30AM – 12:20PM
This course surveys the history of Scandinavia from the earliest evidence of human presence to about 1800. Particular emphasis is placed on the Vikings, the turmoil and troubles of the Middle Ages, the emergence of early modern dynastic states in Denmark and Sweden, Sweden and its Baltic empire in the 17th century, and struggles between change and continuity in the 18th century. (HIPHI)


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