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University of Colorado at Boulder

Department of Germanic and Slavic Languages and Literatures

Requirements for Minor in Nordic Studies

To declare a minor in Nordic Studies contact an advisor in Nordic Studies.

A minor in Nordic Studies requires the completion of 18 credit hours. A minimum of 9 credit hours must be taken in upper division courses. All courses used to fulfill requirements for the minor must receive a grade of C- or better; none may be taken pass/fail.

  Language, Culture and Society (9 hours): Credit Hours Core Category
____ SWED 2120 Second-year Swedish Reading & Conversation 2* 4 N/A
____ NORW 2120 Second-year Norwegian Reading & Conversation 2* 4 N/A
____ NORW/SWED/SCAN 2900 Independent Study* 3 N/A
____ NORW/SWED/SCAN 3900 Independent Study* 3 N/A
____ SCAN 2201 Intro to Modern Nordic Culture & Society 3 Contemporary Societies
____ SCAN 2202 The Vikings 3 Historical Context
____ SCAN 3201*** Contemporary Nordic Society and Culture 3 Contemporary Societies
____ SCAN 3206** Nordic Colonialisms 3 Human Diversity
____ SCAN 3208** Women in Nordic Society 3 Human Diversity
____ SCAN 3209** Contemporary Nordic Literature & Film 3 N/A
____ SCAN 3301 Radical Nationalism in Contemp. Northern Europe 3 Ideals and Values
____ SCAN 3020 Advanced Readings in Scandinavian 3 N/A
  Literature (9 hours): Credit Hours Core Category
____ SCAN 1202 Tolkien’s Nordic Sources 3 Literature and the Arts
____ SCAN 3202 Old Norse Mythology 3 Literature and the Arts
____ SCAN 3203 19th & 20th Century Nordic Literature 3 Literature and the Arts
____ SCAN 3204 Medieval Icelandic Sagas 3 Literature and the Arts
____ SCAN 3205 Scandinavian Folk Narrative 3 Literature and the Arts
____ SCAN 3206** Nordic Colonialisms 3 Human Diversity
____ SCAN 3208** Women in Nordic Society 3 Human Diversity
____ SCAN 3209** Contemporary Nordic Literature & Film 3 N/A
____ SCAN 3506 Scandinavian Drama 3 Literature and the Arts
____ SCAN 2900 Independent study 3 N/A
____ SCAN 3900 Independent study 3 N/A

A minimum of 9 hours must be taken on the Boulder campus, but students may earn credit for approved study abroad in the Nordic countries.

* SWED/NORW 2120 and SWED/NORW 2900/3900 are not currently being offered by GSLL.  Students interested in taking Swedish as an Individualized Instruction with Continuing Education should contact Merete Leonhardt-Lupa at meret@comcast.net. (Note: Continuing Education tuition is charged in addition to CU-Boulder's tuition bill.)  

** SCAN 3209 Contemporary Nordic Literature and Film, SCAN 3206 Nordic Colonialisms, and SCAN 3208 Women in Nordic Society, may be counted either toward Language, Culture and Society or toward Literature, but not both.

***SCAN 3201 Contemporary Nordic Society and Culture is a faculty led Global Seminar, and is only offered through CU's Study Abroad Program in Iceland with Office of International Education.