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Scandinavian Program

Programs of Study

Interested in Scandinavian Studies at the University of Illinois? Here are some facts about our courses and programs of study.

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Contact Mark Safstrom for more information: safstrom@illinois.edu 

For the most up-to-date information about our courses, visit the University’s Course Catalog for Scandinavian

 

Scandinavian Studies Concentration for the Major in German

Designed for students with a broad interest in Scandinavian Studies, including acquiring proficiency in a modern Scandinavian language. Fulfilling the requirements for the Major usually involves one semester of study abroad at a Scandinavian university. 30 credit hours of Scandinavian courses are required for the concentration.

Hours Requirements

11-12

Language Courses beyond SCAN 101-102:

 

SCAN 103-Intermediate Scandinavian I

 

SCAN 104-Intermediate Scandinavian II

  SCAN 110-Intensive Intermediate Scan

 

SCAN 494-Topics in Scan Languages

6

At least two courses from the following 200-level course offerings:

 

SCAN 215-Madness, Myth and Murder

 

SCAN 225-Vikings & Volvos: Scandinavia

  SCAN 240-Arctic Narratives

 

SCAN 251-Viking Mythology

 

SCAN 252-Viking Sagas in Translation

12-13

At least four courses from the following 300- and 400-level course offerings:

  SCAN 305-Introduction to Old Norse I
  SCAN 306-Introduction to Old Norse II
  SCAN 376-Children and Youth Culture
  SCAN 386-Arctic Environment and Society
  SCAN 463-Modern Scandinavian Drama
  SCAN 470-Imagining the Welfare State
  SCAN 472-Kierkegaard and the Discovery of Self
  SCAN 490-Green Screen: Film and Nature

 

SCAN 492-New Scandinavian Cinema

 

SCAN 496-Special Topics in Scan Studies

21

Supporting coursework comprised of study in areas relevant for Scandinavian Studies, chosen in consultation with the Scandinavian Studies faculty advisor.  Areas could include: Germanic Languages and Literatures, English, Linguistics, History, Political Science, Comparative and World Literatures, International and Area Studies, European Studies.

Twelve hours of 300- and 400-level courses in the major must be taken on this campus.
All foreign language requirements must be satisfied.
A Major Plan of Study Form must be completed and submitted to the LAS Student Affairs Office before the end of the fifth semester (60-75 hours). Please see your advisor.

Minor in Scandinavian Studies

The Minor in Scandinavian Studies offers students exposure to the study of a Scandinavian language and broad knowledge of Scandinavian culture, literature, film, art, and history.  Prerequisite: SCAN 101 or the equivalent.

Hours Requirements

0-4

Scan 102: Beginning Scandinavian II

18-22

Any of the following, with at least 6 credits on the 300- or 400-level

 

SCAN 103: Intermediate Scandinavian I

 

SCAN 104: Intermediate Scandinavian II

  SCAN 110-Intensive Intermediate Scandinavian

 

SCAN 215: Madness, Myth, and Murder

 

SCAN 225: Vikings and Volvos: Scandinavia

  SCAN 240-Arctic Narratives

 

SCAN 251: Viking Mythology

 

SCAN 252: Viking Sagas in Translation

  SCAN 305-Introduction to Old Norse I
  SCAN 306-Introduction to Old Norse II
  SCAN 376-Children and Youth Culture
  SCAN 386-Arctic Environment and Society
  SCAN 463-Modern Scandinavian Drama
  SCAN 470-Imagining the Welfare State
  SCAN 472-Kierkegaard and the Discovery of Self
  SCAN 490-Green Screen: Film and Nature

 

SCAN 492: New Scandinavian Cinema

 

SCAN 494: Special Topics in Scan Languages

 

SCAN 496: Special Topics in Scan Studies