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Scandinavian Studies course catalog

2020-21

KIMBERLY LaPALM, Assistant Professor
B.A., Wisconsin (Madison); M.A., C.Phil., Ph.D., UCLA

MARK SAFSTROM, Associate Professor
B.A., North Park University; M.A., Ph.D., University of Washington

Major in Scandinavian Studies

28 credits, including 8 credits of language courses beyond SWED-102 (SWED-211, SWED-212, SWED-380; SCAN-201, SCAN-202, SCAN-320, SCAN-321, SCAN-401, SCAN- 402); at least 4 credits of Scandinavian history (SCAN-250 or SCAN-350); and at least 4 credits of elective coursework (SCAN-240, SCAN-241, SCAN-242, SCAN-243, SCAN-250, SCAN-270, SCAN-271, SCAN-340, SCAN-341, SCAN-342, SCAN-350, SCAN-360, SCAN-361, SCAN-370, SCAN-371, SCAN-393, SCAN-470, SCAN-471, and RELG-270). 

Remaining credits may be earned through language courses, elective courses, Senior Inquiry, or internship. At least 8 credits must be at the 300 or 400 level. A maximum of 12 credits of coursework taken overseas may count toward the major.

Minor in Scandinavian Studies

16 credits, including 4 credits of language courses beyond SWED-102 (SWED-211, SWED-212, SWED-380; SCAN-201, SCAN-202, SCAN-320, SCAN-321, SCAN-401, SCAN- 402) and at least 4 credits of elective coursework (SCAN-240, SCAN-241, SCAN-242, SCAN-243, SCAN-250 SCAN-270, SCAN-271, SCAN-340, SCAN-341, SCAN-342, SCAN-350, SCAN-360, SCAN-361, SCAN-370, SCAN-371, SCAN-393, SCAN-470, SCAN-471, and RELG-270). 

Remaining credits may be earned through language courses or elective courses. At least 4 credits must be at the 300 or 400 level. A maximum of 12 credits of coursework taken overseas may count toward the minor.

For an interdisciplinary minor related to Scandinavian Studies, see Linguistics.

Grade Point Average Notation: All courses listed in the catalog as required courses for any major and/or minor, including those courses outside of the department or with a different subject coding, are considered part of the major and will count in the grade point average. Some departments may have additional grade requirements for the courses offered within their department. Recommended supporting courses that are optional and not required may also count in the major depending on the program. For more information see your department chair or the degree requirements for Bachelor of Arts and information on Majors/Minors.


Courses (SWED)


Courses (SCAN)

Madelyn Loehr

Akvavit Theater performing Feb. 20

Akvavit Theatre of Chicago will perform staged readings from two plays Feb. 20 at Augustana. The company focuses on Nordic and Scandinavian works.

The Real Group

Groundbreaking a capella group to perform Feb. 11

A groundbreaking vocal group from Sweden will perform at Augustana Feb. 11. (This event is sold out.)

Dr. Brian Leech book talk

Historian knows the industry that builds and erodes communities

From book talks to ore docks, mining history is taking Dr. Brian Leech north, west, to Norway and back to campus.

Joy of Christmas

All students are invited to attend the 50th annual Joy of Christmas celebration in Andover, Ill.