Courses

The Scandinavian Studies Program includes courses for the Scandinavian Studies minor as well as language classes at multiple levels.

Scandinavian Studies Courses

Winter 2021 courses:

SCAND 325R: Scandinavian Choir

SCAND 429: Old Norse

HIST 332: Scandinavian History

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Other regularly taught courses:

SCAND 217: (SCAND-GERM) German and Scandinavian Cinema

HIST 285: Scandinavian Family History

SCAND 332: Cultural History of the Vikings

SCAND 344R: Topics in Scandinavian Studies 
(Fall 2021: A Literary Typology of Dragons)

SCAND 337: Works of Hans Christian Andersen

SCAND 377: Methods in Teaching Nordic Languages

SCAND 430: Cultural History of Scandinavia

SCAND 490R: Seminar in Scandinavian Studies

SCAND 491R: Directed Readings in Scandinavian

Scandinavian Language Courses

Beginning and intermediate language classes are offered in Fall semesters with continuation courses offered in Winter. Returned missionaries and those with equivalent linguistic experience typically begin at 321 in Fall semester.

Norwegian

First-year Norwegian (begins Fall odd years)
NORWE 101 NORWE 102

Second-year Norwegian (begins Fall even years)
NORWE 201 NORWE 202

Advanced Norwegian (Fall)
NORWE 321

Norwegian Literature (Winter even years)
NORWE 340

Academic Internship NORWE 399R

Swedish

First-year Swedish (begins Fall even years)
SWED 101 SWED 102

Second-year Swedish (begins Fall odd years)
SWED 201 SWED 202

Advanced Swedish (Fall)
SWED 321

Swedish Literature (Winter odd years)
SWED 340

Academic Internship SWED 399R

Danish

First-year Danish (begins Fall even years)
DANSH 101 DANSH 102

Second-year Danish (begins Fall odd years)
DANSH 201 DANSH 202

Advanced Danish (Fall)
DANSH 321

Danish Literature (Winter odd years)
DANSH 340

Academic Internship DANSH 399R

Finnish

First-year Finnish (begins Fall even years)
FINN 101 FINN 102

Second-year Finnish (begins Fall odd years)
FINN 201 FINN 202

Advanced Finnish (Fall)
FINN 321

Finnish Literature (Contact department)
FINN 340

Academic Internship FINN 399R

Icelandic

First-year Icelandic (begins Fall odd years)
ICLND 101 ICLND 102

Second-year Icelandic (begins Fall even years)
ICLND 201 ICLND 202

Academic Internship ICLND 399R

Old Icelandic Language and Literature (Winter odd years)
ICLND 429

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Please see the University Course Catalog and the current BYU Course Schedule (Humanities: Comparative Arts & Letters) for more information. 

Students in a Scandinavian language 321 course, who have not taken 100-200 level classes in that language because of prior experience, can take the Challenge Exam to gain credit for lower-level language courses. 

A number of the Scandinavian courses are taught through the BYU Evening School and are also open for enrollment by non-BYU students.