Courses

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

Scandinavian Studies Courses

FALL 2022 COURSES:

SCAND 325R: Scandinavian Choir

SCAND 430: Cultural History of Scandinavia

SCAND 490R: Seminar in Scandinavian Studies: Time Travel

Fall semester courses in the target language are: Norwegian 201, Icelandic 201, Danish 101, Swedish 101, Finnish 101, Norwegian 321, Swedish 321, and Danish 321. See links in the section below.

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Other regularly taught courses:

HIST 285: Scandinavian Family History

HIST 332: Scandinavian History

SCAND 217: German and Scandinavian Cinema

SCAND 332: Cultural History of the Vikings

SCAND 344R: Topics in Scandinavian Studies

SCAND 429: Old Norse

SCAND 491R: Directed Readings in Scandinavian Studies

Scandinavian Language Courses

Beginning and intermediate language classes begin in Fall semesters with continuation courses offered in Winter.

Returned missionaries desiring to take 321: there will be a placement exam during the first week of class which will suggest the appropriate course for your proficiency level (either 202 or 321). Those registered for 321 will be contacted by the instructor for access to the exam the week before classes or during the first week of class. See the Program Info page for more about Challenge Exams.

Norwegian

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

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

Third-year 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

Third-year Swedish (Fall)
SWED 321

Swedish Literature (Winter even 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

Third-year 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

Third-year Finnish (Winter 2022)
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. 

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