Scandinavian Studies Concentration

For the Degree of Bachelor of Arts in Liberal Arts and Sciences

Major in Germanic Studies, Scandinavian Studies Concentration


Minimum required major and supporting course work normally equates to 41-42 hours with at least 29 credit hours of Scandinavian courses beyond SCAN 101-102.

General education: Students must complete the Campus General Education requirements including the campus general education language requirement.

Twelve hours of 300- and 400-level courses in the major must be taken on this campus.

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 adviser.

Minimum hours required for graduation: 120 hours

Departmental distinction: Students majoring in the Department of Germanic Languages and Literatures are urged to consult the departmental honors adviser by the second semester of the junior year for information pertaining to senior honors work and honors awards in the department.

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.

Language Courses beyond SCAN 101-SCAN 102: 111-12
Intermediate Scandinavian I
Intermediate Scandinavian II
Topics in Scan Languages
At least 6 hours from the following 200-level course offerings:6
Madness, Myth, and Murder
Vikings to Volvos: Scandinavia
SCAN 240
Viking Mythology
Viking Sagas in Translation
At least 12 hours from the following 300- and 400-level course offerings:12
Old Norse - Icelandic I
Old Norse - Icelandic II
Children and Youth Literature
Modern Scandinavian Drama
Imagining the Welfare State
Kierkegaard and the Self
Green Screen: Film and Nature
Scandinavian Cinema
Special Topics in Scan Studies
Supporting Courses approved by the Undergraduate Adviser12
Total Hours41-42