SCAND 331 - Introduction to Scandinavian Civilization
Fall 2021, Section 001
Instruction Mode: Section 001 is   Hybrid (see other Sections below)
Subject: Scandinavian Studies (SCAND)
Department: LSA Germanic Languages & Literatures
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Taught in English.
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The course provides the opportunity to become acquainted with the society and culture of the modern states of Scandinavia: Iceland, Denmark, Norway, Sweden, and Finland. It will deal with many aspects of Scandinavia, mostly contemporary. There will be a geographical overview, a short historical summary, and special lectures and readings on post-World War II Scandinavia, especially in those subjects where these countries have made important contributions to the rest of the world.

Among the topics to be covered are: politics, economics, social welfare, art and architecture, music, film, literature, mythology, drama, emigration, and Scandinavian languages.

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The course is open to everyone. No knowledge of a Scandinavian language is required.

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The course will be a combination of lectures by the instructor and guests, and discussions. Most class meetings will be in-person, while some will be online because we will have guests on Zoom from Scandinavia.


SCAND 331 - Introduction to Scandinavian Civilization
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001 (LEC)
MW 1:00PM - 2:30PM

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