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AUSCA101 Beginners' Norwegian I Course Page

Description: AUSCA 101 and 102 are designed to develop ability in reading and writing Norwegian, with a strong emphasis on the development of comprehension and oral communication skills. During this process, the student participates in a wide variety of interactive activities and is also exposed to contemporary Norwegian culture. These two courses not only encourage the student to think critically about the principles of grammar as they relate to the Norwegian language, but also stimulate an in-depth understanding of the principles by which language functions in general. These two courses also lead the student through the steps of reflective learning as they consider and discuss language learning strategies.

AUSCA102 Beginners' Norwegian II Course Page

Description: Continuation of AUSCA 101. Prerequisite: AUSCA 101.

AUSCA141 Viking-Age Prose Literature Course Page

Description: Selected family and historical sagas (Njal's saga, Egil's saga, Grettir's saga, Laxdæla saga, the Vinland sagas, and others), and an introduction to Viking-age history. All lectures and readings are in English.

AUSCA142 Viking Age Mythology Course Page

Description: A survey of Viking Age / Old Norse mythology and heroic legends, focusing on readings in translation from the Poetic and Prose Eddas. The influence of Old Norse mythology on European and North American visual art, literature, popular culture, and music from the 19th century to the present is also examined.

AUSCA151 Modern Norwegian Literature Course Page

Description: Dramas of Ibsen and representative prose works (e.g. Hamsun, Undset). All lectures and readings are in English.

AUSCA161 Scandinavian Folk Literature Course Page

Description: Introduction to the three major genres of Scandinavian folk literature: the fictional folk tale, the legend, and the ballad. Folk literature as a cultural mirror and the impact of folk literature on nineteenth- and twentieth-century Scandinavian literature are also explored. All lectures and readings are in English.

AUSCA201 Intermediate Norwegian I Course Page

Description: Reading and study of selected texts in Norwegian literature and culture. Composition and conversation are emphasized. Prerequisite: AUSCA 102 or Consent of the Instructor.

AUSCA202 Intermediate Norwegian II Course Page

Description: Continuation of AUSCA 201. Prerequisite: AUSCA 201.

AUSCA210 Scandinavian Studies and Information Literacy Course Page

Description: Introduction to library research skills in the discipline of Scandinavian Studies. Prerequisite: Second-year standing in a Modern Languages degree program. Corequisite: Any senior course in Scandinavian Studies that requires library research. Notes: The corequisite must be taken concurrently. Credit may be obtained for only one of AUSCA 210, AUENG 204, AUDRA 228, AUFRE 210, AUGER 210.

AUSCA221 Representations of Gender in Modern Scandinavian Literature Course Page

Description: An analysis of the representations of gender in selected works of Scandinavian literature in English translation from 1850 to the present, as well as the role that gender has played in Scandinavian literature in general. Feminist literary and gender theory will be employed to analyze the various texts.

AUSCA231 Scandinavian Culture and Civilization Course Page

Description: Survey of Scandinavian life and achievement, past and present, with emphasis on social and cultural conditions against a geographical and historical background. All lectures and readings are in English. Note: Credit may be obtained for only one of AUSCA 231 and AUGEO 242.

AUSCA234 Selected Topics in Scandinavian Languages Course Page

Description: Study of selected topics in Scandinavian languages studies. Focus and content of each course will vary from year to year.

AUSCA237 Selected Topics in Scandinavian Literature Course Page

Description: Study of selected topics in Scandinavian literature. Focus and content of each course will vary from year to year.

AUSCA239 Selected Topics in Scandinavian Literature Course Page

Description: Study of selected topics in Scandinavian literature. Focus and content of each course will vary from year to year.

AUSCA241 Viking-Age Prose Literature Course Page

Description: Selected family and historical sagas (Njal's saga, Egil's saga, Grettir's saga, Laxdæla saga, the Vinland sagas, and others), and an introduction to Viking-age history. All lectures and readings are in English.

AUSCA251 Modern Norwegian Literature Course Page

Description: Dramas of Ibsen and representative prose works (e.g. Hamsun, Undset). All lectures and readings are in English.

AUSCA252 Modern Danish and Swedish Literature Course Page

Description: Dramas of Strindberg and representative prose works (e.g., Andersen, Jacobsen, and Lagerkvist). All lectures and readings are in English.

AUSCA261 Scandinavian Folk Literature Course Page

Description: Introduction to the three major genres of Scandinavian folk literature: the fictional folk tale, the legend, and the ballad. Folk literature as a cultural mirror and the impact of folk literature on nineteenth- and twentieth-century Scandinavian literature are also explored. All lectures and readings are in English.

AUSCA271 Personal Narratives of the North Course Page

Description: Analysis of personal narratives from the Canadian North and northern Scandinavia, with a focus on texts linking these regions. Narratives written from a variety of perspectives are read, including those of aboriginal peoples, explorers, professionals, adventurers and families. Texts which explore gender roles and gender myths in the North are also examined. Autobiographical theory is employed to analyze the texts. All lectures and readings are in English.

AUSCA334 Selected Topics in Scandinavian Languages Course Page

Description: Study of selected topics in Scandinavian languages studies. Focus and content of each course will vary from year to year.

AUSCA337 Selected Topics in Scandinavian Literature Course Page

Description: Study of selected topics in Scandinavian literature. Focus and content of each course will vary from year to year.

AUSCA339 Selected Topics in Scandinavian Literature Course Page

Description: Study of selected topics in Scandinavian literature. Focus and content of each course will vary from year to year.

AUSCA382 Modern Scandinavian Poetry and Short Stories Course Page

Description: Scandinavian poetry, short stories, and essays from 1900 to the present in the original languages, including Arnulf Øverland, Rolf Jacobsen, Inger Hagerup, Otto Gelsted, Benny Andersen, Nels Ferlin, Edith Södergrän, and others. Prerequisite: AUSCA 202 or Consent of the Instructor.

AUSCA401 Directed Study: Language Course Page

Description: Intensive study of the Norwegian language. Prerequisite: AUSCA 202 or Consent of the Instructor. Note: An "Application for Individual Study" must be completed and approved before registration in the course.

AUSCA403 Directed Reading Course Page

Description: Intensive study of a specific area of Scandinavian literature as defined by the student and a supervising instructor. Prerequisite: A 200-level Scandinavian literature course or Consent of the Instructor. Note: An "Application for Individual Study" must be completed and approved before registration in the course.

AUSCA405 Directed Study: Area Studies Course Page

Description: Intensive study of a specific area of Scandinavian culture as defined by the student and a supervising instructor. Prerequisite: AUSCA 231. Note: An "Application for Individual Study" must be completed and approved before registration in the course.

AUSCA92 BEGINNERS' NORWEGIAN II Course Page
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