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Courses

GNSD offers undergraduate courses, from beginning and intermediate languages to literature and culture, covering eight designators (DTCH, FIN, GER, GSD, NOR, RUSS, SCAN, SWED). In addition to helping you fulfill requirements for our majors or minors, many of our courses also count for liberal education (LE), writing intensive (WI), and language requirements.

Our courses can help you expand your knowledge of contemporary and historical languages, literature, and various forms of media (including oral traditions, films, hypermedia). The courses you choose will equip you with critical thinking skills and interdisciplinary perspectives.  

To see our current and upcoming undergraduate courses, click on the links below.

Course posters for the upcoming semester can be found here: https://sites.google.com/umn.edu/gnsdcoursesumn/ .

Fall 2020

Course NumberCourse TitleSections
DTCH 1001Beginning DutchSections [1]
DTCH 1003Intermediate DutchSections [1]
DTCH 3993Directed StudiesSections [2]
DTCH 4001Beginning Dutch for Graduate ResearchSections [1]
DTCH 4003Intermediate Dutch for Graduate ResearchSections [1]
DTCH 5993Directed StudiesSections [2]
Course NumberCourse TitleSections
FIN 1001Beginning Finnish ISections [1]
FIN 1003Intermediate Finnish ISections [1]
FIN 3011Advanced FinnishSections [1]
FIN 4001Beginning Finnish for Graduate Research ISections [1]
FIN 4003Intermediate Finnish for Graduate Research ISections [1]
FIN 4011Advanced Finnish for Graduate ResearchSections [1]
Course NumberCourse TitleSections
GER 1001Beginning GermanSections [5]
GER 1002Beginning GermanSections [2]
GER 1003Intermediate GermanSections [4]
GER 1004Intermediate GermanSections [4]
GER 1022Beginning German ReviewSections [2]
GER 3011WConversation and CompositionSections [2]
GER 3014German MediaSections [1]
GER 3104WReading and Analysis of German LiteratureSections [1]
GER 344120th-/21st-Century LiteratureSections [1]
GER 3604WIntroduction to German CinemaSections [1]
GER 3641German FolkloreSections [1]
GER 3651Thinking Environment: Green Culture, German Literature and Global Deba...Sections [1]
GER 3993Directed StudiesSections [1]
GER 4001Beginning German for Graduate ResearchSections [5]
GER 4002Beginning German for Graduate ResearchSections [2]
GER 4003Intermediate German for Graduate ResearchSections [4]
GER 4004Intermediate German for Graduate ResearchSections [4]
GER 5011Advanced Conversation and CompositionSections [1]
GER 5410Topics in German LiteratureSections [1]
GER 5610German Literature in TranslationSections [1]
GER 5630Topics in German CinemaSections [1]
GER 5651Thinking Environment: Green Culture, German Literature and Global Deba...Sections [1]
GER 5993Directed StudiesSections [1]
Course NumberCourse TitleSections
GSD 3511WVikings, Knights, and Reformers: German and European Culture and Contr...Sections [1]
GSD 5103Teaching of Germanic LanguagesSections [1]
Course NumberCourse TitleSections
NOR 1001Beginning NorwegianSections [2]
NOR 1003Intermediate NorwegianSections [1]
NOR 4001Beginning Norwegian for Graduate ResearchSections [2]
NOR 4003Intermediate Norwegian for Graduate ResearchSections [1]
Course NumberCourse TitleSections
RUSS 1101Beginning Russian ISections [4]
RUSS 3001Intermediate Russian ISections [2]
RUSS 3101Advanced Russian ISections [1]
RUSS 3311VHonors Major Project in RussianSections [1]
RUSS 3311WRussian Major ProjectSections [2]
RUSS 3422Literature: Tolstoy to the Present in TranslationSections [1]
RUSS 3993Directed StudiesSections [1]
RUSS 4101Beginning Russian for Graduate Research ISections [4]
RUSS 4103Intermediate Russian for Graduate Research ISections [2]
RUSS 4111Advanced Russian for Graduate Research ISections [1]
RUSS 5422Literature: Tolstoy to the Present in TranslationSections [1]
RUSS 5993Directed StudiesSections [1]
Course NumberCourse TitleSections
SCAN 3011WReadings in Scandinavian LanguagesSections [1]
SCAN 3605The Scandinavian Short StorySections [1]
SCAN 3634Scandinavian Women WritersSections [1]
SCAN 3993Directed StudiesSections [1]
SCAN 4011Readings in Scandinavian LanguagesSections [1]
SCAN 5605The Scandinavian Short StorySections [1]
SCAN 5634Scandinavian Women WritersSections [1]
SCAN 5701Old Norse Language and LiteratureSections [1]
SCAN 5993Directed StudiesSections [1]
Course NumberCourse TitleSections
SWED 1001Beginning SwedishSections [1]
SWED 1003Intermediate SwedishSections [1]
SWED 4001Beginning Swedish for Graduate ResearchSections [1]
SWED 4003Intermediate Swedish for Graduate ResearchSections [1]

Spring 2021

Course NumberCourse TitleSections
DTCH 1002Beginning DutchSections [1]
DTCH 1004Intermediate DutchSections [1]
DTCH 3993Directed StudiesSections [1]
DTCH 4002Beginning Dutch for Graduate ResearchSections [1]
DTCH 4004Intermediate Dutch for Graduate ResearchSections [1]
DTCH 5993Directed StudiesSections [1]
Course NumberCourse TitleSections
FIN 1002Beginning Finnish IISections [1]
FIN 1004Intermediate Finnish IISections [1]
FIN 3012Advanced FinnishSections [1]
FIN 4002Beginning Finnish for Graduate Research IISections [1]
FIN 4004Intermediate Finnish for Graduate Research IISections [1]
FIN 4012Advanced Finnish for Graduate ResearchSections [1]
Course NumberCourse TitleSections
GER 1001Beginning GermanSections [3]
GER 1002Beginning GermanSections [4]
GER 1003Intermediate GermanSections [4]
GER 1004Intermediate GermanSections [5]
GER 1022Beginning German ReviewSections [1]
GER 1551Sustainability in Germany: Recreation, Education, InnovationSections [1]
GER 3011WConversation and CompositionSections [2]
GER 3012WConversation and CompositionSections [1]
GER 3021Business GermanSections [1]
GER 3104WReading and Analysis of German LiteratureSections [1]
GER 3501Contemporary GermanySections [1]
GER 3510Topics in German StudiesSections [1]
GER 3551Sustainability in Germany: Recreation, Education, InnovationSections [1]
GER 3601German Medieval LiteratureSections [1]
GER 3610German Literature in TranslationSections [1]
GER 3633The Holocaust: Memory, Narrative, HistorySections [1]
GER 3655Cultures of Control and Surveillance in Germany and the USSections [1]
GER 3701History of the German LanguageSections [1]
GER 3993Directed StudiesSections [1]
GER 4001Beginning German for Graduate ResearchSections [3]
GER 4002Beginning German for Graduate ResearchSections [4]
GER 4003Intermediate German for Graduate ResearchSections [4]
GER 4004Intermediate German for Graduate ResearchSections [5]
GER 5510Topics in Contemporary German CultureSections [1]
GER 5610German Literature in TranslationSections [1]
GER 5711History of the German Language ISections [1]
GER 5993Directed StudiesSections [1]
Course NumberCourse TitleSections
GSD 3451VHonors Major Project SeminarSections [1]
GSD 3451WMajor Project SeminarSections [1]
GSD 3512WImagined Communities: German and European, Culture and Controversies, ...Sections [1]
Course NumberCourse TitleSections
NOR 1002Beginning NorwegianSections [2]
NOR 1004Intermediate NorwegianSections [1]
NOR 4002Beginning Norwegian for Graduate ResearchSections [2]
NOR 4004Intermediate Norwegian for Graduate ResearchSections [1]
Course NumberCourse TitleSections
RUSS 1102Beginning Russian IISections [3]
RUSS 3002Intermediate Russian IISections [2]
RUSS 3102Advanced Russian IISections [1]
RUSS 3311VHonors Major Project in RussianSections [1]
RUSS 3311WRussian Major ProjectSections [1]
RUSS 3411Dostoevsky in TranslationSections [1]
RUSS 3512Russian Art and CultureSections [1]
RUSS 3604Russia At The Movies: A Survey Of The History Of Russian CinemaSections [1]
RUSS 3993Directed StudiesSections [1]
RUSS 4102Beginning Russian for Graduate Research IISections [3]
RUSS 4104Intermediate Russian IISections [2]
RUSS 4112Advanced Russian for Graduate Research IISections [1]
RUSS 5411Dostoevsky in TranslationSections [1]
RUSS 5604Russia At The Movies: A Survey Of The History Of Russian CinemaSections [1]
RUSS 5993Directed StudiesSections [1]
Course NumberCourse TitleSections
SCAN 3503Scandinavian FolkloreSections [1]
SCAN 3505Scandinavian Fiction From 1890 to PresentSections [1]
SCAN 3602The Literary Fairy Tale in ScandinaviaSections [1]
SCAN 3604WLiving Pictures: An Introduction to Nordic CinemaSections [1]
SCAN 3993Directed StudiesSections [1]
SCAN 5604WLiving Pictures: An Introduction to Nordic CinemaSections [1]
SCAN 5993Directed StudiesSections [1]
Course NumberCourse TitleSections
SWED 1002Beginning SwedishSections [1]
SWED 1004Intermediate SwedishSections [1]
SWED 4002Beginning Swedish for Graduate ResearchSections [1]
SWED 4004Intermediate Swedish for Graduate ResearchSections [1]