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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. 

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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 [3]
GER 1004Intermediate GermanSections [4]
GER 1022Beginning German ReviewSections [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 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 [3]
GER 4004Intermediate German for Graduate ResearchSections [4]
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 [2]
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 [2]
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]

Fall 2021

There are no DTCH courses available for Fall 2021.
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There are no FIN courses available for Fall 2021.
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There are no GER courses available for Fall 2021.
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There are no GSD courses available for Fall 2021.
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There are no NOR courses available for Fall 2021.
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There are no RUSS courses available for Fall 2021.
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There are no SCAN courses available for Fall 2021.
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There are no SWED courses available for Fall 2021.
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