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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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Fall 2021

Course NumberCourse TitleSections
DTCH 1001Beginning DutchSections [1]
DTCH 1003Intermediate DutchSections [1]
DTCH 3993Directed StudiesSections [1]
DTCH 4001Beginning Dutch for Graduate ResearchSections [1]
DTCH 4003Intermediate Dutch for Graduate ResearchSections [1]
DTCH 5993Directed StudiesSections [1]
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 [4]
GER 1002Beginning GermanSections [2]
GER 1003Intermediate GermanSections [4]
GER 1004Intermediate GermanSections [4]
GER 1022Beginning German ReviewSections [2]
GER 1912Oktoberfest: Fact and FictionSections [1]
GER 3011WConversation and CompositionSections [2]
GER 3104WReading and Analysis of German LiteratureSections [1]
GER 3520Topics in Austrian and Central European CultureSections [1]
GER 3631Jewish and German Writing at the Margins: Multilingualism, Race, Memor...Sections [1]
GER 3993Directed StudiesSections [1]
GER 4001Beginning German for Graduate ResearchSections [4]
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 5510Topics in Contemporary German CultureSections [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 3421Literature: Middle Ages to Dostoevsky in TranslationSections [1]
RUSS 3512Russian Art and CultureSections [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 5421Literature: Middle Ages to Dostoevsky in TranslationSections [1]
RUSS 5993Directed StudiesSections [1]
Course NumberCourse TitleSections
SCAN 3011WReadings in Scandinavian LanguagesSections [1]
SCAN 3502Scandinavian MythsSections [1]
SCAN 3613Children's Literature in ScandinaviaSections [1]
SCAN 3993Directed StudiesSections [1]
SCAN 4011Readings in Scandinavian LanguagesSections [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 2022

Course NumberCourse TitleSections
DTCH 1002Beginning DutchSections [1]
DTCH 1004Intermediate DutchSections [1]
DTCH 3610Dutch Literature in TranslationSections [1]
DTCH 3993Directed StudiesSections [1]
DTCH 4002Beginning Dutch for Graduate ResearchSections [1]
DTCH 4004Intermediate Dutch for Graduate ResearchSections [1]
DTCH 5993Directed StudiesSections [2]
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 [2]
GER 1002Beginning GermanSections [3]
GER 1003Intermediate GermanSections [3]
GER 1004Intermediate GermanSections [4]
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 342118th-Century German LiteratureSections [1]
GER 3501Contemporary GermanySections [1]
GER 3551Sustainability in Germany: Recreation, Education, InnovationSections [1]
GER 3702Beginning Middle High GermanSections [1]
GER 3993Directed StudiesSections [1]
GER 4001Beginning German for Graduate ResearchSections [2]
GER 4002Beginning German for Graduate ResearchSections [4]
GER 4003Intermediate German for Graduate ResearchSections [3]
GER 4004Intermediate German for Graduate ResearchSections [4]
GER 5610German Literature in TranslationSections [1]
GER 5721Introduction to Middle High GermanSections [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 3105Russian Poetry and ProseSections [1]
RUSS 3311VHonors Major Project in RussianSections [1]
RUSS 3311WRussian Major ProjectSections [1]
RUSS 3404Tolstoy in TranslationSections [1]
RUSS 3422Literature: Tolstoy to the Present in TranslationSections [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 5404Tolstoy in TranslationSections [1]
RUSS 5422Literature: Tolstoy to the Present in TranslationSections [1]
RUSS 5993Directed StudiesSections [1]
Course NumberCourse TitleSections
SCAN 3617Scandinavian Gothic: Horror and the Uncanny in Nordic Literature and M...Sections [1]
SCAN 3993Directed StudiesSections [1]
SCAN 5502The Icelandic SagaSections [1]
SCAN 5617Scandinavian Gothic: Horror and the Uncanny in Nordic Literature and M...Sections [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]