UWM Undergraduate Catalog 2017-2018

College of Letters and Science

Scandinavian Studies

Veronica Lundback, Lecturer, German, Department of Foreign Languages and Literature, Coordinator; CRT 896, (414) 229-4547, lundback@uwm.edu

The Scandinavian Studies Certificate Program is open to all students seeking a bachelor's degree from UWM and to students who previously received a bachelor's degree from UWM or any other accredited college or university. Students currently involved in baccalaureate studies who successfully complete the requirements of the program will be awarded the certificate at the time of graduation. Students who already have a bachelor's degree receive the certificate upon completion of the program requirements.

To complete the certificate, students must earn a minimum GPA of 3.000 in 18 credits of Scandinavian Studies courses, as listed below.

The majority of the certificate requirements may be completed at Mälardalen University, UWM's sister university in Sweden. Students attending Mälardalen University pay UWM tuition and take courses on the Swedish language and Scandinavian culture. Students also may take courses in pursuit of their other academic interests, either in Swedish or in English.

Scandinavian Languages: 6 credits


ScndvSt 101 (German 180)

First Semester Swedish


ScndvSt 102 (German 180)

Second Semester Swedish


ScndvSt 203 (German 180)

Third Semester Swedish


ScndvSt 204 (German 180)

Fourth Semester Swedish


Scandinavian Studies: 12 credits (may include additional language courses)

Courses may also be selected from the approved list (below) or from other appropriate courses identified and approved by the program coordinator.

CompLit 240

Norse Mythology


Geog 239

Geography of Scandinavia


German 114

Scandinavian Life and Culture


German 115

Seminar on Scandinavian Culture: (subtitle)


German 270

German Myths and Legends: "The Vikings" subtitle


German 699

Independent Study: "Hans Christian Andersen" and/or "Nineteenth Century Scandinavian Literature" subtitles (Additional appropriate courses may be offered under this rubric.)


Hist 371

Topics in European History: "History of the Vikings" subtitle


Philos 433

Nineteenth Century Philosophy





Philos 435






Philos 453

Special Topics in the History of Modern Philosophy: (with appropriate subtitle)


Scandinavian studies courses completed elsewhere, with the approval of the program coordinator, will be accepted in partial fulfillment of the requirements of the certificate.




Scandinavian Studies (SCNDVST)

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