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Marianne T Stecher
Seattle Campus

Special Topics in Scandinavian Literature

Class description

Spring quarter 2014: please see course description and text book orders for SCAND 445:"War and Occupation in the Nordic and Baltic Regions." SCAND 445 is also cross-listed with JSIS A 442 (Jackson School of International Studies); the course is directed to advanced undergraduates as well as graduate students in European and Scandinavian Studies, International Studies, as well as related fields in Humanities and Social Sciences. Graduate students are required to write a 15-page term research paper (60%), as well as fulfill the other course assignments, with the exception of the course midterm exam (which is waived for graduate students). Further, graduate students in Scandinavian Studies are expected to read literary texts in the original languages (Danish, Norwegian, Swedish).

Student learning goals

See learning goals for SCAND 445.

General method of instruction

Method of instruction is student-centered and active. Lectures and class discussions are also part of the instructional method. The presentation of the material and the assignments are inquiry-driven.

Recommended preparation

Class assignments and grading

Graduate students in Scandinavian Studies are expected to read the literary texts in the original Danish, Norwegian and Swedish. Icelandic and Finnish materials are read in English translations.

10% Participation in class discussions; one presentation on term-paper related material. 20% Four short response papers or "letters." 10% Term Paper Proposal and Bibliography. 60% Term research paper 15 pages.

The information above is intended to be helpful in choosing courses. Because the instructor may further develop his/her plans for this course, its characteristics are subject to change without notice. In most cases, the official course syllabus will be distributed on the first day of class.
Last Update by Marianne T Stecher
Date: 01/23/2014