Scandinavian Lower-Division Courses

1. Elementary Swedish. (4) Discussion, four hours. P/NP or letter grading.

2. Elementary Swedish. (4) Discussion, four hours. Enforced requisite: course 1. P/NP or letter grading.

3. Elementary Swedish. (4) Discussion, four hours. Enforced requisite: course 2. P/NP or letter grading.

8. Elementary Swedish: Intensive. (12) Lecture, 15 hours; laboratory, five hours. Intensive basic course in Swedish equivalent to courses 1, 2, and 3. Offered in summer only. P/NP or letter grading.

11. Elementary Norwegian. (4) Discussion, four hours. P/NP or letter grading.

12. Elementary Norwegian. (4) Discussion, four hours. Enforced requisite: course 11. P/NP or letter grading.

13. Elementary Norwegian. (4) Discussion, four hours. Enforced requisite: course 12. P/NP or letter grading.

14A-14B. Accelerated Elementary Norwegian. (6-6) Lecture, four hours. Requisite for course 14B: course 14A. Accelerated courses 14A and 14B equivalent to courses 11, 12, and 13. Introduction to basics of Norwegian language. Development of ability to converse and write in Norwegian through oral and written exercises. Students read and listen to online sample texts, watch clips of Norwegian programs, and expand on daily homework exercises. P/NP or letter grading.

19. Fiat Lux Freshman Seminars. (1) Seminar, one hour. Discussion of and critical thinking about topics of current intellectual importance, taught by faculty members in their areas of expertise and illuminating many paths of discovery at UCLA. P/NP grading.

21. Elementary Danish. (4) Discussion, four hours. P/NP or letter grading.

22. Elementary Danish. (4) Discussion, four hours. Enforced requisite: course 21. P/NP or letter grading.

23. Elementary Danish. (4) Discussion, four hours. Enforced requisite: course 22. P/NP or letter grading.

28. Elementary Finnish. (4) Lecture, three hours. Introduction to standard language of Finland. Practice in grammar, listening, speaking, reading, and writing. P/NP or letter grading.

29. Intermediate Finnish. (4) Lecture, three hours. Requisite: course 28. Introduction to standard language of Finland. Practice in grammar, listening, speaking, reading, and writing. P/NP or letter grading.

31. Modern Icelandic. (4) Lecture, three hours. Grammar, readings, and conversation. P/NP or letter grading.

40. Heroic Journey in Northern Myth, Legend, and Epic. (4) Lecture, three hours. Not open for credit to students with credit for course 40W. All readings in English. Comparison of journeys of heroes. Readings in mythology, legend, folktale, and epic, including Nibelungenlied, Volsunga saga, Eddas, and Beowulf. Cultural and historic backgrounds to texts. P/NP or letter grading.

40W. Heroic Journey in Northern Myth, Legend, and Epic. (4) Lecture, three hours; discussion, one hour. Enforced requisite: English Composition 3 or 3H or English as a Second Language 36. Not open for credit to students with credit for course 40. All readings in English. Comparison of journeys of heroes. Readings in mythology, legend, folktale, and epic, including Nibelungenlied, Volsunga saga, Eddas, and Beowulf. Cultural and historic backgrounds to texts. Satisfies Writing II requirement. Letter grading.

50. Introduction to Scandinavian Literatures and Cultures. (5) Lecture, three hours; discussion, one hour. Not open for credit to students with credit for course 50W. Designed for students in general and for those wishing to prepare for more advanced and specialized studies in Scandinavian literature and culture. Selected works from literatures of Denmark, Norway, Sweden, Iceland, and Finland, ranging from myth, national epic, saga, and folktale through modern novel, poem, play, short story, and film, read in English and critically discussed. P/NP or letter grading.

50W. Introduction to Scandinavian Literatures and Cultures. (5) Lecture, three hours; discussion, one hour. Enforced requisite: English Composition 3 or 3H or English as a Second Language 36. Not open for credit to students with credit for course 50. Designed for students in general and for those wishing to prepare for more advanced and specialized studies in Scandinavian literature and culture. Selected works from literatures of Denmark, Norway, Sweden, Iceland, and Finland, ranging from myth, national epic, saga, and folktale through modern novel, poem, play, short story, and film, read in English and critically discussed. Satisfies Writing II requirement. Letter grading.

60W. Introduction to Nordic Cinema. (5) Lecture, two hours; discussion, two hours. Enforced requisite: English Composition 3 or English as a Second Language 36. Not open for credit to students with credit for course 60. Introduction to cinematic traditions of Nordic countries, with emphasis on construction of other or outsider as conceptual category. Survey of wide range of films to interrogate relationship between various forms of minority discourse and dominant values, institutions, and mechanisms and instruments of social control. Investigation of how these cinematic narratives of dominant normativity and diversity reflect cultural anxieties surrounding identity, ideology, collective memory, and power relationships. Screenings supplemented with relevant theoretical texts to give tools necessary to more effectively contextualize and analyze images. Satisfies Writing II requirement. Letter grading.

89. Honors Seminars. (1) Seminar, three hours. Limited to 20 students. Designed as adjunct to lower-division lecture course. Exploration of topics in greater depth through supplemental readings, papers, or other activities and led by lecture course instructor. May be applied toward honors credit for eligible students. Honors content noted on transcript. P/NP or letter grading.

89HC. Honors Contracts. (1) Tutorial, three hours. Limited to students in College Honors Program. Designed as adjunct to lower-division lecture course. Individual study with lecture course instructor to explore topics in greater depth through supplemental readings, papers, or other activities. May be repeated for maximum of 4 units. Individual honors contract required. Honors content noted on transcript. Letter grading.

99. Student Research Program. (1 to 2) Tutorial (supervised research or other scholarly work), three hours per week per unit. Entry-level research for lower-division students under guidance of faculty mentor. Students must be in good academic standing and enrolled in minimum of 12 units (excluding this course). Individual contract required; consult Undergraduate Research Center. May be repeated. P/NP grading.