Scandinavian (SCND)

SCND 000 Swedish I

Activity: Lecture

1 Course Unit

SCND 101 Elementary Swedish I

Part one of the elementary level Swedish course. The first-year language course introduces you to contemporary Swedish and Nordic society, culture, and history. Students actively participate in class in discussion, assignments and projects. You will learn to understand and use basic language in a contemporary everyday-life context. The course will offer individualized opportunities to explore Swedish and to reflect over how it fits with your continued academic and personal development.

For BA Students: Language Course

Taught by: Aahren

Course offered fall; odd-numbered years

Activity: Lecture

1 Course Unit

SCND 102 Elementary Swedish II

Part two of the elementary level Swedish course. Authentic texts and media will be introduced, as well as opportunities to communicate with native speakers. By the end of the spring semester you will be able to handle a range of practical situations, such as ordering in restaurants and cafes, shopping, talking about family, holidays, plans, daily routines, health, sports/hobbies, jobs and studies. You will work on expressing your opinions and intentions, likes and dislikes, and understanding basic authentic source media, spoken language, etc. You will also learn about Sweden in an international context.

For BA Students: Language Course

Taught by: Aahren

Course offered spring; even-numbered years

Prerequisites: SCND 101 or equivalent.

Activity: Lecture

1 Course Unit

SCND 103 Intermediate Swedish I

In part one of the intermediate year, students will research and explore a broad range of topics using authentic sources and course materials to gain greater fluency and familiarity with language and culture. You will meet native Swedish speakers and visit Swedish organizations in the Philadelphia area. Projects and assignments will give you ample opportunity to explore areas that are of special interest to you from academic, professional, and personal perspectives. We will learn about Swedish innovation, business, socio-economic and political structures, geography, tourism, migration, history, and about what it is like to live in Sweden today.

For BA Students: Language Course

Taught by: Aahren

Course offered fall; even-numbered years

Prerequisite: SCND 102 or equivalent

Activity: Lecture

1 Course Unit

SCND 104 Intermediate Swedish II

Part two of the intermediate level Swedish course. Through in- and our-of-class interactions, you will continue to engage with your peers and native or fluent Swedish speakers. We will look at Swedish products, practices and perspectives, and we will discuss how Swedish culture and society ar adapting to a rapidly changing world. We will complement the course literature with relevant authentic sources, such as online media, films, newspapers, etc. With a small class size, we have the flexibility to adapt the content to individual interests, and you will have plenty of opportunity to contribute to the total learning experience while elevating your Swedish vocabulary, grammar and communication skills.

For BA Students: Last Language Course

Taught by: Aahren

Course offered spring; odd-numbered years

Prerequisite: SCND 103 or equivalent

Activity: Lecture

1 Course Unit

SCND 501 Elementary Swedish I

Part one of the elementary level Swedish course. The first-year language course introduces you to contemporary Swedish and Nordic society, culture, and history. Students actively participate in class in discussion, assignments and projects. You will learn to understand and use basic language in a contemporary everyday-life context. The course will offer individualized opportunities to explore Swedish and to reflect over how it fits with your continued academic and personal development.

For BA Students: Language Course

Taught by: Aahren

Course offered fall; odd-numbered years

Activity: Lecture

1 Course Unit

SCND 502 Elementary Swedish II

Part two of the elementary level Swedish course. Authentic texts and media will be introduced, as well as opportunities to communicate with native speakers. By the end of the spring semester you will be able to handle a range of practical situations, such as ordering in restaurants and cafes, shopping, talking about family, holidays, plans, daily routines, health, sports/hobbies, jobs and studies. You will work on expressing your opinions and intentions, likes and dislikes, and understanding basic authentic source media, spoken language, etc. You will also learn about Sweden in an international context.

Taught by: Aahren

Course offered spring; even-numbered years

Activity: Lecture

1 Course Unit

SCND 503 Intermediate Swedish I

In part one of the intermediate year, students will research and explore a broad range of topics using authentic sources and course materials to gain greater fluency and familiarity with language and culture. You will meet native Swedish speakers and visit Swedish organizations in the Philadelphia area. Projects and assignments will give you ample opportunity to explore areas that are of special interest to you from academic, professional, and personal perspectives. We will learn about Swedish innovation, business, socio-economic and political structures, geography, tourism, migration, history, and about what it is like to live in Sweden today.

Taught by: Aahren

Course offered fall; even-numbered years

Activity: Lecture

1 Course Unit

SCND 504 Intermediate Swedish II

Part two of the intermediate level Swedish course. Through in- and our-of-class interactions, you will continue to engage with your peers and native or fluent Swedish speakers. We will look at Swedish products, practices and perspectives, and we will discuss how Swedish culture and society ar adapting to a rapidly changing world. We will complement the course literature with relevant authentic sources, such as online media, films, newspapers, etc. With a small class size, we have the flexibility to adapt the content to individual interests, and you will have plenty of opportunity to contribute to the total learning experience while elevating your Swedish vocabulary, grammar and communication skills.

For BA Students: Last Language Course

Taught by: Aahren

Course offered spring; odd-numbered years

Prerequisite: SCND 503 or equivalent

Activity: Lecture

1 Course Unit