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Undergraduate Programs

Program Requirements

The opportunity to explore this distinctive European culture, learn a new language, and study abroad will prepare you to live in a multicultural world, standing out as resourceful, flexible, and able to demonstrate creative and critical thinking. No field—or country—is out of reach after graduation. Our graduates go on to study or work in everything from nonprofit to education to business, in the United States and abroad.

Major Requirements

36 hours of major coursework
46 Core Curriculum credits
120 total credit hours for graduation

Minor Requirements:

20 semester hours

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CORE CURRICULUM

ACADEMIC CATALOG

Course Descriptions

For a complete list of all North Park’s programs and course offerings, review the academic catalog.

Introduction to contemporary Swedish through materials relating to culture and civilization with equal emphasis on listening, speaking, reading, and writing. No credit for SWED 1010 will be granted to students who have more than two years of high school Swedish within the last five years.


Introduction to contemporary Swedish through materials relating to culture and civilization with equal emphasis on listening, speaking, reading, and writing.


Review and reinforcement of Swedish grammar. Discussion based on the reading of materials on everyday situations. Daily practice in conversation.


Extensive reading of simple literary works of high quality to develop reading comprehension. Theme writing based on the assigned texts and on contemporary topics to achieve a higher degree of proficiency in writing skills.


Intensive study of vocabulary, idiom, and grammar to strengthen self-expression and fluency.


Introduction to contemporary Norwegian through materials relating to culture and civilization, with equal emphasis on listening, speaking, reading, and writing. No credit for NORW 1010 will be granted to students who have more than two years of high school Norwegian within the last five years.


Introduction to contemporary Norwegian through materials relating to culture and civilization, with equal emphasis on listening, speaking, reading, and writing.


Extensive reading of simple literary works of high quality to develop reading comprehension. Theme writing based on the assigned texts and on contemporary topics to achieve a higher degree of proficiency in writing skills. Currently taught at the University of Oslo.


Intensive study of vocabulary, conversation, composition, idiom, and grammar to strengthen self-expression and fluency.


Course offered in English. Scandinavia's role in European development. The Viking age, the medieval period, the Reformation, the Counter-Reformation, the modern breakthrough, nineteenth century migration, emergence of the modern democracies, and the "Welfare State."


Course offered in English. Lectures with reading, discussion, analysis, and synthesis of representative plays of Scandinavia's two internationally significant dramatists.


The study of current texts in Swedish, Norwegian, and Danish develops the student's ability to read and comprehend the other Scandinavian languages. The texts will reflect issues related to the environment, business, and contemporary society in Scandinavia. (Course offered in Swedish, Norwegian and Danish.)


A non-credit course for which all Scandinavian Studies majors must register in order to complete their final requirements to graduate: a portfolio, an oral proficiency interview, and written exit questionnaire. Graded on a pass/fail basis.