Minor

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Scandinavian Studies Minor

Minor Completion Core 20 credits,

A minor in Scandinavian Studies requires 20 semester credits and can be completed at Minnesota State Mankato. The core of at least 8 credits in Norwegian or Swedish language is supplemented by a 1-credit “capstone” experience plus approved electives. This interdisciplinary minor can be combined with any major at Minnesota State Mankato. Because the minor is tailored to the individual interests, students should consult the Scandinavian Studies program director as well as the major advisor.

Required for Minor - 20 Credits

Capstone Project

Course # Course Title
Credits
 Scan 492 Minor Project in Scandinavian Studies

1

Take Norwegian OR Swedish not both - 8 credits

Norwegian

Course # Course Title
Credits
SCAN 101 Elementary Norwegian I

4

SCAN 102 Elementary Norwegian II

4

Swedish

Course # Course Title
Credits
SCAN 111 Elementary Swedish I

4

SCAN 112 Elementary Swedish II

4

Required for Minor - Electives - 11 Credits

Several courses are offered by the Scandinavian Studies program each semester, but many courses with Scandinavian content are periodically offered in other departments. Students considering these related courses for Scandinavian Studies credit should contact the Scandinavian Studies program director prior to enrolling. Once enrolled, the student must inform the instructor of the intent to take the course as a Scandinavian Studies elective, and the student will be required to write a paper or complete a project on a Nordic topic. Individual study courses can also be arranged in several departments with faculty who have special interests in Scandinavia.

Some elective courses may be taken at Gustavus Adolphus College with approval of the Minnesota State Mankato Director of Scandinavian Studies. You need to receive approval by the director of Scandinavian Studies before the beginning of the semester to ensure that you will be able to apply credit achieved in courses from affiliated programs (courses with a prefix other than “SCAN”) toward a major or minor in Scandinavian Studies.

Elective courses at Minnesota State Mankato

Course # Course Title
Credits
ANTH 436W Anthropology of Aging

3

ART 413 Scandinavian Art

3

ART 492 Art History Seminar

1-6

ART 494 Topics

3

ART 499 Individual Study

1-6

ENG 499 Individual Study

1-4

GERO 200 Aging: Interdisciplinary Perspectives

3

GERO 485 Topics in Gerontology

1-3

GERO 499 Individual Study in Gerontology

1-4

LAWE 434 Comparative Criminal Justice System

3

MASS 499 Individual Study in Mass Media

1-2

POL 439 Comparative Social Policy: The Welfare State in Europe and the Americas

3

POL 447 Europe: Politics & Policy

3

POL 449 Comparative Criminal Justice Systems

3

SCAN 150W The Nordic Countries; An Introduction

4

SCAN 250 Selected Topics

1-4

SCAN 251W Scandinavian Cultures: The Sami

4

SCAN 292 Intermediate Norwegian I

1-4

SCAN 293 Intermediate Norwegian II

1-4

SCAN 294 Intermediate Swedish I

1-4

SCAN 295 Intermediate Swedish II

1-4

SCAN 299 Individual Study

1-4

SCAN 450 Special Topics

1-4

SCAN 451 Scandinavian Crime Fiction

4

SCAN 460 Topics in Scandinavian Film

4

SCAN 499 Individual Study

1-4

SOWK255 Global Responses to Human Need

3

Elective courses at Gustavus Adolphus College. See the current Gustavus Adolphus College Bulletin for course offerings in advanced Swedish language, literature, history, and peace studies.