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Courses Offered

  • Swedish 1: SWE 0101 (Formerly LING 0511)
  • Swedish 2: SWE 0102 (Formerly LING 0512)
  • Swedish 3: SWE 0103 (Formerly LING 0513)
  • Swedish 4: SWE 0104 (Formerly LING 0514)
  • Swedish 5: SWE 0105 (Formerly LING 0515)
  • Swedish 6: SWE 0106 (Formerly LING 1516)


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About Swedish

Sweden is the land of the midnight sun and the home of the fierce Vikings. Sweden gave the world the zip, Ingmar Bergman, the propeller, the Celsius scale, ball bearings, smorgasbord, Absolut Vodka, SAAB, Volvo, and IKEA -- as well as music groups like ABBA, Ace of Base, Kent, Roxette, and The Cardigans. Whether you already have an interest in Sweden and all things Swedish or a language requirement that you need to fill, take Swedish and learn not only the language, but the life and culture of Sweden and Scandinavia.

Swedish has a lot in common with English -- the grammar and vocabulary are shared from Germanic languages, and many English loan words have come into Swedish. To foreigners (and those familiar with the Swedish Chef from The Muppet Show), it often sounds as if Swedes sing as they speak. Stresses move up and down that many vowels propel speech forward. With small groups and interactive communication activities, students will have many chances to practice speaking skills and acquire fluency.

Scholarship Opportunities for Students of Swedish (undergraduate and graduate)


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