Nordic Studies

Starting a concentration

  • Students with no knowledge of Norwegian will begin with NORW 111. Students with previous coursework or knowledge should consult their placement recommendation.
  • For more information about concentration requirements, please consult the Nordic Studies Concentration Planning worksheet.

Are there courses students MUST/SHOULD take their First Year?

  • Must:
    • Potential concentrators who do not have previous background in Norwegian, should take NORW 111 and NORW 112 during their first year.
  • Should:
    • Potential concentrators who have an interest in history (either that of Norwegian-America or that of the Nordic countries) should note that there are several History courses with a Nordic theme that are only open to first years. This includes HIST 111 and 169.

Credit for previous coursework

  • Credit for transfer courses or other programs are done in consultation with the Registrar, the Norwegian Placement Director and Nordic Studies Director.


  • Students must follow their placement results provided by the department and found on the Student Information System (SIS).
  • Students needing placement help should contact the Norwegian Placement Director, Christine Haerter Piñero (, x3471.

Informational Events

  • Week One Information Session

Other Information/College Catalog Link/Website Link

Contacts & Department Location

Norwegian Department Office: Tomson Hall (TOH) 334-337

To download and print, click on this link: Nordic Studies Information Sheet