Additional information on NORW 112, Second Semester Norwegian can be found here.
This course explores linguistic and social processes that underlie language change with a focus on the Germanic language family. Students learn the fundamental methods of comparative historical linguistics and sociolinguistics to analyze the development of modern Germanic languages (e.g., English, German, Norwegian, etc.) from a common ancestor and to further understand the processes underlying language change and variation. Students also learn to critically engage with linguistic scholarship through text, film, and speech data sets, and develop their research and writing skills through a project on a topic of their choosing. Offered periodically. Also counts toward German major; and linguistic studies, Nordic studies, and German studies concentrations GE: HBS w/ Professor Nora Vosburg
Students learn how gender is perceived, constructed, and experienced in contemporary Norway, using psychological and sociocultural perspectives to explore topics such as family life, youth development/empowerment, education, employment, media/advertising, health, and sexuality. They also examine Indigenous Sámi and immigrant perspectives. Lectures, site visits, and other field experiences augment scholarly readings and contribute to an understanding of gender equality as a foundational guiding principle and practice in an increasingly diverse Norwegian society. Offered alternate years during interim. Apply through International and Off-Campus Studies. Prerequisites: PSYCH 125 or a course in Nordic Studies, Women’s and Gender Studies, Family Studies, or Sociology/Anthropology, or permission of instructor; PSYCH 241 or PSYCH 249 strongly recommended. GE: HBS w/ Professor Dana Gross