Norwegian (NORW)

The study of Norwegian opens the door to another culture and another way of viewing the world. Students develop skills in communication, research, analytical thinking, and writing that are essential to a liberal education and are useful in a wide range of careers. They learn about Norway’s role in technology, environmental awareness, social equality, and international peace initiatives.

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Typical First Year Schedule

  • FYS 120 or WRIT 120 or Conversation Program
  • NORW 111*
  • OLE Core/Elective
  • OLE Core/Elective
  • OLE Core/Elective
  • FYS 120 or WRIT 120 or Conversation Program
  • NORW 112*
  • OLE Core/Elective
  • OLE Core/Elective
Additional Information

*Assumes that the individual has no prior experience in Norwegian; higher coursework can be taken if prerequisites are met.  Students with previous Norwegian learning experience must take the online placement exam to determine in which class level they should begin.

  • Credit for transfer courses or other programs is done in consultation with the Registrar, the Norwegian Placement Director, and Norwegian Department Chair.
  • Students must follow their placement results provided by the department and found on the Student Information System (SIS).
  • Students needing placement help should contact Tanya Thresher, Visiting Associate Professor of Norwegian (
Informational Events

Contact Kimberly Foss ( to be added to the Norwegian interest email list to receive department announcements about activities, classes, excursions, etc.


Interim Chair, Department of Norwegian – Amanda Randall (