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

  • WRIT 111 or REL 121 or Conversation Program
  • NORW 111*
  • GE/Elective**
  • GE/Elective**
  • GE/Elective
  • WRIT 111 or REL 121 or Conversation Program
  • NORW 112*
  • GE/Elective**
  • GE/Elective**
Additional Information

*Assumes that the individual has no prior experience in Norwegian; higher coursework can be taken if prerequisites are met.

**Potential majors 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 transfer courses or other programs are 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 the Norwegian Placement Director, Kari Lie Dorer (, x3733
Informational Events

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Chair, Department of Norwegian – Kari Lie Dorer (

Academic Catalog
2020-21 courses will be updated in August 2020