Certificate Requirements

The Scandinavian Studies Certificate Program is open to all students seeking a bachelor’s degree from UWM and to students who previously received a bachelor’s degree from UWM or any other accredited college or university. Students currently involved in baccalaureate studies who successfully complete the requirements of the program will be awarded the certificate at the time of graduation. Students who already have a bachelor’s degree receive the certificate upon completion of the program requirements.

The majority of the certificate requirements may be completed at Mälardalen University, UWM’s sister university in Sweden. Students attending Mälardalen University pay UWM tuition and take courses on the Swedish language and Scandinavian culture. Students also may take courses in pursuit of their other academic interests, either in Swedish or in English.

Questions About the Program

Veronica Lundback
Senior Lecturer, German
Department of Foreign Languages and Literature
Coordinator; CRT 893
(414) 229-4547
lundback@uwm.edu

To complete the certificate Students must earn a minimum GPA of 3.0 in 18 credits of Scandinavian Studies.

Requirements

Total Scandinavian Studies Credits

18 credits

Scandinavian Languages (6 credits)
  • ScndvSt 101 (German 180) - First Semester Swedish, 4 credits
  • ScndvSt 102 (German 180) - Second Semester Swedish, 4 credits
  • ScndvSt 203 (German 180) - Third Semester Swedish, 3 credits
  • ScndvSt 204 (German 180) - Fourth Semester Swedish, 3 credits
Scandinavian Studies Electives (12 credits) (may include additional language courses)

Courses may also be selected from the approved list (below) or from other appropriate courses identified and approved by the program coordinator.

  • CompLit 240 - Norse Mythology, 3 credits
  • Geog 239 - Geography of Scandinavia, 3 credits
  • German 114 - Scandinavian Life and Culture, 3 credits
  • German 115 - Seminar on Scandinavian Culture: (Subtitle) (retakable w/change in topic to 9 credits maximum), 3 credits
  • German 270 - German Myths and Legends: "The Vikings" subtitle, 3 credits
  • German 699 - Independent Study: "Hans Christian Andersen" and/or "Nineteenth Century Scandinavian Literature" subtitles [Additional appropriate courses may be offered under this rubric.]
  • Hist 371 - Topics in European History: "History of the Vikings" subtitle, 3 credits
  • Philos 433 - Nineteenth Century Philosophy, 3 credits
    or
    Philos 435 - Existentialism, 3 credits
    or
    Philos 453 - Special Topics in the History of Modern Philosophy: (with appropriate subtitle), 3 credits

Scandinavian studies courses completed elsewhere, with the approval of the program coordinator, will be accepted in partial fulfillment of the requirements of the certificate.



Additional Information

The majority of the certificate requirements may be completed at Mälardalen University, UWM's sister university in Sweden. Students attending Mälardalen University pay UWM tuition and take courses on the Swedish language and Scandinavian culture. Students also may take courses in pursuit of their other academic interests, either in Swedish or in English.

GPA Requirements

To complete the certificate, students must earn a minimum GPA of 3.000 in 18 credits of Scandinavian Studies courses