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Department of Germanic Studies

Minor in Norwegian (Minors)

Students on Summer 2021, Fall 2021, or Spring 2022 requirements NORWMIN

The Minor in Norwegian focuses on Norwegian language and Scandinavian literature and culture. It allows students to achieve proficiency in Norwegian while exploring advanced topics in the literatures, media, intellectual histories, and societies of the Scandinavian countries. The minor can serve as a preparation for study abroad or to supplement a career in some of the world's most socially advanced geographical areas.


The minor requires at least 15 credit hours, including the requirements listed below.
  1. Beginning Norwegian II. One (1) course:
    • GER-K 150 Beginning Norwegian II
  2. Intermediate Norwegian I. One (1) course:
    • GER-K 200 Intermediate Norwegian I
  3. Intermediate Norwegian II. One (1) course:
    • GER-K 250 Intermediate Norwegian II
  4. Electives. Nine (9) credit hours:
    • GER-E 361 Vikings and Sagas
    • GER-E 362 Topics in Scandinavian Culture
    • GER-E 363 Topics in Scandinavian Literature
    • One of the following:
      • HIST-B 303 Issues in Modern European History (approved topic: "Modern Scandinavia and the Baltic States")
      • HIST-D 300 Issues in Russian/East European History (approved topic: "Modern Scandinavia and the Baltic States")
      • CEUS-R 309 Topics in Baltic-Finnish Studies (approved topic: "Modern Scandinavia and the Baltic States")
  5. Minor GPA, Hours, and Minimum Grade Requirements.
    1. Minor GPA. A GPA of at least 2.000 for all courses taken in the minor—including those where a grade lower than C- is earned—is required.
    2. Minor Minimum Grade. Except for the GPA requirement, a grade of C- or higher is required for a course to count toward a requirement in the minor.
    3. Minor Upper Division Credit Hours. At least 9 credit hours in the minor must be completed at the 300–499 level.
    4. Minor Residency. At least 9 credit hours in the minor must be completed in courses taken through the Indiana University Bloomington campus or an IU-administered or IU co-sponsored Overseas Study program.

Minor Area Courses

Unless otherwise noted below, the following courses are considered in the academic program and will count toward academic program requirements as appropriate:

  • Any course contained on the course lists for the academic program requirements at the time the course is taken—as well as any other courses that are deemed functionally equivalent—except for those listed only under Addenda Requirements
  • Any course directed to a non-Addenda requirement through an approved exception

Exceptions to and substitutions for minor requirements may be made with the approval of the unit's Director of Undergraduate Studies, subject to final approval by the College of Arts and Sciences.