Majors, minors + certificates

Minor in Nordic Studies (NORDSTMIN)Department of Central Eurasian Studies

Students on Summer 2020, Fall 2020, or Spring 2021 requirements.

Description

The Minor in Nordic Studies provides students with profound understanding of the historical, cultural, and social context of Nordic countries and cultures, with special focus on Norway, Finland and Estonia. With the added language component, students can specialize in a language (Norwegian, Estonian or Finnish) and develop a communicative competence in these languages.

Minor requirements

The minor requires at least 15 credit hours, including the requirements listed below.

  1. Introductory Course or Language Study. One (1) of the following options:
    • Introductory Course Option. One (1) course:
      • (approved topics only; see academic advisor)
      • (approved topics only; see academic advisor)
    • Language Study Option. One (1) course:
  2. Electives. Four (4) courses:
    • Up to one (1) additional course from the Language Study Option list above
  3. Additional Requirements.
    1. At least six (6) credit hours in the minor must come from CEUS-prefixed courses
    2. At least six (6) credit hours in the minor must come from GER-prefixed courses
  4. GPA and Hours Requirements.
    1. 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.
    2. Minor Upper Division Courses. At least 9 credit hours in the minor must be completed at the 300–499 level.
    3. 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.
    4. 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.