Norwegian Language and Literature Courses

For information on the department's Norwegian language program, please contact the senior instructor for Norwegian, Kimberly Kenny (kkenny@uchicago.edu).

First Year Norwegian I, II, III. 
NORW 10100-10200-10300. 

The aim of this sequence is to provide students with minimal proficiency in the four language skills of speaking, reading, writing, and listening - with a special emphasis on speaking. To achieve these goals, we undertake an overview of all major grammar topics and work to acquire a substantial vocabulary.
NB: NORW 10100 is offered every quarter; NORW 10200 only in Winter; NORW 10300 only in Spring.
Kimberly Kenny, Autumn, Winter, Spring.

Intermediate Norwegian I. Introduction to Literature.
NORW 10400. 

PQ: NORW 10300 or consent of instructor. 
This course combines intensive review of all basic grammar with the acquisition of more advanced grammar concepts. While our main priority remains oral proficiency, we work to develop our reading and writing skills. We challenge our reading ability with more sophisticated examples of Norwegian prose and strengthen our writing through essay writing. The centerpiece of the course is the contemporary Norwegian novel Naiv. Super. 
Kimberly Kenny, Spring.

Scandinavian Women’s Literature.
NORW 24700, GRMN 24700

This is a survey course of literature by Scandinavian women writers.  We will read and analyze works from Norway, Denmark, Finland and Sweden, beginning with a novel from the 1850’s, when women were struggling to make their voices heard, to the near present, when women hold substantial political power in Scandinavia. We will examine how feminist issues and themes in the texts of these Scandinavian women reflect the changes of the past 160+ years.
Kimberly Kenny, Winter.

Reading and Research Course in Norwegian. 
NORW 29700. 

PQ: Consent of instructor and director of undergraduate studies. 
Students must consult with the instructor by the eighth week of the preceding quarter to determine the subject of the course and the work to be done. Students are required to submit the College Reading and Research Course Form. 
Kimberly Kenny, Autumn, Winter, Spring.