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The Department of Scandinavian Studies explores eight countries with different but related languages and cultures. With a history that covers the period from marauding Vikings to the presenters of the Nobel Peace Prize, the Scandinavian and Baltic countries offer opportunities to look at the world from a variety of perspectives. The Baltic Studies program, housed in the Department, is the only such program in the U.S. and offers courses in the languages and cultures of Estonia, Latvia, and Lithuania. Study abroad programs are offered for full-year, one-quarter, or September-only terms.
Degrees offered: Bachelor of Arts in Danish, Finnish, Norwegian, and Swedish or Scandinavian Area Studies (with emphasis on history, politics, folklore, and Baltic Studies); Master of Arts in Scandinavian Languages and Literature or Scandinavian Area Studies; PhD, Scandinavian Languages and Literature.