Germanic Languages | Intermediate Norwegian I
K200 | 20882 | May


*This section meets with graduate course K503.

Course Description:
The course will build on your existing knowledge of Norwegian,
strengthening and expanding the language tools you already possess to
make you able to move beyond the everyday topics and into more
specialized areas of conversation. Topics of discussion this semester
will include Norwegian geography, history, society, folk narrative,
school-system, food and well-being. We will use mainly authentic
cultural materials. You will be required to do all the reading at
home. Class time will be devoted exclusively to discussion and going
over specific grammar topics and exercises. There will be weekly
quizzes on vocabulary and grammar. Weekly essays will also be
required. We will start with short, one-page essays and gradually
build to longer 2-3 page assignments. Two written exams and two oral
presentations will count toward your final grade.


Books:
Required books:

A. GEDDE, LAER MER NORSK (STUDIEBOK), N.W. Damm & Søn AS, 2001,
ISBN 8250812603

B. GEDDE, LAER MER NORSK (ARBEIDSBOK), N.W. Damm & Søn AS, 2003,
ISBN 8250812611

C. LOE, Erlend, NAIV SUPER : NORSK-ENGELSK LESEBOK, Nelsbok
Publishing, 2004, ISBN 0976307200

Recommended books:
D. Grammar:
Janus, Louis. 1996. Verbs and Essential Grammar. New York, etc:
MacGraw–Hill. ISBN 084428596X

E. Dictionary
Haugen, Einar. 1965. Norwegian–English Dictionary. Madison,
Wisconsin: Univ. of Wisconsin Press. ISBN 0299038742