Germanic Languages | Beginning Norwegian I
K501 | 17099 | G. May


The course will introduce you to the fundamentals of the Norwegian
language and will provide you with the tools to function in an
everyday context. You will be able to discuss daily topics such as
food, weather, housing, clothing, health, likes/dislikes, and
travel.  Authentic cultural materials will be used whenever
possible. Class meetings are an invaluable immersion experience;
therefore, your attendance and participation are essential to being
successful. Homework will deal with grammar exercises, but essay
writing will gradually be required. Weekly quizzes, two tests and
two oral exams will count toward the final grade.


Books:

Required books:

A. Textbook (with CD):
Manne, Gerd and Gölin Kaurin Nilsen. 2004. Ny i Norge. Oslo: Fag og
Kultur. ISBN 8211005549

B. Workbook:
Manne, Gerd and Gölin Kaurin Nilsen. 2004. Ny i Norge. Oslo: Fag og
Kultur. ISBN 8211005565

C. Vocabulary book:
Manne, Gerd and Gölin Kaurin Nilsen. 2004. Ny i Norge. Oslo: Fag og
Kultur. ISBN 8211005662


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