Germanic Languages | Intermediate Norwegian I
K503 | 21108 | G. May


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