Germanic Languages | Intermediate Norwegian I
K503 | 13482 | 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 a quiz every other week 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. One
written exam and two oral presentations will count toward your final


Required books:
A. Ellingsen, Elisabeth og Kirsti Mac Donald. Stein på stein.
Tekstbok. Oslo. Cappelen. 2005. ISBN 9788202242619
B. Ellingsen, Elisabeth og Kirsti Mac Donald. Stein på stein.
Arbeidsbok. Oslo. Cappelen. 2005. ISBN 9788202242626
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