NORWEGIAN 1A: Beginning Norwegian

MWF 9-10 , 104 Dwinelle. Instructor: Jenna Coughlin

Units: 4


 No auditing is permitted in Scandinavian language courses.

 Berkeley faculty and staff members interested in participating in Scandinavian language classes must first consult the Scandinavian languages coordinator, Karen Møller at:

To enroll in a Scandinavian language course, go to Concurrent Enrollment, UC Berkeley Extension.

Please be aware that UC students have enrollment preference in all UC courses. Application requested via Extension is not congruent with admission and approval for a course. Perspective Concurrent Enrollment students must attend the 1st class meeting and the instructor will determine if there is space in the course to admit CE applicants. If a class has a wait list – all UC enrolled students will be offered space in the class first, before any seats are offered to CE applicants.

(Fall only.  Norwegian 1B is offered in Spring.) Classes meet for three hours of instruction per week.  Students will acquire basic communicative competence in all four foreign language skills (speaking, listening, reading and writing) within a cultural context.

Workload: About five hours of work outside of class per week, an oral and written midterm and final.

Text: Sett i gang 1 (Aarsvold and Lie) to be ordered on Amazon Instructions will be given by the instructor at the beginning of the semester.

 Prerequisites:  None. Elementary Norwegian is open to students without prior knowledge of Norwegian. The course is not open to native, near-native, or heritage speakers of any Nordic language. Course cannot be repeated without prior consent from the language coordinator.