NORWEGIAN 1A: Beginning Norwegian (formerly Scandinavian 3A)

MWF 9-10 , 206 Wheeler. Instructor: Ida Johnson

Units: 4

(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 online!

Instructions will be given by the instructor at the beginning of the semester.

Prerequisites: Beginning 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.


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 Moller at:

To enroll in a Scandinavian language course via UC Extension: