Karen Møller started as Lecturer and Language Program Coordinator in the UC Berkeley Department of Scandinavian in 1991 and retired July 1, 2021, exactly 30 years later.(more…)
A new Scandinavian major concentration in Old Norse Studies is available starting Fall 2015. The concentration allows undergraduates interested in medieval studies to combine an intensive study of Old Norse language, sagas, heroic legend, mythology, and eddic and Skaldic poetry with courses taught in medieval studies in other departments on campus. The new concentration includes new courses on heroic legends of the north (Scandinavian 60) and Old Norse reading courses for undergraduates (Scandinavian 101A and 101B).
Beginning Fall 2015, new requirements for prospective majors for the concentrations in Danish, Finnish, Norwegian, and Swedish are in effect with culture-specific emphases.