Updated:  11/30/06

SCAND 100

INTRODUCTION TO SCANDINAVIAN CULTURE

Autumn 2006

rof. Andrew Nestingen
Office: Raitt 305P
Office Hours: Tue. 1:30-3:20
Tel. 543-0643
Email: akn@u.washington.edu

 

Purpose of Webpage

 

This webpage outlines the course schedule, furnishes links for lecture notes, and provides announcements, changes, and links related to the course. Check the site regularly to keep abreast of changes.

 

Lectures for each week will be posted by Monday morning 9 AM, allowing you to review the notes or print them  before you come to class. Lecture notes are listed by date and lecture title. Each link will bring you directly to the lecture notes. The notes are an outline, not the lecture, so if you miss class, you may miss key points and discussions not included in the lecture slides.

 

This page is not the course syllabus. Download a PDF file of the syllabus, if you need one. 

 

 

 

Course Announcements

 

Course Schedule and Notes

 

Week 1: Introducing Scandinavia

Tue.    9/28

Course Introduction and Syllabus Review

Lecture: What is Scandinavia?

 

Week 2: Vikings

 

Tue.   10/3

Lecture: The Viking Age

 

Th.     10/5

Lecture: Viking Society

 

 

Week 3: Christianity

 

Tue.   10/10

Lecture: Medieval Christianity

 

Th.     10/12

Lecture: The Protestant Reformation

 

 

Week 4: Nation

 

Tue.   10/17

Lecture:  The Great Dane: Hans Christian Andersen

 

Th.     10/19

Lecture: National Awakenings: Norway and Finland

 

Writing #1 Due

 

Writing One Notes

 

 

Week 5: Emigration and Immigration

Tue.   10/24

Lecture: Emigration and Immigration

 

Th.     10/26

Lecture: Immigrant Identity in America

 

Week 6: Mid-Term

 

Tue.   10/31

Mid-Term Review Guide

 

Mid-Term Exam

Th.     11/2

No Class Meeting

 

Week 7: Modern Breakthrough

 

Tue.   11/7

Lecture: The Modern Breakthrough

Th.     11/9

Lecture: Independence, War, and Welfare

 

Writing #2 Questions

 

 

Week 8: Twentieth Century

 

Tue.   11/14

Lecture: Scandinavia's Wars

Th.     11/16

Lecture What is the Scandinavian Welfare State?
 

Writing #2 Due

 

Week 9: Globalization

 

Tue.    11/21

Lecture: Globalization and Scandinavia

 

Th.     11/23

No Class -- Thanksgiving Holiday

 

 

Week 10: Scandinavian Cinema

 

Tue.    11/28

Writing #2 Notes and Guide to Revision

 

View: The Celebration (Festen, DK, 1998, Dir. Thomas Vinterberg) 88 min. Available at the Odegaard Media Desk on Reserve (for SCAND 360)

Th.     11/30

Lecture: Scandinavian Cinema and National Culture

 

 

Week 11: Conclusions

 

Tue.    12/5

Final Review Guide

Final Review and Course Evaluations

 

Th.     12/7

Final Exam

 

                                   

                        Happy Holidays!