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Welcome to the Norwegian Program at the University of North Dakota! Thank you for visiting and learning more about our program. Norwegian classes at UND allow for one-on-one learning, giving students the opportunity to work closely with our faculty. Speakers fluent in Norwegian can generally read and understand Swedish and Danish with little difficulty, increasing understanding and appreciation for the entire Nordic region. Cutting edge research fields in Norway include petroleum studies, renewable energy, computing, marine biology and fisheries, shipping, arctic research, peace research, architecture, design, and gender studies. Why not add the language to deepen your academic experience? Research shows that language learning benefits our brains at every phase of life, as shown in this infographic from the Modern Language Association, improving cognition, employability, and brain health.
Learn Norwegian ONLINE
Since our inaugural launch in January 2011, our online, semester-based beginning Norwegian courses have been offered for distance learners in a two semester package of NORW 101 and 102. In January 2017, we began our first "enroll anytime" course for students who want more time and flexibility.
These introductory language courses provide students with the tools to use norsk as a listener, speaker, reader, and writer in everyday situations. In addition to the primary goal of building students’ knowledge of the Norwegian language, a second goal of the course is to strengthen students’ ability to assess, interpret, and discuss Norway on a global scale. Using a textbook geared for American language learners, our completely online and asynchronous courses can fit with any schedule.
We are also offering hybrid second year courses for NORW 201 and 202, which means we can accommodate face-to-face and distance learners - ask us about intermediate language offerings via an email to Melissa or Steve (contact information below).
Already a student at a university or college in North Dakota? You can also enroll in these UND classes via Campus Connection as a "collaborative student." All NDUS students can study Norwegian as a fully admitted student at any NDUS institution - learn how!
NB! Registration for Summer & Autumn 2018 opens in April. We will offer NORW 101 online in Summer 2018 and both NORW 101 and NORW 102 in Spring 2018 as semester-based (online and face-to-face classes) and self-paced, enroll anytime options.
You can help support the teaching, research, and service of the Norwegian Program or the Department of Classical & Modern Languages & Literatures with a financial contribution. Click here to make a direct contribution to the funds UND Foundation, earmarked "Friends of the Norwegian Program" or "Friends of the Languages Department." Want to know the latest news about what is happening in the department? Befriend us and follow our Facebook feed: www.facebook.com/UNDLanguages
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