UND Norwegian courses offer students small class sizes and dedicated faculty.
Why Study Norwegian?
Speakers fluent in Norwegian can read and understand Swedish and Danish with little difficulty, aiding communication in the entire Nordic region. Critical research fields in Norway include Arctic research, petroleum studies, renewable energy, computing, marine biology and fisheries, shipping, peace research, art, humanities, design, and gender studies.
Why not add the language to deepen your academic experience? Enhance your major, improve your prospects on the job market, and train your brain. Research shows that language learning benefits our brains at every phase of life, as shown in this infographic from the Modern Language Association, improving our cognition, employability, and brain health.
Major or minor in Norwegian! Learn about program details, courses, cost, and financial aid.
Learn Norwegian Online
Online Norwegian classes are available in semester-based and enroll-anytime format.
Preview our entire slate of online Norwegian language courses and join us this coming semester!
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 (SPEA) for students who want more time and flexibility. Both first-year courses (NORW 101-102) are now available as SPEA offerings, so you can begin learning Norwegian immediately. Summer 2021 will be the next offering of semester-based, online asynchronous courses; registration opens in April. Students who complete levels I-IV (NORW 101-202) can earn a certificate in Norwegian.
We also offer hybrid second and third year courses, which means we can accommodate face-to-face and distance learners — ask us about intermediate and advanced 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.
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. Make a direct contribution to the funds the UND Foundation, earmarked "Friends of the Norwegian Program" or "Friends of the Languages Department."