Language Studies College of Humanities
Readings in Swedish literature: introduction to basic literary concepts. Includes International Cinema.
Swed 321 or equivalent experience
Culminating course for GE Foreign Language requirement.
Analytic and Writing Skills
Students should be able to insightfully analyze important literary and artistic works from Swedish cultural history and be able to communicate this analysis through articulate and well-organized written and oral presentations in Swedish. Students will also develop basic research skills.
Students will be able to relate the ideas and issues raised by the works studied in class to their own cultural situation as well as to their experience with contemporary Swedish culture. They will reflect upon and develop an appreciation for the expression of ideas that make up Swedish cultural history and even value the expression of perspectives and opinions they do not necessarily share.
Students should better know how to understand, interpret, and thoughtfully reflect upon the literature and art they will encounter in later life.
Students should understand key historical trends and works from Swedish culture, recognize connections between these works, and be able to relate them to the development of contemporary cultural developments.