FINN 340

Finnish Literature

Language Studies College of Humanities

Course Description

Readings in Finnish literature; introduction to basic literary concepts. Includes International Cinema.

When Taught

Winter Odd Years

Grade Rule

Grade Rule 8: A, B, C, D, E, I (Standard grade rule)

Min

3

Fixed

3

Fixed

3

Fixed

0

Recommended

Finn 321 or equivalent experience

Note

Culminating course for GE Foreign Language requirement.

Title

Cultural Awareness and Self-Reflection

Learning Outcome

Students should be able to relate the ideas and issues raised by the works we study in class to the students' own socio-historical moment as well as to their experiences with contemporary Finnish culture and even value the expression of perspectives and opinions they do not necessarily share.

Title

Writing in Finnish

Learning Outcome

Students should begin to understand how to write and present well-organized, focused analyses interpreting literary texts and other cultural artifacts in Finnish.

Title

Future Learning

Learning Outcome

Students should better know how to understand, interpret, and thoughtfully reflect upon the literature and art they will encounter in later life.

Title

Cultural Literacy

Learning Outcome

Students should understand key trends and works from Finnish culture, recognize connections between these works, and be able to relate them to the development of contemporary Finnish culture and other cultural traditions.