Swedish Language and Culture: IntermediateSemester Course

Swedish: Intermediate Level for Scandinavian Language Speakers
Major Discipline(s)
Anthropology, Language
Elective Course
Fall/Spring semester

We build on language acquired in a previous semester or through experience. We work intensively with spoken everyday language, and with complex written texts. Literature, news articles, television series, movies, music, politics, and cultural issues are discussed in class, as well as your personal experience while living in Sweden. The aim is to help each student gain the experience of being an active participant in the Swedish society rather than just a tourist passing by.


Lena Norrman

DIS Stockholm Semester Faculty

Ph.D., Older Germanic Languages and Literatures, Harvard University, 2006. Senior Lecturer in Swedish in the department of German, Scandinavian and Dutch at the University of Minnesota since 2005. The role of women in medieval Scandinavia is the focus of Dr. Norrman’s research, with special emphasis on the use of weaving as a means of communication. She is the author of Viking Women: Narrative Roles in Woven Tapestries (2008). She has also published articles on women, storytelling and weaving in Viking Age Scandinavia and Classical Greece. With DIS from 2018.