The Department of Central, Eastern and Northern European Studies offers students course options in five languages: Danish, German, Polish, Russian and Swedish. Come get started, or keep going, with your additional language learning! 

We offer small, welcoming, workshop-style classes. Everyone is welcome — from total beginners to people getting in touch with their heritage and ancestors to advanced multilinguals honing their capabilities.

Norwegian, Swedish and Danish are mutually understandable, and knowing just one is sufficient to make oneself understood in the two other countries, as well! 

Our Beginning and Intermediate Danish courses will coach you in speaking, writing, culture and history. We offer the following Danish language courses:

  • DANI 100 (3) Elementary Danish I
  • DANI 110 (3) Elementary Danish II
  • DANI 200 (3) Intermediate Danish I
  • DANI 210 (3) Intermediate Danish II

Once you’re done, consider continuing on with a Minor in Scandinavian Studies!

Through our exchange agreements with an array of partner universities throughout the region, we also help students pursue studies abroad and improve language skills so they can study or work in Denmark. 

Did you know German is pronounced exactly like it is spelled? We think you’ll find it fun, exciting, and a key to engaging the world beyond English. All of our language courses offer a richly multicultural introduction to Germanophone culture today, which will prepare you for a potential Minor or Major in German.

We offer the following German language courses:

  • GERM 100 (3) Beginners’ German I
  • GERM 110 (3) Beginners’ German II
  • GERM 200 (3) Intermediate German I
  • GERM 210 (3) Intermediate German II
  • GERM 300 (3) Intermediate German III
  • GERM 310 (3) Intermediate German IV
  • GERM 400 (3) Advanced German I
  • GERM 410 (3) Advanced German II

The Polish Language Program offers beginners and lower intermediate language courses. Polish 200 introduces students to contemporary Polish focusing on oral practice, reading and writing skills. In Polish 300 language skills are enhanced and reinforced by learning and practicing them in social, cultural and historical contexts.

We offer the following Polish language courses:

  • POLS 200 (6) Beginner’s Polish
  • POLS 300 (6) Intermediate Polish

Our program offers a full four-year range of Russian language courses. 100 and 200 level courses introduce students to contemporary Russian focusing on oral practice, reading and writing skills. In senior years, language skills are enhanced and reinforced by learning and practicing them in Russian social, cultural and historical contexts.

We offer the following Russian language courses:

  • RUSS 101 (3) Basic Russian I
  • RUSS 102 (3) Basic Russian II
  • RUSS 201 (3) Second-Year Russian I
  • RUSS 202 (3) Second-Year Russian II
  • RUSS 301 (3) Third-Year Russian I
  • RUSS 302 (3) Third-Year Russian II
  • RUSS 400 (3/6) Fourth-Year Russian

Norwegian, Swedish and Danish are mutually understandable, and knowing just one is sufficient to make oneself understood in the two other countries, as well! 

Our Beginning and Intermediate Swedish courses will coach you in speaking, writing, culture, and history. We offer the following Swedish language courses:

  • SWED 100 (3) Elementary Swedish I
  • SWED 110 (3) Elementary Swedish II
  • SWED 200 (3) Intermediate Swedish I
  • SWED 210 (3) Intermediate Swedish II

Once you’re done, consider continuing on with a Minor in Scandinavian Studies!

Through our exchange agreements with an array of partner universities throughout the region, we also help students pursue studies abroad and improve language skills so they can study or work in Sweden. 

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