Courses

Department of German, Nordic, and Slavic

The Department of German, Nordic, and Slavic offers a range of courses. We teach more than a dozens languages, including Czech, Danish, Dutch, Finnish, German, Icelandic, Kazakh, Norwegian, Old Norse, Polish, Russian, Sami, Serbo-Croatian, Swedish, Turkish, and Yiddish. Our courses explore cultures and literature from across the globe, from Iceland to Germany to Russia to Turkey. Study with GNS and see the world.

  • Questions regarding Undergraduate Courses can be directed to Joanna Schuth.
  • Questions regarding Graduate Courses can be directed to Mark Mears.
Students study in the Memorial Library at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Photo by: Jeff Miller.
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Fall 2020 GNS Courses

For the most up-to-date listings of courses offered by German, Nordic, and Slavic please see the UW Course Guide under the subject headings GERMAN, SCAND ST, SLAVIC, GNS, FOLKLORE, and LITTRANS (Literature in Translation).

Department of German, Nordic, and Slavic Course Descriptions for Spring 2020:

GNS (includes Turkish and Kazakh courses) Course Descriptions

German and Dutch Course Descriptions

Scandinavian Studies Course Descriptions

Slavic Course Descriptions

Folklore Course Descriptions

Literature in Translation Course Descriptions

For more information on courses please contact our Undergraduate Advisor Joanna Schuth.

For course descriptions from previous semesters click on the “Course History” tab.

Summer 2020 GNS Courses

For the most up-to-date listings of courses offered by German, Nordic, and Slavic please see the UW Course Guide under the subject headings GERMAN, SCAND ST, SLAVIC, GNS, FOLKLORE, and LITTRANS (Literature in Translation).

GNS Summer 2020 Course Descriptions

For more information on courses please contact our Undergraduate Advisor Joanna Schuth.

For course descriptions from previous semesters click on the “Course History” tab.

Spring 2020 GNS Courses

For the most up-to-date listings of courses offered by German, Nordic, and Slavic please see the UW Course Guide under the subject headings GERMAN, SCAND ST, SLAVIC, GNS, FOLKLORE, and LITTRANS (Literature in Translation).

Department of German, Nordic, and Slavic Course Descriptions for Spring 2020:

GNS (includes Turkish and Kazakh courses) Course Descriptions

German and Dutch Course Descriptions

Scandinavian Studies Course Descriptions

Slavic Course Descriptions

Folklore Course Descriptions

For more information on courses please contact our Undergraduate Advisor Joanna Schuth.

For course descriptions from previous semesters click on the “Course History” tab.

Students seeking to enroll in Directed Study courses for German, Scandinavian Studies, Slavic, or GNS must complete a Directed Study Form. Students should complete the form in conversation with the instructor with whom they plan to take the course. In most cases, students will not be authorized to enroll in a Directed Study courses until they have completed and submitted the form to our graduate or undergraduate advisors.