The purpose of this line of study is to give students a thorough knowledge of the history of the Nordic languages (Danish, Faroese, Icelandic, Norwegian, and Swedish), Old Norse-Icelandic language and literature, as well as Scandinavian paleography, and to enhance the students’ competence in their primary Nordic language(s). In addition to the general requirements, there are special course requirements for degree candidates in each of the areas of specialization. Undergraduate work may count in fulfillment of these requirements (and the requirements can sometimes be adjusted to take into consideration the preparation and needs of individual students).
See the M.A. Program Guide and Ph.D. Program Guide for more information on applying and requirements.