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What will I learn?

Learning Outcomes

The Scandinavian Languages and Cultures major has the following learning outcomes:

Demonstrated written and oral mastery of a single Nordic language

Demonstrated knowledge of the other Nordic languages

Demonstrated specific skills and expertise, including research, analysis, and writing

Identification, evaluation, and analysis of appropriate primary sources

Working knowledge of scholarly discourse in Scandinavian languages and cultures

Conception and execution of a project that identifies and engages with a specialized topic

Engagement with peers through presentation, discussion, and critique of student work

The Major

Required: Seven courses from at least three of the following five tracks: (1) early Nordic literatures and cultures — Scandinavian C131, 132A, 132B, C133A, C137, 138, (2) theory, genres, and authors — Scandinavian C141A, 141C, 142A, 143C, CM144A, C145A, C145B, C146A, 147A, C147B, (3) literary periods — Scandinavian 152, 155, 156, 157, (4) Scandinavian cinema — Scandinavian 161, C163A, C166A, C166C, (5) cultural studies — Scandinavian C171, C174A, 174B, C175; and one senior capstone course (Scandinavian 199) under the direction of a faculty member.

Also required is a second-year language sequence selected from Scandinavian 105A, 105B, and 105C, or 106A, 106B, and 106C, or 107A, 107B, and 107C, or 132A, 132B, and 132C. Students with language preparation equivalent to two years of language must take an additional three upper-division courses in lieu of the second-year language sequence.

Which department am I in?

College of Letters and Science

Study options

Full Time (4 years)

Tuition fees
US$29,754.00 per year
Given fee is for nonresident supplemental tuition; University Fees: USD $13,239
Application deadline

Expected November 2022

Start date

Expected September 2023


College of Letters and Science

2300 Murphy Hall,



90095, United States

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Students must have a minimum score of 550 in paper based TOEFL. Students who have attended school under the British system must present five GCSE/Ordinary-Level examinations and at least three Advanced-Level examinations with superior grades.

For international students

To be considered for admission to UCLA, international students must have completed secondary school with a superior average in academic subjects and have earned a certificate of completion which enables the student to be admitted to a university in the home country.

English language proficiency is critical to your success at UCLA. Applicants, whose first language, or language of instruction for at least the last three years, is not English, are required to take the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) or the International English Language Testing Service (IELTS).

Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL): A competitive score is above 100 (with sub-scores above 22)

International English Language Testing System (IELTS): A competitive score is 7 or higher.

*There may be different IELTS requirements depending on your chosen course.


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