E-mail: aschmidt2@wisc.edu

Office: 1368 Van Hise / 262-2090

Office Hours: Tuesday and Thursday 11-12 am
and by appointment

Danish 221

Fall 2020

Nete Schmidt, Ph.D.

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Official UW Syllabus

University of Wisconsin-Madison, Syllabus, Scand. Studies 221, Second year Danish.
Credits: 4
Course URL:

M-R 9:55-10:45,
Instructional Mode: Face-to-Face
Credit hours: Traditional Carnegie Definition
Instructor: Faculty Associate Nete Schmidt
Office Hours: Tuesday and Thursday 11-12 am and by appointment
Email: aschmidt2@wisc.edu
Course Description:
The purpose of this class is to continue building on the Danish skills gained in 121 and 122. We will be talking, listening, reading and writing.  We will include more grammar and grammatical exercises, and we will expand your vocabulary, working towards a higher degree of proficiency in Danish. Apart from continuing with the textbooks, we will also be reading more authentic texts that cover aspects of Danish culture and the Danes, so we can continue analyzing and comparing with that of the US. We will focus on contemporary reading and include films and audios, representing Danish popular culture. We will include new technology to enhance our authentic language and culture acquisition.

Prerequisites: Danish 121,122, or equivalent
Course Learning Outcomes: Proficiency in Danish corresponding to ACTFl Intermediate Low/Mid.
Active Participation:  20%
Quizzes:                      10%
Homework:                  20%
Presentations:              5%
Midterm:                      15%
Oral exam:                  15%
Final exam:                 15%
Required Textbook: Beginner's Danish, Nete Schmidt, Hippocrene Books. Various handouts, short stories, news articles.
Exams etc:
The class has a midterm and a final. The midterm is a take-home exam. Further, there is an oral exam. Quizzes are in class every other week.
Homework is assigned every week and will be handed in during class.
Accommodations for students with disabilities:
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