Course Description

Begin Danish, DANISH 1B

Students will continue to develop the basic elements of communicative competence in both the spoken and written language within a cultural context.

Key Information

Credit: 6 quarter units / 4 semester units credit
UC Berkeley, Scandinavian

Course Credit:

Upon successful completion, all online courses offered through cross-enrollment provide UC unit credit. Some courses are approved for GE, major preparation and/or, major credit or can be used as a substitute for a course at your campus.

If "unit credit" is listed by your campus, consult your department, academic adviser or Student Affairs division to inquire about the petition process for more than unit credit for the course.

UC Berkeley:
General Education: Fulfills Language Req.
Major Requirement: fulfills lower division requirement for Scandinavian majors: Danish Concentration & Old Norse.

UC Davis:
General Education: AH, WC.

UC Irvine:
General Education: VI - Language other than English

UC Los Angeles:
Major Preparation: Scandinavian Languages and Cultures Major / Scandinavian Languages Minor; ENGLISH major/American Literature & Culture major (foreign language level 3)
DANISH 1A + DANISH 1B would clear the Foreign Language requirement.

UC Merced:
General Education: Satisfies the Language Requirement
Units toward degree (see your advisor)

UC Riverside:
General Education: Elective units

UC San Diego:
General Education: Muir- May petition a full year of a language other than English for a GE sequence in Area III.; Revelle - Foreign Language Requirement - would be second semester toward requirement (need third semester/intermediate level or fourth quarter course required for proficiency); TMC 1 course toward lower division disciplinary breadth if noncontiguous to major; Sixth - NAHR GE; ERC Foreign Language Requirement - third semester/intermediate level or fourth quarter course required for proficiency;

UC San Francisco:
Unit Credit

UC Santa Barbara:
General Education: Area B - Foreign Language

UC Santa Cruz:
Unit Credit

More About The Course

This course is a continuation of Danish 1A (taught in the fall semester). Its goal is to further build Danish language competencies emphasizing practical communication in everyday contexts.

Classes meet for three hours of Danish instruction per week. Students will acquire basic communicative competence in all four foreign language skills (speaking, listening, reading and writing) within a cultural context. The aim is to enable you to express yourself in regard to topics such as hobbies and interests, food and grocery shopping, family and friends, and everyday life.

In this course, we will also explore Danish society and popular culture by watching films and reading newspapers and magazines, to further students’ abilities to interact with cultural competence and understanding. We will discuss how Danish language skills can be used beyond the classroom through conversations with Danish speaking visitors invited to join us in class.

Prerequisites: Danish 1A – or equivalent with permission from instructor. Course cannot be repeated without prior consent from the department language coordinator.

Cross Campus Enrollment: Students at other UC campuses can join this class online. Danish 1B is a Distance Learning Course transmitted simultaneously to specific UC campuses. UCB is the home campus with live class instruction; other UC students will participate through a live video feed.

Concurrent Enrollment: If you are not a currently registered student, you may be able to enroll via Concurrent Enrollment, UC Berkeley Extension. Please note that the Concurrent Enrollment application must be approved by the department. Approval is based on availability of space in the class; enrolled UC students on a waitlist have priority.

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Course Creator

Sofie Hansen

Sofie Malmborg Hansen is a Danish anthropologist and writer. At UC Berkeley, Sofie teaches Danish language, culture and literature.

Sofie Malmborg Hansen is a Danish anthropologist and writer. At UC Berkeley, Sofie teaches Danish language, culture and literature.
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