Scandinavian Area Studies

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Scandinavian Area Studies brings together a variety of scholarly approaches to understanding human society, culture, language and art, using these tools to understand the peoples and societies of Scandinavia.

Students majoring in Scandinavian Area Studies develop the strong critical and analytical skills that are the hallmark of a liberal arts education, along with expertise in an exciting and vibrant region known for its innovative approaches to democracy, literature and design, yet a region also affected by powerful worldwide processes like colonialism, migration and globalization. By studying these societies and cultures, students gain valuable insights that can readily be applied to most any social, cultural or artistic situation.

Scandinavia, or the Nordic region, consists of the countries of Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway and Sweden, and the autonomous regions of Greenland, the Faroe Islands and the Åland Islands, and is also home to the indigenous Sámi people.

Despite major differences in language and culture, the peoples of the Nordic region share historical connections that have led to similar social, cultural and economic institutions, and which have fostered a certain sense of a collective Nordic identity.

Nordic Map

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Icelandic Art Rug Reception

Location: Anderson University Center: 101 (Scandinavian Cultural Center),Anderson University Center SCC Meeting Room

Sigrun will be on hand, displaying her handmade rugs, which recreate in miniature Icelandic landscape features such as glaciers, rivers, and...

SCC Open Hours

Location: Anderson University Center: 101 (Scandinavian Cultural Center),Anderson University Center SCC Meeting Room

Come see our newest exhibition, Eco Nordic: Sustainability in Scandinavia

Norwegian Cooking Class

Location: Anderson University Center: 101 (Scandinavian Cultural Center),Anderson University Center SCC Meeting Room

SCC Open Hours: Viking Film Series

Location: Anderson University Center: 101 (Scandinavian Cultural Center),Anderson University Center SCC Meeting Room

Second film in the Viking film series is JungfrukÀllan (Virgin Spring) by Ingmar Bergman.

Executive Board Meeting for SCC

Location: Anderson University Center: 134 (Washington Room)

Monthly meeting of Executive Board

Scandinavian Cultural Center Council

Location: Anderson University Center: 101 (Scandinavian Cultural Center),Anderson University Center SCC Meeting Room

SCC Open Hours: Danish Sangaften

Location: Anderson University Center: 101 (Scandinavian Cultural Center),Anderson University Center SCC Meeting Room

SCAN Program committee meeting

Location: Hauge Administration 200: Classroom

SCAN Program committee meeting

SCC Open Hours: Viking Film Series

Location: Anderson University Center: 101 (Scandinavian Cultural Center),Anderson University Center SCC Meeting Room

Third film in the Viking film series is the Danish classic Hagbard and Signe

Executive Board Meeting for SCC

Location: Anderson University Center: 134 (Washington Room)

Monthly meeting of Executive Board