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HIST 169: From Fjord to Frontier: Norwegian-American History in Literature

Norwegian folklore tells of a place east of the moon and west of the sun where dreams are realized. For hundreds of thousands of immigrants from Norway this fabled place was America. They called it, as does St. Olaf's own college hymn, Fram, Fram, "a home in the west." This course explores the stories of Norwegian America through its literature and other forms of popular writing created from the 19th through the 21st centuries. It considers, among other forms, novels, shorts stories, drama, children's literature, memoirs, letters, diaries, travel accounts, biographies, journalism, popular history, and film. Counts toward American studies major and Nordic studies concentration. Offered alternate years.

American Studies

...201 American Film History HIST 165 Slavery in the Americas HIST 169 From Fjord to...

Nordic Studies

...Outside the Norwegian Department HIST 111 Viking and Medieval Scandinavia HIST 169 From Fjord to...