Johannes, Jens, Susanna
The Department for Scandinavian Studies at the Faculty of Arts represents the only all-Scandinavian department in the Czech Republic.
The individual programmes of Danish, Norwegian, and Swedish have been taught at the Faculty of Arts at Charles University continuously since 1969.
Besides the Czech members of the academic staff, the department also has three lecturers who are native speakers from Denmark, Norway, and Sweden.
Aside from studying these languages, it is also possible to attend courses on Old Norse here and, irregularly, modern Icelandic.
Currently, they are housed within the Section for Scandinavian Studies at the Department of Germanic Studies.
Scope and objective of study
The Scandinavian languages (Danish, Norwegian and Swedish) can be studied:
The study of individual Scandinavian languages is a philological discipline focused on mastering the chosen language and learning about the literature of Scandinavian countries (Denmark, Norway, Sweden, and optionally Iceland). The main objective of Scandinavian Studies at the Faculty of Arts of Charles University is to master the basics of linguistics and literary criticism with regard both to the language selected and to the North Germanic language group in its entirety.
Our Norwegian speaking team
Our Danish speaking team
and historian Vendula Hingarová.
Our Swedish speaking team