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The Program in Swedish Language Studies and Swedish Comparative Literature at Columbia University

The purpose of the program in Swedish language studies and Swedish comparative literature at Columbia University is to initiate in students a continuing relationship with the people of Sweden and with those speaking Swedish elsewhere in the world. It is believed that this relationship can best be encouraged by providing a solid foundation in the Swedish language, supplemented with additional courses that address both similarities and differences between Swedish and other Nordic cultures, especially through the perspectives of literature and film.