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Since its inception in 1972, the Scandinavian Section has been one of the premiere programs in the country for the study of Nordic languages and literatures on the undergraduate and graduate levels. Along with a sister department at UC Berkeley, the Scandinavian Section provides members of the University of California community, and the citizens of California, with up-to-date, scholarly information and instruction on topics concerning the Nordic countries with a particular emphasis on their cultures, their histories and their languages. The Scandinavian Section is fortunate to be housed in UCLA's landmark building, Royce Hall. The third floor suite includes faculty and teaching assistant offices, a small reading room, and a lounge. After the devastating Northridge earthquake in 1993, Royce Hall was restored to its former glory. The Scandinavian Section offers a B.A. in Scandinavian Languages and Cultures, a B.A. in Nordic Studies, a minor in Scandinavian Studies, and an M.A....

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