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German & Scandinavian Studies, Deparment of Languages and Literatures


James E. Cathey
Professor Emeritus of German & Scandinavian Studies
Email: cathey[at]


Research Interests
Germanic linguistics, Scandinavian languages, Finnish, Old Saxon

Ph.D. 1967, University of Washington
M.A. 1964, University of Washington
B.S. 1962, Oregon State University

Current and Recent Courses
Finnish 110-240: Elementary through Intermediate Finnish
German 585: Structure of German
German 702: Old High German
German 703: Gothic
German 704: Old Norse
German 705: Old Saxon
Scandinavian 276: Vikings and Their Stories: Saga Literature
Scandinavian 391V: Vikings
Swedish 110-240: Elementary through Intermediate Swedish