Academic Calendar

Polish (Slavic Studies) (POL)

POL 1890  Introductory Polish  6 cr  

Basic grammar, conversation, composition, readings, language laboratory sessions.

Attributes: Humanities, Recommended Intro Courses

POL 1900  Love, Heroes and Patriotism in Contemporary Poland  3 cr  

A study of the impact of Romanticism on contemporary Polish national consciousness, images of love, and the role of art and the artist in society. The course explores diverse written and visual sources representing Polish and European Romanticism and its mutual influences. Lectures and readings in English.

Attributes: Humanities, Recommended Intro Courses, Written English Requirement

POL 2600  Polish Culture until 1918  3 cr  

An introductory survey from the beginnings of the Polish state to 1918. This is a lecture style course devoted to studying the achievements of Polish culture and their impact on world culture. Students will observe the creation of Polish national identity through the examination of documents from literature and culture. Lectures and readings in English. Students may not hold credit for both POL 2600 and the former POL 2530.

Mutually Exclusive: POL 2530

Attributes: Humanities, Recommended Intro Courses, Written English Requirement

POL 2610  Polish Culture 1918 to the Present  3 cr  

An introductory survey from 1918 to the present. This is a lecture style course devoted to studying the achievements of Polish culture and their impact on shaping of the contemporary Polish society. Students will observe the cultural changes that defined Poland following one hundred years of non-existence as a nation. The re-examining of the Polish national identity will be studied through documents from literature, art, mythology and music. Lectures and readings in English. Students may not hold credit for both POL 2610 and the former POL 2530.

Mutually Exclusive: POL 2530

Attributes: Humanities, Recommended Intro Courses, Written English Requirement

POL 2660  Special Topics in Polish Literature and Culture  3 cr  

Topics dealing with Polish literature and culture. Content of this course will vary from year to year, depending on the needs and interests of instructors and students. The course content may vary. Students can earn multiple credits for this course only when the topic subtitle is different.

Attributes: Humanities, Written English Requirement

POL 2690  Polish Language and Culture  6 cr  

Offered as part of the Summer Session, this course is a study experience in Poland. The program features practical language training and an exploration of the Polish culture.

PR/CR: A minimum grade of C is required unless otherwise indicated.
Prerequisite: written consent of instructor.

Attributes: Humanities

POL 2890  Intermediate Polish  6 cr  

Grammar review, composition, translation, readings of selected prose and poetry.

PR/CR: A minimum grade of C is required unless otherwise indicated.
Prerequisite: [a grade of "C" or better in POL 1890] or written consent of department head.

Attributes: Humanities, Recommended Intro Courses

POL 3892  Advanced Polish: Conversational Practice  3 cr  

Development of skills in spoken and written Polish, within the context of contemporary Polish culture, via a variety of sources, such as: news articles, comics, music. Students may not hold credit for both POL 3892 and the former POL 3890.

PR/CR: A minimum grade of C is required unless otherwise indicated.
Prerequisite: a grade of "C" or better in POL 2890 or written consent of department head.

Mutually Exclusive: POL 3890

Attributes: Humanities

POL 3894  Advanced Polish Through Short Stories  3 cr  

Development of advanced language skills: writing, reading, listening comprehension, and speaking. Exploration and analysis of Polish cultural tropes within the context of short stories. Students may not hold credit for both POL 3894 and the former POL 3890.

PR/CR: A minimum grade of C is required unless otherwise indicated.
Prerequisite: a grade of "C" or better in POL 2890 or written consent of department head.

Mutually Exclusive: POL 3890

Attributes: Humanities