Undergraduate Degree & Course Catalog
2016-17

Polish Studies - Courses

POL 101 Elementary Polish 1st Semester
Polish

Requires no previous knowledge of Polish. Develops speaking, reading, writing, and comprehension skills. Students with some familiarity with spoken Polish are welcome.

Credits: 5
Semester(s) Typically Offered: Fall
Grading: Graded (GRD)


POL 102 Elementary Polish 2nd Semester
Polish

Requires no previous knowledge of Polish. POL 102 is a sequel to POL 101. Develops speaking, reading, writing, and comprehension skills. Students with some familiarity with spoken Polish are welcome.

Credits: 5
Semester(s) Typically Offered: Spring
Grading: Graded (GRD)
Pre-Requisites: POL 101



POL 203 Intermediate Polish 1st Semester
Polish

Involves further development of all four language skills; introduces selections from Polish literary masterpieces. POL 204 is a spring sequel to POL 203.

Credits: 3
Semester(s) Typically Offered: Fall
Grading: Graded (GRD)


POL 204 Intermediate Polish 2nd Semester
Polish

Involves further development of all four language skills; introduces selections from Polish literary masterpieces. POL 204 is a spring sequel to POL 203.

Credits: 3
Semester(s) Typically Offered: Spring
Grading: Graded (GRD)



POL 205 History of Poland
Polish

This course is a broad survey of the history of Poland from ancient times to the present taught through lecture and discussion. It focuses on the many transitions Polish society and Polish people have undergone, from its emergence as the first central European nation-state in the tenth century, to its development into a major empire in the 1600s, to its partitioning in the late eighteenth century by its more powerful neighbors, to its re-emergence as an independent state in the twentieth century. Using a variety of readings and media, the course emphasizes such themes as Poland?s multicultural heritage and complex identities, questions of empire and national self-determination, liberty and tyranny, gender, ethnicity and class, and language and culture.

Credits: 3
Semester(s) Typically Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer
Grading: Graded (GRD)


POL 210 Special Topics
Polish

Explores a selected topic in Polish studies.

Credits: 3
Semester(s) Typically Offered: Fall, Spring
Grading: Graded (GRD)



POL 211 Special Topics
Polish

Explores a selected topic in Polish studies.

Credits: 3
Semester(s) Typically Offered: Fall, Spring
Grading: Graded (GRD)


POL 222 Polish Culture: Theatre
Polish

Explores differing topics in theatre within the area of Polish studies.

Credits: 3
Semester(s) Typically Offered: Data not available
Grading: Graded (GRD)



POL 223 Topics in Polish Culture
Polish

Explores differing topics within the area of Polish studies.

Credits: 3
Semester(s) Typically Offered: Summer
Grading: Graded (GRD)


POL 231 Intro to Polish Literature
Polish

Survey of major Polish literary works from the beginning until the 19th century.

Credits: 3
Semester(s) Typically Offered: Data not available
Grading: Graded (GRD)



POL 232 Intro to Polish Literature
Polish

Survey of major Polish literary works of the 20th and 21st centuries.

Credits: 3
Semester(s) Typically Offered: Data not available
Grading: Graded (GRD)


POL 305 Advanced Polish
Polish

Emphasizes conversation and written compositions. Readings of short stories, poetry, essays, and plays yield vigorous discussions in Polish.

Credits: 3
Semester(s) Typically Offered: Spring
Grading: Graded (GRD)



POL 306 Advanced Polish
Polish

Emphasizes conversation and written compositions. Readings of short stories, poetry, essays, and plays yield vigorous discussions in Polish.

Credits: 3
Semester(s) Typically Offered: Spring
Grading: Graded (GRD)


POL 323 Polish Literature in Translation
Polish

Considers major figures in Polish literature from the 1930s to the present. Readings and discussions focus on Mrozek (drama), Milosz, Herbert, Rozewicz, Szymborska (poetry), Schulz, Gombrowicz, Andrzejewski, and Konwicki (fiction).

Credits: 3
Semester(s) Typically Offered: Spring
Grading: Graded (GRD)



POL 324 Poland Today
Polish

Examines major socioeconomic, political, and cultural happenings and developments in Poland since World War II, Solidarity, the disintegration and collapse of the Communist regime in 1989, the leap to the market economy, and political pluralism.

Credits: 3
Semester(s) Typically Offered: Fall
Grading: Graded (GRD)


POL 338 Poland in Europe
Polish

Considers the rise, decline, disappearance, and reemergence of Poland as an important power and factor in Eastern European politics.

Credits: 3
Semester(s) Typically Offered: Spring
Grading: Graded (GRD)



POL 410 Special Topics
Polish

Explores a selected topic in Polish studies.

Credits: 3
Semester(s) Typically Offered: Fall, Spring
Grading: Graded (GRD)


POL 411 Explores a Selected Topic in Polish Studies.
Polish

Explores a selected topic in Polish studies.

Credits: 3
Semester(s) Typically Offered: Spring
Grading: Graded (GRD)



POL 499 Independent Study
Polish

Supplements regular offerings of the department. Students must secure permission of the instructor before registering.

Credits: 1-6
Semester(s) Typically Offered: Fall, Spring
Grading: Graded (GRD)



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