Undergraduate Degree & Course Catalog
2016-17

Polish Studies - Degrees & Policies

Advisement

The Director of Undergraduate Studies for the Department of Transnational Studies, who is a member of the department's full time teaching faculty, is available to meet with students throughout the semester. As we cannot provide advisement through e-mails, please contact the department's undergraduate studies secretary to find out the director's office hours. Students interested in doing a minor in Polish Studies are encouraged to speak with the director to discuss their interests in the program, as well as to plan course sequencing to meet all criteria. NOTE: advisement for "general education" and other university requirements is provided by advisers in the College of Arts and Sciences Student Advisement & Services

Degrees Offered

Undergraduate: Minor only (no Major): Track A (Language Track)
Undergraduate: Minor only (no Major): Track B (Culture and Society Track)

Polish Studies - Minor

Acceptance Criteria

A minimum GPA of 2.0 in all courses that count toward the minor in Polish Studies is required.

Advising Notes
Complete and submit the application form for a minor in Polish Studies to the Department of Transnational Studies. (The application form is available at their website: www.transnationalstudies.buffalo.edu )

Acceptance to Track A (Language Track) requires completion of POL 101 Elementary Polish 1st Semester and POL 102 Elementary Polish 2nd Semester.

Acceptance to Track B (Culture and Society Track) requires completion of any Polish Studies course with a grade of C or above.

Track a (Language Track)

Prerequisite Language Courses
POL 101 Elementary Polish 1st Semester (or equivalent)
POL 102 Elementary Polish 2nd Semester (or equivalent)

Required Language Courses
POL 203 Intermediate Polish 1st Semester
POL 204 Intermediate Polish 2nd Semester

Required Upper Level Courses
Four courses (12 credit hours) chosen from the following:
POL 305 Advanced Polish: Part I
POL 306 Advanced Polish: Part II
POL 323 Polish Literature in Translation
POL 324 Poland Today
POL 338 Poland in Europe
POL 499 Independent Study
POL 410 Special Topics (repeatable for credit)
POL 411 Special Topics (repeatable for credit)

Note: One 300 or 400 level course from the following list of approved courses may substitute for a required upper level course.

HIS 313 20th Century Europe
HIS 319 Europe Between the World Wars, 1919-39
HIS 346 19th Century Europe
HIS 383 War & State: European Foundations
HIS 384 War and Peace since 1800
HIS 371 Social History of Europe
HIS 395 History of the Cold War
HIS 456 European Underground Movements
HIS 475 The Great War and European Society
PSC 351 Politics in E. Europe Post Soc. States.

These courses will be reviewed annually by the Director of Polish Studies to ensure that they are taught by collaborating faculty and contain significant Polish Studies content.

Note: courses other these can be used towards the Minor if they are shown to have a significant Polish content and receive approval by the Director of the Polish Studies program.

Minor Credit Requirements Chart
Total Credits Required for Minor/Certificate 28


Students should consult with an academic advisor to determine how any transfer or exam credit might be utilized in meeting general education, prerequisite, or major requirements.

Track B (Culture and Society Track)

Required 200 level courses
Two courses (6 hours) chosen from the following:
POL 222 Polish Culture: Theatre
POL 223 Topics
POL 231 Introduction to Polish Literature
POL 232 Introduction to Polish Literature
POL 210 Special Topics
POL 211 Special Topics

Required Upper Level Courses
Four courses (12 semester hours) chosen from the following:
POL 305 Advanced Polish: Part I
POL 306 Advanced Polish: Part II
POL 323 Polish Literature in Translation
POL 324 Poland Today
POL 338 Poland in Europe
POL 499 Independent Study
POL 410 Special Topics (repeatable for credit)
POL 411 Special Topics (repeatable for credit)

Note: One course from the following list of approved courses may be substituted for a required 200 level course.

HIS 221 Eastern Europe
HIS 227 Twentieth-Century Europe and the World
HIS 299 The Holocaust and History

Note: One course from the following list of approved courses may be substituted for a required 300 or 400 upper level course.

HIS 313 20th Century Europe
HIS 319 Europe Between the World Wars, 1919-39
HIS 346 19th Century Europe
HIS 383 War & State: European Foundations
HIS 384 War and Peace since 1800
HIS 371 Social History of Europe
HIS 395 History of the Cold War
HIS 456 European Underground Movements
HIS 475 The Great War and European Society
PSC 351 Politics in E. Europe Post Soc. States.

These courses will be reviewed annually by the Director to ensure that they are taught by collaborating faculty and contain significant Polish Studies content.

Note: courses other these can be used towards the Minor if they are shown to have a significant Polish content and receive approval by the Director of the Polish program.

Minor Credit Requirements Chart
Total Credits Required for Minor 21

Minors and certificates must be completed in conjunction with a major and all university degree requirements must be met.

Students should consult with the department's Director of Undergraduate Studies to determine how any transfer or exam credit might be utilized in meeting prerequisite or minor requirements for the Polish Studies program. For general education and remaining university requirements, see Baccalaureate Degree Requirements (UB Curriculum). NOTE: advisement for "general education" and other university requirements is provided by advisers in the College of Arts and Sciences Student Advisement & Services.

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