Undergraduate Program

Polish Courses

Below is a list of recently offered undergraduate courses. Not all of these courses are offered in any given year, and there may be other courses offered some years. Check the course schedules/descriptions available via the Registrar's Office for the official schedules for the widest range of terms for which such information is available.

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POL 101 ELEMENTARY POLISH I

Introduction to the basic structures of the language and the vocabulary of everyday situations. The emphasis is on spoken Polish.

Last Offered: Fall 2017

POL 102 ELEMENTARY POLISH II

Further introduction to the basic structures of the language and the vocabulary of everyday situations. The emphasis is on spoken Polish.

Prerequisites: POL 101 or instructor's permission
Last Offered: Spring 2017

POL 107 POLISH IN POLAND

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POL 151 INTERMEDIATE POLISH

Designed for students with previous study of the language. A reading, writing and conversation course conducted in Polish, with emphasis on everyday use of Polish language. Systematic vocabulary building and grammar review. Reading of selected texts like newspaper articles, poetry, use of film clips and various video material.

Prerequisites: POL 102 or instructor's permission
Last Offered: Fall 2017

POL 152 POLISH REVIEW

Refine language skills and familiarize students with the political and cultural issues of contemporary Poland. Requires a working knowledge of the Polish language necessary to discuss the content of source materials (e.g. articles and essays in the Polish press, recent Polish films). Group discussions will be based on source materials and papers prepared by participants.

Last Offered: Spring 2011

POL 157 POLISH IN POLAND

Offered on location in Krakow. A multi-level course designed to introduce students to the Polish language or to improve the knowledge of Polish they already possess.

Last Offered: Summer 2017

POL 175 INTRO TO HISTORY OF POLAND

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Last Offered: Spring 2013

POL 201 POLISH REVIEW

The main objective of this course is to refine the participants' language skills and to familiarize them with the history, literature and culture of Poland. The course will require a working knowledge of Polish language necessary to discuss the content of the source materials. It will focus on group discussions based on source materials and papers prepared by it's participants.

Prerequisites: POL 151 or instructor's permission
Last Offered: Spring 2017

POL 201A POLISH ART: PAST & PRESENT

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Last Offered: Summer 2015

POL 202 POLISH CINEMATOGRAPHY

The course “Polish Cinema” will cover the most important trends in the history of Polish cinema, including the Polish film school and cinema of moral concern. Profiles of the most outstanding directors (beginnings of Roman Polanski’s career, films of Jerzy Skolimowski, Krzysztof Kieślowski and Jan Jakub Kolski) will be discussed. Classes on contemporary Polish cinema will cover the work of Dorota Kędzierawska, Wojciech Smarzowski, Przemysław Wojcieszek and Małgorzata Szumowska, among others. We will also discuss Polish documentaries (the “Black Series,” “Łoziński’s school,” “Fidyk’s school”) and the financial and organizational situation of contemporary Polish cinema.

Last Offered: Fall 2014

POL 224 LESSONS IN POLISH LITERATURE

Offered on location in Krakow. A presentation of some of the most interesting problems in the thousand-year history of Polish culture. Literary masterpieces of the past and present, including poetry of the two Nobel Prize winners - Czesław Miłosz (1980) and Wisława Szymborska (1996), Polish Romanticism; culture in a political context; the phenomenon of exiled culture, literature and totalitarianism, and other "great questions" of Polish culture will be discussed.

Last Offered: Summer 2017

POL 225 THE HOLOCAUST AND ITS MEMORY IN EASTERN EUROPE

The Holocaust, that is “the state-sponsored persecution and murder of European Jews by Nazi Germany and its collaborators between 1933 and 1945” (Holocaust Encyclopedia, Washington: US Holocaust Memorial Museum, 2012), occurred largely in Eastern Europe, that is, the countries which were under the communist rule from after the Second World War until 1989–91 and which are now independent states. The general objective of this course will be to study how the various nations in Eastern Europe remember the Holocaust over seventy years thereafter and how these memories have developed since after the war. The objective will also be to analyze to what extent the cosmopolitanization and Europeanization of Holocaust memory occurred in Eastern Europe. The course will base upon the historiography of the Holocaust. It will employ the theories and methods of cultural and social memory studies. It will also use the social theory of cosmopolitanism and theories of Europeanization.

Last Offered: Spring 2016

POL 268 POST-1989 POLISH CULTURE THROUGH FILM, LITERATURE, AND DIGITAL MEDIA

The main objective of the course is to familiarize students with contemporary Polish culture through a comparative media studies approach. In addition to studying movies, fiction, non-fiction, and graphic novels, we will explore new genres such as electronic literature, popular memes,and independent games. We will examine how digital media shape the contemporary use of text and the process of remediation between analog and digital forms. We will apply this media-based and comparative approach to study contemporary Poland and its culture.

Last Offered: Spring 2017

POL 284 ANTHROPOLOGY OF TOURISM

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Last Offered: Fall 2016

POL 390 SUPERVISED TEACHING

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Last Offered: Fall 2017

POL 391 INDEPENDENT STUDY

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Last Offered: Spring 2017

POL 394 INTERNSHIP

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Last Offered: Fall 2017

POL 425 THE HOLOCAUST AND ITS MEMORY IN EASTERN EUROPE

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Last Offered: Spring 2016

POL 468 POST-1989 POLISH CULTURE THROUGH FILM, LITERATURE, AND DIGITAL MEDIA

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Last Offered: Spring 2017