Courses

Polish 101-102

This course is designed to help you learn to communicate in Polish. It will involve the four basic skills: listening, speaking, reading, and writing. Learning objectives include acquiring basic vocabulary, learning basic grammatical structures and using them in new contexts, learning basic conversational patterns, and gaining cultural insights pertaining to Poland.

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Polish 201-202

This course is designed to bring you to an intermediate level of speaking, listening, reading, and writing. Learning objectives include acquiring intermediate level vocabulary, mastering essentials of grammar and using grammatical structures in new contexts, mastering a variety of conversational patterns, and gaining cultural insights pertaining to Poland.

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Polish 236 – Polish Culture and Civilization

This course deals with major achievements of Polish culture during ten centuries of its existence. It covers selected topics in history, art, architecture literature, music, and film and views them against the crucial developments that formed today’s Poland and its people. Lectures, discussions, and readings will be illustrated by numerous videos, slides, and recordings.

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Polish 259 – Survey of Polish Literature in Translation

This course deals with major works of Polish literature from 1112 to 1863. Students will read selected texts from the periods of the Middle Ages, Renaissance, Baroque, Enlightenment, and Romanticism.

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Polish 260 – Survey of Polish Literature in Translation

This course deals with major works of Polish literature from 1864 to 2000. Students will read selected texts from the periods of Realism, Young Poland, Interwar Literature (1918-1939), and Postwar Literature (1945-2000).

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