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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Courses Offered

The following is a list of Polish courses available to students. Please refer to the UWM Schedule of Classes for courses offered during any specific semester.

POLISH 101 First-Semester Polish
5 cr. Undergraduate.
A systematic introduction to the Polish language.
Prerequisites: none.
Last Taught: Fall 2018, Fall 2017, Fall 2016, Fall 2015.
POLISH 102 Second-Semester Polish
5 cr. Undergraduate.
Continuation of Polish 101.
Prerequisites: Polish 101(P). Generates L&S credit for demonstrated equivalent preparation (4 retro cr).
Last Taught: Spring 2019, Spring 2018, Spring 2017, Spring 2016.
POLISH 192 First-Year Seminar:
3 cr. Undergraduate.
Specific topics are announced in the Schedule of Classes each time the class is offered.
Prerequisites: none.
General Education Requirements: HU
Course Rules: Open only to freshmen. Students may earn cr in just one L&S First-Year Sem (course numbers 192, 193, 194).
POLISH 197 Study Abroad:
1-12 cr. Undergraduate.
Designed to enable students studying language abroad to receive course credit at appropriate level.
Prerequisites: acceptance in Study Abroad Prog.
Course Rules: May be retaken w/chg in topic.
POLISH 199 Independent Study
1-4 cr. Undergraduate.
For further information, consult dept chair.
Prerequisites: 2.5 gpa; writ cons instr, dept chair, & asst dean for SAS.
Course Rules: May be retaken to 6 cr max.
Last Taught: Spring 2018, Fall 2016, Spring 2015, Fall 2010.
POLISH 201 Third-Semester Polish
3 cr. Undergraduate.
Review of grammar and readings.
Prerequisites: Polish 102(P). Generates L&S credit for demonstrated equivalent preparation (8 retro cr).
Last Taught: Fall 2018, Fall 2017, Fall 2014, Fall 2012.
POLISH 202 Fourth-Semester Polish
3 cr. Undergraduate.
Continuation of Polish 201.
Prerequisites: Polish 201(P). Generates L&S credit for demonstrated equivalent preparation (11 retro cr).
Last Taught: Spring 2013, Spring 2010, Spring 2009, Spring 2008.
POLISH 213 Grammar for Students of Foreign Languages
3 cr. Undergraduate.
An introduction to the grammatical concepts useful in studying foreign languages.
Prerequisites: none.
Course Rules: Jointly offered with, and may be used to repeat, Classic 213, English 213, French 213, German 213, Italian 213, Linguis 213, Russian 213, & Spanish 213.
POLISH 236 Polish Culture in its Historical Setting
3 cr. Undergraduate.
Major achievements of Polish culture during ten centuries of existence. Art, architecture, literature, music, and film viewed against crucial historical developments that formed Poland and its people.
Prerequisites: none.
General Education Requirements: HU
Course Rules: May be used to repeat Geog 236.
Last Taught: Spring 2019, Spring 2018, Fall 2016, Fall 2015.
POLISH 260 Survey of Polish Literature-in-Translation: 1863 to the Present
3 cr. Undergraduate.

Prerequisites: none. One course in 100-level lit-in-trans or 200-level English lit advisable.
General Education Requirements: HU
Last Taught: Fall 2009, Fall 2008, Fall 2007, Spring 1997.
POLISH 289 Internship in Polish, Lower Division
1-6 cr. Undergraduate.
Application of basic principles of Polish in a business, organizational, educational, political, or other appropriate setting.
Prerequisites: intro course in Polish; 2.25 gpa; cons supervising faculty member.
Course Rules: One cr earned for academic work based on 40 hours in internship. May be retaken to 6 cr max.
POLISH 290 Summer Study in Poland:
2-6 cr. Undergraduate.
Studies in Polish language, culture and civilization at a Polish university; lectures and field trips; credit level determined by length of program.
Prerequisites: cons instr.
Course Rules: May be retaken w/chg in topic.
Last Taught: Summer 2007, Summer 2006, Summer 2005, Summer 2004.
POLISH 297 Study Abroad:
1-12 cr. Undergraduate.
Designed to enroll students in UWM sponsored program before course work level, content and credits are determined and/or in specially prepared program course work.
Prerequisites: acceptance for Study Abroad Prog.
Course Rules: May be retaken w/chg in topic.
Last Taught: Summer 2017, Summer 2016, Summer 2015, Summer 2012.
POLISH 299 Ad Hoc:
1-6 cr. Undergraduate.
Course created expressly for offering in a specified enrollment period. Requires only dept & assoc dean approval. In exceptional circumstances, can be offered in one add'l sem.
Prerequisites: none; add'l prereqs may be assigned to specific topic.
Course Rules: May be retaken w/chg in topic.
Last Taught: Spring 1998.
POLISH 397 Study Abroad:
1-12 cr. Undergraduate.
Designed to enable students studying language abroad to receive course credit at appropriate level.
Prerequisites: jr st; acceptance in Study Abroad Prog.
Course Rules: May be retaken w/chg in topic.
POLISH 489 Internship in Polish, Upper Division
1-6 cr. Undergraduate.
Application of advanced principles of Polish in a business, organizational, educational, political, or other appropriate setting.
Prerequisites: jr st; 300-level or above course in Polish; 2.25 gpa; cons supervising faculty member.
Course Rules: One cr earned for academic work based on 40 hours in internship. May be retaken to 6 cr max.
POLISH 497 Study Abroad:
1-12 cr. Undergraduate.
Designed to enroll students in UWM sponsored program before course work level, content and credits are determined and/or in specially prepared program course work.
Prerequisites: jr st; acceptance for Study Abroad Prog.
Course Rules: May be retaken w/chg in topic.
Last Taught: Summer 2017, Summer 2015, Summer 2014, Summer 2012.
POLISH 499 Ad Hoc:
1-6 cr. Undergraduate.
Course created expressly for offering in a specified enrollment period. Requires only dept & assoc dean approval. In exceptional circumstances, can be offered in one add'l sem.
Prerequisites: jr st; add'l prereqs may be assigned to specific topic.
Course Rules: May be retaken w/chg in topic.
POLISH 597 Study Abroad:
1-12 cr. Undergraduate/Graduate.
Designed to enable students studying language abroad to receive course credit at appropriate level.
Prerequisites: jr st; acceptance in Study Abroad Prog.
Course Rules: May be retaken w/chg in topic.
Last Taught: Summer 2014.
POLISH 597G Study Abroad:
1-12 cr. Undergraduate/Graduate.
Designed to enable students studying language abroad to receive course credit at appropriate level.
Prerequisites: jr st; acceptance in Study Abroad Prog.
Course Rules: May be retaken w/chg in topic.
Last Taught: Summer 2014.
POLISH 697 Study Abroad:
1-12 cr. Undergraduate/Graduate.
Designed to enable students studying language abroad to receive course credit at appropriate level.
Prerequisites: jr st; acceptance in Study Abroad Prog.
Course Rules: May be retaken w/chg in topic.
POLISH 697G Study Abroad:
1-12 cr. Undergraduate/Graduate.
Designed to enable students studying language abroad to receive course credit at appropriate level.
Prerequisites: jr st; acceptance in Study Abroad Prog.
Course Rules: May be retaken w/chg in topic.
POLISH 699 Supervised Individual Reading
1-6 cr. Undergraduate.
Advanced independent work under the supervision of a Slavic Lang faculty or instructional academic staff member. Students must submit a study proposal. For more information, consult Slavic Lang prog coord.
Prerequisites: jr st; 2.5 GPA; writ cons instr, dept chair, & asst dean for SAS.
Course Rules: May be retaken w/chg in topic.
Last Taught: Spring 2012, Spring 2010, Spring 2005, Fall 2004.