Department of Slavic Languages and Literatures
The Slavic Department teaches the languages, literatures, and cultures of the Slavic nations. The curriculum provides the language training prerequisite to specialization in a variety of careers (e.g., government, diplomacy, international trade, teaching), and offers an enriching cultural and linguistic background to non-majors, especially those interested in the ethnic heritage of the Slavic peoples.
Courses in English
The department offers a series of courses in English translation designed to survey the Slavic literatures and cultures for concentrators in Russian and Polish and for non-majors. These courses include:
- RUSSIAN 231, 241, 322, 346, 347, 348, 357, 358, 360, 361, 365, 382, 450, 460, 461, 462, 463, 464, 472, 476, 477, 478, 479, 485;
- SLAVIC 151, 210, 225, 240, 250, 270, 281, 290, 312, 313, 315, 316, 435, 470, 481, 487, 490;
- POLISH 214, 314, 325, 326, 432;
- CZECH 315, 480, 483, 484
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The Department of Slavic Languages & Literatures can help you with your general requirements! We regularly offer courses that meet general requirements, and many of our courses fulfill multiple requirements. Our classes could help to round-out your schedule while broadening your horizons! Contact us at www.lsa.umich.edu/slavic or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Placement Information for Introductory Language Courses
Students with high school training in Russian are required to take both the reading and listening (CEEB) Russian tests to evaluate their language proficiency. The results of the placement test determine the proper placement. The Slavic Department has final authority to determine the most appropriate course level. Heritage students (students partially raised in a Slavic-speaking environment) are required to contact the Slavic Department prior to enrolling in any language classes.
The Polish Program at the University of Michigan is considered one of the strongest, possibly the strongest, Polish programs in the country. Language courses are the core, with offerings including First, Second, Third, and Fourth Year Polish. U-M is thus the only American university to offer four levels of Polish every year. It also offers on a regular basis Polish literature survey courses, as well as courses on Polish drama, novel, film, and popular culture.