Slavic Languages and Literatures

Courses in Polish (Division 447)

Language 122. First-Year Polish. Polish 121. (4). (LR).
A continuation of Polish 121, First-Year Polish aims at establishing reading, writing, listening, and speaking skills. Class time is spent on explaining grammar, reading, building vocabulary, and guided conversation. In addition to learning the language, students are introduced to Polish literature and culture through translation, music and video presentations. Homework consists of studying new vocabulary, memorizing structures, writing exercises, and spending one hour a week in the lab. Cost:2 (Wampuszyc)
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222. Second-Year Polish. Polish 221. (4). (LR).
This course builds on work done in Polish 221, and assumes a good knowledge of the grammatical structure of the language. Emphasis is placed first on speaking and writing and secondly on reading skills. Cost:2 WL:2 (Soper)
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322. Third-Year Polish. Polish 321. (3). (Excl).
This course is designed to develop reading, writing, and speaking skills. Its particular emphasis is on conversational Polish. Texts cover a wide range from literature and essays to newspaper articles, political pamphlets, jokes, and films. Students are evaluated on the basis of oral and written reports, and a final examination. Cost:2 (Pasek)
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Literature

426. Polish Literature in English. (3). (HU).
This is a continuation of Polish 425, although there is no prerequisite. The course covers the period from mid-nineteenth century until the present. It surveys the development of Polish authors and major literary movements. Individual critical analyses of texts required. A knowledge of Polish is NOT required. All reading in English translation. Can NOT be taken as a tutorial. Cost:3 WL:3 (Carpenter)
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450. Directed Polish Reading. Permission of instructor. (1-3). (Excl). (INDEPENDENT).
The course is designed for students who wish to read Polish texts in the original. Readings are selected individually by students in consultation with the instructor, and they cover different fields including literature, art, philosophy, journalism, and history. Prerequisite: there years of Polish or equivalent. Students are evaluated on the basis of oral and written reports. No exams. Cost:1 WL:3
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