Polish (POL)

Subject Number Title Hours Catalog Description General Education Category
POL 101 Elementary Polish I 4 hours. Phonetics, introductory grammar, and reading. Four additional half hours each week in the language laboratory. Prerequisite(s): For students who have had no formal work in Polish. 
POL 102 Elementary Polish II 4 hours. Continues POL 101. Four additional half hours each week in the language laboratory. Prerequisite(s): POL 101 or the equivalent. 
POL 103 Intermediate Polish I 4 hours. Continues POL 102. Prerequisite(s): POL 102 or the equivalent. 
POL 104 Intermediate Polish II 4 hours. Continues POL 103. Prerequisite(s): POL 103 or the equivalent. 
POL 115 Introduction to Polish Culture 3 hours. Main trends in Polish culture in the context of parallel developments in Western European civilization. Taught in English.  World Cultures course.
POL 120 The Polish Short Story in Translation 3 hours. Introduction to representative Polish short stories of the nineteenth and twentieth centuries; the elements of fiction; close reading of prose texts. Taught in English.  Creative Arts, and World Cultures course.
POL 130 Masterworks of Polish Literature in Translation 3 hours. The most important works of Poland's greatest writers in the areas of poetry, drama, and prose. Taught in English.  Creative Arts, and World Cultures course.
POL 140 Polish Drama in Translation 3 hours. Elementary aspects of Polish dramatic theory and close reading of representative scripts selected from various periods. Same as THTR 140. Taught in English.  Creative Arts, and World Cultures course.
POL 150 Introduction to Polish Cinema 3 hours. Introduction to the major themes and techniques of Polish film art; comparative survey of narrative film and literature. Taught in English. Films screened with English subtitles.  Creative Arts, and World Cultures course.
POL 234 History of Poland 3 hours. Political, socioeconomic, and cultural developments since the first Polish state, the union with Lithuania, the struggle for independence, Communist rule to the present. Same as HIST 234.   Individual and Society, and Past course.
POL 241 Mickiewicz and Sienkiewicz: Polish Romanticism and Realism 3 hours. The study of two major Polish authors as foremost representatives of Polish romanticism (Mickiewicz) and realism (Sienkiewicz). Taught in English. Prerequisite(s): Sophomore standing or consent of the instructor.  Creative Arts, and World Cultures course.
POL 301 Polish Composition and Conversation I 3 hours. Composition and conversation, systematic grammar, vocabulary development and aural comprehension. Prerequisite(s): POL 104 or the equivalent. 
POL 302 Polish Composition and Conversation II 3 hours. Continues POL 301. Prerequisite(s): POL 301. 
POL 321 Introduction to Polish Literature I 3 hours. Old Polish literature from medieval Latin and vernacular texts to masterpieces of the Polish Enlightenment. Taught in English. Prerequisite(s): Junior standing or consent of the instructor. 
POL 322 Introduction to Polish Literature II 3 hours. Modern Polish literature in Poland and abroad. Taught in English. Prerequisite(s): Junior standing or consent of the instructor. 
POL 399 Independent Study 1 TO 3 hours. Investigation of special problems under the general direction of a staff member. May be repeated to a maximum of 6 hours. Prerequisite(s): Junior standing, consent of the instructor and consent of the head of the department. 
POL 401 Polish Composition and Conversation III 3 OR 4 hours. Development of oral and writing skills: expanding vocabulary and perfecting style. 3 undergraduate hours. 4 graduate hours. Prerequisite(s): POL 302. 
POL 402 Polish Composition and Conversation IV 3 OR 4 hours. Continues POL 401. 3 undergraduate hours. 4 graduate hours. Prerequisite(s): POL 401 or the equivalent. 
POL 410 Structure of Modern Polish 3 OR 4 hours. A synchronic linguistic analysis of Polish substantives, pronouns, verbs, deverbal nouns, and minor parts of speech from a syntagmatic and paradigmatic point of view. 3 undergraduate hours. 4 graduate hours. Prerequisite(s): POL 402 or the equivalent. 
POL 450 Studies in Polish Drama 3 OR 4 hours. Main trends in Polish drama, leading playwrights, their aesthetics and philosophy in the context of European drama and from the Renaissance to the present. 3 undergraduate hours. 4 graduate hours. May be repeated up to 2 time(s). Prerequisite(s): Advanced undergraduate standing. 
POL 460 Studies in Polish Literature 3 OR 4 hours. Literary trends in Polish poetry and prose; their poetics, aesthetics and philosophy in their European context. 3 undergraduate hours. 4 graduate hours. May be repeated up to 2 time(s). Prerequisite(s): Advanced undergraduate standing. 
POL 499 Independent Study 1 TO 4 hours. Investigation of special problems under the general direction of a staff member. May be repeated to a maximum of 8 hours. Graduate students may register for more than one section per term. Prerequisite(s): Senior or graduate standing, consent of the instructor and consent of the head of the department.