Polish (POL)

Courses

POL 401. Polish Composition and Conversation III. 3 or 4 hours.

Development of oral and writing skills: expanding vocabulary and perfecting style. Course Information: 3 undergraduate hours. 4 graduate hours. Prerequisite(s): POL 302.

POL 402. Polish Composition and Conversation IV. 3 or 4 hours.

Continues POL 401. Course Information: 3 undergraduate hours. 4 graduate hours. Prerequisite(s): POL 401 or the equivalent.

POL 420. Polish Contemporary Theater and Drama. 3 or 4 hours.

A survey covering the 20th century innovative phenomena in Polish theater in a comparative context. Course Information: 3 undergraduate hours. 4 graduate hours. Taught in English. Prerequisite(s): Junior standing or above; or consent of the instructor.

POL 440. Studies in Polish Poetry. 3 or 4 hours.

A detailed study of Polish poetry in the past or present in a historical context. A study of major Polish poets and their work. Course Information: 3 undergraduate hours; 4 graduate hours. Taught in English. Prerequisite(s): Consent of the instructor.

POL 460. Studies in Polish Literature. 3 or 4 hours.

Major literary Polish writers recognized in the world, translated extensively into English; their poetics, worldviews as compared with foreign writers; historical and philosophical background. Topics may vary. Course Information: 3 undergraduate hours. 4 graduate hours. May be repeated to a maximum of 9 hours for undergraduates, or 12 hours for graduate students, if topics vary. Only 6 hours may be applied toward the undergraduate major in Polish. Taught in English. Polish majors will be required to complete some assignments in Polish. Prerequisite(s): SLAV 224; or consent of the instructor.

POL 499. Independent Study. 1-4 hours.

Investigation of special problems under the general direction of a staff member. Course Information: 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. Class Schedule Information: This course counts toward the limited number of independent study hours accepted toward the undergraduate degree and the major.

POL 525. Polish Visual and Popular Culture. 4 hours.

Advanced analysis of Polish film, art, comic books, or other visual phenomena in Polish culture. Course Information: May be repeated to a maximum of 8 hours. Taught in English. Prerequisite(s):Consent of the instructor.

POL 535. Polish Modernism and Avant-Gardes. 4 hours.

A survey of the most innovative trends in Polish literature in the 20th century, against the European background, with a strong comparative component. Topics may vary. Course Information: May be repeated to a maximum of 8 hours of credit, if topics vary, and with consent of the instructor. Taught in English.

POL 540. Polish Literature in Political Context. 4 hours.

Introduction to Polish literature in various social and ideological contexts; topics include Communism, censorship, gender, journalism, etc. Topics may vary. Course Information: May be repeated to a maximum of 8 hours of credit, if topics vary, and with consent of the instructor. Taught in English.

POL 544. Workshops in Translation. 4 hours.

Intensive work on translation of literary and non-literary texts from Polish to English combined with elements of theory. Topics may vary. Course Information: May be repeated to a maximum of 8 hours of credit, if topics vary, and with consent of the instructor. Taught in English. Prerequisite(s): POL 401 and POL 402.

POL 545. Pre-Modern Polish Literature. 4 hours.

A detailed interpretation of various literary works prior to the 20th century. Topics may vary. Course Information: May be repeated to a maximum of 8 hours, if topics vary, and with consent of the instructor. Taught in English.

POL 570. Literary Theory and the Polish Canon. 4 hours.

A detailed analysis of main currents in contemporary Polish criticism and theory. Topics may vary. Course Information: May be repeated to a maximum of 8 hours, if topics vary, and with consent of the instructor. Taught in Polish.

POL 596. Independent Study. 1-4 hours.

Investigation of special problems under the general direction of a staff member. Course Information: May be repeated to a maximum of 8 hours. Students may register in more than one section per term. Prerequisite(s): Consent of the instructor and consent of the head of the department.