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Bernadeta Kaminska

Lecturer M.A., Adam Mickiewicz University Poznań (Poland)

Bernadeta Kaminska

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Polish language and culture

POL 506 • First-Year Polish I

45430 • Fall 2014
Meets MW 100pm-200pm CLA 0.120
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This course is the first semester of the Polish language instruction.

This course will be of assistance in mastering grammar, the four language skills (listening, speaking, reading, writing), and Polish culture.

Prerequisites: None

Readings:

„Krok po kroku” Polski Level A1 Iwona Stempek, Anna Stelmach Glossa, Krakow, Poland.

Grading:

30%     Quizzes (reading, writing, culture, speaking)                            

10%     Written Assignments

10%     Culture Presentation      

10%     Attendance and participation

10%    Midterm Oral

20%     Homework

10%     Final Exam

REE 325 • Polish Lit & Culture In Film

45517 • Spring 2014
Meets TTH 930am-1100am BUR 228
(also listed as C L 323, EUS 347, POL 324 )
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Course Description

The course presents the highlights of Polish literature and culture through the works of internationally recognized Polish directors and selected readings.

Students will study major works of Polish literature in the context of Western and East European/Slavic traditions.  The road will start in the Middle Ages, and continue through Renaissance, Baroque, Enlightenment, Romanticism, Positivism, and literature in the 20th century.

Readings include early Polish poetry, short stories, novels, plays and drama. 

All texts, movies, and discussions will be in English.  Students with good knowledge of Polish may read in the original Polish.

Texts:

The History of Polish Literature by Czeslaw Milosz

Selected readings

Movies

Requirements and Grading

10% Attendance

20% Participation

10% Readings Quizzes

10% Movie Quizzes

10% Literary Works Quizzes

20% Project

20% Final Paper

POL 312L • Second-Year Polish II

45740 • Spring 2014
Meets TTH 1230pm-200pm CMA 3.134
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The Second Year Polish continues the exploration of the language.  The course will emphasize proficiency in contemporary Polish: listening, reading, speaking, and writing.  Second Year Polish seeks to integrate knowledge of the culture and society of contemporary Poland with the acquisition of grammar and vocabulary.

Prerequisites:

POL 312K or consent of the instructor

No auditing is allowed

Readings:

Cześć jak się masz?  Spotkajmy się w Europie by Władysław Miodunka

Grading:

Four units tests                                   40%

Vocabulary quizzes                              10%

Attendance and participation                 10%

Homework                                          10%

Written assignments                            10%

Oral Presentations                               10%    

Final Oral                                            10%

POL 324 • Polish Lit & Culture In Film

45742 • Spring 2014
Meets TTH 930am-1100am BUR 228
(also listed as C L 323, EUS 347, REE 325 )
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Course Description

The course presents the highlights of Polish literature and culture through the works of internationally recognized Polish directors and selected readings.

Students will study major works of Polish literature in the context of Western and East European/Slavic traditions.  The road will start in the Middle Ages, and continue through Renaissance, Baroque, Enlightenment, Romanticism, Positivism, and literature in the 20th century.

Readings include early Polish poetry, short stories, novels, plays and drama. 

All texts, movies, and discussions will be in English.  Students with good knowledge of Polish may read in the original Polish.

Texts:

The History of Polish Literature by Czeslaw Milosz

Selected readings

Movies

Requirements and Grading

10% Attendance

20% Participation

10% Readings Quizzes

10% Movie Quizzes

10% Literary Works Quizzes

20% Project

20% Final Paper

POL 312K • Second-Year Polish I

45490 • Fall 2013
Meets TTH 1230pm-200pm CMA 3.134
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The Second Year Polish continues the exploration of the language.  The course

will emphasize proficiency in contemporary Polish: listening, reading,

speaking, and writing.  Second Year Polish seeks to integrate knowledge of

the culture and society of contemporary Poland with the acquisition of grammar and vocabulary.

 

Prerequisites:  POL 507, consent of the instructor

 

Readings:  

 

„Krok po kroku” Polski Level A2

Iwona Stempek, Anna Stelmach

Glossa, Krakow, Poland

Available at Coop

 

Grading: 

 

Quizzes                                             30%

Attendance and participation                10%

Homework                                          20%

Written assignments                            10%

Midterm Oral                                      15%                                                                

Final Oral                                           15%

            

POL 507 • First-Year Polish II

45045 • Spring 2013
Meets MWF 100pm-200pm MEZ 2.122
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This course is the second semester of the Polish language instruction.

In this course we will work to master grammar, listening, speaking, reading, writing, and learn about Polish culture.

Prerequisites:

POL 506 or consent of the instructor

No auditing is allowed

Readings:

Cześć, jak się masz?  Spotkajmy się   w Polsce by Władysław Miodunka

Grading: 30%   Quizzes (grammar, vocabulary, listening, reading)           

             10%     Attendance and participation

             20%     Homework

             10%     Culture Presentation

             15%      Midterm Oral Interview

             15%      Final Oral Interview

POL 312L • Second-Year Polish II

45050 • Spring 2013
Meets MWF 200pm-300pm MEZ 2.118
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The Second Year Polish continues the exploration of the language.  The course will emphasize proficiency in contemporary Polish: listening, reading, speaking, and writing.  Second Year Polish seeks to integrate knowledge of the culture and society of contemporary Poland with the acquisition of grammar and vocabulary.

Prerequisites:

POL 312K or consent of the instructor

No auditing is allowed

Readings:

Cześć jak się masz?  Spotkajmy się w Europie by Władysław Miodunka

Grading:

Four units tests                                   40%

Vocabulary quizzes                              10%

Attendance and participation                 10%

Homework                                          10%

Written assignments                            10%

Oral Presentations                               10%    

Final Oral                                            10%

REE 325 • 19th-C Cont Pol Lit/Cul Film

44660 • Fall 2012
Meets TTH 1230pm-200pm PAR 103
(also listed as C L 323, EUS 347, POL 324 )
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Students will study cultural and intellectual history represented in the major works of Polish literature in the nineteenth and twentieth century.

Readings and discussions are in English.  No knowledge of Polish is required.

Students who read Polish are encouraged to do so.

Films will be used to show the media interpretation of the major works of Polish literature.

Course Description:

In this course, we will study Polish national cinema from 1945 to the year 2007.

The different stages of development of Polish cinema are usually related to changing political situation in Poland.  The focus is on full-length narrative films of seven great Polish directors:

Leonard Buczkowski, Andrzej Wajda, Roman Polanski, Krzysztof Zanussi, Krzysztof Kieslowski, Sylwester Checinski, and Wladyslaw Pasikowski.

We will start with the first postwar movie, follow with later movies of the Polish School period paying tribute to the victims of the war.  Next, we will watch “Cinema of Distrust” with series of contemporary films centers around the conflict between individual and the state during communism. The Solidarity movement and the most popular works will follow. We will conclude with movies showing Poland in a process of transition from one political system to another and return to democracy.  We will see a comedy to bring some hope that in Poland it might be finally possible to laugh at matters normally very serious. The conclusion will be a Polish crime thriller whose director draws on formula of American action films, but despite that makes “very Polish” movie.

There is no prerequisite for this course.

Texts:

The following text is required for the course:

            Polish National Cinema, Marek Haltof, Berghahn Books 2002, available at Coop

List of recommended readings for your research essays will be posted on Blackboard.

Requirements and Grading:

The final grade for the course will be cumulative and based upon the percentages indicated.

There will be no final examination.

Attendance                                                                 10%

Class preparation, participation in discussions                      20%

Presentation                                                                20%

Two Research Essays                                                     50% (25% each)

POL 506 • First-Year Polish I

44905 • Fall 2012
Meets MTWTHF 1100am-1200pm CAL 22
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This course is the first semester of the Polish language instruction.

This course will be of assistance in mastering grammar, the four language skills (listening, speaking, reading, writing), and Polish culture.

Prerequisites: None

Readings:

„Krok po kroku” Polski Level A1 Iwona Stempek, Anna Stelmach Glossa, Krakow, Poland.

Grading:

30%     Quizzes (reading, writing, culture, speaking)                            

10%     Written Assignments

10%     Culture Presentation      

10%     Attendance and participation

10%    Midterm Oral

20%     Homework

10%     Final Exam

POL 312K • Second-Year Polish I

44910 • Fall 2012
Meets MWF 100pm-200pm CAL 21
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The Second Year Polish continues the exploration of the language.  The course will emphasize proficiency in contemporary Polish: listening, reading, speaking, and writing.  Second Year Polish seeks to integrate knowledge of the culture and society of contemporary Poland with the acquisition of grammar and vocabulary.

Prerequisites: POL 507 on consent of the instructor

Readings:

„Krok po kroku” Polski Level A2  Iwona Stempek, Anna Stelmach Glossa, Krakow, Poland

Grading:

Quizzes                                     30%

Attendance and participation                      10%

Homework                                             20%

Written assignments                                 10%

Midterm Oral                                          15%

Final Oral                                              15%

POL 324 • 19th-C Cont Pol Lit/Cul Film

44915 • Fall 2012
Meets TTH 1230pm-200pm PAR 103
(also listed as C L 323, EUS 347, REE 325 )
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Students will study cultural and intellectual history represented in the major works of Polish literature in the nineteenth and twentieth century.

Readings and discussions are in English.  No knowledge of Polish is required.

Students who read Polish are encouraged to do so.

Films will be used to show the media interpretation of the major works of Polish literature.

Course Description:

In this course, we will study Polish national cinema from 1945 to the year 2007.

The different stages of development of Polish cinema are usually related to changing political situation in Poland.  The focus is on full-length narrative films of seven great Polish directors:

Leonard Buczkowski, Andrzej Wajda, Roman Polanski, Krzysztof Zanussi, Krzysztof Kieslowski, Sylwester Checinski, and Wladyslaw Pasikowski.

We will start with the first postwar movie, follow with later movies of the Polish School period paying tribute to the victims of the war.  Next, we will watch “Cinema of Distrust” with series of contemporary films centers around the conflict between individual and the state during communism. The Solidarity movement and the most popular works will follow. We will conclude with movies showing Poland in a process of transition from one political system to another and return to democracy.  We will see a comedy to bring some hope that in Poland it might be finally possible to laugh at matters normally very serious. The conclusion will be a Polish crime thriller whose director draws on formula of American action films, but despite that makes “very Polish” movie.

There is no prerequisite for this course.

Texts:

The following text is required for the course:

            Polish National Cinema, Marek Haltof, Berghahn Books 2002, available at Coop

List of recommended readings for your research essays will be posted on Blackboard.

Requirements and Grading:

The final grade for the course will be cumulative and based upon the percentages indicated.

There will be no final examination.

Attendance                                                                 10%

Class preparation, participation in discussions                      20%

Presentation                                                                20%

Two Research Essays                                                     50% (25% each)

REE 325 • Polish Lit & Culture In Film

44615 • Spring 2012
Meets TTH 200pm-330pm PAR 208
(also listed as EUS 347, POL 324 )
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Course Description

The course presents the highlights of Polish literature and culture through the works of internationally recognized Polish directors and selected readings.

Students will study major works of Polish literature in the context of Western and East European/Slavic traditions.  The road will start in the Middle Ages, and continue through Renaissance, Baroque, Enlightenment, Romanticism, Positivism, and literature in the 20th century.

Readings include early Polish poetry, short stories, novels, plays and drama. 

All texts, movies, and discussions will be in English.  Students with good knowledge of Polish may read in the original Polish. 

 

Texts:

The History of Polish Literature by Czeslaw Milosz

                  Selected readings

                  Movies

Requirements and Grading

10% Attendance

20% Participation

10% Readings Quizzes

10% Movie Quizzes

10% Literary Works Quizzes

20% Project

20% Final Paper

POL 507 • First-Year Polish II

44885 • Spring 2012
Meets MTWTHF 100pm-200pm CAL 422
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This course is the second semester of the Polish language instruction. In this course we will work to master grammar, listening, speaking, reading, writing, and learn about Polish culture.

POL 324 • Polish Lit & Culture In Film

44890 • Spring 2012
Meets TTH 200pm-330pm PAR 208
(also listed as EUS 347, REE 325 )
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Course Description

The course presents the highlights of Polish literature and culture through the works of internationally recognized Polish directors and selected readings.

Students will study major works of Polish literature in the context of Western and East European/Slavic traditions.  The road will start in the Middle Ages, and continue through Renaissance, Baroque, Enlightenment, Romanticism, Positivism, and literature in the 20th century.

Readings include early Polish poetry, short stories, novels, plays and drama. 

All texts, movies, and discussions will be in English.  Students with good knowledge of Polish may read in the original Polish. 

 

Texts:

The History of Polish Literature by Czeslaw Milosz

                  Selected readings

                  Movies

Requirements and Grading

10% Attendance

20% Participation

10% Readings Quizzes

10% Movie Quizzes

10% Literary Works Quizzes

20% Project

20% Final Paper

REE 301 • Intro Rus/E Eur/Eurasian Stds

44435 • Fall 2011
Meets TTH 200pm-330pm PAR 208
(also listed as SLA 301 )
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Course Description

Introduction to the former Soviet Union and Eastern Europe through each of the major disciplines represented in the program: language, literature, anthropology, geography, history, government, sociology, and economics.  Core course required for a degree in Russian, East European and Eurasian Studies. Meets with SLA 301 and GRG 309. May not be used to fulfill the foreign language requirement for any Bachelor’s degree. Course number may be repeated for credit when the topics vary. 

Texts:

1. Slavenka Drakulic, 1992, How We Survived Communism and even Laughed, Harper-Collins.

2. Heda Kovaly, 1997. Under a Cruel Star: A Life in Prague, 1941-1968. New York: Holmes and Meier

3. Brigid Pastulka, 2009, A Long Time Ago And Essentially True, Boston, New York, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

Requirements and Grading

Attendance                                                   10%

Participation in class discussions                        10%

Book Presentations in class                               30%

Quizzes                                                        30%

Essay                                                           20%

Prerequisite: None

REE 325 • Third-Year Polish I

44470 • Fall 2011
Meets MWF 1200pm-100pm PAR 305
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Course Description:

This course is the fifth semester of Polish language studies.

Students will practice and enhance their reading, writing, listening, and speaking skills.

The subjects in this course relate to every day life and illustrate the reality of life in Poland.

This course will increase students’ ability to function in Polish and help them understand and appreciate Polish culture.

Prerequisites: POL 312L or consent of instructor

Readings:”Hurra Po Polsku” Student’s Textbook part 2 and Student’s Workbook part 2

Grading: Attendance and Participation            10%

               Homework                                20%

               Grammar Tests/Quizzes               20%

               Vocabulary Quizzes                     20%

               Project                                     10%

               Midterm Oral                              10%

               Final Oral                                   10%

POL 506 • First-Year Polish I

44715 • Fall 2011
Meets MTWTHF 100pm-200pm CAL 422
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Course Description

This course is the first semester of the Polish language instruction. This course will be of assistance in mastering grammar, the four language skills (listening, speaking, reading, writing), and Polish culture.

Text

Cześć, jak się masz?  Spotkajmy się w Polsce by Władysław Miodunka

Requirements and Grading

You are expected to be in class and arrive on time, participate, do all homework, take quizzes and exams.

40%  Four tests (reading, writing, culture, speaking)                                                           

20%  Quizzes (grammar, vocabulary, listening)           

10%     Attendance and participation

20%     Homework

10%     Final Exam

 

Prerequisite: None

SLA 301 • Intro Rus/E Eur/Eurasian Stds

45025 • Fall 2011
Meets TTH 200pm-330pm PAR 208
(also listed as REE 301 )
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Course Description

Introduction to the former Soviet Union and Eastern Europe through each of the major disciplines represented in the program: language, literature, anthropology, geography, history, government, sociology, and economics.  Core course required for a degree in Russian, East European and Eurasian Studies. Meets with SLA 301 and GRG 309. May not be used to fulfill the foreign language requirement for any Bachelor’s degree. Course number may be repeated for credit when the topics vary. 

Texts:

1. Slavenka Drakulic, 1992, How We Survived Communism and even Laughed, Harper-Collins.

2. Heda Kovaly, 1997. Under a Cruel Star: A Life in Prague, 1941-1968. New York: Holmes and Meier

3. Brigid Pastulka, 2009, A Long Time Ago And Essentially True, Boston, New York, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

Requirements and Grading

Attendance                                                   10%

Participation in class discussions                        10%

Book Presentations in class                               30%

Quizzes                                                        30%

Essay                                                           20%

Prerequisite: None

POL 312L • Second-Year Polish II

45455 • Spring 2011
Meets TTH 200pm-330pm CAL 419
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The Second Year Polish continues the exploration of the language.  The course will emphasize proficiency in contemporary Polish: listening, reading, speaking, and writing.  Second Year Polish seeks to integrate knowledge of the culture and society of contemporary Poland with the acquisition of grammar and vocabulary. 

POL 312K • Second-Year Polish I

44800 • Fall 2010
Meets MWF 100pm-200pm CAL 422
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Course Description

Second-Year Polish continues the exploration of  the language of a vibrant nation which is  the geographical center of Europe.  The course will emphasize proficiency in contemporary Polish: listening, speaking, reading, and writing.

Second Year Polish seeks to integrate knowledge of the culture and society of contemporary Poland with the acquisition of grammar and vocabulary.  Classroom activities will focus on meaningful communication, and will be supplemented with Polish film and video material.

Text

Czesc Jak Sie Masz  II Spotkajmy Sie w Europie Wladyslaw Miodunek

Requirements and Grading

Four unit tests                           40%

Vocabulary                               10%

Attendance and participation         10%

Homework                                10%

Written assignments                    10%

Final written                               10%

Final oral                                    10%

 

Prerequisite:

Polish 507

 

 

 

 

 

 

POL 507 • First-Year Polish II

45750 • Spring 2010
Meets MTWTHF 100pm-200pm CAL 419
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The University at Austin

Department of Slavic and Eurasian Studies

 

First Year Polish II

POL 507

Spring 2009

 

COURSE SYLLABUS

 

Class meetings                                 MTWThF  1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.  CAL 419

 

Instructor:                                          Bernadeta Kaminska

 

Office:                                                 Calhoun 2

 

Phone:                                                 232-9133

 

E-mail:                                                BernadetaKaminska@mail.utexas.edu

 

Office Hours:                                     Tuesday and Thursday

                                                              2:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.

 

Textbook:                                         Cze??, jak si? masz?  Spotkajmy si?

                                                            w Polsce by W?adys?aw Miodunka

 

Course description:                             This course is the second semester of the

                                                                 Polish language instruction.

In this course we will work to master grammar, listening, speaking, reading, writing, and learn about Polish culture.

 

Course Requirements:                       Language courses are very intensive.

  You are expected to be in class and arrive on

  time, participate, do all homework, take

  quizzes and exams.

 

Grading:                              

40%            Four tests                               

                    (reading,writing,culture,       speaking)                                                      

 20%          Quizzes (grammar, vocabulary,

                      listening)           

10%     Attendance and participation

20%     Homework

10%     Final Exam

 

 

Four tests

 

There are two in class written tests.  One will check your reading comprehension, the second one your writing skills.

The third one is going to be a mid-term oral exam.

The fourth one is a culture paper.  You will get the list of topics from your instructor.

 

Final Exam

 

This is going to be a comprehensive grammar test on the last day of classes.

 

Quizzes

 

You will have vocabulary, grammar, and quizzes checking your listening comprehension through the semester.

The instructor reserves the right to not announced quizzes.  Come prepared to class!

You can’t make up the quiz if you are absent.

 

Homework

 

All assignments must be handed in on the last day of covering a particular chapter.

They are not graded for correctness.

 

Attendance/ Participation

 

This course meets five days a week for 50 minutes.  You may miss a total of 4 class meetings without occurring any penalty.  Beginning with the fifth absence, you are loosing one point for each unexcused absence from the total points for participation.

Please, be on time.

 

Grades                                                           

100-94             A

93-90               A-

89-88               B+

87-84               B

83-80               B-

79-78               C+

77-74               C

73-70               C-

69-60               D

59 and less      F

 

 

 

COURSE SCHEDULE (**subject to change)

 

In Polish 507 we will cover lessons 7-13.  Approximately 10 hours are going to be devoted to teach one unit lesson.

 

Week 1 (January 19), Introduction to course

 

Week 1, 2, Lesson 7,  sports, dance, verbs of motion, genitive singular of nouns and pronouns

 

Culture, Polish cities presentations

 

Week 3 and 4, Lesson 8,  making suggestions and offers and accepting or refusing them, uses of prosze, nominative and accusative plural of masculine non-personal, feminine, and neuter nouns and of the modifiers, the verb musiec

 

Week 5 and 6, Lesson 9,  meals, food and drinks, inviting someone to eat, toasts, possessive pronouns, genitive with a quantity and measure

 

Reading comprehension test

 

Week 7 and 8, Lesson 10,  professions, days of the week, parts of the day, future tense of the verb byc, verbs of motion, instrumental with transport

 

SPRING BREAK

 

Week 9 and 10, Lesson 11,  shopping, future tense of the imperfective verbs, indefinite pronouns ktos, cos, regions of Poland

 

Easter celebration in Poland

 

Oral proficiency exam

 

Week 11, 12 and 13, Lesson 12,  the aspect of verbs, expressing time, emigration, desribing your life

 

Writing test

 

Week 14 and 15, Lesson 13, months and seasons, locative singular and plural of nouns, pronouns, and modifiers,  Polish holidays

 

Review for Final Exam

 

Final Exam- May 7th

POL 506 • First-Year Polish I

45865 • Fall 2009
Meets MTWTHF 100pm-200pm PAR 305
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This course is the first semester of the Polish language instruction.

This course will be of assistance in mastering grammar, the four language skills (listening, speaking, reading, writing), and Polish culture.

Prerequisites: None

Readings:

„Krok po kroku” Polski Level A1 Iwona Stempek, Anna Stelmach Glossa, Krakow, Poland.

Grading:

30%     Quizzes (reading, writing, culture, speaking)                            

10%     Written Assignments

10%     Culture Presentation      

10%     Attendance and participation

10%    Midterm Oral

20%     Homework

10%     Final Exam

POL 312L • Second-Year Polish II

44990 • Spring 2009
Meets MWF 100pm-200pm CAL 419
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The Second Year Polish continues the exploration of the language.  The course will emphasize proficiency in contemporary Polish: listening, reading, speaking, and writing.  Second Year Polish seeks to integrate knowledge of the culture and society of contemporary Poland with the acquisition of grammar and vocabulary.

Prerequisites:

POL 312K or consent of the instructor

No auditing is allowed

Readings:

Cześć jak się masz?  Spotkajmy się w Europie by Władysław Miodunka

Grading:

Four units tests                                   40%

Vocabulary quizzes                              10%

Attendance and participation                 10%

Homework                                          10%

Written assignments                            10%

Oral Presentations                               10%    

Final Oral                                            10%

Undergraduate Courses

Fall 2010 POL 312K "Second-Year Polish I"

Course Description 

Second-Year Polish continues the exploration of  the language of a vibrant nation which is  the geographical center of Europe.  The course will emphasize proficiency in contemporary Polish: listening, speaking, reading, and writing.

Second Year Polish seeks to integrate knowledge of the culture and society of contemporary Poland with the acquisition of grammar and vocabulary.  Classroom activities will focus on meaningful communication, and will be supplemented with Polish film and video material.

Fall 2011 POL 506 First Year Polish I

This course is the first semester of the Polish language instruction.

This course will be of assistance in mastering grammar, the four language skills (listening, speaking, reading, writing), and Polish culture.

Fall 2011 REE 325 "Third-Year Polish I"

Course description:           

 

This course is the fifth semester of Polish   language studies.

Students will practice and enhance their reading, writing, listening, and speaking skills.

The subjects in this course relate to every -day life and illustrate the reality of life in Poland.

This course will increase students’ ability to function in Polish and help them understand and appreciate Polish culture.

 

Prerequisites: POL 312L or consent of instructor

 

 


Fall 2011 SLA 301/REE 301 "Introduction to Russian, East European and Eurasian Studies"

Course Description:

 

Introduction to the former Soviet Union and Eastern Europe through each of the major disciplines represented in the program: language, literature, anthropology, geography, history, government, sociology, and economics.  Core course required for a degree in Russian, East European and Eurasian Studies. Meets with SLA 301 and GRG 309. May not be used to fulfill the foreign language requirement for any Bachelor’s degree. Course number may be repeated for credit when the topics vary.

 

Texts:

 

1.Slavenka Draculic, 2005, They Would Never Hurt a Fly, Penguin

 

2. Heda Kovaly, 1997, Under a Cruel Star: A Life in Prague, 1941-1968. New York: Holmes and Meier

3. Brigid Pastulka, 2009, A Long Time Ago and Essentially True, Boston, New York, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

4. Bella Bychkova Jordan and Terry G Jordan-Bychkov, 2001, Siberian Village: Land and Life in the Sakha Republic, Minneapolis: University of Minnesota Press.

Additional readings might be recommended for individual lectures.

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