UT Austin offers two years of Polish language instruction and various courses in translation on Polish literature and culture. A student taking Polish at UT can major in Russian, East European and Eurasian Studies and/or can minor in Slavic languages by taking upper-division courses on Poland in translation, in combination with other Slavic or Russian/East European courses.
B.A. in Russia, East European and Eurasian Studies
This program requires an introductory interdisciplinary core course and 24 semester hours of course work (of which 18 hours must be upper division) selected from a list of approved area study courses. These must include:
REE 301 -- An Introduction to the former Soviet Union and Eastern Europe
At least one course from each of the following groups:
a) Language, Literature, Culture
b) History, Economics, Government
c) Sociology, Geography, Anthropology
In addition, students choosing to major in Russian, East European and Eurasian Studies must complete the equivalent of at least two years of Russian or an Eastern European or Eurasian language. However, three years are strongly recommended.
12 semester hours of coursework in an approved area including 6 hours of upper-division coursework. You may choose a minor from virtually any department or program in the university. The approved list of minor areas of study is available in GRG 106. For transfer students, please remember that 6 hours must be taken in residence at UT Austin.
There are a number of universities and other institutions in various cities in Poland offering language and culture courses at all levels. Further information is available online. There are also several summer programs in the United States offering Polish language instruction.