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Polish Studies Minor

The Polish Studies Center offers a minor in Polish Studies, focused on Poland and on its eastern European/European contexts.   Polish studies courses cover language, literature, history and politics.  Students pursuing the Polish Studies minor are well positioned to take advance of the study abroad program at the Center for European Studies at Jagiellonian University in Kraków

Recommended First Courses

  • SLAV-P 101/P102 Elementary Polish I and II
  • HIST-D 201 The Fall of Communism
  • POLS-Y 340 East European Politics
  • SLAV-P 223 Introduction to Polish Culture
  • SLAV-P 363 Survey of Polish Literature and Culture I
  • SLAV-P 366 Polish Film 

Other programs around campus offer programs with a Polish component.  Undergraduate students can include language and Polish studies as part of most major courses of study.  The Department of Slavic Languages and Literatures offers both a major and minor in Polish for undergraduates, while graduate students can choose Polish as their major or minor, or seek a dual degree with a Polish track.  Polish courses can also count toward an undergraduate minor in Russian and East European studies from the Russian and East European Institute (REEI). The Polish Studies Minor must include at least 9 hours of 300/400 level work.

To find out more about these minors, go to the Russia and Eastern European Institute website.