2017-18
Undergraduate Degree & Course Catalog

Polish (POL)

Linguistics

609 Baldy Hall
North Campus
Buffalo, NY 14260-1030
Ph: 716-645-2177
F: 716-645-3825
W: www.linguistics.buffalo.edu/programs/language
Jean-Pierre Koenig
Chair
Mitsuaki Shimojo
Director of Language Programs

The Learning Environment

Class size is limited for language courses in order to promote each student's participation and interaction with the instructors as well as other students. The use of the target language is essential in class.

About Our Facilities

The Department of Linguistics is housed in Baldy Hall, and has several dedicated classrooms and meeting spaces. The department also holds classes in centrally scheduled space throughout the campus, which includes traditional classrooms and lecture halls that can accommodate our the program’s different class structures. Members of the faculty also maintain their own research labs to support work in areas such as phonetics and computational linguistics.

About Our Faculty

The faculty of the Linguistics department includes internationally known and respected scholars, with diverse backgrounds and interests. The Polish courses are taught by an adjunct faculty.

Faculty List Directory

Please visit our department website for additional information about our faculty.

Courses


  • POL 101LEC Elementary Polish 1st Semester
    Lecture

    Requires no previous knowledge of Polish. Develops speaking, reading, writing, and comprehension skills. Students with some familiarity with spoken Polish are welcome.

    Credits: 5
    Grading: Graded (GRD)
    Typically Offered: Fall
  • POL 102LEC Elementary Polish 2nd Semester
    Lecture

    Requires no previous knowledge of Polish. POL 102 is a sequel to POL 101. Develops speaking, reading, writing, and comprehension skills. Students with some familiarity with spoken Polish are welcome.

    Credits: 5
    Grading: Graded (GRD)
    Typically Offered: Spring
    Prerequisites: POL 101
  • POL 198SEM UB Seminar
    Seminar

    The one credit UB Seminar is focused on a big idea or challenging issue to engage students with questions of significance in a field of study and, ultimately, to connect their studies with issues of consequence in the wider world. Essential to the UB Curriculum, the Seminar helps transition to UB through an early connection to UB faculty and the undergraduate experience at a comprehensive, research university. This course is equivalent to any 198 offered in any subject. This course is a controlled enrollment (impacted) course. Students who have previously attempted the course and received a grade of F or R may not be able to repeat the course during the fall or spring semester.

    Credits: 1
    Grading: Graded (GRD)
    Typically Offered: Fall, Spring
    Other Requisites: Students who have already successfully completed the UB seminar course may not repeat this course. If you have any questions regarding enrollment for this course, please contact your academic advisor.
  • POL 199SEM UB Seminar
    Seminar

    The three credit UB Seminar is focused on a big idea or challenging issue to engage students with questions of significance in a field of study and, ultimately, to connect their studies with issues of consequence in the wider world. Essential to the UB Curriculum, the Seminar helps students with common learning outcomes focused on fundamental expectations for critical thinking, ethical reasoning, and oral communication, and learning at a university, all within topic focused subject matter. The Seminars provide students with an early connection to UB faculty and the undergraduate experience at a comprehensive, research university. This course is equivalent to any 199 offered in any subject. This course is a controlled enrollment (impacted) course. Students who have previously attempted the course and received a grade of F or R may not be able to repeat the course during the fall or spring semester.

    Credits: 3
    Grading: Graded (GRD)
    Typically Offered: Fall, Spring
    Other Requisites: Students who have already successfully completed the first year seminar course may not repeat this course. If you have any questions regarding enrollment for this course, please contact your academic advisor.
  • POL 203LEC Intermediate Polish 1st Semester
    Lecture

    Involves further development of all four language skills; introduces selections from Polish literary masterpieces. POL 204 is a spring sequel to POL 203.

    Credits: 3
    Grading: Graded (GRD)
    Typically Offered: Fall
  • POL 204LEC Intermediate Polish 2nd Semester
    Lecture

    Involves further development of all four language skills; introduces selections from Polish literary masterpieces. POL 204 is a spring sequel to POL 203.

    Credits: 3
    Grading: Graded (GRD)
    Typically Offered: Spring
  • POL 205LEC History of Poland
    Lecture

    This course is a broad survey of the history of Poland from ancient times to the present taught through lecture and discussion. It focuses on the many transitions Polish society and Polish people have undergone, from its emergence as the first central European nation-state in the tenth century, to its development into a major empire in the 1600s, to its partitioning in the late eighteenth century by its more powerful neighbors, to its re-emergence as an independent state in the twentieth century. Using a variety of readings and media, the course emphasizes such themes as Poland's multicultural heritage and complex identities, questions of empire and national self-determination, liberty and tyranny, gender, ethnicity and class, and language and culture.

    Credits: 3
    Grading: Graded (GRD)
    Typically Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer
  • POL 210LEC Special Topics
    Lecture

    Explores a selected topic in Polish studies.

    Credits: 3
    Grading: Graded (GRD)
    Typically Offered: Fall, Spring
  • POL 211LEC Special Topics
    Lecture

    Explores a selected topic in Polish studies.

    Credits: 3
    Grading: Graded (GRD)
    Typically Offered: Fall, Spring
  • POL 222LEC Polish Culture: Theatre
    Lecture

    Explores differing topics in theatre within the area of Polish studies.

    Credits: 3
    Grading: Graded (GRD)
    Typically Offered: Varies
  • POL 223LEC Topics in Polish Culture
    Lecture

    Explores differing topics within the area of Polish studies.

    Credits: 3
    Grading: Graded (GRD)
    Typically Offered: Summer
  • POL 231LEC Intro to Polish Literature
    Lecture

    Survey of major Polish literary works from the beginning until the 19th century.

    Credits: 3
    Grading: Graded (GRD)
    Typically Offered: Varies
  • POL 232LEC Intro to Polish Literature
    Lecture

    Survey of major Polish literary works of the 20th and 21st centuries.

    Credits: 3
    Grading: Graded (GRD)
    Typically Offered: Varies
  • POL 305LEC Advanced Polish
    Lecture

    Emphasizes conversation and written compositions. Readings of short stories, poetry, essays, and plays yield vigorous discussions in Polish.

    Credits: 3
    Grading: Graded (GRD)
    Typically Offered: Spring
  • POL 306LEC Advanced Polish
    Lecture

    Emphasizes conversation and written compositions. Readings of short stories, poetry, essays, and plays yield vigorous discussions in Polish.

    Credits: 3
    Grading: Graded (GRD)
    Typically Offered: Spring
  • POL 323LEC Polish Literature in Translation
    Lecture

    Considers major figures in Polish literature from the 1930s to the present. Readings and discussions focus on Mrozek (drama), Milosz, Herbert, Rozewicz, Szymborska (poetry), Schulz, Gombrowicz, Andrzejewski, and Konwicki (fiction).

    Credits: 3
    Grading: Graded (GRD)
    Typically Offered: Spring
  • POL 324LEC Poland Today
    Lecture

    Examines major socioeconomic, political, and cultural happenings and developments in Poland since World War II, Solidarity, the disintegration and collapse of the Communist regime in 1989, the leap to the market economy, and political pluralism.

    Credits: 3
    Grading: Graded (GRD)
    Typically Offered: Fall
  • POL 338LEC Poland in Europe
    Lecture

    Considers the rise, decline, disappearance, and reemergence of Poland as an important power and factor in Eastern European politics.

    Credits: 3
    Grading: Graded (GRD)
    Typically Offered: Spring
  • POL 393LEC Study Abroad: Krakow
    Lecture

    Credits: 1 - 18
    Grading: Graded (GRD)
    Typically Offered: Varies
  • POL 410LEC Special Topics
    Lecture

    Explores a selected topic in Polish studies.

    Credits: 3
    Grading: Graded (GRD)
    Typically Offered: Fall, Spring
  • POL 411LEC Explores a Selected Topic in Polish Studies.
    Lecture

    Explores a selected topic in Polish studies.

    Credits: 3
    Grading: Graded (GRD)
    Typically Offered: Spring
  • POL 499TUT Independent Study
    Tutorial

    Supplements regular offerings of the department. Students must secure permission of the instructor before registering.

    Credits: 1 - 6
    Grading: Graded (GRD)
    Typically Offered: Fall, Spring

Linguistics

609 Baldy Hall
North Campus
Buffalo, NY 14260-1030
Ph: 716-645-2177
F: 716-645-3825
W: www.linguistics.buffalo.edu/programs/language
Jean-Pierre Koenig
Chair
Mitsuaki Shimojo
Director of Language Programs
Published: June 23, 2017 10:20:11 AM