Polish Courses

Attention! Students who have learned any Polish outside of a university setting, including as a home language, while living abroad, or through study at the pre-college level, are required to take the EM/placement test prior to enrolling in Polish courses at OSU. Students who have studied Polish at a different university or as part of a summer program may be eligible for transfer credit. Learn more about transfer and placement.

If you have taken one or more language courses at OSU under the quarter system and want to continue the language sequence after the university's conversion to semesters (Summer 2012), please use the transition plan for language courses [pdf] to identify the right course to enroll in. The information listed is for Russian, but the same course numbers are used for the other languages that we teach.

Polish 1101

Elementary Polish I

Offered: Autumn | 4 credit units

Introduction to Polish; development of listening, reading, speaking, and writing skills.  Not open to students with credit for 101. This course is available for EM credit. GE for language course.


Polish 1102

Elementary Polish II

Offered: Spring | 4 credit units

Continued development of speaking, listening, reading, and writing skills in cultural context. Closed to native speakers of this language. Prereq: 1101 (101.01). Not open to students with credit for 102. This course is available for EM credit. GE for language course.


Polish 1103

Intermediate Polish I

Offered: Autumn | 4 credit units

Further development of speaking, listening, reading, and writing skills in cultural context. Closed to native speakers of this language. Prereq: 1102 (102.01). Not open to students with credit for 103. This course is available for EM credit. GE for language course.


Polish 2104

Intermediate Polish II

Offered: Spring | 4 credit units

Increasing functional ability in speaking, listening, reading, and writing practice, vocabulary-building; new grammar structures; start developing higher-level language skills in Polish. Closed to native speakers of this language. Prereq: 1103 (104.01). Not open to students with credit for 407.01.


Polish 3101

Advanced Polish I

Offered: Autumn | 3 credit units

Further develop speaking, listening, reading, writing skills, and grammar competence. Prereq: Polish 2104. Not open to students with credit for Slavic 5194 (Autumn 2013, Cretu)


Polish 3102

Advanced Polish II

Offered: Spring  | 3 credit units 

Further develop speaking, listening, reading, writing skills, and grammar competence. Prereq: Polish 3101. Not open to students with credit for Slavic 5194 (Spring 2015, Stepanova)


Polish 5230

Polish Literature

Offered: Every second year | 3 credit units

Polish cultural and intellectual history as represented in the major works of Polish literature and in contemporary media. Taught in English. Readings in English, but students of Polish will do portions of the readings in the original. Prereq: 6 credit hours of literature courses at the 2000 level or above, or permission of instructor. Not open to students with credit for 630 and 631.


Slavic 5623

Reading Course in a West Slavic Language

Offered: Every fourth year | 3 credit units

Fundamentals of grammar and vocabulary needed for reading a West Slavic language (Czech, Polish, Slovak, Upper and Lower Sorbian). Taught in English. Repeatable with change of language and permission of instructor. Prereq: Not open to students with credit for 671 in a West Slavic language. Repeatable to a maximum of 6 credit hours.


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