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Courses

The University of Michigan offers a range of courses on Polish culture, film, history, language, literature, politics, and society. These include semester-long courses as well as annual mini-courses on Polish culture (see below). For offerings in specific terms, see CREES courses.

Polish Courses

  • Comparative Literature 740 - Seminar in Major Authors: East European Poets in the West
  • History 330 - Poland from the Medieval to the Modern
  • History 331 - Poland in the Modern World
  • History 481 - Topics in European History
  • History 652 - Graduate Readings in Polish History
  • International Business 568 - Business Issues in Transitional Economies
  • First-Fourth Year Polish Language
  • Polish 214 - Rock Poetry and Political Protest in Poland
  • Polish 215 - Heart of Europe: Poland Today
  • Polish 314 - Polish Cinema
  • Polish 325/525 - Polish Literature in English to 1890
  • Polish 326/526 - Polish Literature in English: 1890 to Present
  • Polish 450 - Directed Reading
  • Polish 621 - Directed Reading in Polish Literature
  • Political Science 342 - Eastern Europe: Revolution, Reaction and Reform
  • REEES 396 - East Central Europe: Nationalism, Socialism, Democracy
  • REEES 397 - Communism and Capitalism in Eastern Europe
  • REEES 410 - Polish Culture Mini-Course (see below)
  • Study Abroad 463 - CGIS: Central European Studies in Warsaw, Poland

Mini-Courses on Polish Culture

  • 2015: Polish Jazz in the Modern Era
  • 2012: The Lens of History: Holocaust Memory through the Films of Agnieszka Holland
  • 2012: Malinowski's Other Worlds: Journeys In and Out of Polish Cultural Production, Thomas Chivens
  • 2009: Eastern Europe Between the Soviet Union and the European Union, Piotr Westwalewicz and Anna Grzymala-Busse (PDF)
  • 2006-present: Revolution in the Attic: The Tradition of Polish Counter-Culture, Piotr Westwalewicz
  • 2004-present: Rock Kills Communism: Dismantling of the Totalitarian State in Poland, Piotr Westwalewicz
  • 2002: The Psychology of Ethnic Conflict: Poles, Jews, Ukrainians, Dr. John J. Hartman
  • 2000: Television and Political Socialization of Youth Under Totalitarianism and Democracy, Dr. Adam Fraczak
  • 1997: Resource Management of the Baltic Sea, Dr. Anna Szaniawska
  • 1996: Polish Film, 1945-1990, Tadeusz Sobolewski
  • 1995: Polish Music: Composers, Art, & Politics, 1944-1994, Dr. Danuta Gwizdalanka
  • 1994: Church, State, & Society in Democratic Poland, Dr. Marcin Król
  • 1993: The Search for Self-Identity in Polish Literature, Dr. Dorota Gostynska
  • 1992: The Intelligentsia & National Consciousness, Dr. Jerzy Jedlicki
  • 1991: Poland: Law & Constitutional Reform in the Post-Communist '90s, Dr. Zbigniew Solbolewski
  • 1990: Polish Art, Culture, & Politics from the 16th-18th Century, Dr. Tadeusz Chrzanowski
  • 1989: Polish Culture & Politics, Dr. Piotr Wandycz
  • 1988: Polish Literature & Culture in the 20th Century, Dr. Zdzislaw Najder