Polish Modernity - Jagiellonian University
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UW Courses Fall 2011
Legendary Cities: Polish and Russian Urban Mythologies
POLSH 320 SLN 18424 TTH 2:30-4:20 5 credits (VLPA)
Instructor: Dr. Adam Kożuchowski, Fulbright Visiting Lecturer of Polish Studies
The goal of this course is to explore the identities of several former and present Russian and Polish cities (Moscow, St. Petersburg, Lodz, Warsaw and Cracow, as well as Odessa, Lviv and Vilnius). Their symbolic, economic and political functions will be discussed in the context of their historical development in the 19th and 20th centuries. Their roles as centers of power, intellectual and economic development and sources of inspiration for the artists and ideologists will be compared. Various types of sources, such as poetry, literary fiction, essays, films, tourist guides and maps, will be analyzed in class. Students will be encouraged to examine and compare the artistic visions of the discussed cities, memories of their inhabitants, impressions of the visitors and the ambitions of their administrators. We will study urban histories, the distinctive features of each country's urban landscapes, and their development over time. Students will be required to write a paper, including an analysis of a particular source (literary or historical text, film…) related to the history of a city of their choice.
Eastern Europe Since 1918
HSTEU 452 TTh 1:30-3:20 DEN 211 5 credits
Instructors: Prof. James Felak and Prof. Gregor Thum
The history of the countries of East Central Europe (i.e. Poland, the Czech Republic, Slovakia, and Hungary) from the end of the First World War to the present. NOTE: this course will not cover the Balkan countries (i.e. Romania, Bulgaria, Albania, or the former Yugoslavia).
POLSH 404 MWF 12:30 - 2:20 SLN 18425 5 credits (VLPA) SMI 107
Instructor: Prof. Katarzyna Dziwirek
Polish 404-406 is a three-quarter sequence of second-year Polish. After the whole year the students should be able to successfully handle most uncomplicated communicative tasks and social situations: initiate, sustain, and close a general conversation, read simple connected texts, write short simple letters, postcards, diary entries, etc. The goal is to move from Novice High to Intermediate Mid/High level on the ACTFL Proficiency Scale. There are field trips to the Polish Hall, the Polish store, and the Polish Film Festival. There are also opportunities to volunteer at UW Polish Studies Endowment Committee events.
Issues in Bilingualism
SLAV 470 MW 10:30-12:20 SLN 19030 5 credits SMI 105
Instructor: Prof. Katarzyna Dziwirek
The course offers several perspectives on bilingualism. From personal to global, from the linguistic aspects of code-switching to cultural aspects of living in two languages. We examine how bilingual children acquire two languages, consider the experiences of bilingual adults, and study bilingualism as a societal phenomenon (diglossia and language choice, language policies, linguistic identity, language rights, linguistic minorities, etc.). Students do not need to speak a Slavic language. The bilingual experience of emotions and language maintenance and linguistic diversity in the Pacific Northwest are two important topics of the course. No prerequisites Include articles on topics of interest to your readers, relevant news and events. If you find an interesting article on the Web, you can easily ask the author's permission to summarize the article and link to it from your newsletter. Drive traffic to your website by entering teaser text for the article with a link to your website for readers to view the full text.