Are you interested in learning the Polish language?
Are you a heritage speaker who would like to learn more about Polish culture and history?
Have you already elected another concentration but are looking for a second concentration that will diversify your credentials?
Look no further! You can now combine language study with deeper investigations into the culture of Poland. U-M's Polish program is one of the strongest--possibly the strongest--Polish program in the country. In addition to being the only U.S. university to offer four levels of Polish every year, we offer Polish literature, drama, film, and culture courses.
Prerequisites to Major
Polish 121, 122, 221, and 222, or the equivalent.
Major Program (27 credits)
At least 15 of the 27 credits must be upper-level (300 or above).
- Polish Language: 6-12 credits of POLISH 321, 322, 421, 422; or equivalent
- Polish Literature: 6-9 credits of POLISH 325, 326, 432
- Polish Culture: 6-9 credits of POLISH 214, 215, 314, 450, SLAVIC 490*
- Electives. 3-9 credits of:
- SLAVIC 225, 240, 270, 312, 396, 490* (appropriate sections of SLAVIC 490 include “Rocks Kill Communism” and “Revolution in the Attic”);
- HISTORY 330, 331;
- REEES 396;
- up to two terms of another Slavic language (Bosnian/Croatian/Serbian, Czech, Russian, Ukrainian) can also be counted as electives;
- see department for additional course options.
Residence Requirement. At least 15 of the 27 required credits must be taken in residence or through a study abroad program affiliated with the University of Michigan. Study Abroad credit my count toward the concentration. Please consult with the Polish advisor prior to studying abroad.