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Our Basic Language Program (POL 101, 102, 103, and 104) introduces students to the Polish language and the cultures of countries in which the language is spoken.

Each course in the sequence is a 4-credit hour course that meets three hours a week and includes an online work component. The online work prepares students for class allowing class time to be spent really using language through conversation, games, and other activities!

The things we learn in class provide a strong foundation for advanced classes and study abroad.

The BLP is made up of a four course sequence. Not all courses are taught every semester.
course prerequisite semester offered
POL 101 - Elementary Polish I none Fall
POL 102 - Elementary Polish II POL 101 or placement Spring
POL 103 - Intermediate Polish I POL 102 or placement Fall
POL 104 - Intermediate Polish II POL 103 or placement Spring

Students who pass Polish 104 fulfill the LAS language requirement and are encouraged to continue with 200-level courses.

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For more information on policies, placement, and course syllabi or for questions about Polish 101-104, please contact the Coordinator of the Polish Basic Language Program.

Interested in taking Polish after 104? Majoring or minoring in Polish? For information about Polish electives and the major or minor, contact the Director of Undergraduate Studies for Polish, Russian, and Lithuanian Studies.

Find out more about declaring a Major or Minor in Polish on our Advising page.