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Polish Language, Literature, and Culture

One of the many advantages of WSU is its location in the center of multi-ethnic Metropolitan Detroit. A vibrant Polish-American Community, with cultural centers in Troy and Hamtramck, has been an indispensable part of the city's multi-cultural tapestry. Polish events take place right here at the University's doorstep. One can attend screenings of brand new Polish films (recently "Quo Vadis" at the Redford Theater), lectures by renown artists (Magdalena Abakanowicz at the DIA or Krzysztof Wodiczko), or listen to Polish music stars (the world's foremost contralto Ewa Podles at Orchestra Hall ). These resources provide a very valuable setting for learning the Polish language and culture.

Another very important resource which our program taps into are the Poles who continue to come to this area from "the old country", following the patterns established by their ancestors and bringing with them not only cherished Polish traditions, but also new language expressions, music and the life style of today's Poland.

We constantly strive to provide students with high quality education. We do it by using the latest textbooks and current audio and video materials, as well as by incorporating new technologies, computer programs and web sites into our teaching. Our students can advance their knowledge of the Polish language and culture by watching Polish TV available in our departmental student lounge and in the state-of-the-art computer lab. And the Slavic Club organizes extra curricular activities for our students throughout the year.

Overall, the Polish Program at WSU offers an interesting and diversified program. Please check out our courses listed below and come learn with us!

We offer:

Students can fullfill their Language Requirement by completing the Basic Language Sequence for Polish. For information on the Language Proficiency Exam click here.

Students majoring in other fields but wishing to study Polish Language and Culture can take courses from this list.



Classical and Modern Languages, Literatures, and Cultures
906 West Warren 487 Manoogian
Detroit, MI 48202
Phone: (313) 577-3002
Fax: (313) 577-6243
Website: clasweb.clas.wayne.edu/languages
Email: aa1690@wayne.edu