Department of Polish
Course Descriptions

Elementary Polish (A/V)
Uses various audio-visual materials for acquisition of accurate pronunciation. Develops proficiency through repeated listening in Polish and verbal practice of simple sentences.

Elementary Polish Grammar (1), (2)
Studies basic Polish grammar for accurate comprehension and writing of Polish sentences.

Practice in Elementary Polish Translation(1),(2)
Through basic translation exercises using elementary vocabulary, students acquire fundamental skills in Polish-Korean translation.

Elementary Polish Conversation (1), (2)
Develops students’ conversation skills, emphasizing simple and natural self-expression.

Introduction to Polish Studies (1), (2)
Designed to raise student interest in Poland through an examination of its natural environment, politics, economics, and culture.

Intermediate Polish Grammar (1), (2)
Enhances accurate text comprehension and writing skills in Polish.

Practice in Intermediate Polish Translation(1),(2)
Offered for students who have completed the elementary level translation course. Develops the ability to analyze, translate, and summarize a variety of Polish texts.

Intermediate Polish Conversation (1), (2)
Students are taught commonly used, everyday Polish sentence structures to properly adapt them to different situations.

Searching for Cultural Heritage of Poland
This course considers the historical changes and social diversity of Poland by examining the nation’s cultural heritage. Poland has 13 World Heritages designated by UNESCO. By reviewing the cultural heritage of Poland, students expand their understanding of the area’s culture.

History of Polish Culture
Deepens general knowledge of Poland through an understanding of Catholic Polish culture.

Polish Contemporary History
Focuses on understanding Polish history from after the First World War to the present. Lays a foundation for self-directed studies.

Advanced Polish Conversation & Composition (1), (2)
Raises the students' daily conversation skills to a more advanced level. Focuses on improving writing proficiency through both text-based lectures and hands-on writing practices.

Current Polish (1), (2)
Studies colloquial Polish frequently used in daily life through reviewing current newspaper articles and TV reports. Promotes comprehensive understanding of the politics, economics, society, culture, and various other aspects of Poland. Focuses on improving reading comprehension and essential vocabulary acquisition through reading newspaper articles and develops listening comprehension and knowledge of idiomatic expressions through watching TV reports.

History of Polish Literature
Examines the history of Polish literature from the Middle Ages to the present.

Polish Linguistics
Based on knowledge of language and linguistics, this course introduces Polish phonology, phonetics, morphology, syntax, and pragmatics.

Selected Polish Literary Works
Students read selected short and medium- length stories of high literary caliber for discussion and analysis.

Practice in Polish-Korean Translation
Consists of general lectures on grammar required for Polish-Korean translation and various translation practices and exercises for proper rendition of Polish texts into Korean.

FLEX Polish (1), (2)
The purpose of this course is to enhance the four skills related to Polish (reading/listening/speaking/writing) in preparation for the FLEX exam.

20th Century Polish Writers
Focuses on the literary ideas and trends of leading contemporary and twentieth century Polish writers.

History of Poland (in Polish)
Consists of reading the history of Poland from the 10th to the 20th century in Polish to improve Polish proficiency and to gain general knowledge of Polish history.

History of Polish Language
Examines the development process of Polish, which is a branch of the Indo-European language.

Screen Polish
Selects well-known Polish films for viewing and discussion to deepen appreciation of Polish cinematic arts.

Practical Polish (1), (2)
Studies the terminology, format, and writing styles employed in writing official and commercial documents.

Polish Romanticism
Studies the works of three great national poets of early 19th century Poland when Polish literature rose to the ranks of world-class literature.

Polish Positivism
Students research the background of the emergence of positivism, a realistic genre of literature, of Poland, and the characteristics of key works.

Seminar on Regional Studies of Poland (1), (2)
The course will offer general knowledge of the political, economic, social, cultural, and historical aspects of Poland. Students will also research and discuss important pending issues by using various approaches and performing case studies.

Modern Polish Novels
This course focuses on researching novelists and works that are representative of modern Polish literature.

Polish Performing Arts
By examining videos and recordings, students gain knowledge on fields of art that can be put on stage and are meaningful in terms of cultural history, such as the Polish performing arts, music, folk dance and games, and short dramas. They will also produce performances on stage through practice.

Post-War Polish Literature
Reviews the major characteristics and tendencies of postwar contemporary Polish literature. Studies the artistic trends of different writers representing various literary periods to deepen understanding of Polish literature.

Polish Poetry
Through research and study of Polish poetry, from 19th century romanticism to the present, students will gain an understanding of the poetic implications and also improve their ability to read Polish.

A Study on Pan Tadeusz
Adam Mickiewicz is regarded as the greatest poet in the history of Polish literature. The influence that Mickiewicz has on Polish literature is comparable to the level of influence Shakespeare has in Britain, Goethe in Germany, and Pushkin in Russia. This means that Mickiewicz was not only the greatest poet in Poland but also a great writer in the history of world literature. Of his precious works, "Pan Tadeusz" (1834) is considered the very essence of Mickiewicz literature and the pinnacle of Polish literature. The course provides a basis for students of the Department of Polish to understand the unique spirit of the Polish people. It is an essential course for HUFS, which aims to become a global university.