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Robert F. Byrnes Russian and East European Institute

Minor in Polish Studies

Students on Summer 2018, Fall 2018, or Spring 2019 requirements POLISTMIN


The minor requires at least 18 credit hours (Students must take courses in three (3) different departments), including the requirements listed below.
  1. Polish Language. One (1) course:
    • SLAV-P 202 Intermediate Polish II
    • SLAV-P 301
    • SLAV-P 302
    • SLAV-P 473 Fourth-Year Polish I
    • SLAV-P 474 Fourth-Year Polish II
  2. Core Courses. Nine (9) credit hours:
    • HIST-D 201 Democratic Revolutions since 1980
    • POLS-Y 340 East European Politics
    • SLAV-P 223 Introduction to Polish Culture
    • SLAV-P 363 Faces of War and Freedom
    • SLAV-P 364 From Anxiety To Revolution
    • SLAV-P 365 Topics in Polish Literature and Culture
    • SLAV-P 366 The Bold and the Restless: Polish Film from the 1950s to the Present
    • Independent readings course approved by the Institute (up to 3 credit hours)
    • Additional course(s) that focus predominantly on Poland, with approval of the Institute
  3. Related Electives.
    • Approved Courses. Any of the following Approved Electives (no additional approval required):
      • ANTH-E 412 Anthropology of Russia and Eastern Europe
      • HIST-B 323 History of the Holocaust
      • HIST-D 200 Issues in Russian/East European History
      • HIST-D 300 Issues in Russian/East European History
      • HIST-D 304 Jews of Eastern Europe
      • HIST-D 327 The Habsburg Empire, 1780-1918: Nation-Building and Imperial Decline
      • HIST-D 329 Eastern Europe 1900--1943
      • HIST-D 330 Eastern Europe 1944--Present
      • REEI-R 201 Current Issues in Eastern Europe
      • SLAV-T 366 Central European Cinema
    • Potential Courses. The following courses may be applied to the minor with approval of the Institute. Students are expected to provide evidence that some portion of the course, including written work, dealt with Poland, alone or comparatively. Similarly, students may present evidence of Polish-related work in other courses not listed here. Potential Course list.
      • ANTH-E 387 The Ethnography of Europe
      • CMLT-C 377 Topics in Yiddish Literature
      • CMLT-C 378 Topics in Yiddish Culture
      • FOLK-F 312 European Folklore/Folklife/Folk Music
      • GEOG-G 428 Geography of Europe
      • HIST-B 303 Issues in Modern European History
      • HIST-B 315 European Anti-Semitism from the Enlightenment to the Holocaust
      • HIST-B 321 European Jews in the Age of Discovery
      • HIST-B 322 Jews in the Modern World
      • HIST-B 361 Europe in the Twentieth Century I
      • HIST-B 362 Europe in the Twentieth Century II
      • INTL-I 203 Global Development
      • INTL-I 300 Topics in International Studies
      • POLS-Y 345 Comparative Revolutions
      • POLS-Y 348 The Politics of Genocide
      • POLS-Y 350 Politics of the European Union
      • POLS-Y 352 The Holocaust and Politics
      • REEI-R 300 Russian and East European Issues
      • REEI-R 301 Russian and East European Area Topics
      • REEI-X 490 Readings in Russian and East European Studies
  4. Minor GPA, Hours, and Minimum Grade Requirements.
    1. At least 9 credit hours in the minor must be completed in courses taken through the Indiana University Bloomington campus or an IU-administered or IU co-sponsored Overseas Study program.
    2. At least 9 credit hours in the minor must be completed at the 300–499 level.
    3. Except for the GPA requirement, a grade of C- or higher is required for a course to count toward a requirement in the minor.
    4. A GPA of at least 2.000 for all courses taken in the minor—including those where a grade lower than C- is earned—is required.
    5. Exceptions to minor requirements may be made with the approval of the department's Director of Undergraduate Studies, subject to final approval by the College of Arts and Sciences.