Major in Polish

Degree Requirements

To earn a Bachelor of Arts in Liberal Arts and Sciences degree from UIC, students must complete University, college, and department degree requirements. The Department of Slavic and Baltic Languages and Literatures degree requirements are outlined below. Students should consult theCollege of Liberal Arts and Sciences section for additional degree requirements and college academic policies.

BA with a Major in Polish Degree Requirements
Hours
Major Requirements
37
General Education and Electives to reach Minimum Total Hours
83
Minimum Total Hours—BA with a Major in Polish
120

General Education

See General Education and Writing-in-the-Discipline in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences section for information on meeting these requirements.

Major Requirements 

Courses
Hours
POL 104—Intermediate Polish II or equivalent
4
POL 201—Polish Composition and Conversation I
3
POL 202—Polish Composition and Conversation II
3
POL 321—Introduction to Polish Literature
3
SLAV 224—Introduction to Literary Analysis of Slavic Texts
3
POL 460—Studies in Polish Literature
3
Six Polish electives at the 100-. 200-, 300-, and 400-levels, exclusive of independent study and POL 101, 102, and 103. A maximum of two of these courses may be at the 100-level. At least two courses must be at the 400-level. CEES 400 may be used to satisfy this requirement.
18
Total Hours—Major Requirements
37

Native and heritage speakers who place out of POL 104 should register for POL 201. Please consult an LAS advisor for eligibility for retroactive credit once you complete POL 201.
SLAV 224 fulfills the Writing-in-the-Discipline requirement.

Recommended Plan of Study

To view a recommended plan of study for the major in Polish, please visit the LAS website:  http://www.las.uic.edu/students/prospective-undergraduate/degree-programs/four-year-model-plans

Distinction

Departmental Distinction requires a 3.50/4.00 GPA in all department lower-division courses and a 3.75/4.00 GPA in all department upper-division courses taken.