Our courses for 2015/2016

POLS 300
Intermediate Polish – 6 credits
Term 1-2 (Sep 08, 2015 to Apr 08, 2016)
Helena G. Kudzia

1 Tue Thu 15:30 17:00 Buchanan D304
2 Tue Thu 15:30 17:00 Buchanan D312

If you have previous knowledge of Polish and did not take POLS 200 at UBC please contact Helena at hkudzia@mail.ubc.ca – you still might be able to take the class in September!

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POLS 424
Polish Literature and Film in Translation
Term 1 (Sep 08, 2015 to Dec 04, 2015)
Dr. Bozena Karwowska

Selected films and translated literature by Polish writers and filmmakers, with emphasis on the interaction between politics and literature.

1 Tue 17:00 20:00 Buchanan B313


CENS 303 101
CENS 303A 99C
(Distance Education)
Representations of the Holocaust – 3 credits
Term 1 (Sep 08, 2015 to Dec 04, 2015)
Dr. Bozena Karwowska

The Nazi Holocaust in film and literature from Central, Eastern, and Northern European Countries.

CENS 303 101:

1 Tue Thu 15:30 17:00 Buchanan B213


Welcome to the Polish Language Program at UBC Vancouver!

Polish Language Program

Welcome to the Polish Language Program at UBC Vancouver!

Witamy Serdecznie!

Why study Polish at UBC?

  • The Polish language courses (POLS) focus on formal acquisition of the Polish language through interactive practice in reading, writing, listening and speaking.
  • Access to printed as well as on-line resources provide a variety of ways for students to learn.
  • We use advanced learning materials and methods, allowing students to find their path to second language acquisition through self-expression in a class environment.

Why study Polish?

Language is the only homeland.  – Czeslaw Milosz

By learning a foreign language we expand our world. We learn new words and idioms, but also to see the world in a different way.

  • Polish is spoken by almost 40 million people in Poland and around the world. Many more claim their cultural heritage and roots in Poland.
  • Poland is a member of the European Union (EU). Polish provides access to the European professional and business community.
  • Knowledge of Polish opens educational and professional opportunities for you. Participate in exchange programs through UBC Go Global to study at Warsaw University, and join the Polish club at UBC.

Courses are offered in Terms 1 and 2 in alternate years:

  • POLS 200 – Beginner’s Polish (6 credits)
  • POLS 300 – Intermediate Polish (6 credits)

The courses are designed to welcome students from a variety of backgrounds with a wide range of interests.

For more information please contact Dr. Bozena Karwowska.

Polish Language Lab

Join the Polish Language Lab for lectures, film screenings and discussions.
Contact: Helena G. Kudzia | hkudzia@ubc.ca | Twitter: @helenagka