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The University of Iowa
Iowa City, IA 52242

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Polish Studies at The University of Iowa

The Institution

The University of Iowa, founded in 1847, with student enrollment of 29,000, have over 100 areas of baccalaureate study, all grounded in the liberal arts. The graduate and professional programs offer cutting-edge training in over 100 areas, such as medicine, dentistry, law, education, business, engineering, the social sciences, the physical and biological sciences, and the arts and humanities.

Language Instruction

41s:121-2 First-Year Polish I @
COURSE DESCRIPTION: Basic language skills--listening, reading, speaking, writing; fundamentals of grammar; emphasis on student participation; first of a two-semester sequence. The course is offered as part of a Distance Learning Consortium with Iowa State University and the University of Northern Iowa
COURSE INSTRUCTOR: Boruta-Sadkowski; Wertz, C.

Poland-Related Courses

030:040 Introductory Politics of Industrial Democracies @
COURSE DESCRIPTION: This course is for students who are familiar with government and politics in the U.S. and who are interested in the varieties of democracy that exist in other industrialized countries. Its purpose is to compare different ways of democratically organizing governmental institutions, elections, and political party systems, and to assess the consequences of these differences for the ability of governments to cope with the typical problems of industrial societies. Three or four European or Asian systems of government are covered each semester, chosen from among the United Kingdom, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, Poland, and similarly important political systems.
COURSE INSTRUCTOR: Loewenberg, Gerhard


Loewenberg, Gerhard Professor of Political Science, University of Iowa @
Ph.D. Cornell Univeristy, 1955
Phone: (319) 335-2361 / Fax: (319) 335-3211 / E-Mail:
Comparative Politics (Europe), Comparative Legislative Research.
Valentino, Russell S. Associate Professor, Russian/Cinema and Comparative Literature, University of Iowa @ @
Ph.D. California-Los Angeles, 1993
Phone: (319) 335-2193 / Fax: ... / E-Mail:
MAJOR INTERESTS:European cultural history; Literary translation
Wertz, Christopher, Associate Professor Emeritus, Department of Russian, University of Iowa @
Phone: 319 337 5041 / Fax: . . . / E-Mail:

META-FACULTY - Faculty who have studied and/or taught at Polish institutions of higher education

Kochanska, Grazyna Stuit Professor of Developmental Psychology, University of Iowa @
Ph.D. University of Warsaw, 1979
Phone: (319) 335-2409 / Fax: ... / E-Mail:
MAJOR INTERESTS:Social development; Processes of socialization; Development of conscience; Parent-child interaction; Child temperament.
Kusiak, Andrew, B. Professor of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering, University of Iowa @
Ph.D. Polish Academy of Sciences, 1979
Phone: (319) 335-5934 / Fax: ... / E-Mail:
MAJOR INTERESTS: Data mining; knowledge discovery; engineering design and manufacturing; design of computational intelligence.
Krajewski, Witold F. Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering, University of Iowa @
Ph.D. Warsaw University of Technology, 1980
Phone: (319) 335-5231/ Fax: ... / E-Mail:
MAJOR INTERESTS:Remote sensing of hydrologic processes; radar and satellite estimation of rainfall; space-born radar systems; statistical modeling of rainfall fields.

Poland-related Resources

  • Center for Russian, East European, and Eurasian Studies The Center was established within the University of Iowa's International Programs to respond to a series of new challenges and new opportunities posed by the profound changes underway in Russia, Eastern Europe and Eurasia. The Center works to encourage and support individual and collaborative projects across University of Iowa colleges and professional schools. @

  • The Charlotte M. Smith Collection of Miniature Books The collection contains a number of copies of miniature books published in Poland, @

  • Christina and Jaroslaw Pelenski Collection of Polish Posters The Christina and Jaroslaw Pelenski collection contains over 200 posters from Poland. These include circus posters from the 1960s and 1970s as well as theatre, opera, operetta, and film posters from the 1960s to 1980. @

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