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University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee
Milwaukee, WI 53201
(414) 229-1122

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Polish Studies at University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee

The Institution

The University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee has almost 24,000 students enrolled in its 11 schools and colleges. It's located is urban, in the City of Milwaukee which numbers over a half million inhabitants, 55% of the whoom identified themselves as minority in the 2000 year Census.

The Slavic Languages Program

The Slavic Languages Program at the UWM currently teaches Russian and Polish at the UWM campus, located in a quiet, attractive residential neighborhood overlooking Lake Michigan. The Program offers a Major in Russian and also the elementary courses which satisfy both the Letters & Science foreign language requirement and the language component of the Russian and East European Certificate program. The Program also works in conjunction with the School of Education to provide training for those interested in secondary school teaching of Russian.

Polish Study Courses

POL 236 Polish Culture in its Historical Setting @
COURSE DESCRIPTION: Major achievements of Polish culture during ten centuries of existence. Art, architecture, literature, music, and film viewed against crucial historical developments that formed Poland and its people.
POL 259 Survey of Polish Literature-in-Translation: Baroque through Romanticism @
POL 260 Survey of Polish Literature in-Translation: 1863 to the Present @
OL 289 Internship in Polish, Lower Division @
COURSE DESCRIPTION: Application of basic principles of Polish in a business, organizational, educational, political, or other appropriate setting.
POL 290 Summer Study in Poland @
COURSE DESCRIPTION: Studies in Polish language, culture and civilization at a Polish university; lectures and field trips; credit level determined by length of program
POL 489 Internship in Polish, Upper Division @
COURSE DESCRIPTION: Application of advanced principles of Polish in a business, organizational, educational, political, or other appropriate setting

Language Instruction

POL 101-102 First/Second Semester Polish. @
COURSE DESCRIPTION: A systematic introduction to the Polish language
POL 201-202 Third/Fourth-Semester Polish. @
COURSE DESCRIPTION: Review of grammar and readings

Poland-Related Courses

Hist 238 Poland and Its Neighbors to l795 @ @
COURSE DESCRIPTION: The rise of Poland-Lithuania, Bohemia and Hungary and their loss of independence.
Hist 239 Poland and Its Neighbors, 1795 to 1914 @ @
COURSE DESCRIPTION: The Polish lands and Central Europe in the 19th century, from the Napoleonic era to the First World War.
Hist 346 Poland and Its Neighbors, 1914-1945 @ @
COURSE DESCRIPTION: The effects of two world wars in East-Central Europe. The independence and subjugation of Poland, Czechoslovakia, Hungary and the Baltic States.
Hist 347 The Rise of Modern Poland, 1945 to the Present @ @
COURSE DESCRIPTION: The re-emergence of Poland as a Communist People's Republic at the end of World War II and its evolution until the end of 1970.
Hist 348 Poland and Its Neighbors, l945 to the Present @ @
COURSE DESCRIPTION: Developments in Poland, East Germany, Czechoslovakia, and Hungary since the Second World War. The origins, development, decline, and fall of communist rule in Central Europe.


Dziewanowski, M. Kamil, (Deceased, 02/18/05) Professor Emeritus of History, Univeristy of Wisconsin - Milwaukee @
Ph.D., Harvard

MAJOR INTERESTS: Poland, Central Europe
  • "M. Kamil Dziewanowski and the Study of Contemporary Poland." Article by Paul J. Best in The Polish Review 22:3 (1977): 107-109.
  • Joseph Pilsudski: A European Federalist, 1918-1922 (Stanford: Hoover Institution Press, 1969)
Greene,Victor, Professor Emeritus of History and Urban Studies @
Ph.D., University of Pennsylvania, 1963
Phone: (414) 229-3965 / Fax: .... / E-Mail:
MAJOR INTERESTS: Ethnic influences in popular art and music
  • A Passion for Polka: Old-Time Ethnic Music in America, University of California Press, 1992
  • For God and Country: The Rise of Polish and Lithuanian Ethnic Consciousness in America 1860-1910, Wisconsin Historical Society, 1998
Mikos, Michael, J., Professor of Polish Language and Literature @ @ @
Ph.D., Brown University.
Phone: (414) 229-4948 / Fax: (414) 229-2741/ E-Mail:
  • Awarded the 1995 Translation Prize by the PEN Club of Poland in Warsaw on Jan. 27
  • Medieval Literature of Poland: An Anthology, Taylor & Francis, Inc., 1991
  • Polish Renaissance Literature. An Anthology Slavica Publishers, 1995
  • Jan Kochanowski's Laments Constans, 1995
  • Polish Baroque and Enlightenment Literature. An Anthology, Slavica Publishers, 1996
  • Adam Mickiewicz. The Sun of Liberty. Bicentenary Anthology 1798-1998. Polish-English Edition. Warsaw: Energeia, 1998.
  • Polish Romantic Literature: An Anthology, Slavica Publishers, 2002, (Translation)
  • Polish Literature from the Middle Ages to the End of the 18th Century Warsaw: Constans, 1999
  • The Virgin Mary's Crown. A Bilingual Anthology of Medieval Polish Marian Poetry, Krakow: Collegium Columbinum, 2002 (with Roman Mazurkiewicz)
  • Leader of 22 study tours to Poland
Pease, Neal H., Professor of History @
Ph.D., Yale University, 1982
Phone: (414) 229-5205 / Fax: .... / E-Mail:
MAJOR INTERESTS: Roman Catholic Church in 20th-century Poland, Poland and central Europe
  • "'This Troublesome Question': The United States and the 'Polish Pogroms' of 1918-1919," awaiting publication in Modern East Central Europe in its European Context: Essays in Honor of Piotr S. Wandycz, to be published by Yale University Press, 2001.
Pienkos, Donald E., Professor of Political Science @ @
Ph.D., University of Wisconsin, Madison
Phone: (414) 229-4239 / Fax: .... / E-Mail:
Polish and East European politics; Polish-American fraternal organizations
  • Ethnic Politics in Urban America : The Polish Experience in Four Cities, Polish American Historical Association, 1978
  • For Your Freedom Through Ours: Polish American Efforts on Poland's Behalf, 1863-1991. Boulder, CO: East European Monographs, 1991.
  • 'In the Ideals of Women is the Strength of a Nation': A History of the Polish Women's Alliance of America, New York: Columbia University Press, 2003, with Angela Pienkos
  • PNA: A Centennial History of the Polish National Alliance of the United States of North America, New York: Columbia University Press, 1984, 2 ed. 2000
  • For Your Freedom Through Ours: Polish American Efforts on Poland's Behalf, 1863-1991, New York: Columbia University Press, 1991
  • One Hundred Years Young: A History of the Polish Falcons of America, 1887-1987. Boulder Colorado: East European Monographs, 1987.
  • For Your Freedom Through Ours: Polish American Efforts on Poland's Behalf, 1863-1991. New York: Columbia University Press, 1991.
  • Numerous scholarly publications since 1995 on Polish electoral politics and Poland's entry into NATO
  • PNA: A Centennial History of the Polish National Alliance of the United States of North America. New York: Columbia University Press, 2000, 2nd edition.
  • "Consensus and Division over Poland's Entry into the European Union," East European Quarterly, 37, Winter, 2004
  • "Interesting Times: Polish Politics and Elections, 1989-2001," The Polish Review, 44, Fall 2001
  • "Witness to History: Polish Americans and the Genesis of NATO Enlargement," The Polish Review, 44, Fall 1999

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

Wnuk, Michael P. , Professor Emeritus in Engineering Mechanics, University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee @@
Ph.D., Technical University of Krakow, Poland,1962
Phone: (414) 229-5422 / Fax: .... / E-Mail:
MAJOR INTERESTS: Applied and Theoretical Mechanics, Computational Mechanics, mechanical aspects of fracture in metals and non-metals, Physics and Materials Science.

Study Abroad

  • UW-Milwaukee Summer Study-Tour at Catholic University Lublin :A five week summer program provides up to 125 hour of Polish language at beginning, intermediate or advanced levels, as well as additional lectures and excursions. UWM students can study in Poland for a semester or year through other university programs. It administers a yearly scholarship program and organizes lectures for university and community. @@


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