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Northern Illinois University
De Kalb, IL 60115
(815) 753-1000

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Polish Studies at Northern Illinois University

The Institution

The Northern Illinois University (NIU) is a state-assisted educational and research institution, which offers programs in the variety of disciplines, and the professions through courses conducted on the campus in DeKalb and at several outreach centers throughout northern Illinois. NIU is located in DeKalb, Illinois, 65 miles west of Chicago. It offers the advantages of ease in daily living associated with a medium sized town while at the same time providing the cultural advantages of a nearby Chicago.

Polish Study Courses

FLPL 361 Introduction to Polish Culture
COURSE DESCRIPTION: The main goal of this course is to introduce students to the Polish culture, and to explore the culture influence on modern life in Poland. The course material is arranged to analyze the process of cultural awareness throughout centuries based on the Polish history and literature.@
COURSE INSTRUCTOR: Murawska-Klamut, E.
FLST 382 Modern Polish
COURSE DESCRIPTION: This course is designed to reinforce skills in the modern Polish language through the studies of film, nonfiction and selected readings from modern periodicals. It includes discussion of selected topics in the area of the latest literature, politics, economy, and current events. Emphasis is put on advancing grammar and improvement of oral and writing skills.@
COURSE INSTRUCTOR: Murawska-Klamut, E.

Language Instruction

FLPL 101, 102 Elementary Polish
COURSE DESCRIPTION: This course introduces students to the fundamentals of the Polish language. No prior knowledge of Polish is required. We start with an introduction to pronunciation, then we introduce a foundation of grammar, and practice it with vocabulary expressions commonly used for communication purposes.@
COURSE INSTRUCTOR: Murawska-Klamut, E.
FLPL 201, 202 Intermediate Polish
COURSE DESCRIPTION: The main focus of the course is to broaden pre-existing language skills by practicing more advanced grammar structures and communication. Emphasis is placed on enhancing competence in translation, conversation and writing. Reading is based on interesting facts from the Polish culture, and popular customs.@
COURSE INSTRUCTOR: Murawska-Klamut, E.


Gunkel, David, Associate Professor, Department of Communication, Northern Illinois University @
Ph.D., DePaul University, 1996
Phone: 815-753-7203 / Fax: . . . / E-Mail:
MAJOR INTERESTS: Computer-mediated communication and information technology.
  • Wirtualna Polska: Ethnic Diaspora, Telecommunications, and Virtual Community PIASA meeting, June 14, 2000
Murawska-Klamut, Edyta Polish Language Instructor, Department of Foreign Languages and Literatures, Northern Illinois University @
M.A., Wroclaw University, Poland, 1992
Phone: (815) 753-6457 / Fax: (815) 753-5989 / e-mail:
MAJOR INTERESTS: Polish language, hsitory and culture
  • Introduction to Polish Culture
  • Modern Polish

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

Bujarski, Jozef , Presidential Research Professor, Department of Biological Sciences, Northern Illinois University @
Ph.D., Adam Mickiewicz University, Poznan, 1987
Phone: (815) 753-0601 / Fax: . . . / E-Mail:
MAJOR INTERESTS: Plant Molecular Biology; Molecular Virology
Klamut, Piotr W. Visiting Associate Professor, Department of Physics, Northern Illinois University @
Ph.D., Polish Academy of Sciences, 1996
Phone: 815.753.6481 / Fax: 815.753.8565 / E-Mail:
MAJOR INTERESTS: Superconductivity and Magnetism of Advanced Materials
Nowacki, Roman, Instructor, Department of Management, Northern Illinois University @
M.S., Warsaw Technical University, 1974
M.B.A., Northwestern University, 1998
Phone: (815) 753-6214 / Fax: (815) 753-6198 / E-Mail:
MAJOR INTERESTS: Strategic Scenario Planning and Entrepreneurship Management.

Last updated 09/29/05


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