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University of Oregon
Eugene OR 97403;
tel. (541) 346-3111)

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Polish Studies at University of Oregon

The Institution

The University of Oregon is a comprehensive public research university and a member of the prestigious Association of American Universities. The University's 280-acre main campus is located in the southern Willamette Valley city of Eugene, close to some of the world's most spectacular beaches, mountains, lakes and forests. The University has an annual enrollment of about 17,000, nearly 10 percent of whom are international students from more than 80 foreign countries.

Russian and East European Studies Center

The Russian and East European Studies Center (REESC) is devoted to the study of the peoples living in the eastern third of Europe, through the steppes of Central Asia, and across Siberia to the Pacific Ocean.

Russian and East European Studies Certificate @

The center offers undergraduate and graduate Russian and East European studies certificates, attached to the diploma of students who satisfy the requirements. Among the requirements is that of three years of college study (or equivalent) in languages of the region, two of those years being devoted to a single language. Two years of Russian are offered regularly, occasionally one year of Polish language study is also offered.

Language Instruction

The University of Oregon Department of Russian offers and Polish languages and Slavic cultures courses
483/583, 484/584, 485/585 First Year Polish @
Offered alternate years.
COURSE DESCRIPTION: Elementary Polish grammar, conversation, reading, and composition.
COURSE INSTRUCTOR: Mischa Buczkowski

REES 410/510 Second Year Polish @ @
Offered alternate years.
COURSE DESCRIPTION: The second year Polish course is intended for students who have already successfully completed the first year Polish course. This class is proficiency-oriented and combines further study of the Polish language with emphasis on maximum communicative ability by developing all basic skills: speaking, reading, writing and listening comprehension. At the end of the course students should be prepared to hold conversation on general topics, write simple letters, read general texts and newspapers. In addition to the textbook, tapes and visual material will be used.
COURSE INSTRUCTOR: Mischa Buczkowski

Poland-Related Courses

DANC 179 Balkans & East Europe @
COURSE DESCRIPTION: The Balkans and East Europe class is a folk dance class at a beginning level. We will learn dances from the Balkans (former rep. of Yugoslavia, Macedonia, Bulgaria, Greece & maybe Turkey) as well as dances from Romania, Hungary, Slovakia, the Czech Republic, and Poland.
COURSE INSTRUCTOR: Elizabeth Wartluft-Murphy

REES 420/520 Slavic Civilization @
COURSE DESCRIPTION: The course offers a comprehensive survey augmented by focused case studies--relating to the cultures, institutions, social structures, and economies of the Russian and East European world, past and present.
COURSE INSTRUCTOR: The course draws together fifteen REESC faculty and associates, representing six departments. It is coordinated by Prof. James Rice


Buczkowski, Mieczyslaw (Mischa) Slavic Librarian @
M.A. Theology, Lateran University, Rome
M.A. Sociology, Lateran University, Rome
M.A. International Affairs, California State University, Sacramento
M.L.S., Simmons College

Silverman, Carol Associate Professor of Anthropology @@
Ph.D., University of Pennsylvania, 1979
Phone: (541) 346-5114 / Fax: (541) 346-0668 / E-Mail: and
MAJOR INTERESTS: Roma (Gypsy), Moslem, Jewish and Slavic ethnic minority and immigrant culture, folklore, folk music and folk song; questions of ethnicity, adaptation, gender, and taboos.
  • Faculty Program Advisor for Study Abroad in Poland
Weinstein, Marc Assistant Professor of Management @
Ph.D., Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1996
Phone: (541) 346-3292 / E-Mail:
MAJOR INTERESTS: R ole of international and national institutions in the economic transition in Central Europe. Negotiations and Conflict Resolution; Reward Systems; Strategic Human Resource Management.
  • From Co-Governance to Ungovernability: The Reconfiguration of Polish Industrial Relations, 1980 - 1993, in K. Wever and L. Turner, eds., "The Comparative Political Economy of Industrial Relations." Madison: IRRA Press, 1995.
  • Unionists Against Unions: Towards Hierarchical Management in Post-Communist Poland, with D. Ost, in "Eastern European Politics and Society," forthcoming.
  • Competing Approaches to Compensation in Post-Socialist Poland: Understanding the Origins of Divergent Human Resource Strategies, in D. Denison, ed., "Organizational Change in Transition Economies," forthcoming.

Study Abroad

Last Revised 10/27/05



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