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University of South Florida
Tampa, FL 33620
tel. (813) 974-2011

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Polish Studies at University of South Florida

The Institution

Established in 1960, the University of South Florida has grown rapidly and is to-day the second largest university in the southeast and among the top 20 in the nation. Students can choose from more than 200 undergraduate, masters, specialist and doctoral programs, including the doctor of medicine. Located in the thriving Tampa Bay area, USF serves approximately 37,000 students on campuses in Tampa, St. Petersburg, Sarasota-Manatee and Lakeland, as well as its centers in downtown Tampa, New Port Richey and northern Pinellas County.

Polish Studies and Language Instruction

Polish Studies offerings are limited to Polish language courses

POL 1120 Beginning Polish I @
4 cr.
COURSE DESCRIPTION: This course features all four major skills: listening, reading, speaking, and writing. Grammar exercises, dictation, readings and vocabulary-building are central in this first course. Knowledge of Russian can help
POL 1120L Beginning Polish I Laboratory @
1 cr.
COURSE DESCRIPTION: Concurrent enrollment with a lecture session is required, and, if dropped, then dropped simultaneously. S/U only. A laboratory designed to offer additional practice using various instructional technologies and media.
POL 1121 Beginning Polish II @
4 cr.
COURSE DESCRIPTION: This course continues the four basic skills of POL 1120, with continued emphasis on structures, dialogues, readings, dictation, and vocabulary-building. Knowledge of Russian can help.
POL 1121L Beginning Polish II Laboratory @
1 cr.
COURSE DESCRIPTION: A laboratory designed to offer additional practice using various instructional technologies and media. Concurrent enrollment with a lecture session is required, and, if dropped, then dropped simultaneously .
POL 2200 Polish III @
4 cr.
COURSE DESCRIPTION: For language students who intend to attain basic proficiency
POL 2201 Polish IV @
4 cr.
COURSE DESCRIPTION: Practice of wrting, speaking and listening skills for language students who intend to attain basic proficiency.


Caflisch, Jacob , Professor, Theoretical Linguistics, University of South Florida @
Ph.D. Indiana University, 1974
Phone: 813. 974.3658 / Fax: 813. 974.1718 / E-Mail:
MAJOR INTERESTS: Linguistic theory; Slavic & Altaic linguistics; Cognitive Domain-theory
  • The pro-drop continuum in Czech, Polish, Russian, and Serbian-Croštian. Kentucky Foreign Language Conference, 19977
  • Pragmatosemantic filters in parameter theory for pro-drop in Czech, Polish, and Russian. Kentucky Foreign Language Conference, 1996
  • A pedagogical assessment of palatalized segments in Slavic systems: Polish & Russian, Florida Foreign Language Conference, 1982
  • Some Polish nominal and adjectival morphophonemic patterns, Regional AATSEEL Symposium, Miami, Florida, 1980
  • Paradigmatic/syntagmatic interference filters in English & Polish: TESL strategies, TESL Conference, Eckerd College, St. Petersburg, Florida, 1980
Gieron-Korthals, Maria , Professor of Pediatrics Department, University of South Florida @
M.D., Medical School, Warsaw, Poland, 1971
Phone: . . . / Fax: . . . / E-Mail:
MAJOR INTERESTS: Neurology and Developmental Disabilities; ADHD or like behaviors
Wiranowska, Marzenna , Associate Professor in the Department of Anatomy, University of South Florida @
Ph.D., Polish Academy of Sciences, 1980
Phone: (813) 974-3289 / Fax: (813) 974-2058 / E-Mail:
MAJOR INTERESTS: Neuroimmune relationships in health and disease. The specific area of research is biology of malignant glioma, their progression and various antiglioma immunotherapeutical approaches.

Poland-Related Resources

The Polish-American Students Association.
An association whose purpose is to (1) promote school spirit, and (2) its national heritage among the university students and the surrounding community. It holds monthly meetings.

Last updated 10/28/05


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