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Polish Studies 5 (6 points)


Leader: L Zarnowski

Clayton First semester 2004 (Day)

Synopsis: (1) Language and business studies: A review of various aspects of contemporary Polish, including the language of business. (2) Literature and society: An introduction to major literary, social and political developments in Poland between 1947 and the post-communist years. (3) Comparative cultural studies of East European countries: A selection of texts will be studied to disclose the special social, political and cultural role of literature in central and eastern Europe. (4) Study and practice of translation.

Assessment: Language test (1.5 hours): 20% + Oral test (.5 hour): 20% + Written (1000 words): 20% + Literature and society essay (1500 words): 40%

Contact Hours: 4 hours (2 x lectures and 2 x tutorials) per week

Prerequisites: VCE/HSC Polish or equivalent

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