The Slavic Department at UW-Madison offers first and second year courses in Serbo-Croatian language. Our program is designed with instruction for everyone from beginners with no experience to graduate students looking to gain knowledge of another Slavic language, literature and culture.
Serbo-Croatian language is held in small, informal classes. Students receive a lot of individual attention. Class meets 3 days per week at a reasonable hour. The pace of each semester is tuned to the students' interests and needs. If you are a heritage learner, you'll finally be able to converse with your grandparents, and they'll love it!
Serbo-Croatian instruction is proficiency-based at UW: Students master speaking, reading, and writing, as well as the fundamentals of the grammar by the end of the first year. Second-year classes focus on speaking skills and reading contemporary, unabridged texts.
Undergraduates who wish to learn Serbo-Croatian can earn a Certificate in Russian, East European, and Central Asian Studies from the Center for Russia, East Europe, and Central Asia.
Graduate students can minor in Serbo-Croatian for their Ph.D. in Slavic Languages and Literature.
In addition, we offer courses in Serbo-Croatian literature taught both in translation and in the original:
History of Serbian and Croatian Literature in Translation (Littrans 454)
Istorija srpske i hrvatske literature (Slavic 449)
Modern Serbian and Croatian Literature in Translation (Littrans 455)
Moderna srpska i hrvatska literatura (Slavic 454)
Serbo-Croatian language and literature courses are taught by Professor Tomislav Longinovic and teaching assistants.