Five College Consortium

Five College Center for the Study of World Languages

Bosnian-Croatian-Serbian Courses for Fall 2017 - limited availability*

Bosnian-Croatian-Serbian courses will be offered in the Independent Plus format in Fall 2017.  Availabiltiy is limited and the courses may only be available to continuing students.  Interested students may apply and be put on a waiting list. Click here for more information and application information.


Study of Bosnian-Croatian-Serbian (BCS) language is available to all Five College students at the beginning and intermediate levels. The courses are now offered in the "Independent Plus" format.  To see recent course syllabi and study guides, visit the BCS course page on the Center's LangMedia website. 

The textbook used for elementary and lower-intermediate courses is Bosnian, Croatian, Serbian: A Textbook with Exercises and Basic Grammar (The University of Wisconsin Press, 2010) by Ronelle Alexander. The textbook provides vocabulary and grammar for all three dialects of the language. Each student may choose which dialect s/he will learn to speak and write. Students will be expected to comprehend the other dialects and to converse with the language tutor and conversation partners who may use different dialects. Courses currently appear on transcripts under the older language name "Serbo-Croatian."