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Geography, First Cycle of Courses (WGG-n030-0-ZD-6)

(in Polish: Geografia, stacjonarne I stopnia)
full-time, 3 years (6 semesters)
Language: Polish

Qualification awarded:

(in Polish) Licencjat na geografii

Access to further studies:

second-cycle programmes, postgraduate programmes

Professional status:

Professional qualifications: Graduates are qualified for employment in institutions for the protection and development of the environment, institutions engaged in planning, business and commercial institutions, public administration, and educational and scientific institutions.

Access requirements

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For candidates with old maturity exam diploma - test entrance exam, for these with the new one - competition of secondary school diplomas (in geography the widened level of the maturity exam is required, in mathematic/history - the basic one is sufficient)

Teaching standards

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Graduates who complete the programme of study have acquired the learning outcomes specified in Resolution No. 34/III/2012 adopted by the Senate of the Jagiellonian University on 28th March 2012 on the introduction of learning outcomes for particular fields of study conducted at the Jagiellonian University as of the 2012/2013 academic year, with later amendments. Graduates hold the following qualifications as regards knowledge, skills, and social competences: KNOWLEDGE - Knowledge of the structure and status of geography within the family of sciences, the subject area of geographical research, and the basic facts on the history of geography; a knowledge and appreciation of the key concepts in geography. - A knowledge of the foundations of geology, astronomy, economics, and sociology within the scope needed to explain the geodiversity of the natural and socio-economic phenomena occurring on Earth. - Knowledge of the theoretical principles and methods for the collection of geographical (spatial) data. - A basic knowledge of the analysis and visualisation of geographical data; a knowledge of the basic technologies for accessing geographical data. - A knowledge and appreciation of the geodiversity and dynamics of the natural (biotic and abiotic) environment, their causes and factors conditioning them, on the local, regional, and global scale. - A knowledge and appreciation of the geodiversity and dynamics of socio-economic phenomena on the local, regional, and global scale, and of the natural, historical, political, social, and technological conditions determining them. - Knowledge of the relations between the natural environment and human life and activity; an understanding of the manner in which these relations come about and develop on the different scales of time and space. - Knowledge of the natural, social, economic, legal, and technological principles governing spatial management and protection of the environment. - A knowledge and appreciation of the fundamental concepts of local and regional development within the context of globalisation, and economic and political integration. - An advanced knowledge of the geodiversity of the natural environment of Poland and human activity within its territory, with consideration of the history of Poland’s development and its current status in Europe and the world. - An advanced knowledge of their specialisation. SKILLS - Ability to use the basic professional terminology for their specialisation in Polish and English. - Ability to find and select information from the Polish and English scientific literature. - Ability to select and apply the right methods to resolve scientific and social problems; ability to apply the available resources of data, including maps. - Ability to carry out basic scientific and social observations and measurements in the field. - Ability to apply appropriate methods for cartographic presentation using data from measurements and observations in the field they have conducted themselves as well as geographical data from a variety of sources. - Ability to apply the basic statistical tools and spatial analysis methods to determine the relations between natural and socio-economic variables, and to examine their dynamics. - Ability to compile a logically composed written and oral report on a scientific issue in compliance with the appropriate methods of graphical representation (e.g. tables, graphs, maps etc.) for results obtained. - Ability to compile a written monographic study of a place, region, or country, relating to its natural and socio-economic features. - Ability to plan and conduct an excursion using their knowledge of geography; ability to move about in the field using a map or satellite navigation. - Ability to apply their knowledge of geography to analyse and interpret natural and socio-economic phenomena and processes; ability to identify the factors influencing such processes and to predict their impact and consequences on various spatial scales. - Active contribution to discussion on a specific geographical issue. - Foreign language proficiency within the scope of the geographical sciences at the B2 proficiency level on the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages. - Advanced skills of conducting measurements and analyses within the scope of their specialisation. SOCIAL COMPETENCES - Awareness of the need for the enhancement of their professional qualifications and personal qualities, and for the continuous updating and development of their knowledge; capacity for independent, goal-oriented study; entrepreneurship . - An appreciation of the value of scientific research in the contemporary world, and a critical approach to information deriving from diverse sources. - A sense of responsibility for equipment and their own and other people’s safety in the workplace (especially in fieldwork and laboratory conditions). - A capacity for team-work and self-criticism within the team; ability to define the priorities for the achievement of specific objectives. - Awareness of the need to observe the principles of ethics and to respect copyright. - Appreciation of the value of the natural environment and cultural heritage; a sense of responsibility for their protection. - An open attitude to and tolerance for other nations, races, cultures, and religions. - A sense of curiosity of the world around them; ability to notice the diversity in natural phenomena and their impact on human life and activity; readiness to undertake and accomplish tasks involving learning about new places, regions, and countries.