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(in Polish) Kognitywistyka, stacjonarne pierwszego stopnia (WFZ-0310-1SO)

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

Qualification awarded:

(in Polish) Licencjat na kognitywistyce

Access to further studies:

second-cycle programmes, postgraduate programmes

Professional status:

A graduate of first cycle of cognitive science is prepared to be employed: a) in scientific and research units, b) in IT sector (as an analyst, user’s interface designer, webmaster, etc.), c) as PR specialist (knowledge of philosophy, psychology and computer science can be applied in marketing activities).

Access requirements

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Selection on the basis of matura school-leaving examination results.

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 - A foundation knowledge of the status and significance of the cognitive sciences among the other areas of scholarship (the humanities, the social sciences, the natural sciences), and of the specific nature of their subject and methodology; - A foundation knowledge of the terminology of the cognitive sciences in the perspective of the complexity and variability of the language of science and colloquial language; - A foundation knowledge of the basic English terminology of the cognitive sciences; - A well-ordered knowledge of the historical origins of the cognitive sciences and the paradigmatic changes which have occurred in the approach to issues concerning human cognition; - A well-ordered, general knowledge of the terminology, theory, and methodology of the cognitive sciences within the scope of philosophy, logic, psychology, neurophysiology, linguistics, and the science of artificial intelligence systems; - A well-ordered, thorough, and detailed knowledge of a selected subject area (philosophy and psychology, psychology and computer science, or philosophy and computer science); - Appreciation of the differences between the various schools and traditions of cognitive science and ability to describe them in the context of developments in the formal and empirical sciences; - A foundation knowledge of the interdisciplinary cognitivist ideas in scholarship, culture, and the economy; appreciation of the mutual relations between these areas and cognitive science; - A knowledge and appreciation of the ideas important in, but at the same time transcending the humanities and social sciences, - Knowledge of the basic ideas and principles of the protection of intellectual property and copyright; - A foundation knowledge of the way contemporary academic, social, cultural, and political institutions work in Poland and abroad, and of the ethical contexts and consequences of such operations - Knowledge of the latest means and technologies in the communication media; knowledge and appreciation of the mechanisms governing the collection, storage, and dissemination of information using a variety of methods and means, in particular the internet. SKILLS - A capacity for independent enhancement and development of his/her knowledge and skills in the cognitive sciences, following the guidelines given by his/her academic tutor; - Ability to effectively apply the appropriate tools to collect information and further his/her knowledge of the cognitive sciences; - Ability to identify and describe contemporary problems in the cognitive sciences, apply the appropriate cognitivist methods, and finally present a research report consisting of a short text and multimedia presentation; - Ability to make a selection of the professional literature and apply it to resolve a research problem; - Ability to apply statistical methods at a basic level to process empirical research results; - Ability to apply appropriate IT methods for the resolution of problems in the cognitive sciences; - Ability to identify the philosophical aspects in a problem in the cognitive sciences, interpret the problem in the context of interdisciplinary discussion, and determine potential alternative ways to analyse and resolve it using experimental and artificial intelligence methods; - Ability to identify and describe the fundamental problems in the cognitive sciences; ability to determine and compare the typical solutions to them on the basis of contemporary concepts and points of view; - Ability to conduct elementary research under the supervision of his/her academic tutor, and to present the results obtained in the form of a short research report, and in an oral presentation using multimedia resources; - Ability to write short texts on subjects in the cognitive sciences, in compliance with the conventional editorial standards for scientific texts; - A capacity for logical thinking; ability to present his/her opinions and ideas clearly and precisely; ability to formulate an opinion, and contribute to a debate or discussion using the knowledge he/she has learned; - Appreciation, ability to compare, and acceptance of the diversity of scientific methods, opinions, and moral standards represented by individuals from different communities, cultures, and periods; - Ability to communicate with specialists in Polish and a foreign language on selected areas of the cognitive sciences, using a variety of communication techniques; - Ability to compile short written papers on selected research issues in the cognitive sciences, under the guidance of his/her academic tutor, using the basic theoretical formulations, arguments and counterarguments, as well as the appropriate methodology and available source materials; - Proficiency in English to the B2 level, including the ability to translate simple texts on the cognitive sciences from Polish into English, and to produce a Polish translation on his/her own of a moderately difficult English text on the cognitive sciences; to deliver a short paper, and to take part in a discussion on cognitive science conducted in English; - Ability to apply the knowledge he/she has learned to resolve dilemmas in his/her professional work; ability to integrate his/her knowledge in various fields of the cognitive sciences for the analysis of basic research problems. SOCIAL COMPETENCES - An appreciation of the need for lifelong continuing education to enhance his/her knowledge; - Awareness of his/her own autonomy, developing and protecting it without encroaching on the autonomy of other persons; - A capacity for independent, critical thinking; the habit of reacting to demagoguery, deceitful argument, and bureaucratic claims threatening individual freedom and autonomy; - A sense of responsibility in his/her work and behaviour, taking the potential outcomes of his/her actions into consideration; - An open approach to new theories, ideas, attitudes, arguments and counterarguments, which he/she endeavours to learn about and understand; readiness to change his/her view on encountering new ideas; - Ability to organise his/her time efficiently; ability to organise his/her own work to meet the targets he/she has set him/herself and assess his/her progress in their achievement; - A capacity for team-work, performing various tasks within the group; ability to apply the principles of efficient interpersonal communication; - Ability to carry out his/her duties efficiently, planning and designating the priorities in his/her own work; - Ability to identify and resolve dilemmas in his/her professional activities, anticipating potential situations of conflict and endeavouring to prevent them; - An attitude of tolerance for representatives of other cultures, religions, and worldviews, showing respect for difference, but able to stand up for his/her own values; - Contribution to cultural affairs; awareness of the value of the diverse forms of cultural heritage; personal commitment and contribution to the preservation of cultural heritage; - An attitude and application of his/her knowledge testifying to the rising importance of the cognitive sciences in European scholarship and cultural heritage; - A capacity for reflection on human cognition leading to the shaping of social bonds between scholars, and the development of individuals and social groups.