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Centre for Comparative Studies of Civilisations, B.A., full - time (WFZ-0181-1SO)

(in Polish: Porównawcze studia cywilizacji, stacjonarne pierwszego stopnia)
full-time, 3 years (6 semesters)
Language: Polish
No description for the programme.

Qualification awarded:

(in Polish) Licencjat na porównawczych studiach cywilizacji

Access to further studies:

second-cycle programmes, postgraduate programmes

Professional status:

The graduate with the bachelor's degree in the field of cultural studies specialising in comparative studies of civilisations is well educated in humanities in general, and has extensive knowledge of the social science literature. What is more, the graduate is competent in the theory and history of culture, and mainstream civilisations of the contemporary world, such as: Western, Islamic, Confucian and Indian civilisations. The elective courses expand the expertise in social and cultural issues prominent in other parts of the world and demonstrate the mechanisms of the ongoing changes. During the three-year studies the student has the opportunity to learn one of three oriental languages (Arabic, Japanese, Hindi). The graduate in cultural studies specialising in comparative studies of civilisations is entitled to seek employment at the institutions and organisations whose activities include international co-operation not only in the cultural, but also economic and political contexts. The studies give the opportunity to acquire knowledge and skills useful to work at cultural institutions or research and advisory institutes and in tourism.

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 - An organised general knowledge of the terminology and concepts of Cultural Studies; knowledge of the fundamental theories, their historical development, and the research methodology of Cultural Studies; - A foundation knowledge of the status and significance of Cultural Studies in scholarship; and of the specifics of their subject-matter and methodology; - Knowledge of the fundamental terminology used in Cultural Studies and its application in related fields of scholarship; - An organised detailed knowledge of the theory and methodology of Cultural Studies; - An organised knowledge and comprehension of the principles in the main trends and schools of thought in the history of Cultural Studies, together with their interdisciplinary applications and current research; - Knowledge and comprehension of the basic methods for the analysis and interpretation of various cultural products proper for a selected tradition; and the ways in which they may be applied; - An organised detailed knowledge of the culture of a selected language area, and in particular its literature, history, and its religious and philosophical systems; - Knowledge and appreciation of the phenomena and importance of cultural heritage and identity, and their transformations in the modern world; and ability to identify these features; - Appreciation of the complex nature of symbolic culture within its historical contexts; ability to identify the cultural products specific for a given region, and to interpret them from the perspective of his/her selected specialisation; - Appreciation of the complex nature of language and its historical variability; - A knowledge and appreciation of the basic concepts and principles of the protection of intellectual property; - A foundation knowledge of cultural institutions, and familiarity with contemporary cultural affairs. SKILLS - Basic skills of collecting information on cultural matters from various sources, analysing, critically evaluating, and applying it; - Basic research skills encompassing the formulation and analysis of research problems, the selection of research methods and tools, and the compilation and presentation of results for the resolution of problems in Cultural Studies; - Ability to understand, analyse, and interpret specific cultural phenomena; - Capacity for the independent acquisition of knowledge and analysis of scholarly texts on Cultural Studies and related fields; - Ability to apply the fundamental theoretical approaches, research paradigms, and concepts proper to Cultural Studies in the analysis of cultural phenomena; - Ability to identify the various types of cultural products and to carry out their critical analysis and interpretation in compliance with the theoretical and methodological guidelines proper for the research perspective of Cultural Studies; - Ability to communicate proficiently with specialists on Cultural Studies, in Polish and a foreign language, using a variety of communication channels and techniques; - Ability to compile written academic and interpretive projects, formulate research problems, select sources and methods for their analysis, and deliver an oral presentation of his/her research results; - Proficiency in a foreign language at the B2 level of the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages. SOCIAL COMPETENCES - Appreciation of the need for lifelong continuing education to develop his/her skills; - Capacity for independent work or work in a team to accomplish the tasks set him/her; - Capacity for the responsible identification, evaluation, and undertaking of social roles in various fields of personal and professional activity; - Appreciation of the role of his/her country’s cultural heritage, and of other cultural traditions; - Participation in cultural affairs, with the use of various media and forms of cultural activity; - Appreciation of the differences and variability in the cultural perspectives of other groups and communities, and ability to pursue activities in a multicultural environment.