University of Warsaw / Institute of Americas and Europe / American Studies Centre

American studies, spec. U.S. Society and Culture, 2ND ROUND

Level of study: first-cycle Form of study: part-time (evening) Education profile: academic Duration: 3 years

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Fields of studies and specializations

Conducting units

Enrollment

from 2017-07-29 to 2017-09-07 23:59:59

Language

English

Description



The minimum number of persons admitted (within all paths of qualifications) to being the subject of study start:

The American Studies Center is a cross-disciplinary department of the University of Warsaw. Its faculty research and teach various aspects of the United States culture, society, literature, art, film, media, history, economy, politics, law, ideas, etc. The faculty are both Polish and international scholars; the permanent faculty includes three professors from the US. Classes are taught by resident and guest faculty.

Graduates of the American Studies Center have specialized knowledge about American society and culture, and the relations between the US and the world, including Europe.

The undergraduate program encompasses introductory lectures on various disciplines that make up the curriculum as well as a spectrum of elective courses. Each student is required to take nine elective classes, three in each general area (art and literature, history and society, politics). Students are encouraged to enroll in elective classes that would support their specific research projects. The program also includes an academic writing class (English composition). We also require students to participate in open academic sessions, i.e. to attend at least 60 hours of lectures, conferences or debates offered at the ASC and other University Departmens as well as institutions of learning and culture.

The program runs for three years (six semesters). All classes are offered in English.

ASC Graduates will have earned a “licencjat” degree, comparable to a Bachelor of Arts degree, in cultural studies with an emphasis in American Studies. They find employment in an array of professions, e.g. business, foreign trade, journalism, media, culture, education, administration, foreign service, international organization, and tourism.

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Admission procedure for candidates with polish new maturity exam (since 2005)

Obligatory subject

Polish language

basic level x 0,6
or
advanced level x 1

Non-obligatory subject

Mathematics

basic level x 0,6
or
advanced level x 1

Obligatory subject

English language

advanced level x 1

Non-obligatory subject

One subject chosen from the list:
Philosophy, History, Geography, Civics, History of Art

basic level x 0,6
or
advanced level x 1

waga = 10%

waga = 5%

waga = 80%

waga = 5%

Points are calculated as follows:

W = a * P + b * M + c * J + d * X

where:

W – the final result;
P – result from the Polish language exam on the basic or advanced level;
M – result from the Mathematics exam on the basic or advanced level;
J – result of the English language exam on the advanced level;
X – result of the additional exam on the basic or advanced level
a, b, c, d  – weights

Admission procedure for candidates with old maturity exam

Obligatory subject

Polish language

Non-obligatory subject

Mathematics


Obligatory subject

English language


Non-obligatory subject

One subject chosen from the list:
Philosophy, History, Geography, Civics, History of Art

 

waga = 10%

waga = 5%

waga = 80%

waga = 5%

Points are calculated as follows:

W = a * P + b * M + c * J + d * X

where:

W – the final result;
P – result from the Polish language exam;
M – result from the Mathematics;
J – result of the English language exam;
X – result of the additional exam
a, b, c, d  – weights.

Grade will be converted to percentages in the following way:

Old Matura, after 1991

grade 6 = 100 %
grade 5 = 90 %
grade 4 = 75 %
grade 3 = 50 %
grade 2 = 30 %

Old Matura, before 1991

grade 5 = 100 %
grade 4 = 85 %
grade 3 = 40 %

Admission procedure for candidates with European Baccalaureate

Obligatory subject

Polish language
or
L1 language*

basic level x 0,6
or
advanced level x 1

Non-obligatory subject

Mathematics

basic level x 0,6
or
advanced level x 1

Obligatory subject

English language

advanced level x 1

Non-obligatory subject

One subject chosen from the list:
Philosophy, History, Geography,  Economics, Art

basic level x 0,6
or
advanced level x 1

waga = 10%

waga = 5%

waga = 80%

waga = 5%

*If the candidate has not passed Polish language.
Candidates with English language as the language L1 with the result of English will count twice, that is, with a total weight of 90%.

Important information on equivalent levels of IB and EB maturity results  and how their are counted in the qualification process >>Check!<<

Points are calculated as follows:

W = a * P + b * M + c * J + d * X

where:

W – the final result;
P – result from the Polish language exam at the basic or advanced level
M – result from the Mathematics exam at the basic or advanced level;
J – result of the English language exam at the advanced level;
X – result of the additional exam on the basic or advanced level
a, b, c, d  – weights

The EB results will be converted to Polish Matura  results according to the table below:

9.00 – 10.00 = 100%
8.00 - 8.95 = 90%
7.00 - 7.95 = 755
6.00 - 6.95 = 60%
5.00 - 5.95 = 45%
4.00 - 4.95 = 30%

Admission procedure for candidates with International Baccalaureate

Obligatory subject

Polish language
or
A1 language from group 1*

standard level (SL) x 0,6
or
higher level (HL) x 1

Non-obligatory subject

Mathematics

standard level (SL) x 0,6
or
higher level (HL) x 1

Obligatory subject

English language

advanced level x 1

Non-obligatory subject

One subject chosen from the list:
Philosophy, History, Geography, Psychology, Anthropology, Business and Management, Economics, Politics, Subject from group 6 "The Arts"

standard level (SL) x 0,6
or
higher level (HL) x 1

waga = 10%

waga = 5%

waga = 80%

waga = 5%

*If the candidate has not passed Polish language.
Candidates with English language as the language A1 with the result of English will count twice, that is, with a total weight of 90%.

Important information on equivalent levels of IB and EB maturity results  and how their are counted in the qualification process >>Check!<<

Points are calculated as follows:

W = a * P + b * M + c * J + d * X

where:

W – the final result;
P – result from the Polish language exam at the SL or HL
M – result from the Mathematics exam at the SL or HL
J – result of the English language exam at the HL
X – result of the additional exam at the SL or HL
a, b, c, d  – weights

The IB results will be converted to Polish Matura results according to the table below:

7 = 100%
6 = 90%
5 = 75%
4 = 60%
3 = 45%
2 = 30%

Admission procedure for candidates with foreign diplomas

Obligatory subject

Original language of the maturity (high school) exam

Non-obligatory subject

Mathematics

Obligatory subject

English language

Non-obligatory subject

Jeden przedmiot do wyboru z:
Philosophy, History, Geography, Art, Economics, Politics

waga = 10%

waga = 5%

waga = 80%

waga = 5%

Candidates who passed English language as original language of the maturity exam will have their result counted twice, with a total weight of 90%.

Points are calculated as follows:

W = a * P + b * M + c * J + d * X

where:

W – the final result;
P – result from the Polish language exam;
M – result from the Mathematics exam;
J – result of the English language exam;
X – result of the additional exam

a, b, c, d  – weights  

Exceptions from admission procedure

Place of results' announcement

Announcement of results: 12th September 2017

Tuition fee

The studies are payable - tuition fees

Additional information

Reception of documents: 13-15 September 2017

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