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American Studies, U.S. Society and Culture, full-time, second cycle programme (S2-AM-SK)

(in Polish: Studia amerykanistyczne, społeczeństwo i kultura Stanów Zjednoczonych, stacjonarne, drugiego stopnia)
second cycle programme
full-time, 2-year studies
Language: English
No description for the programme.

ECTS Coordinators:

Qualification awarded:

MA in a field of American Studies, specialty: U.S. Society and Culture

Access to further studies:

doctoral school, non-degree postgraduate education

Learning outcomes

Legal basis: SENATE OF THE UNIVERSITY OF WARSAW RESOLUTION NO 556 from April 20th, 2016 on approving educational outcomes for the studies program offered by the Institute of Americas and Europe

2nd cycle program
Knowledge: an alumnus
- has extensive knowledge about the position and significance of humanities and social sciences in scholarship as well as about the specificities of the fields and their methodologies
- knows theories and terminology used to analyze cultural and social phenomena in the field of American Studies
- has organized and detailed knowledge of terminology and research methodology for studying the Americas
- has detailed knowledge which allows them to integrate perspectives from a few fields of study (cultural studies, philosophy, history, literary studies, anthropology, sociology, political science, economics, media studies, geography) related to the Americas and international relations
- has extensive knowledge of the main directions of development and most important recent achievements in the field of American Studies
- knows and understands advanced methods of analysis and interpretation of various phenomena relevant to select research traditions and theories relevant to studying the Americas
- has detailed knowledge about various types of social, cultural, political, legal, economic structures and institutions in the Americas, as well as their governing norms and regulations
- has detailed knowledge about the position of an individual and knows the types of social bonds in the Americas and their governing rules
- knows research methods and tools including data gathering techniques specific to social sciences and cultural studies relevant to studying the Americas, which enables them to describe social structures and institutions and the ongoing processes between them
- knows and understands advanced methods of analysis and interpretation of literary and audiovisual works in American culture as well as American intellectual tradition specific to historical, political, and social contexts of the Americas
- has in-depth knowledge about the processes of changing social and cultural structures and institutions in the Americas, the elements, causes, course, scale and consequences of these changes
- has detailed knowledge about views on social structures and institutions and their historical evolution
- differentiates between basic concepts and rules of Intellectual Property Protection and Copyright Law, as well as understands the necessity of Intellectual Property Management
- is aware of the complex nature of language as a tool for communication, its complexity and historical changes in meaning
- has in-depth knowledge about cultural institutions and is aware of contemporary social and cultural life in relation to American culture
- knows general rules of creating and developing forms of individual entrepreneurship, using knowledge from the field of American Studies

Skills: an alumnus
- is able to independently compare and critically interpret causes and effects of social and cultural phenomena in the Americas using specialist sources
- is able to independently formulate conclusions about the dynamics of complex social and cultural phenomena in the Americas using advanced theories from the fields of social sciences and the humanities, based on critical analysis of literature and applying appropriate methodology
- is able to independently build hypotheses, create original research tools and apply advanced methods of synthesis to diverse views on the social and cultural processes in the Americas
- is able to combine knowledge from various fields to model and forecast the development of various aspects of social life and culture
- has the ability to relate differing views using consistent ethical norms and can apply them in accordance with the latest achievements in the field of humanities and social sciences to create an independent approach to solving specific problems related to cultural phenomena and social relations
- uses previously gained knowledge and critically assesses its effectiveness in order to formulate arguments and syntheses in accordance with their own views, using multiple mediums
- effectively communicates with specialists from the fields of social sciences, cultural studies and related fields in regards do their own in-depth knowledge of American Studies and is able to popularize this knowledge to lay people in Polish and a foreign language
- is able to expertly describe their own achievements in advanced written formats, in Polish and a foreign language, in a manner appropriate for a specialist in the fields of social sciences and cultural studies
- can ably orally present complex arguments and conclusions about social and cultural phenomena in the Americas in Polish and a foreign language in accordance with social sciences’ and cultural studies’ canons
- has language skills in the field of American Studies on at least a B1 level in accordance with the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages
- ATTENTION: learning outcome S2A_U04 is only partially realized because we do not teach advanced quantitative methods appropriate for social sciences

Social competences: an alumnus:
- understands the need for constant learning, including learning independently and is aware of the obligations of an educated person to stimulate intellectual and professional development in other people
- is able to cooperate and work in a group, taking on different roles
- is able to appropriately plan and undertake consecutive steps relevant to the task, formulated independently or by others
- understands the role of and can take a position in ideological disputes in the context of social and cultural phenomena occurring in modern society
- acts on behalf of supporting their own cultural heritage on the basis of reflections about the diversity of cultures
- cooperates in preparing and completing social projects aware of their multifaceted social consequences
- regularly participates in various cultural events, both traditional and innovative in form and content
- is ready to undertake professional challenges, is able to think in an entrepreneurial way

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Admission procedures:

Visit the following page for details on admission procedures: https://irk.oferta.uw.edu.pl/