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(in Polish) Undergraduate Programme in International Relations (S1-SM-ANG)

(in Polish: Undergraduate Programme in International Relations)
first cycle programme
full-time, 3-year studies
Language: English

Description

The 3-year first-cycle degree full-time programme consists of six semesters (terms) and over 20 courses, together with a diploma seminar aimed at thesis preparation and individual focus. All courses are taught in English by experienced academic teachers. The unique format of the Undergraduate Programme in International Relations not only introduces students to the details of International Relations, but also renders them responsive to interdisciplinary concerns such as law, business, history and culture in their international dimensions.

The classes are run on weekdays from 8:00 till 20:00.

The graduates of the Undergraduate Programme in International Relations should have acquired knowledge and understanding of how international relations and the world economy function. The Programme graduate will possess analytical skills, necessary to understand local problems in a global perspective, as well as skills in communication, negotiation and persuasion. The graduate should be fluent in foreign language other than English and their mother tongue (B1 level according to the Common European Framework of Reference) and be able to apply the advanced vocabulary of international relations in that language. He/she should be qualified to work in:

  • central and local administration as mid-level policy officer or junior expert
  • international governmental and non-governmental organizations;
  • local institutions (both governmental and nongovernmental) which collaborate internationally;
  • multinational corporations;
  • national and local business companies active in international markets.

Interdisciplinary character of the study programme would also enable the graduate to work in institutions that are not related to international relations.

More information: https://wnpism.uw.edu.pl/

ECTS Coordinators:

Qualification awarded:

First cycle degree - licencjat - in international relations

Access to further studies:

second cycle programme

Learning outcomes

Knowledge:

-Has elementary knowledge of the place of international relations science in the system of social sciences and humanities and its subject and methodological links with other scientific disciplines.
-Knows the basic terminology as well as the methods of studying international relations and the related disciplines included in the range of social sciences and humanities.
-Has a systematic knowledge of the subjects of international relations and various levels and forms of their mutual relations (political, economic, financial, military, social and cultural), their history and the rules that govern them, especially from a European point of view.
-Has a basic knowledge of the global economic system and international economic relations, with particular emphasis on economic relations in Europe.
-Has basic knowledge of man as an entity constituting social, political, legal and economic structures and institutions, and about the mechanisms of his operation in those structures at the level of the nation state and on an international scale; in a global and European perspective.
-Has an elementary knowledge of the processes of operation and changes of structures and institutions of a social, political, legal and economic nature, their causes, course, scale and consequences, especially in the international dimension.
-Has knowledge of legal and organizational norms and rules regulating the functioning of social, political and economic structures and institutions, in a global and European perspective.
-Knows the basic theories and views on the nature, rules and regulations governing international relations in their various dimensions and has knowledge of their historical evolution (with particular emphasis on Europe).
-Has structured knowledge of various sub-disciplines of international relations science, including basic paradigms, terminology and methodology as well as the latest achievements and development directions.
-Has detailed knowledge of the history and contemporary situation in selected regions and subregions of the world, with particular emphasis on the role of those regions countries in the international system of economic cooperation and their cultural specificity.
-Has detailed, systematic knowledge of the origins, evolution and effects of European integration; knows the basics of the legal system of the European Union.
-Has an organized knowledge of the structure and practical functioning of the political systems of selected countries.
-Knows the tools and techniques for obtaining data necessary for a methodologically correct analysis and description of structures and institutions of a social, political, legal and economic nature and their mutual relations, especially in the international dimension.
-Knows and understands the basic concepts, principles and legal regulations in the field of intellectual property protection; has knowledge of the intellectual property protection system in Poland, of the European and international system of intellectual property protection.
-Knows and understands the basic methods of analysis and interpretation of legal and historical sources, as well as other types of documents published by enterprises, states and international organizations.
-Is able to correctly interpret political, economic, cultural, military and legal phenomena on a global scale, at the selected regions and subregions of the world, as well as at the national levels.
-Is able to use basic theoretical knowledge in the field of international relations science and related disciplines to analyze the origins, course and consequences of specific political, economic, cultural, military and legal processes and phenomena in the international and national dimension.
-Is able to use the basic research paradigms and systematized detailed knowledge in the field of international relations science and related disciplines to solve specific problems emerging in professional work.
-Has the ability to analyze, interpret and use the legal system and specific legal norms in professional situations, especially in the field of international economic transactions, intellectual property protection and public international law.
-Is able to forecast and simulate the course of social processes and phenomena in the international dimension, using a wide range of tools and methods of the social sciences range.
-Has the ability to understand, analyze and describe social phenomena in the international and national dimension as well as problems arising from them, and propose specific solutions for them.
-Can, with the use of various sources and techniques, acquire, select and analyze the information needed to solve research problems, as well as specific tasks awaiting them in their professional life.
-Has the ability to substantively argue, formulate coherent conclusions, negotiate and persuade, using the specialized language of the international relations science and related disciplines, for the purpose of communication with specialists in the field of discipline, as well as a wider audience.
-Has basic skills in formulating and solving research problems in the field of international relations science, including the selection of methods and tools for their analysis as well as the development and presentation of results.
-Is able to accurately and coherently express themselves orally and in writing; has the ability to prepare a paper that meets the basic criteria of a scientific study in the field of specific issues in the field of international relations science and related disciplines.
-Knows a foreign language at the B2 level of proficiency in the European System for the Description of Language Education of the Council of Europe, with particular emphasis on terminology in the field of international relations studies.

Social competence:

-Is prepared to work as an analyst and mid-level specialist in state and local government administration, in international or national organizations and institutions cooperating with foreign countries, and in enterprises operating on international markets, as well as to work in specialties not directly related to the theory and practice of international relations, is prepared to undertake second-cycle studies.
-Is prepared to assume various roles within groups, organizations or institutions and to actively cooperate with others to achieve a jointly defined objective; understands the dynamics and basic mechanisms of group work process management.
-Understands the need for continuous professional training, personal development and broadening of own intellectual horizons; determines the directions of their own development and education, in accordance with the planned professional objectives.
-Is able to prepare, develop and conduct various types of social projects, with particular emphasis on the political, economic and legal conditions of such activities.
-Is aware of the ethical dimension of research.
-Has an awareness of cultural diversity and pluralism of views on the basic aspects of human life in the world, is able to appreciate their value and respect them; has the basic ability to conduct a dialogue with representatives of other cultures and civilizations.
-is a competent participant in global culture; benefits from various forms and media of cultural life widespread in Europe and beyond.

Admission procedures:

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