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American Studies 2nd Degree

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What is the admission process?

The admission process for the American Studies 2nd degree (studies in Polish) at the Institute of American Studies and Polish Diaspora takes place through our Online Application System (IRK). More information on registration dates, rules and limits of admissions, and required documents can be found here.
 

Who are the studies for?

Are you studying journalism, international relations, sociology, geography, or philology? Or maybe cultural studies, political science, or history? Do you want to become a specialist in a field that will allow you to understand the contemporary world and explain it to others? Do you want to become an expert on a region that is so exotic and culturally diverse that it falls outside any definition? Are you fascinated by the cultures and history of the New World?
 

Content of the program.

During two years of study you will acquire in-depth knowledge of the American countries and societies. Among other things, you will gain knowledge about:
  • the ethnic, racial, linguistic, and religious structure of America,
  • the political and social transformations of North and Latin American countries,
  • the history of the United States and Canada,
  • the foreign policy of the United States,
  • American legal and political systems
  • contemporary American literature.
You will gain almost 45% of ECTS credits for elective courses!
 

After your studies?

These studies enable you to:
  • gain comprehensive knowledge of American issues and the ability to use it in an applied manner,
  • develop interpersonal skills and sensitivity to cultural and ethnic differences.
Our graduates possess broad knowledge of the functioning of American societies, political systems, international relations in the region, and the richness of cultures. They are able to study, explain, and predict the role of social, political, and economic structures in contemporary American societies, especially from a comparative perspective. They have the ability to gather and present orally and in writing various issues of dynamic, mainly social and political, phenomena.
These studies will prepare you to work in media as well as in social, cultural, political, and diplomatic institutions, and in the private sector (e.g. in companies doing business in North and South American countries, transnational corporations).