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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? If so, then the program of American Studies 2nd degree was created especially for you. After the first semester you will decide which of the specialization tracks is closer to your passions: will it be North America or Latin America?

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 both Americas,
  • the political and social transformations of North and Latin American countries,
  • the history of the United States and Canada,
  • the history of Latin America from the colonial era to present day,
  • the foreign policy of the United States, Canada, and Brazil,
  • American legal and political systems.
You will gain almost 40% of ECTS credits for elective courses!

After your studies?

These studies enable you to:
  • gain comprehensive knowledge of American and Latin 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 North and Latin 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 Latin American countries, transnational corporations).