The Faculty of Humanities (formerly Faculty of Applied Social Sciences) was established in 2001 in response to new educational and research needs which had developed as a result of globalisation and rapid technological progress. The mission of the new faculty was defined as the education of modern specialists combining social knowledge with expertise in the application of new information and communication technologies to various areas of public life and business activity.
The Faculty of Humanities offers courses in the following fields of study: Sociology (with three specialisations in Polish: Multimedia and Social Communication, e-Economy, Social Innovations and Interventions, and one in English: Technology & Society), Cultural Studies (with four specialisations in Polish: New Media and Intercultural Communication, Culture of New Media, Visual Communication and Graphic Design, and Protection of Cultural and Natural Assets) and Social Informatics.
The education programmes for Sociology, Cultural Studies and Social Informatics have been specially designed to meet the requirements of the labour market. In the educational offer there are also courses dealing with the intensive changes taking place at the crossroads of modern technologies and society, e.g. virtual societies, cyber-culture, e-commerce, e-democracy, intermedia in culture, social innovations, digitalization of cultural and natural assets, as well as the human-computer interaction.
Students gain knowledge related to media, popular and audio-visual culture, advertising and promotion, as well as they attend workshops on interpersonal communication, intercultural mediation, planning and management of media projects, and obtaining grants in the field of culture. The interdisciplinary model of studies at the Faculty of Humanities ensures a wide range of employment possibilities for all faculty graduates.
Sociologists can be employed by public sector institutions, governmental and non-governmental organizations, PR and advertising agencies, as well as social research centres.
Cultural Studies graduates are well prepared to work for various cultural institutions: media, museums, cinemas, theatres, non-profit organizations, advertising agencies, and community centres.
Graduates from Social Informatics studies will find their job in the biggest and most developed corporations like IBM which is a partner of the faculty.
For several years the faculty has been rewarded for the courses it offers. In 2012, the faculty came second in the general classification of “One million zloty competition” for the curriculum at the postgraduate programme of Sociology (ranking published by the Ministry of Science and Higher Education).
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