College of Social and Media Culture, Toruń, Poland
WSKSiM
PL TORUN04
Study offer

Information Technology
Networks , servers, programming, databases , rendering, modeling and simulation (Bachelor of Science)
Journalism and Social Communication

Newspapers , radio, television, film editing , film workshops , the implementation of sound and light (Bachelor of Arts)

Political Science
Power, state and politics (Bachelor of Arts)
Journalism and Social Communication

Newspapers , radio, television, film editing , film workshops , the implementation of sound and light (Master of Arts)

Political Science
Power, state and politics (Master of Arts)

Information Technology
Unique internationally

COLLEGE OF SOCIAL AND MEDIA CULTURE

Faculty: Information Technology

Specialisation: Multimedia Techniques, Computer Graphics
Time of duration: 7 semesters

WHY IS IT WORTH IT?

Studying at the faculty of Information Technology allows obtaining the title of engineer computer scientist, that is an expert prepared to face challenges of contemporary IT-communication systems.

STAFF

We gain knowledge beside notable academic teachers, experts in mathematics, physics and technical sciences.
We educate future engineers, that is why most of our curricula are of practical character, in the form of classes in computer lab, group projects and individual programmer’s projects. A great advantage of CSMC is reference to the latest media techniques (professional radio and TV studio).

BENEFITS

We focus strongly on practical use of vide range of IT tools ment for effective managing and monitoring IT systems. We pay attention to application use of IT technologies in administration, industry and broadly understood business. Apart from good portion of theoretical knowledge, students get a unique opportunity to practice it – in a radio and TV studio, handling websites as well as creating concrete multimedia projects. We also offer intense equalizing classes of maths through one semester.

FUTURE FOR SCHOOL-LEAVERS

After graduation from IT studies, a school leaver may work as, among others, graphic designer in companies
and institutions preparing TV programs, advertising agencies, graphic studios preparing publications for
printing, publishing houses as well as in companies producing websites and media.

Subjects taught in English 2020/2021

Information Technology – Multimedia Techniques

Subject Semestr W/S Hours per week lecture/laboratory ECTS
Computer Architecture W 3/1 5
Computer Networks W 1/2 5
Electronics and Measurements Methods W 1/1 5
Human-Computer Interaction W 1/1 5
Operating Systems W 1/2 5
Introduction to Computer Science S 0/1 4
Introduction to software engineering S 1/2 6
Digital Signaling Processing S 1/1 5
Database S 2/0 5
Group Project S 0/3 6
Polish for foreginers W,S 0/1 6
Polish Culture W, S 1/0 5
Computer simulation and modeling S 1/1 5

1 W – the Winter Term, S – the Summer Term
2 lecture/laboratory

Subject description

Computer Architecture
Semester: Winter Hours per week lecture/laboratory: 3/1 ECTS: 5
1) Principle of  basic digital and logical elements.

2) Main board architecture (CPU, Memory etc)

3) Introduction of software diagnostics systems ( SISOFT, EVEREST, CPU-Z)

4) Single board computer – Intel Galileo and Raspberry Pi

 

Computer networks
Semester: Winter Hours per week lecture/laboratory: 3/1 ECTS: 5
During the computer networking course there is a holistic focus on practical challenges, which nowadays means that we’re working with a variety of cloud technologies, server solutions, workstation setups, and also with RPi-like boards. There’s  obviously no requirement to own a RPi or to use your private hardware, but if you do have your own
board please feel free to take it with you. Since a RPi is basically a generic computer you may find it interesting to explore how it performs in server- or workstation like task.
There’s no strict prerequisite to have Linux knowledge, but since a vast majority of Internet enabled devices runs some *nix, Linux is in fact the essential work environment for the computer networking course. if you’re familiar with Raspbian, that’s great – this will allow us to move faster and devote some more class time to real world use cases. (Some Python experience would also prove advantageous).

 

The Electronics and Measurements Methods
Semester: Winter Hours per week lecture/laboratory: 1/1 ECTS: 5
The  subject concerns the knowledge and skill from the field of electronics and performing the measurements of phisical parameters using electronic systems like e.g. photosensors. This course connects these two discipline to learn how to use the electronic systems to perform specialistic measurements.

Purposes:

– achieving the basic practical knowledge on the subject of the mesauring using the electronic systems connected to the PC,

– writing the reports from the performed experiments.

Course process:

– theoretical introduction to the task,

– assembly of the hardware module and system startup,

– task execution, mainly creating the project in specialistic software and save data.

 

Human-computer interactions
Semester: Winter Hours per week lecture/laboratory: 1/1 ECTS: 5
It’s hard to describe the whole HCI course content in just few sentences. Suffice to say, the ultimate goal is to gain insight software design process; It’s about finding and understating users needs, and designing efficient and elegant UI for software. If you’re interested in learning more please, take a look at some exceptional books like „About Face 3: The Essentials of Interaction Design” or „Don’t Make Me Think: A Common Sense Approach to Web Usability”. There’s also a quite comprehensive list of HCI topics on Wikipedia (with lots of links for further exploration)

 

Operating Systems
Semester: Winter Hours per week lecture/laboratory: 1/2 ECTS: 5
The goal of this course is to provide an introduction to the internal operation of modern operating systems. In particular, the course will cover processes and threads, mutual exclusion, CPU scheduling, deadlock, memory management, and file systems. If time permits, we may briefly examine networking and distributed computing, and perhaps other topics. Students will use the Nachos instructional operating system for several programming projects.

 

Introduction to Computer Science
Semester: Summer Hours per week lecture/laboratory: 0/1 ECTS: 4
Content: The subject of the course will be an introduction to the theory of computation, which is the piece  of  theoretical  computer  science  dealing  with  the  problems  that  are  solvable  using

computers, and problems for which solutions do not exist (and will not be found, even with the use of computers that will only be created in the future). Theory of computations comes within the scope of the mathematical foundations of computer science.The  material  will  be  divided  into  three  parts.  Each  of  them  starts  with  an  introductory lecture (using computer presentation) and ends with practical exercises (carried out with the use of a computer).At  the  beginning  the  concept  of  computability  will  be  discussed  along  with  examples ofcomputable  functions  (and  problems).  Then  we  will  show  that  there  are  uncomputable problems,  i.e.  those  for  which  there  is  no  algorithm  that  computes  them.  We  will  get  to know three universal models of computation (i.e. thosewith a use of which it is possible to compute  everything  that  is  computable),  namely:  counter  machines,  Turing  machines  and inhibitor Petri nets.Great  emphasis  will  be  put  on  solving  exercises  independently  by  students  (possibly  with the use of computer simulators).

 

Introduction to Software Engineering
Semester: Summer Hours per week lecture/laboratory: 1/2 ECTS: 6
The aim of the course is to familiarize students with the main issues of software engineering, the problem of complexity and its impact on the direction of development of software engineering. The current state of software engineering and the closest perspectives of its development will be presented. Students will work in group.

Knowledge

The student will know the basic issues of software engineering, the division of this discipline into issues detailed areas. He will have the knowledge necessary for the systematic and planned implementation of an IT project of small and medium size. Get to know the IT project life cycle, requirements acquisition techniques, analysis and design languages. He will become acquainted with selected design support tools. He will master the practical language of UML and become familiar with software testing techniques.

Skills

After completing the course, the student will be able to organize a medium-sized IT project (about 5-7 people), will be able to separate roles in the project team, develop standards of work and communication in the team, choose the methodology of project management and implement modern quality control techniques. Will be able to use UML project notation and selected CASE tools

 

Digital Signaling Processing
Semester: Summer Hours per week lecture/laboratory: 1/1 ECTS: 5
After completing the module (subject) and confirming achievement of the learning outcomes student can:

define a signal in time domain including noise, stationary and non-stationary signal.

present and explain sampling and quantisation processes and sampling Shannon theorem.

define, explain and calculate signal’s parameters: mean and RMS value, raise and fail time, period, frequency, and angular frequency.

define and interpret correlation and auto-correlation of signals and signals’ convolution.

define impulse response and apply it to calculate the output signal of the digital system

define in interpret signal in frequency domain, describe and differentiate Fourier series , digital Fourier and fast Fourier transforms, apply Fourier analysis to typical signals, e.g.: speech.

describe the aliasing and leakage problem for digital frequency analysis, compare the complexity of DFT and FFT algorithms.

describe the meaning and present the operation of digital filters and define characteristic frequencies in different spectral ranges.

differentiate SOI and NOI filters and describe the meaning of low, band and high pass digital filters

define the advantages and disadvantages of FIR and IIR filters and describe the design process of digital filters and differentiate SOI and NOI filters

present the construction, operation and application of use digital signal processing systems (DSP).

 

Databases
Semester: Summer Hours per week lecture/laboratory: 2/0 ECTS: 5
The course teaches studends database design and relational design principles based on dependencies and normal forms, focusing on basics such as the relational database terminology, as well as data modeling concepts, building Entity Relationship Diagrams (ERDs), and mapping ERDs, schema normalization, query optimization, and transactions. It includes extensive coverage of the Structured Query Language (SQL) used to interact with a relational database and manipulate data within the database, The course also features many additional key database topics from the design and application-building perspective, including indexes, views, transactions, and integrity constraints. No prior database experience is assumed.

 

 

Group Project
Semester: Summer Hours per week lecture/laboratory: 0/3 ECTS: 6
Digital workplace of web integrator

Objective of the The group project is an explanation of the modern workplace – web integrator – in terms of coordination of various elements and results of activities performed by specialists involved in the implementation of Internet projects. By participating in the laboratory, students will be able to create a high quality mobile web portal that meets accessibility and usability guidelines. At the same time, the participants will acquire the necessary knowledge, skills and competences required to implement, support the development and improvement of various networking technologies, and collaborate with specialists.

Polish for Foreigners
Semester: Winter/Summer Hours per week lecture/laboratory: 0/2 ECTS: 6
Getting acquainted with the rules of spelling, pronunciation and grammar of Polish language for foreign language students is important. Language is an inherent part of the culture of a given country. Understanding the basic principles of communication in Polish will allow us to better understand the culture and customs of Poland. Classes will be taught in the form of a lecture. The classes will allow you to train your language skills.

 

Computer simulations and modeling
Semester: Summer Hours per week lecture/laboratory: 1/1 ECTS: 5
Student is able to:

propose and implement an appropriate mathematical model for a given simulation problem.

construct a dynamic model for liquid motion under different conditions, apply and implement the appropriate Navier-Stokes equations in different cases.

recognize and model the structure of natural landscape components using fractal methods, using available or implementing their own algorithms.

use cellular automation algorithms for dynamic modeling of multiple particle sequences

practically implement equations describing the behavior of resilient soft bodies.

 

Polish Culture
Semester: Winter / Summer Hours per week lecture/laboratory: 1/0 ECTS: 5
The aim of the course is to familiarize the student with the basics of Polish history, tradition and culture. The student will learn the key aspects of Polish culture. The student will also have the opportunity to see the greatest works of art, architecture and listen to traditional music themes.

Journalism and Social Communication
Unique internationally

COLLEGE OF SOCIAL AND MEDIA CULTURE
Faculty: Journalism and Social Communication (Bachelor)
Specialisation: TV and Radio Journalism
Time of duration: 6 semesters

WHY IS IT WORTH IT?

Studying at the faculty of Journalism and Social Communication aims at comprehensive preparation to perform the duties of a journalist, as well as other professions connected not only with press, radio and TV but also with broadly understood branch of social communication, e.g. in advertisement, promotion, institutions dealing with media education.

STAFF

We gain knowledge beside notable academic teachers, experts in journalism, knowledge of media and political communication. We put effort on workshops teaching press, TV and radio journalism. We offer opportunity to attend lectures of specialists from renowned foreign universities. Our guests were, among others, prof. Erich McLuhan from the University of Toronto and dr Monica Herrero University of Navarra.

BENEFITS

CSMC offers students not only theoretical education on a high level but also interesting apprenticeship in national radio and TV and everyday press.

Subjects taught in English 2020/2021

Journalism and Social Communication

Subject Semester

W/S

Hours per week lecture/laboratory ECTS
Advertising in Information Society W 1/1 5
English for Media Studies W 0/3 6
European Integration W/S 1/1 5
International Relations W/S 1/1 5
Journalistic Genres Press W 0/2 6
Media in Political Marketing W/S 1/1 5
Methods of Media Analysis W 0/1 4
Press Workshops W 0/2 5
TV Workshops W 0/2 4
Polish for foreigners W/S 0/2 6
Diplomatic protocol W 0/2 4
Audio-visual Workshops S 0/1 4
English for Journalism and Social Communication S 0/2 6
Radio and Drama Workshops S 0/2 5
Source of Information for Journalism W 0/2 5
The global problems S 0/2 5
Polish Culture W/S 1/0 5
Radio Documentary W/S 0/1 6
Political Communication W/S 0/1 6

1 W – the Winter Term, S – the Summer Term

Subject description

Advertising in Information Society
Semester: Winter Hours per week lecture/laboratory: 1/1 ECTS: 5
This class is designed to introduce you to the ways in which advertising influences and is influenced by Information Society. In this class we will consider economic, legal & regulatory, ethical, and social issues that surround advertising. We will look at both intended and unintended effects of advertising on Information Society. For example, we will address such issues as the history of advertising, regulation of advertising, and how advertising impacts our economy, our culture, perceptions of various groups within society, children and adolescents, health and risk behaviors, and politics.

 

 

English for Media Studies
Semester: Winter Hours per week lecture/laboratory: 0/3 ECTS: 6
The study of English plays a crucial role in education and society. In our College we are passionate about providing a high quality education which will teach pupils to speak and write fluently so that they can communicate their ideas and emotions to others, and through their reading and listening, others can communicate with them. Our experienced and creative teaching team work hard to foster a love of language and to ensure that, through literature in particular, pupils have a chance to develop culturally, emotionally, intellectually, socially and spiritually.

 

European Integration
Semester: Winter Hours per week lecture/laboratory: 1/1 ECTS: 5
European integration is the most important process that has taken place on the continent since the end of World War II. The aim of the course is to present not only the most important events in the history of European integration, but also to learn aspects such as European Union law, internal organs and EU symbols.

 

International relations
Semester: Winter Hours per week lecture/laboratory: 1/1 ECTS: 5
The aim of the course is not only familiar with the classical theories of foreign policy and international relations. But also a critical analysis of the current political situation in the world. A student who reads books and scholarly articles will be able to distinguish between the international and the internal. It will also be able to use professional terminology and gain the ability to understand the world.

 

Journalism Genres Press
Semester: Winter Hours per week lecture/laboratory: 0/2 ECTS: 6
Students will be introduced to the compositional, formal and content determinants of particular genres and varieties of journalistic expression, as well as the work of selected classics of journalism. Much emphasis will also be placed on language issues related to the implementation of specific journalistic genres. Theoretical knowledge, which he will acquire, will serve him to improve the journalist’s workshop

 

Media in Political Marketing
Semester: Winter Hours per week lecture/laboratory: 1/1 ECTS: 5
Overview of the main features of the media system as a forum for public debate, will serve to illustrate the role of the media in creating the image of politicians and their responsibilities during election campaigns. In this context, the guarantees of freedom of expression and access to the media of the state and political authorities will be discussed. Another goal of the course is to familiarize students with the theoretical foundations and manipulation skills in diagnosing techniques of persuasion and manipulation in social life. In the course of practical exercises and reflection, students develop the ability to recognize the manipulation of media, politics and business and private life, the ability to not handle such manipulations and to develop an attitude open to critical analysis of reality.

 

Methods of Media Analysis
Semester: Winter Hours per week lecture/laboratory: 0/1 ECTS: 4
As part of the classes, students will learn how to research production, reception and media effects. The basics of social research methodology as well as methods of researching the press, radio, television, film and the internet will be presented, both in Poland and in the world. In class, students will learn examples of research conducted and with methodological details – observation, secondary research, ethnography, questionnaire, interview, focus, content analysis.

 

Press workshops
Semester: Winter Hours per week lecture/laboratory: 0/2 ECTS: 5
Press workshops are run by journalism specialists. The purpose of the workshop is to familiarize participants with the basic forms of journalism that are widely used. Participants will learn about forms such as mentions, notes, reviews, press articles, etc. After the workshop series, participants will learn practical skills related to the development of diverse forms of journalistic writing.

 

TV workshops
Semester: Winter Hours per week lecture/laboratory: 0/2 ECTS: 4
The classes are designed to familiarize students with the technology used in television journalism. During the course participants have the opportunity to work with the camera and learn the rules of the framing and lighting plans. Mastering the practice of using basic operator equipment gives participants the ability to create their own footage. Participants will also be able to see the possibilities offered by film editing software.

 

Polish for Foreigners
Semester: Winter/Summer Hours per week lecture/laboratory: 0/2 ECTS: 6
Getting acquainted with the rules of spelling, pronunciation and grammar of Polish language for foreign language students is important. Language is an inherent part of the culture of a given country. Understanding the basic principles of communication in Polish will allow us to better understand the culture and customs of Poland. Classes will be taught in the form of a lecture. The classes will allow you to train your language skills.

 

Diplomatic protocol
Semester: Winter Hours per week lecture/laboratory: 0/2 ECTS: 4
Course Objectives:

To provide a comprehensive study of the legal and practical aspects of diplomatic protocol and immunities in order to enable the student to avoid common mistakes and to be prepared to quickly function as a seasoned professional diplomat.

Course Outcomes:

Upon completion of this course, the student is expected to able to:

– cite relevant articles of the Vienna conventions

– act in accordance with protocol and etiquette guidelines

– avoid social “red flags” and diplomatic “faux pas”

– understand and discuss the meaning and limitations of diplomatic immunity..

 

Audio-visual workshops
Semester: Summer Hours per week lecture/laboratory: 0/1 ECTS: 4
The classes are designed to familiarize students with the technology used in media. During the course participants have the opportunity to work with the camera and learn the rules of the framing and lighting plans in context of audio-visual technics. Mastering the practice of using basic operator equipment gives participants the ability to create their own footage. Participants will also be able to see the possibilities offered by film editing software.

 

English for Journalism and Social Communication
Semester: Summer Hours per week lecture/laboratory: 0/2 ECTS: 6
The student has sufficient general knowledge, know the grammatical structures, phraseology and vocabulary to understand the texts of a general nature, describing the contemporary economic and social phenomena, academically, and the scope of the studied field of study and allow for quite fluid and spontaneous communication in an academic environment and professional. He has knowledge of current events and phenomena in the contemporary world and the work environment.

 

 

Radio and Drama Workshop
Semester: Summer Hours per week lecture/laboratory: 0/2 ECTS: 5
The workshops are addressed to students who want to develop their ideas for radio drama, through intensive practical work-script writing, listening to different radio drama styles, acting and recording own plays with the emphasis on proper British English pronunciation.

 

 

Source of Information for Journalism
Semester: Winter Hours per week lecture/laboratory: 0/2 ECTS: 5
During the course students acquire knowledge, oriented towards practical applications in the field of information journalism in all media types (differences between press release, radio, television and internet). The student gains knowledge about the methods of acquiring information sources and methodology workshop tasks and information professional journalist, working in all types of media.

 

The Global Problems
Semester: Summer Hours per week lecture/laboratory: 0/2 ECTS: 5
The aim of the course is to discuss the problems of the contemporary world, in the context of the current threats to world order. The methods and actions taken by different participants in international relations to solve problems at international level will also be presented. The course is designed to develop students’ knowledge in the field of international relations, with emphasis on the existing problems. After completing the classes, students should be able to gain knowledge of the main problems of the modern world, including knowledge of international security, challenges such as international terrorism, organized international crime, international disputes and conflicts, democratization as a global phenomenon, integration and disintegration processes in the modern world, and the issue of sovereignty in global conditions.

 

Polish Culture
Semester: Winter / Summer Hours per week lecture/laboratory: 1/0 ECTS: 5
The aim of the course is to familiarize the student with the basics of Polish history, tradition and culture. The student will learn the key aspects of Polish culture. The student will also have the opportunity to see the greatest works of art, architecture and listen to traditional music themes.

 

Radio Documentary
Semester: Winter/Summer Hours per week lecture/laboratory: 0/1 ECTS: 6
This course aims is a program devoted to bringing history to the airwaves, to the Internet, and to the streets — in essence, to make historical thinking a larger part of human life and discourse. More specifically, it is designed to train graduate and advanced undergraduate students in the use of radio and radio technologies to communicate historical ideas to broad audiences — and to do it in a way that does not dilute or oversimplify the work of serious historians. This necessarily involves detailed research (in both textual and audio sources), discussion of script writing and editing, and technical instruction in the art of production.

 

Political Communication
Semester: Winter/Summer Hours per week lecture/laboratory: 0/1 ECTS: 6
This course offers an overview of the main theories, concepts and empirical approaches to the subject of political communication in democratic nations. The course starts with a review of the main theoretical and empirical studies covering issues such as the modalities of political campaign and communication, the role of the media in these processes and the campaign/media effects on public opinion. The key concepts to be explored and critically discussed are mediatization of politics, media systems, freedom and pluralism, journalist professionalization and information quality, campaign modernalization, campaign professionalization, permanent campaigning, persuasion, conversion, mobilization, learning effects, agenda-setting, priming framing, and others. The course ends with a discussion of the main challenges to political communication in the 21st century.

Erasmus Plus – Political Science – bachelor
Political Science
Unique internationally

COLLEGE OF SOCIAL AND MEDIA CULTURE

Faculty: Political Science (Bachelor)

Specialisation: Political Marketing, Social and Population Policy, International Politics

Time of duration: 6 semesters

WHY IS IT WORTH IT?

First grade studies of Political Science allow gaining complex knowledge, teach interpreting complicated political phenomena and processes as well as provide practical skills necessary in political scientist’s work.

STAFF

We learn beside academic teachers, politicians, experts in political communication and journalists, who share both their reliable knowledge and great practical skills. We also have an opportunity to attend lectures of foreign politicians.

BENEFITS

We prepare professionally during interesting apprenticeships and probations (Polish Sejm, deputies’ offices, local government institutions)

FUTURE FOR SCHOOL-LEAVERS

CSCM leavers work in state and local administration, in political parties, in deputies’ offices, as deputies and euro- parliamentarian’s assistants, in social and economic organisations in Poland and abroad, as press, radio and TV journalists as well as political marketing and public relations experts.

Subjects taught in English 2020/2021

Political Science

Political Science
Subject Semestr W/S Hours per week lecture/laboratory ECTS
Advertising in Information Society W 1/1 5
English for Politics W 0/3 6
Ethics in Politics W 1/0 5
European Integration W/S 1/1 5
International Relations W/S 1/1 5
Media in Political Marketing W/S 1/1 5
Political Geography W/S 1/1 5
Diplomatic Protocol and Diplomatic Correspondence W 0/1 3
Polish for Foreigners W, S 0/2 6
Political Systems S 1/1 5
Contemporary Conflicts S 0/2 5
English for Business and Politics S 0/2 6
Source of Political Information S 0/2 5
The Global Problems S 0/2 5
Polish Culture W/S 1/0 5
Political Communication W/S 0/1 6

1 W – the Winter Term, S – the Summer Term

 

 

Subject description

 

 

Advertising in Information Society
Semester: Winter Hours per week lecture/laboratory: 1/1 ECTS: 5
This class is designed to introduce you to the ways in which advertising influences and is influenced by Information Society. In this class we will consider economic, legal & regulatory, ethical, and social issues that surround advertising. We will look at both intended and unintended effects of advertising on Information Society. For example, we will address such issues as the history of advertising, regulation of advertising, and how advertising impacts our economy, our culture, perceptions of various groups within society, children and adolescents, health and risk behaviors, and politics.
English for Politics
Semester: Summer Hours per week lecture/laboratory: 0/2 ECTS: 6
The student has sufficient general knowledge, know the grammatical structures, phraseology and vocabulary to understand the texts of a general nature, describing the contemporary economic and social phenomena, academically, and the scope of the studied field of study and allow for quite fluid and spontaneous communication in an academic environment and professional. He has knowledge of current events and phenomena in the contemporary world and the work environment.
Ethics for Politics
Semester: Winter Hours per week lecture/laboratory: 1/0 ECTS: 5
The aim of the course is to learn the most important issues of ethics and, above all, business and political ethics and the relationship between ethics, business and politics. This main purpose is implemented in three parts. Firstly, lecture systematize the knowledge of students about the specifics of ethics as a science, which has its own object of study, methodology, theoretical approaches. In the second part, following the presentation of business and political ethics, as part of social ethics, which includes its scientific reflection widely understood policy area, and therefore political behavior, institutions and ideas. The third is devoted to the ethical analysis of selected issues of the inner and international business and political life, in which numerous questions and dilemmas of a moral nature arise.
European Integration
Semester: Winter Hours per week lecture/laboratory: 1/1 ECTS: 5
European integration is the most important process that has taken place on the continent since the end of World War II. The aim of the course is to present not only the most important events in the history of European integration, but also to learn aspects such as European Union law, internal organs and EU symbols.

 

International relations
Semester: Winter Hours per week lecture/laboratory: 1/1 ECTS: 5
The aim of the course is not only familiar with the classical theories of foreign policy and international relations. But also a critical analysis of the current political situation in the world. A student who reads books and scholarly articles will be able to distinguish between the international and the internal. It will also be able to use professional terminology and gain the ability to understand the world.

 

Media in Political Marketing
Semester: Winter Hours per week lecture/laboratory: 1/1 ECTS: 5
Overview of the main features of the media system as a forum for public debate, will serve to illustrate the role of the media in creating the image of politicians and their responsibilities during election campaigns. In this context, the guarantees of freedom of expression and access to the media of the state and political authorities will be discussed. Another goal of the course is to familiarize students with the theoretical foundations and manipulation skills in diagnosing techniques of persuasion and manipulation in social life. In the course of practical exercises and reflection, students develop the ability to recognize the manipulation of media, politics and business and private life, the ability to not handle such manipulations and to develop an attitude open to critical analysis of reality.

 

Political Geography
Semester: Winter Hours per week lecture/laboratory: 1/1 ECTS: 5
The main aim of the subject is to present classical theories that show geography as a key factor influencing political decision making. The most important theories in political geography will be used to present contemporary geopolitical and geo-strategic tendencies in the world. In addition, the most important problems of the contemporary world will be analyzed in the context of boundaries, climate or natural resources.

 

Diplomatic protocol and Diplomatic Correspondence
Semester: Winter Hours per week lecture/laboratory: 0/1 ECTS: 3
The aim of education is to carefully provide theoretical and practical knowledge necessary for the free use of skills in the field of diplomatic protocol and diplomatic correspondence in professional and everyday life. It is about transferring the universal message of protocol standards and good manners.

 

Polish for Foreigners
Semester: Winter/Summer Hours per week lecture/laboratory: 0/2 ECTS: 6
Getting acquainted with the rules of spelling, pronunciation and grammar of Polish language for foreign language students is important. Language is an inherent part of the culture of a given country. Understanding the basic principles of communication in Polish will allow us to better understand the culture and customs of Poland. Classes will be taught in the form of a lecture. The classes will allow you to train your language skills.

 

Political Systems
Semester: Winter/Summer Hours per week lecture/laboratory: 1/1 ECTS: 5
During the classes students will learn about the conceptual grid which is needed to understand the basic elements of the political systems in the world. The aim of the course is to understand the relationships that exist between the executive, legislative and judicial authorities, with a significant influence of the existing party system and the conscious participation of the civil society. In addition, the analysis of sources in the form of the constitutions of world countries will allow students to understand that the basic laws are written in simple language and do not need to be afraid of them.
Contemporary Conflicts
Semester: Summer Hours per week lecture/laboratory: 0/2 ECTS: 5
Lecturer is designed to introduce students to the problems existing conflicts today. In addition to presenting the most important conflict areas existing in the past, a student will be familiar with the new problems resulting from the appearance of scars. Not only is armed conflict a problem of the modern world. Also religious, ethnic, social, cyber conflicts are global threats.
English for Politics
Semester: Summer Hours per week lecture/laboratory: 0/2 ECTS: 6
The student has sufficient general knowledge, know the grammatical structures, phraseology and vocabulary to understand the texts of a general nature, describing the contemporary economic and social phenomena, academically, and the scope of the studied field of study and allow for quite fluid and spontaneous communication in an academic environment and professional. He has knowledge of current events and phenomena in the contemporary world and the work environment.
Source of Political Information
Semester: Summer Hours per week lecture/laboratory: 0/2 ECTS: 5
The course investigates the sources one can take into consideration while acquiring political information. This information is substantial for actions, we can designate the political ones. In order to acquire information properly we need to understand basic concepts like: what is politics?, What is information? What kind of human action one can call a political one? What types of information leads to political actions? What means are used to acquire the information? What are the consequences of adopting certain view of this information and who is a stakeholder in the process?

Answer to those questions shall allow politician, political theorists and citizens to more consciously get involve it his kind of actions and make more accurate evaluations of political phenomena.

Literature:
Cass Sunnstein Why Societies Need Dissent. 2003. Cambridge: Harvard University Press.
Harry G. Frankfurt On Bullshit. 2005. Princeton University Press.
Sissela Bok. Lying: Moral Choice in Public and Private Life 1999. Vintage Books.
Michael J. Sandel. The Case Against Perfection: Ethics in An Age of Genetic Engineering. 2007. Belknap.
Jane Mayer. The Dark Side: The Inside Story of How the War on Terror Turned Into a War on American Ideals. 2008. Doubleday.
Neil Postman “Amusing Ourselves to Death”

 

The Global Problems
Semester: Summer Hours per week lecture/laboratory: 0/2 ECTS: 5
The aim of the course is to discuss the problems of the contemporary world, in the context of the current threats to world order. The methods and actions taken by different participants in international relations to solve problems at international level will also be presented. The course is designed to develop students’ knowledge in the field of international relations, with emphasis on the existing problems. After completing the classes, students should be able to gain knowledge of the main problems of the modern world, including knowledge of international security, challenges such as international terrorism, organized international crime, international disputes and conflicts, democratization as a global phenomenon, integration and disintegration processes in the modern world, and the issue of sovereignty in global conditions.

 

Polish Culture
Semester: Winter / Summer Hours per week lecture/laboratory: 1/0 ECTS: 5
The aim of the course is to familiarize the student with the basics of Polish history, tradition and culture. The student will learn the key aspects of Polish culture. The student will also have the opportunity to see the greatest works of art, architecture and listen to traditional music themes.

 

Political Communication
Semester: Winter/Summer Hours per week lecture/laboratory: 0/1 ECTS: 6
This course offers an overview of the main theories, concepts and empirical approaches to the subject of political communication in democratic nations. The course starts with a review of the main theoretical and empirical studies covering issues such as the modalities of political campaign and communication, the role of the media in these processes and the campaign/media effects on public opinion. The key concepts to be explored and critically discussed are mediatization of politics, media systems, freedom and pluralism, journalist professionalization and information quality, campaign modernalization, campaign professionalization, permanent campaigning, persuasion, conversion, mobilization, learning effects, agenda-setting, priming framing, and others. The course ends with a discussion of the main challenges to political communication in the 21st century.

 

Journalism and Social Communication
Unique internationally

COLLEGE OF SOCIAL AND MEDIA CULTURE

Faculty: Journalism and Social Communication (Master)
Specialisation: News Journalism and the art of anchor, online journalism and network marketing
Time of duration: 4 semesters

WHY IS IT WORTH IT?
Our news journalism and the art of anchor course will prepare you to work with  microphone and in front of the camera, in newsrooms, radio and tv news agencies.
Online journalism and network marketing course  fits into the new model of journalism where Internet is used to a greater extent. Finishing this course will enable you to work as an Internet advertising specialist and manage web portals and online shops.

STAFF
We gain knowledge beside notable academic teachers, experts in journalism, knowledge of media and political communication. We put effort on workshops teaching press, TV and radio journalism. We offer opportunity to attend lectures of specialists from renowned foreign universities. Our guests were, among others, prof. Erich Mc Luhan from the University of Toronto and dr Monica Herrero University of Navarra.

BENEFITS
Our MA courses in journalism and social communication are the only courses in Poland that provide students with exceptional apprenticeship ( practice) in Polish and world’s printed and online media, in radio, tv and film studios. Our students are offered  a wide range of apprenticeship ( practice) abroad including the Erasmus + program.

Subjects taught in English 2020/2021

Journalism and Social Communication

Journalism and Social Communication
Subject Semestr Hours per week lecture/laboratory ECTS
Advertising in Information Society W 1/1 5
English for Media Studies W 0/3 6
European Integration W/S 1/1 5
International Relations W/S 1/1 5
Journalistic Genres Press W 0/2 6
Media in Political Marketing W/S 1/1 5
Methods of Media Analysis W 0/1 4
Press Workshops W 0/ 2 5
TV Workshops W 0/2 4
Diplomatic protocol W 0/2 4
Polish for Foreigners W/S 0/2 6
Audio-visual Workshops S 0/1 4
English for Journalism and Social Communication S 0/2 6
Radio and Drama Workshops S 0/2 5
Source of Information for Journalism  S 0/2 5
The Global Problems  S 0/2 5
Polish Culture W/S 1/0 5
Radio Documentary W/S 0/1 6
Political Communication W/S 0/1 6

1 W – the Winter Term, S – the Summer Term

 

Subject description

 

Advertising in Information Society
Semester: Winter Hours per week lecture/laboratory: 1/1 ECTS: 5
This class is designed to introduce you to the ways in which advertising influences and is influenced by Information Society. In this class we will consider economic, legal & regulatory, ethical, and social issues that surround advertising. We will look at both intended and unintended effects of advertising on Information Society. For example, we will address such issues as the history of advertising, regulation of advertising, and how advertising impacts our economy, our culture, perceptions of various groups within society, children and adolescents, health and risk behaviors, and politics.

 

 

English for Media Studies
Semester: Winter Hours per week lecture/laboratory: 0/3 ECTS: 6
The study of English plays a crucial role in education and society. In our College we are passionate about providing a high quality education which will teach pupils to speak and write fluently so that they can communicate their ideas and emotions to others, and through their reading and listening, others can communicate with them. Our experienced and creative teaching team work hard to foster a love of language and to ensure that, through literature in particular, pupils have a chance to develop culturally, emotionally, intellectually, socially and spiritually.

 

European Integration
Semester: Winter Hours per week lecture/laboratory: 1/1 ECTS: 5
European integration is the most important process that has taken place on the continent since the end of World War II. The aim of the course is to present not only the most important events in the history of European integration, but also to learn aspects such as European Union law, internal organs and EU symbols.

 

International relations
Semester: Winter Hours per week lecture/laboratory: 1/1 ECTS: 5
The aim of the course is not only familiar with the classical theories of foreign policy and international relations. But also a critical analysis of the current political situation in the world. A student who reads books and scholarly articles will be able to distinguish between the international and the internal. It will also be able to use professional terminology and gain the ability to understand the world.

 

Journalism Genres Press
Semester: Winter Hours per week lecture/laboratory: 0/2 ECTS: 6
Students will be introduced to the compositional, formal and content determinants of particular genres and varieties of journalistic expression, as well as the work of selected classics of journalism. Much emphasis will also be placed on language issues related to the implementation of specific journalistic genres. Theoretical knowledge, which he will acquire, will serve him to improve the journalist’s workshop

 

Media in Political Marketing
Semester: Winter Hours per week lecture/laboratory: 1/1 ECTS: 5
Overview of the main features of the media system as a forum for public debate, will serve to illustrate the role of the media in creating the image of politicians and their responsibilities during election campaigns. In this context, the guarantees of freedom of expression and access to the media of the state and political authorities will be discussed. Another goal of the course is to familiarize students with the theoretical foundations and manipulation skills in diagnosing techniques of persuasion and manipulation in social life. In the course of practical exercises and reflection, students develop the ability to recognize the manipulation of media, politics and business and private life, the ability to not handle such manipulations and to develop an attitude open to critical analysis of reality.

 

Methods of Media Analysis
Semester: Winter Hours per week lecture/laboratory: 0/1 ECTS: 4
As part of the classes, students will learn how to research production, reception and media effects. The basics of social research methodology as well as methods of researching the press, radio, television, film and the internet will be presented, both in Poland and in the world. In class, students will learn examples of research conducted and with methodological details – observation, secondary research, ethnography, questionnaire, interview, focus, content analysis.

 

Press workshops
Semester: Winter Hours per week lecture/laboratory: 0/2 ECTS: 5
Press workshops are run by journalism specialists. The purpose of the workshop is to familiarize participants with the basic forms of journalism that are widely used. Participants will learn about forms such as mentions, notes, reviews, press articles, etc. After the workshop series, participants will learn practical skills related to the development of diverse forms of journalistic writing.

 

TV workshops
Semester: Winter Hours per week lecture/laboratory: 0/2 ECTS: 4
The classes are designed to familiarize students with the technology used in television journalism. During the course participants have the opportunity to work with the camera and learn the rules of the framing and lighting plans. Mastering the practice of using basic operator equipment gives participants the ability to create their own footage. Participants will also be able to see the possibilities offered by film editing software.

 

Polish for Foreigners
Semester: Winter/Summer Hours per week lecture/laboratory: 0/2 ECTS: 6
Getting acquainted with the rules of spelling, pronunciation and grammar of Polish language for foreign language students is important. Language is an inherent part of the culture of a given country. Understanding the basic principles of communication in Polish will allow us to better understand the culture and customs of Poland. Classes will be taught in the form of a lecture. The classes will allow you to train your language skills.

 

Diplomatic protocol
Semester: Winter Hours per week lecture/laboratory: 0/2 ECTS: 4
Course Objectives:

To provide a comprehensive study of the legal and practical aspects of diplomatic protocol and immunities in order to enable the student to avoid common mistakes and to be prepared to quickly function as a seasoned professional diplomat.

Course Outcomes:

Upon completion of this course, the student is expected to able to:

– cite relevant articles of the Vienna conventions

– act in accordance with protocol and etiquette guidelines

– avoid social “red flags” and diplomatic “faux pas”

– understand and discuss the meaning and limitations of diplomatic immunity..

 

Audio-visual workshops
Semester: Summer Hours per week lecture/laboratory: 0/1 ECTS: 4
The classes are designed to familiarize students with the technology used in media. During the course participants have the opportunity to work with the camera and learn the rules of the framing and lighting plans in context of audio-visual technics. Mastering the practice of using basic operator equipment gives participants the ability to create their own footage. Participants will also be able to see the possibilities offered by film editing software.

 

English for Journalism and Social Communication
Semester: Summer Hours per week lecture/laboratory: 0/2 ECTS: 6
The student has sufficient general knowledge, know the grammatical structures, phraseology and vocabulary to understand the texts of a general nature, describing the contemporary economic and social phenomena, academically, and the scope of the studied field of study and allow for quite fluid and spontaneous communication in an academic environment and professional. He has knowledge of current events and phenomena in the contemporary world and the work environment.
Radio and Drama Workshop
Semester: Summer Hours per week lecture/laboratory: 0/2 ECTS: 5
The workshops are addressed to students who want to develop their ideas for radio drama, through intensive practical work-script writing, listening to different radio drama styles, acting and recording own plays with the emphasis on proper British English pronunciation.

 

 

Source of Information for Journalism
Semester: Winter Hours per week lecture/laboratory: 0/2 ECTS: 5
During the course students acquire knowledge, oriented towards practical applications in the field of information journalism in all media types (differences between press release, radio, television and internet). The student gains knowledge about the methods of acquiring information sources and methodology workshop tasks and information professional journalist, working in all types of media.

 

The Global Problems
Semester: Summer Hours per week lecture/laboratory: 0/2 ECTS: 5
The aim of the course is to discuss the problems of the contemporary world, in the context of the current threats to world order. The methods and actions taken by different participants in international relations to solve problems at international level will also be presented. The course is designed to develop students’ knowledge in the field of international relations, with emphasis on the existing problems. After completing the classes, students should be able to gain knowledge of the main problems of the modern world, including knowledge of international security, challenges such as international terrorism, organized international crime, international disputes and conflicts, democratization as a global phenomenon, integration and disintegration processes in the modern world, and the issue of sovereignty in global conditions.

 

Polish Culture
Semester: Winter / Summer Hours per week lecture/laboratory: 1/0 ECTS: 5
The aim of the course is to familiarize the student with the basics of Polish history, tradition and culture. The student will learn the key aspects of Polish culture. The student will also have the opportunity to see the greatest works of art, architecture and listen to traditional music themes.

 

Radio Documentary
Semester: Winter/Summer Hours per week lecture/laboratory: 0/1 ECTS: 6
This course aims is a program devoted to bringing history to the airwaves, to the Internet, and to the streets — in essence, to make historical thinking a larger part of human life and discourse. More specifically, it is designed to train graduate and advanced undergraduate students in the use of radio and radio technologies to communicate historical ideas to broad audiences — and to do it in a way that does not dilute or oversimplify the work of serious historians. This necessarily involves detailed research (in both textual and audio sources), discussion of script writing and editing, and technical instruction in the art of production.
Political Communication
Semester: Winter/Summer Hours per week lecture/laboratory: 0/1 ECTS: 6
This course offers an overview of the main theories, concepts and empirical approaches to the subject of political communication in democratic nations. The course starts with a review of the main theoretical and empirical studies covering issues such as the modalities of political campaign and communication, the role of the media in these processes and the campaign/media effects on public opinion. The key concepts to be explored and critically discussed are mediatization of politics, media systems, freedom and pluralism, journalist professionalization and information quality, campaign modernalization, campaign professionalization, permanent campaigning, persuasion, conversion, mobilization, learning effects, agenda-setting, priming framing, and others. The course ends with a discussion of the main challenges to political communication in the 21st century.

Political Science

Unique internationally

COLLEGE OF SOCIAL AND MEDIA CULTURE

Faculty: Political Science (Master)

Specialisation: political communication and journalism. socio-economic policy, state security and diplomacy

Time of duration: 4 semesters

WHY IS IT WORTH IT?

Supplementary Master’s studies include lectures, exercises, workshops and classes using distance learning methods and techniques. As part of the course, the student learns about the topics of political campaigns, principles of political communication, issues related to national security, and European Union legislation. The program provides training classes on ethics in public life and political science research methodology. In educating political scientists, we focus on understanding politics as a common good.

STAFF

We learn beside academic teachers, politicians, experts in political communication and journalists, who share both their reliable knowledge and great practical skills. We also have an opportunity to attend lectures of foreign politicians.

BENEFITS

We prepare professionally during interesting apprenticeships and probations (Polish Sejm, deputies’ offices, local government institutions)

FUTURE FOR SCHOOL-LEAVERS

CSCM leavers work in state and local administration, in political parties, in deputies’ offices, as deputies and euro- parliamentarian’s assistants, in social and economic organisations in Poland and abroad, as press, radio and TV journalists as well as political marketing and public relations experts.

Subjects taught in English 2020/2021

Political Science

Political Science
Subject Semestr W/S Hours per week lecture/laboratory ECTS
Advertising in Information Society W 1/1 5
English for Politics W 0/3 6
Ethics in Politics W 1/0 5
European Integration W/S 1/1 5
International Relations W/S 1/1 5
Media in Political Marketing W/S 1/1 5
Political Geography W/S 1/1 5
Diplomatic Protocol and Diplomatic Correspondence W 0/1 3
Polish for Foreigners W, S 0/2 6
Political Systems S 1/1 5
Contemporary Conflicts S 0/2 5
English for Business and Politics S 0/2 6
Source of Political Information S 0/2 5
The Global Problems S 0/2 5
Polish Culture W/S 1/0 5
Political Communication W/S 0/1 6

1 W – the Winter Term, S – the Summer Term

 

Subject description

 

Advertising in Information Society
Semester: Winter Hours per week lecture/laboratory: 1/1 ECTS: 5
This class is designed to introduce you to the ways in which advertising influences and is influenced by Information Society. In this class we will consider economic, legal & regulatory, ethical, and social issues that surround advertising. We will look at both intended and unintended effects of advertising on Information Society. For example, we will address such issues as the history of advertising, regulation of advertising, and how advertising impacts our economy, our culture, perceptions of various groups within society, children and adolescents, health and risk behaviors, and politics.

 

 

English for Politics
Semester: Summer Hours per week lecture/laboratory: 0/2 ECTS: 6
The student has sufficient general knowledge, know the grammatical structures, phraseology and vocabulary to understand the texts of a general nature, describing the contemporary economic and social phenomena, academically, and the scope of the studied field of study and allow for quite fluid and spontaneous communication in an academic environment and professional. He has knowledge of current events and phenomena in the contemporary world and the work environment.

 

 

 

Ethics for Politics
Semester: Winter Hours per week lecture/laboratory: 1/0 ECTS: 5
The aim of the course is to learn the most important issues of ethics and, above all, business and political ethics and the relationship between ethics, business and politics. This main purpose is implemented in three parts. Firstly, lecture systematize the knowledge of students about the specifics of ethics as a science, which has its own object of study, methodology, theoretical approaches. In the second part, following the presentation of business and political ethics, as part of social ethics, which includes its scientific reflection widely understood policy area, and therefore political behavior, institutions and ideas. The third is devoted to the ethical analysis of selected issues of the inner and international business and political life, in which numerous questions and dilemmas of a moral nature arise.
European Integration
Semester: Winter Hours per week lecture/laboratory: 1/1 ECTS: 5
European integration is the most important process that has taken place on the continent since the end of World War II. The aim of the course is to present not only the most important events in the history of European integration, but also to learn aspects such as European Union law, internal organs and EU symbols.

 

International relations
Semester: Winter Hours per week lecture/laboratory: 1/1 ECTS: 5
The aim of the course is not only familiar with the classical theories of foreign policy and international relations. But also a critical analysis of the current political situation in the world. A student who reads books and scholarly articles will be able to distinguish between the international and the internal. It will also be able to use professional terminology and gain the ability to understand the world.

 

Media in Political Marketing
Semester: Winter Hours per week lecture/laboratory: 1/1 ECTS: 5
Overview of the main features of the media system as a forum for public debate, will serve to illustrate the role of the media in creating the image of politicians and their responsibilities during election campaigns. In this context, the guarantees of freedom of expression and access to the media of the state and political authorities will be discussed. Another goal of the course is to familiarize students with the theoretical foundations and manipulation skills in diagnosing techniques of persuasion and manipulation in social life. In the course of practical exercises and reflection, students develop the ability to recognize the manipulation of media, politics and business and private life, the ability to not handle such manipulations and to develop an attitude open to critical analysis of reality.

 

Political Geography
Semester: Winter Hours per week lecture/laboratory: 1/1 ECTS: 5
The main aim of the subject is to present classical theories that show geography as a key factor influencing political decision making. The most important theories in political geography will be used to present contemporary geopolitical and geo-strategic tendencies in the world. In addition, the most important problems of the contemporary world will be analyzed in the context of boundaries, climate or natural resources.

 

Diplomatic protocol and Diplomatic Correspondence
Semester: Winter Hours per week lecture/laboratory: 0/1 ECTS: 3
The aim of education is to carefully provide theoretical and practical knowledge necessary for the free use of skills in the field of diplomatic protocol and diplomatic correspondence in professional and everyday life. It is about transferring the universal message of protocol standards and good manners.

 

Polish for Foreigners
Semester: Winter/Summer Hours per week lecture/laboratory: 0/2 ECTS: 6
Getting acquainted with the rules of spelling, pronunciation and grammar of Polish language for foreign language students is important. Language is an inherent part of the culture of a given country. Understanding the basic principles of communication in Polish will allow us to better understand the culture and customs of Poland. Classes will be taught in the form of a lecture. The classes will allow you to train your language skills.

 

Political Systems
Semester: Winter/Summer Hours per week lecture/laboratory: 1/1 ECTS: 5
During the classes students will learn about the conceptual grid which is needed to understand the basic elements of the political systems in the world. The aim of the course is to understand the relationships that exist between the executive, legislative and judicial authorities, with a significant influence of the existing party system and the conscious participation of the civil society. In addition, the analysis of sources in the form of the constitutions of world countries will allow students to understand that the basic laws are written in simple language and do not need to be afraid of them.

 

Contemporary Conflicts
Semester: Summer Hours per week lecture/laboratory: 0/2 ECTS: 5
Lecturer is designed to introduce students to the problems existing conflicts today. In addition to presenting the most important conflict areas existing in the past, a student will be familiar with the new problems resulting from the appearance of scars. Not only is armed conflict a problem of the modern world. Also religious, ethnic, social, cyber conflicts are global threats.

 

English for Politics
Semester: Summer Hours per week lecture/laboratory: 0/2 ECTS: 6
The student has sufficient general knowledge, know the grammatical structures, phraseology and vocabulary to understand the texts of a general nature, describing the contemporary economic and social phenomena, academically, and the scope of the studied field of study and allow for quite fluid and spontaneous communication in an academic environment and professional. He has knowledge of current events and phenomena in the contemporary world and the work environment.

 

Source of Political Information
Semester: Summer Hours per week lecture/laboratory: 0/2 ECTS: 5
The course investigates the sources one can take into consideration while acquiring political information. This information is substantial for actions, we can designate the political ones. In order to acquire information properly we need to understand basic concepts like: what is politics?, What is information? What kind of human action one can call a political one? What types of information leads to political actions? What means are used to acquire the information? What are the consequences of adopting certain view of this information and who is a stakeholder in the process?

Answer to those questions shall allow politician, political theorists and citizens to more consciously get involve it his kind of actions and make more accurate evaluations of political phenomena.

Literature:

Cass Sunnstein Why Societies Need Dissent. 2003. Cambridge: Harvard University Press.

Harry G. Frankfurt On Bullshit. 2005. Princeton University Press.

Sissela Bok. Lying: Moral Choice in Public and Private Life 1999. Vintage Books.

Michael J. Sandel. The Case Against Perfection: Ethics in An Age of Genetic Engineering. 2007. Belknap.

Jane Mayer. The Dark Side: The Inside Story of How the War on Terror Turned Into a War on American Ideals. 2008. Doubleday.

Neil Postman “Amusing Ourselves to Death”

 

The Global Problems
Semester: Summer Hours per week lecture/laboratory: 0/2 ECTS: 5
The aim of the course is to discuss the problems of the contemporary world, in the context of the current threats to world order. The methods and actions taken by different participants in international relations to solve problems at international level will also be presented. The course is designed to develop students’ knowledge in the field of international relations, with emphasis on the existing problems. After completing the classes, students should be able to gain knowledge of the main problems of the modern world, including knowledge of international security, challenges such as international terrorism, organized international crime, international disputes and conflicts, democratization as a global phenomenon, integration and disintegration processes in the modern world, and the issue of sovereignty in global conditions.
Polish Culture
Semester: Winter / Summer Hours per week lecture/laboratory: 1/0 ECTS: 5
The aim of the course is to familiarize the student with the basics of Polish history, tradition and culture. The student will learn the key aspects of Polish culture. The student will also have the opportunity to see the greatest works of art, architecture and listen to traditional music themes.

 

Political Communication
Semester:Wint./Sum. Hours per week lecture/laboratory: 0/1 ECTS: 6
This course offers an overview of the main theories, concepts and empirical approaches to the subject of political communication in democratic nations. The course starts with a review of the main theoretical and empirical studies covering issues such as the modalities of political campaign and communication, the role of the media in these processes and the campaign/media effects on public opinion. The key concepts to be explored and critically discussed are mediatization of politics, media systems, freedom and pluralism, journalist professionalization and information quality, campaign modernalization, campaign professionalization, permanent campaigning, persuasion, conversion, mobilization, learning effects, agenda-setting, priming framing, and others. The course ends with a discussion of the main challenges to political communication in the 21st century.