Polish Studies allows students to gain knowledge about the Polish language, Polish history and literature, and contemporary literary life. It also prepares students for independent intellectual activity and active participation in literary culture as well as the reflective perception of transformations in the contemporary Polish language. Depending on the chosen specialization, graduates are provided with practical skills and knowledge that enable them to work as Polish language teachers in primary and secondary schools or to work in the media, publishing houses, PR departments and a wide range of cultural institutions. Both undergraduate and graduate programmes are offered in full-time and part-time study mode.
Starting from the 2nd semester of their studies, full-time undergraduate students choose one of the following specialisations: Polish Language Teaching or Literary Studies and Public Discourse. Within Literary Studies, students may study Journalism and Literary Criticism, Literary Theory and Practice,Text Editing, and Literary Culture of the Region. These are continued in the course of postgraduate studies. The Literary Studies specialization at the Master’s degree level is divided into: Traditions in Polish Culture, Intercultural Dialogue in Literature, and Feminism, Gender, Queer Studies. For part-time undergraduate students, two specialisations are offered: Polish Language Teaching and Text Editing, which can be continued at the postgraduate level (Polish Language Teaching and Social Communication specialisations).
Graduates of the Bachelor’s degree programme in Polish Studies have a general humanistic knowledge, as well as specialist knowledge in the scope covered by general courses, core courses and major courses. They are qualified to work as teachers in primary schools, and may pursue postgraduate programmes. They have a command of a foreign language which is sufficient to enable them to communicate and read basic texts. An important part of their competence is a basic command of Latin language and culture. These graduates are also prepared to work in the media, publishing houses, PR departments and various cultural institutions.
Graduates of the Master’s degree programme in Polish Studies who have completed the Polish Language Teaching specialisation have a general humanistic knowledge as well as specialist knowledge in the scope covered by general courses, core courses and major courses. They may pursue a career in education (in primary, lower secondary and upper secondary schools) and obtain teaching qualifications. Furthermore, they may actively participate in the popularization of culture in their communities.
Depending on the selected specialisation, graduates have qualifications which enable them to seek employment, e.g. in the media, publishing houses or various cultural institutions. The flexibility and diversity of our Polish Studies curriculum helps to shape the aesthetic sensitivity, cultural aspirations and language proficiency of students, motivates them to supplement and upgrade their knowledge, and provides them with opportunities to discover their cultural heritage and commune with the most interesting phenomena in the field of contemporary culture.
Faculty of Philology
pl. Sejmu Śląskiego 1, 40-032 Katowice
ul. Grota-Roweckiego 5,41-200 Sosnowiec