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Basic information

Language of instruction

Polish

Duration

3 years

Faculty of Social Sciences

Katowice

Profil kształcenia: ogólnoakademicki

Informator ECTS

Description

Sociology B.A programme is focused on general sociological knowledge of contemporary society. The Sociology curriculum covers, among other things, the following courses: introduction to sociology, introduction to psychology, elements of philosophy, social demography, social psychology, statistical methods in sociology, introduction to jurisprudence, social policy, sociology of development, sociological research methods, the elements of economics, contemporary Polish society, societal macro- and microstructures, cultural anthropology, English, and IT classes. Undergraduate students take part in obligatory fieldwork.

The aim of the programme is to provide students with knowledge, skills and competencies, which are indispensable to understand and make diagnosis of social phenomena, processes and problems. Sociology graduates are also able to use basic sociological theories and categories to interpret and explain social changes. They can accumulate their knowledge and improve their scientific skills. Graduates are able to use their theoretical knowledge in practice, in projecting and carrying out surveys, leading social campaigns or in human resources management. Sociological knowledge is supplemented with elements of philosophy, logic, ethics, and psychology. Such an interdisciplinary perspective can be used to solve problems that can appear in future professional life. Students are also prepared to participate in social changes on local, regional and supra-regional level, as their attitudes towards society are pro-social. Furthermore, each graduate acquires some specific skills and knowledge connected with one of the following specializations: Urban and Region Sociology, Sociology of Advertising and Social Communication, Knowledge of Contemporary Society, Sociology of Organization and Management.

Urban and Region Sociology

The aim of Urban and Region Sociology specialization programme is to provide students with knowledge, competences and practical skills in the field of sociology of local communities. They gain profound knowledge about specificity of urban social structures and local government institutions. Students are able to analyze and make diagnosis of processes that take place in local and regional communities. Furthermore, the graduates are supposed to know how to carry out sociological research on local communities, and how to make use of the results of their research in solving social problems.

Holders of a degree in Urban and Region Sociology are prepared to work in institutions of public administrations, local government institutions, cultural institutions, non-governmental organizations, and public opinion research agencies. They can also work as specialists and advisers, creating local and regional development strategies or social projects.

Sociology of Organization and Management

The aim of Sociology of Organization and Management specialization programme is to   provide students with knowledge, competence and practical skills in order to develop their ability to explain and understand economic phenomena and processes in organizations as well as determinants of management of organizations. Students obtain theoretical knowledge of relations between society and economy in macro scale and knowledge of social relations between main actors in economic sphere, including knowledge of internal relations within organizations. They are able to indicate social and psychological determinants of the aforementioned actors in various situations, in mainly, in terms of structural change. Graduates have the knowledge of labour market mechanisms and processes too. They are able to create and use research procedures in order to diagnose and evaluate needs of workers employed in enterprises functioning in market economy conditions.

Holders of a degree in Sociology of Organization and Management are prepared to work in small, medium and large-sized companies as specialists, managers in Human Resources departments, recruitment and selection specialists, PR and marketing specialists; in consulting firms as career advisors; in welfare sector institutions connected with labour market; in public opinion research centres and non-governmental organizations.

Sociology of Advertising and Social Communication

The interdisciplinary Sociology of Advertising and Social Communication specialization programme is related to such disciplines as knowledge of communication, marketing and psychology. The programme is focused on the processes of understanding and interpreting social communication in various dimensions, i.e. interpersonal communication, communication in organization, political communication and communication in the media. Students should acquire skills and knowledge of how the contemporary media work, of developing and creating professional media release, analysis of media discourse, and preparing, as well as carrying out public opinion research, and an examining the effectiveness of advertising; moreover, they have a good understanding of contemporary social issues.

Holders of a degree in the Sociology of Advertising and Social Communication have skills necessary to prepare a media plan and promotional and advertising campaign; can successfully function in the world of the media, prepare professional media release and analyse media discourse; are able to use contemporary media resources, prepare and carry out public opinion research, or research on the effectiveness of advertising; and are well-versed in contemporary social issues. Graduates of the Sociology of Advertising and Social Communication find employment in state and local government institutions and agencies (media relations departments, town/city promotion departments), advertising and public relations agencies, public opinion research centres, radio and TV stations, and the press.

Knowledge of Contemporary Society

The aim of Knowledge of Contemporary Society specialization programme is to provide students with the knowledge, competencies and practical skills in sub-fields of sociology, such as macro- and microsociology, political sociology, sociology of social problems, sociology of culture, sociology of family, methodology and social research methods, as well as in philosophy and social psychology. The programme is related to such disciplines as social politics, demography, economy, law and anthropology. Graduates have theoretical knowledge of social processes and phenomena, they are also able to analyze them, and to make sociological diagnosis. They are able to use adequate research methods in a proper way used to identify scale and to describe specificity of concrete sociological problems.

Holders of a degree in Knowledge of Contemporary Society are prepared to work in institutions of public administration, governmental institutions, cultural institutions, national and international non-governmental organizations, public opinion research centres, social policy institutions.

Admissions criteria for candidates with "new" Polish maturity exam (issued after 2005)

For candidates with new maturity diplomas

The qualification covers competition of maturity diplomas— results from the below-indicated subjects taken during the maturity exam in the written part are considered:

Polish

 

Basic level

or extended level

Modern foreign language

 

Basic level

or extended level

Subject to be selected

 

Basic level

or extended level

weight = 35% (a)

weight = 30% (b)

weight = 35% (c)

* One cannot select the same subject on the same level twice.

If an exam from a given subject was passed on two levels, the higher of the scores will be taken under consideration.

Manner of calculating the final result:

W = a x P + b x J + c x PW

where:

W – candidate's final result,

P – result from Polish,

J – result from a Modern foreign language,

PW – result from additional subject,

a, b, c — weights.

"Old" Polish maturity exam

In the case of the candidates who took the “old” Polish maturity exam, the results of particular subjects taken orally or in writing (specified in the relevant programme admission criteria for candidates who passed the “new” Polish maturity exam), placed on the certificate of secondary education and certificate issued by Regional Examinations Board, are taken into consideration.

The method of converting results of the Polish maturity exam is adjusted to the evaluation system for the candidates who took the “new” Polish maturity exam.

The maturity exam grades will be converted to percentage points as follows:

Maturity exam to 1991

Maturity exam after 1991

6 — 100 %

5 — 100 %

5 — 80 %

4 — 70 %

4 — 75 %

3 — 30 %

3 — 50 %

2 — 30 %

In the case when there are programme entrance exams, both the results of these exams and the results of maturity exams are taken into consideration.

International Baccalaureate

The candidate who obtained the International Baccalaureate diploma, issued by the International Baccalaureat Organization based in Geneva, are subject to the same admission rules as holders of “new” Polish maturity exam. The results on the diploma of International Baccalaureate are calculated according to the following indicators:

IB Diploma

Standard level

Higher level

7

100%

100%

6

86%

85,71%

5

72%

71,43%

4

58%

57,14%

3

44%

42,86%

2

30%

28,57%

1

0%

14,29%

In case the candidate does not submit the International Baccalaureate diploma, for the sake of qualification, the candidate is obliged to submit the certificate about the IB result issued by the appropriate institution and present the IB diploma immediately after its reception.

NOTE: If the admissions criteria for the programme assume additional entrance exams for the holders of “new” Polish maturity exams, the following factors are concerned during the qualification: result from IB diploma calculated according to the scale above and the results of the additional entrance exam.

European Baccalaureate

The candidate who obtained the European Baccalaureate diploma, issued by European Schools in accordance to the Luxemburg Convention of 21 June 1994 about the European School status, are subject to the same admission rules as holders of “new” Polish maturity exam. The results on the diploma of European Baccalaureate are treated as results of the extended “new” Polish maturity exams and are calculated according to the following indicators:

EB exam

“new” Polish maturity exam

9,00 ÷ 10,00

100%

8,00 ÷ 8,95

90%

7,00 ÷ 7,95

75%

6,00 ÷ 6,95

60%

5,00 ÷ 5,95

45%

4,00 ÷ 4,95

30%

In case the candidate does not submit the European Baccalaureate diploma, for the sake of qualification, the candidate is obliged to submit the certificate about the EB result issued by the appropriate institution and present the EB diploma immediately after its reception.

NOTE: If the admissions criteria for the programme assume additional entrance exams for the holders of “new” Polish maturity exams, the following factors are concerned during the qualification: result from EB diploma calculated according to the scale above and the results of the additional entrance exam.

Secondary education certificate, or equivalent, obtained outside of Poland

The candidate who has obtained the secondary school graduation certificate (or another document) issued outside Poland may apply for studies. The document has to entitle the holder to undertaking Bachelor studies in the country in which the document was issued.

For candidates which are Polish citizens or apply for studies on the same rules as Polish citizens, the admission procedures defined in the programme’s description apply.

Foreign candidates applying for studies on other basis (tuition-paying, tuition-free, scholarships) are accepted for studies under regulations other than noted in the admission criteria. 
 

If programme’s admission criteria require mark in Polish language :
The candidates applying as Polish citizens or on the same rules as Polish, which finished secondary education outside Poland, will have the mark of that country’s language taken into account instead of Polish language mark.

Note: If programme’s admission criteria under “new” Polish maturity exam include additional entrance exams the results of BOTH entrance exam and secondary school graduation certificate are considered.

Exceptions from admission procedures

Nazwa olimpiady / konkursu Tytuł uprawniający do ulgi Limit miejsc Uwagi
Olimpiada Medialna laureat lub finalista
Olimpiada Przedsiębiorczości laureat lub finalista
Olimpiada Wiedzy o Filmie i Komunikacji Społecznej laureat lub finalista
Olimpiada Wiedzy o Prawach Człowieka w Świecie Współczesnym laureat lub finalista
Olimpiada Wiedzy o Polsce i Świecie Współczesnym laureat lub finalista
Olimpiada Wiedzy o Rodzinie laureat lub finalista
Olimpiada Wiedzy o III RP laureat lub finalista
Olimpiada Wiedzy o Społeczeństwie laureat lub finalista
Olimpiada Wiedzy o Unii Europejskiej laureat lub finalista

Szczegółowa procedura uznania powyższych uprawnień dostępna jest na stronie https://us.edu.pl/kandydat/rekrutacja-na-studia-krok-po-kroku/olimpiady-i-konkursy/

Fees for education

Tuition fees in academic year: 2021/2022

Payment for semester
dla Polaków i cudzoziemców uprawnionych do kształcenia na studiach stacjonarnych w języku polskim bez ponoszenia opłat za studia.

No tuition fees


Payment for semester
for foreigners applying for studies on tuition-paying basis

W przygotowaniu

Wysokość opłaty semestralnej zostanie podana w późniejszym terminie.

Contact

Faculty's contact details

Faculty of Social Sciences

ul. Bankowa 11
40-007 Katowice
32 359 18 14

https://us.edu.pl/wydzial/wns

katarzyna.glaz@us.edu.pl

Contact for foreigners

Biuro Rekrutacji Cudzoziemców

Bankowa 12, pok. 76
40-007 Katowice, Poland
+48 32 359 22 72
+48 32 359 22 73
admission@us.edu.pl