Why choose Department of Intercultural Studies in Central-Eastern Europe (DISCEE)?
INTERCULTURAL STUDY APPROACH
- Department of Intercultural Studies in Central-Eastern Europe (DISCEE) has its own coherent theory of research. At the core of this concept lays a broader than typically assumed knowledge of the Central-Eastern Europe area called "area between Germany and Russia." In the concept of scientific objective of the Department, it is necessary to extend the analysis including, among others, Poland, Lithuania, Latvia, Estonia, Belarus, Ukraine, Czech Republic, Slovakia, Germany, Austria and Russia.
- The mission of the Department is to strive for ever greater and truest understanding of "intercultural situation" in the region in terms of historical and current research.
- Study methodology is extremely useful as a communication tool we emphasize the study of the regional languages.
- Influence of the media as well as its relationship with a culture – audiovisual cultural messages analysis – is an engrossing subject to explore.
- In the learning process, we refer to interdisciplinary profile of the education.
- Values of DISCEE are citizenship, respect for Polish as well as European tradition what fits perfectly in the process of European integration.
INDEPENDENCE IN SHAPING EDUCATIONAL PATH
- The study program depends on the student's interests.
- 68% possible points of ECTS students can receive for subjects of free choice. In this way, students are able to establish independent study path.
THEORY AND PRACTICE
Curriculum of DISCEE is developed to meet current educational standards consistent with ECTS and 2005/2006/WE Directive of the European Parliament and the Europe Council.
DURING THE STUDIES, STUDENTS GAIN:
- General knowledge of the transformations of culture, a reflection on the media, visual art, philosophy, literature as well as a philological expertise and knowledge of the languages of the region;
- Historical knowledge of the region (Belarus, Lithuania, Germany and Austria, Poland, Russia, Ukraine) regarding history, literature, religious issues, cultural and political matters;
- Closer look towards historical processes, cultural and religious changes connected with the region.
DURING THE STUDIES, STUDENTS ACQUIRE:
- Speaking skills of three foreign languages (B2 level certificate approval of UW exam); two other language courses (Belarusian, Lithuanian, German, Russian, Slovak, and Ukrainian) for beginners (A1 level);
- Translational skills;
- Communication and negotiation skills.