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University of Wroclaw Bachelor in Culture, Thought and Humanity
University of Wroclaw

Bachelor in Culture, Thought and Humanity

Wrocław, Poland

3 Years

English

Full time

15 Aug 2024*

01 Oct 2024

EUR 2,400 / per year **

On-Campus

* start date of admission: February 1st, 2024

** for EU citizens | €3650/year for non-EU citizens

Introduction

The studies in the English-language Bachelor in Culture, Thought, and Humanity bachelor's degree program introduce in-depth philosophical reflection on culture, revealing both the fundamental underlying structures and the related diverse dimensions and aspects of culture. This nature of the degree program makes it part of the University of Wrocław mission and development strategy by emphasizing "the search for truth, the transmission of knowledge and the nurturing of culture", and the formation of "open minds ... accepting diversity". The study of Culture, Thought, and Humanity in particular pursues the area of openness and readiness for challenges, remaining a learning process that significantly and naturally develops an understanding of cultural diversity, and therefore forms attitudes of tolerance and respect for dignity. In two ways, they also remain "a meeting place for different views and cultures": both because of the subject matter of the studies themselves and because, as studies in English, they are aimed at candidates from different cultural areas. Studies implemented on the grounds of international cooperation, offering a palette of courses taught by teachers from both the University of Wrocław and foreign centers (US, Carbondale), are characterized by a high standard of educational quality and allow for the acquisition of expert competencies not only in understanding the socio-cultural environment but also in actively influencing and shaping this environment. They realize the range of values that constitute the synergy effect. they possess, however, due to the specifics of the discipline itself and the characteristics of this particular program, the value of interdisciplinarity characteristic. The English-language study of Culture, Thought, and Humanity conducts the didactic process in the context of international cooperation and is surrounded by dieticians from different parts of the world. It makes it possible to choose among the best of them and to direct studies to candidates from all over the world. One of the most important aspects of Culture, Thought, and Humanity studies remains modern and international education.

The purpose of Culture, Thought, and Humanity is to impart advanced knowledge of ideas of the humanities and their influence on the process of cultural formation, their interrelationships, their presence in different cultures, and their dynamics in the processes of cultural development. And also to impart knowledge on the use of these ideas for dialogue between cultures. The knowledge should be broad, covering the development of the main ideas, concepts, and currents in humanities and philosophy and its sub-disciplines, especially philosophy of culture, social, cultural and philosophical anthropology, and social and political thought - in particular, philosophical and psychological conceptions of man, the place of the "person between nature and culture," ways of understanding and defining culture, and criticism of culture. They should be able to think critically, engage in thoughtful debate, and use interdisciplinary approaches (cultural anthropology, cultural psychology, sociology of culture). The main advantages of this type of education, are the creation, based on the peculiarities of the way of its research characteristic of philosophy, an organized, comprehensive and interdisciplinary image of the study of culture, sensitivity to changes within culture, the problem of intercultural dialogue, the peculiarities of cultural heritage, as well as value conflicts and social processes conditioned by them. The result of this knowledge should be the formation of a competent critical understanding, critical thinking, and critical approach to contemporary civilization processes, as well as the ability to promote this knowledge in cultural institutions and foster in them constructive skills of co-creation, dialogue, and conflict resolution. This could be used for employment in institutions related to education, media, and the arts, but also in non-governmental organizations working at the intersection of cultures, such as those providing assistance to refugees or resolving conflicts between ethnic and religious minorities. The motto would thus be: “thinking for a change”. The idea, then, is to shape a person who understands his cultural and civilizational environment and is oriented towards creating and co-creating processes of dialogue, mutual recognition, and understanding to improve the conditions for communication among people.

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