Bachelor of Arts (BA) Program

Graduates of the American Studies Center have specialized knowledge about American society and culture, and the relations between the U.S. and the world, including Europe.

What you will learn

The program also includes an academic writing class (English composition).

The first-cycle studies program encompasses introductory lectures to the various disciplines that make up the curriculum, and a spectrum of electives; students are encouraged to enroll in elective classes which would inform their specific research projects. The program also includes an academic writing class (English composition) and other types of classes.

 

HOW LONG IS THE PROGRAM?

The program runs for three years (six semesters).

 

ARE THE CLASSES IN ENGLISH?

All classes are offered in English.

 

LICENCJAT

Graduates will have earned a “licencjat” degree, comparable to Bachelor of Arts degree, in cultural studies with an emphasis in American Studies. Graduates of the Center find employment in an array of professions, e.g. business, foreign trade, journalism, media, culture, education, administration, foreign service and international organization, tourism.

Course catalogues

Over the years the American Studies Center has offered a variety of courses for students to choose from. The catalogues are a quick and convenient tool to browse through the Center’s course offerings at the particular point in time.

Curricula

The first-cycle studies program encompasses introductory lectures to the various disciplines that make up the curriculum, and a spectrum of electives; students are encouraged to enroll in elective classes which would inform their specific research projects. The program also includes an academic writing class (English composition) and other types of classes.

COMPLETION OF THE ELECTIVE COURSES

  • Each student is obliged to complete 9 elective courses.
  • Elective courses end with a final grade.
  • The form of testing knowledge for the final grade is decided by the instructor.
  • In case of failure to complete the course, the instructor decides about the “make-up options”.
  • Students should be informed about such options at the beginning of classes (they should be outlined in the syllabus).
  • The final grade for each course must be given by the end of a particular semester, regardless of the deadline for handing in grades for a particular student.
  • Each of the elective courses is marked as H or S (or both). It means that its learning outcomes have been classified within the cluster of Humanities and/or the cluster of Social Sciences.
  • During the BA studies each student is obliged to take at least 2 elective courses from each cluster, 9 courses in total.
  • In order to fulfill the above requirement, students are advised to plan their course selection in advance, so they do not have problems with the clusters in the later part of their studies.

Schedules of exams

 

BA Examinations

 

BA theses submission

Below you will find the deadlines for the submission of MA and BA theses as well as the planned dates of BA and MA exams at the ASC UW in the academic year 2022/2023:

  • The deadline to submit a thesis: by March 02, 2023
    The exam dates: March 31, 2023
  • The deadline to submit a thesis: by June 12, 2023
    The exam dates: July 04-07 and 11-12, 2023
  • The deadline to submit a thesis: by August 31, 2023
    The exam dates: September 20-22 and 26-27, 2023
  • The deadline to submit a thesis: by November 23, 2023
    The exam dates: December 15, 2023

The ASC Director as well as the ASC Students’ Office will strictly adhere to the above deadlines and will not make any exceptions. Failure to submit a thesis by June 12, 2023 will irreversibly result in postponing of a BA or MA exam until the end of September 2023.

You are being informed about the planned exam dates and submission deadlines well ahead of time so you may consider them making plans for holidays and further education.

Open Academic Sessions (OZN)

Each ASC student receives an OZN card. The purpose of this requirement is to enhance ASC students’ intellectual development through participation in a variety of extracurricular academic activities: public lectures, debates, seminars, or cultural events such as film festivals. While the OZN calendar is kept full by the coordinator, many OZN events are suggested by faculty and students. We strongly encourage student initiative – the whole point is for you to attend events that interest you. The OZN requirement is 70 points for BA studies. In most cases, 1 OZN is awarded for 45 minutes of an academic activity. Each ASC student receives an OZN card where events should be listed. Each event should be signed by the organizer or a member of ASC faculty present.

NOTE: OZN points are not attached to any single semester–you should collect them and receive credit throughout your studies.

Click the button below to learn more about the OZN program opportunities and grading.

Contact

dr Małgorzata Gajda-Łaszewska

ASC Counselor for Students’ Affairs

mgajda@uw.edu.pl

+48 22 55 333 19

Room 303

Office hours in Fall semester 2022/2023:
Tuesdays, 11:40-13:10, online via ZOOM, book your appointment at Doodle
Thursdays, 13:30-15:00, room 303 at the ASC