- Theoretical philosophy
The accepted 1st degree/bachelor study program in the field of Philosophy insures attaining comprehensive fundamental knowledge in the canons of Philosophy.
The program contains specialized philosophical knowledge, imbedded and correlated with general humanities knowledge gained through specialized subjects and electives which represent varying branches and disciplines of the liberal arts. This liberal arts education is supplemented with a component of social science appropriate to the content of the learning outcomes which relate to the latter range of learning. The gained humanities and social science knowledge enables graduates not only to orient themselves with philosophical issues, but also understand the comtemporary world, the evolving civilizational changes, and comprehensively grasp cultural events identifying within political, economic, artistic, moral and social layers.
The studies last for 6 semesters and result in 1st level qualification for a bachelor of arts degree in Philosophy.
Realizing the learning outcomes anticipated for the bachelor student of Philosophy prepares the graduate for the presently difficult work marketplace. The graduate gains, besides education relating to history of Philosophy and traditional philosophical issues, basic knowledge in areas of social sciences and individual areas of culture (language, art, religion, politics and science), and skill and competence regarding social communication which enables professional activeness in various areas of community, curture and politics.
Finishing bachelor Philosophy studies delivers knowledge, social skill and competence essential for such intellectual activities such as the art of argumentation, conducting dialog, or shaping the basis of a world view. The graduate also gainsd the capacity of independent management of accumulated knowledge.
With the support of gained knowledge and skill, the Philosophy graduate is able to interpret philosophical ideas in their historical context and relate them to the current cultural condition. The graduate is able to correctly explore contemporary philosophical issuestaking advantage of subordinate field of Philosophy – history, logic, ontology, epistemology, ethics and esthetics. The graduate is oriented with philosophical tradition: is aware of the most important concepts, trends and opiions; is able to interpret basic issues relating same to selected specific issues. The graduate masters the base for interpreting philosophical text and has skill in understanding foreign texts; possesses basic methodologies for research work in Philosophy and work in professions requiring critical, interpretive and argumentative competence; is prepared to undertake second degree/master studies which can be continued at Jan Długosz University, or other qualified institutions.
The social competence of the Philosophy graduate is the focus for creative ability, critical thinking, and skillful formulation and expression of opinions. Gained knowledge about humanity and its socio-cultural surroundings enable the graduate to analyze the human condition based on morality, religion and world view. Knowledge and skill adopted from various scientific disciplines allows the graduate to apply said attributes in specific interpersonal and social situations; is able to formulate appropriate argumentative strategies and organize convincing responses to criticism; possesses knowledge of the premises of axiological constitutive structures and social behavior, is oriented with the norms of social nature and paths of influencing human behavior.
The educational content prepared for this study program insures meeting the learning outcomes required by external stakeholders.
The above given graduate profile is specifically shown in its accomplishments of the didactic process for its learning outcomes with regard to knowledge, skill and social competence.
The graduate of the Theoretical Philosophy specialization possesses expanded knowledge and skill in the area of classic and contemporary philosophical concepts tied to the specialization; is able to analyze and take advantage of philosophical ideas in cultural and social processes; exploits philosophical knowledge in specific situations of characteristic issues for a give community; applies the possibilities of humanistic reflection in various social interactions; identifies relations between contemporary philosophical ideas and cultural transformations.
Criteria for secondary school exit exam concerning the so-called "new matura" (Exam from 2005 and subsequent years)
Competition of certificates: arithmetic average of three subjects (results obtained in the secondary school-leaving examination; basic or extended level; extended level awarded with the conversion factor "2"): Polish, a foreign language and one subject to choose from: history, geography, social studies, mathematics, computer science , chemistry, physics with astronomy, biology.
In the case of an equal sum of the final marks in the above-mentioned subjects, the order of admission is determined by the higher mark in Polish.Exemptions: Laureates (first three places) of the regional stage of Philosophy Olympiad as well as finalists and laureates of the central stage.
Criteria for secondary school exit exam concerning the so-called "old matura" (under the old system)
Competition of certificates: arithmetic average of three subjects (the highest marks in the secondary school leaving certificate and secondary school-leaving examination certificate): Polish, a foreign language and one subject to choose from: history, geography, social studies, mathematics, computer science, chemistry, physics with astronomy, biology .
In the case of an equal sum of the final marks in the above-mentioned subjects, the order of admission is determined by the higher mark in Polish.
Exemptions: Laureates (first three places) of the regional stage of Philosophy Olympiad as well as finalists and laureates of the central stage.