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International Relations - Global Studies

Program Coordinator
Anna Jagiełło-Szostak, PhD

The program of Global Studies specialty in International Relations is directed to all international and Polish prospective students who would like to understand the mechanisms of globalization, and dependences between the local and global events and phenomena.

General description

The main assumption of global studies is to concentrate on the globalization as a main research and teaching subject. It does not analyse globalization form the point of view of the national state. Instead global studies put globalization in the centre and study it as a complex and autonomous process which imposes the specified and similar conditions to all national and international actors. Global Studies are hardly defined by the assumptions and methods of any of contemporary sciences. Instead they have a multidisciplinary and interdisciplinary character, as they join diverse theoretical approaches of economy, international relations, political sciences, anthropology, sociology, area studies, cultural and ethnic studies, but also some elements natural sciences such as the earth and life sciences or physics.

Details of the program

  • The program of Bachelor Studies offered by the Institute contains at least 2000 teaching hours, which is equivalent to 180 ETCS credits. To finish the study students are obliged to write Bachelor thesis under the supervision of one of the institutes's professors and defend it or pass Bachelor exam.

  • The program of studies consists of the obligatory courses (general and related to the area of study), specialty courses and optional courses, which students choose according to their own interests.

  • Students choose their optional courses before the start of each semester.

  • Student have to collect 30 ECTS in each semester from obligatory courses, optional courses and workshops.

  • Other obligatory elements of the program are: Polish language (4 semesters/120 hours), other foreign language (to choose, 3 semesters/180 hours), student internship (3 week/90 hours), physical education in the University's Sport Centre (60 hours).

  • Students have the possibility to participate in the programs of international student exchange and use all the other offers and propositions directed to the student of the University of Wrocław.

GLOBAL STUDIES (BA program in English)

1 st Semester

Course name

ECTS

Lecture

Classes

Seminar

Laboratory

History of Globalization

6

30

30

 

 

Microeconomics

6

30

30

 

 

Political and Economic Geography

5

30

30

 

 

Law and State Theory

6

30

30

 

 

Modern History of Poland

3

 

30

 

 

Introduction to Global Studies

3

 

30

 

 

IT

1

 

16

 

 

Foreign Language (Polish)

0

 

30

 

 

2 nd Semester

Course name

ECTS

Lecture

Classes

Seminar

Laboratory

Contemporary International Relations

6

30

30

 

 

Macroeconomics

5

30

30

 

 

Contmeporary Political Systems

5

30

30

 

 

History of Political Thought

5

30

30

 

 

Demography

2

 

30

 

 

Introduction to Diplomacy

3

 

30

 

 

Media and Politics

3

 

30

 

 

Foreign Language (Polish)

0

 

30

 

 

3 rd Semester

Course name

ECTS

Lecture

Classes

Seminar

Laboratory

Global Political Networks

6

30

30

 

 

International Economic Relations

5

30

30

 

 

Public International  Law

5

30

30

 

 

Contemporary Political Thought

5

30

30

 

 

Management in Organization

3

 

30

 

 

Elective course (two of three to choose):

1.Cultural Security. Global Aspects,Local Trends

2.Media Markets Development 

3.Project Management

3  

30

 

 

Elective course ( two of three to choose):

1.Cultural Security. Global Aspects,Local Trends

2.Media Markets Development 

3.Project Management

3

 

30

 

 

Foreign Language (Polish)

0

 

30

 

 

4 th Semester

Course name

ECTS

Lecture

Classes

Seminar

Laboratory

Intergovernmental Organization

5

30

30

 

 

Ideas and Concepts of Integration in Europe

5

30

30

 

 

Ethnic Problems and Conflicts

3

 

30

 

 

Foreign Policy of the European Union and Member States

5

30

30

 

 

Economic Policy

3

 

30

 

 

Elective course (one of two to choose):Intercultural Communication OR Economic Transformation

2

 

30

 

 

Elective course (one of three to choose):Analysis of Media and Public Opinion OR Crisis Management OR Regional Security Complex in Central Asia

2

 

30

 

 

Foreign Language (Polish)

5

 

30

 

 

Foreign Language (one to choose, SPNJO, ISM)

0

 

60

 

 

5 th Semester

Course name

ECTS

Lecture

Classes

Seminar

Laboratory

Mobility track - semester abroad on one of partner's universities on Erasmus + program

27

 

 

 

 

Number of hours according to program of studies at the host University          

Speciality Global Studies

Individual Bachelor Seminar 1 (distance learning)

 

3

 

 

30

 

6 th Semester

Course name

ECTS

Lecture

Classes

Seminar

Laboratory

Geopolitics

 5

30

30

 

 

International Cultural Relations  5  30  30    
Religions in Contemporary World  5  30  30    

Foreign Language (one to choose, SPNJO, ISM)

8

 

60

 

 

Physical Education

1

 

60

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Specialty GLOBAL STUDIES

Individual Bachelor Seminar 2

3

 

 

30

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Bachelor Exam/Bachelor Dissertation

3