What do we teach?
The curriculum for our undergraduate students covers all periods in the history of Poland and the world; the students can also choose courses in other humanistic disciplines and social sciences. As they embark on their MA programmes, they choose a period, block of specialist classes and the topics in which they want to specialise. In addition, they can, but do not have to, acquire professional qualifications in one or more of the following fields: teaching, editing, archiving, promotion.
Choosing the course of study
The Institute of History has preserved the old-fashioned custom of studying. Not acquiring education, not “making use of an educational service”, but, in fact, studying. What does it mean? Just that students, under the guidance of their teachers, are to learn to be independent in pursuing knowledge. In order for students to become independent, they cannot be just numbers on the attendance register for their professors.
During our annual meetings with those who want to study history, the candidates often ask why study history today and whether it is possible at all to find a job after graduating. Of course, we could simply shrug off such a question – after all, who would dare these days to indicate a study programme that guarantees employment after graduation.