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INSTITUTE OF HUMANITIES, SOCIAL SCIENCES AND TOURISM

The Institute of Humanities, Social Sciences and Tourism came into being on 1st Sep. 2015 as a result of the fusion of the Institute of Tourism, Recreation and Environment Protection with the Institute of Humanities.

Fields of study

  • Tourism and recreation with specializations: Tourist services and tourism management and Kinetic recreation with psychosomatic regeneration;

as 1st grade  studies

  • Tourism and recreation with specializations: Tourist resources management and Recreation for health (commencing in the academic year 2015/2016)              

    as2nd grade studies:

 

TOURISM AND RECREATION (1st grade  studies)

A graduate from Tourism and Recreation in the PPWSZ is awarded the degree of licencjat (bachelor) and acquires the knowledge and qualifications necessary to compete on the work market and seek employment in tourism and recreation. The graduate possesses the following knowledge and skills and  in particular:

  1. general knowledge of natural and social sciences, economics and legal regulations pertaining to the field of tourism and recreation,
  2. communicative competence in a foreign language with English being the most popular language students choose,
  3. practical knowledge and skills required in the field of tourism and recreation with an ability to prepare a complete offer addressed to various clients and its realisation,
  4. ability to organise one’s own continuous further education, introduce new forms of kinetic and tourist activity, to use new methods of teaching and technical equipment.

In view of the specific location of The Podhale State College of Applied Sciences  in an attractive mountainous region emphasis is placed on local and regional content which additionally provides the graduate with:

  1. an ability to use regional natural, cultural and touristic assets of the Podhale region in offer preparation,
  2. knowledge of the possibilities and ways of supporting of local initiatives to create proper conditions for the development of tourism and recreation in the Podhale region.

 

SELECTED SUBJECTS IN THE 3 YEARS’ COURSE OF STUDIES:

  • business plan in tourist services
  • strength exercises
  • economics
  • economics in tourism and recreation
  • work and rest physiology
  • geography for tourism
  • kinetic games
  • hospitality
  • marketing of tourist services
  • skiing
  • Nordic walking
  • Organisation of tourism and tourist activities
  • Leisure pedagogy
  • Basic fitness training
  • Introduction to accountancy
  • Psychology

Graduate’s profile:

A  bachelor’s degree enables a graduate to start his/her own business in the field of tourism and recreation as well as to seek employment in travel offices, hotels, sport and recreation centres, SPA centres and in state and local administration in executive capacities in the fields connected with tourism and recreation.

Employment options:

  • State and local administration (departments of tourism, promotion, protection of environment, culture, land management, etc)
  • travel offices and their branches in Poland and abroad
  • national parks, landscape parks, geological parks,
  • hotels, boarding houses, rural tourism centres,
  • sport and recreation centres, fitness and wellness clubs,
  • rest and  regeneration centres, SPA centres, sanatoria,
  • social organizations, foundations and associations,
  • advertising agencies; press, TV and radio offices

 

TOURISM AND RECREATION (2nd  grade  studies)

A graduate of the specialisation in Tourist Resources Management will possess theoretical and practical knowledge of planning of tourism development particularly tourist investment and enterprises on the basis of the analysis and use of regional natural and human resources.

A graduate of the specialisation in Recreation for health will possess theoretical and practical knowledge necessary for the assessment of clients’ different health requirements and needs (health improvement and preventive health care) as well as for planning and performance of different forms of health recreation.

A graduate will have sufficient knowledge to find employment in  tourism and recreation  in administration and local government as well as on the market. The graduate will be qualified to work as a specialist in tourism and recreation business and the connected  businesses as well as to start his/her own business in this field.

Employment options:

  • State and local administration (departments of tourism, promotion, protection of environment, culture, land management, etc)
  • travel offices and their branches in Poland and abroad
  • national parks, landscape parks, geological parks,
  • hotels, boarding houses, rural tourism centres,
  • sport and recreation centres, fitness and wellness clubs,
  • rest and  regeneration centres, SPA centres, sanatoria,
  • social organizations, foundations and associations,
  • advertising agencies; newspaper, TV and radio offices

 

POLISH PHILOLOGY (1st grade studies)

Polish Philology has been in existence since the inception of PPWSZ in 2001. The following fields of studies are offered: Polish philology with teaching and journalism specialisations, English philology with teaching and translating  specialisations, and since the academic year 2015/16 English philology with the German language.

The staff of the Institute includes doctors and professors with academic experience and considerable achievements in scholarship and research.

Polish Philology encompasses the mission of PPWSZ in its work for the benefit of the local communities and protection of the cultural heritage of the region. We offer postgraduates studies in Cultural Heritage of Podtatrze Region. We offer a series of lectures on history of literature, history and culture of the region for secondary school students and the Third Age Universities in Rabka and Nowy Targ. We organise annual spelling competitions for secondary school students.

Members of the Student Research Group Cogito can develop their passion for literature and have an opportunity to see theatre performances in Kraków.

 

In compliance with a decision of the Senate of PPWSZ no. 12/2015 of 24.04.2015 and as a result of a fusion of the Institute of Humanities with the Institute of Tourism, Recreation and Environment Protection there came into being the Institute of Humanities, Social Sciences and Tourism.

 

POLISH PHILOLOGY 1st grade studies (bachelor’s degree)

  • teaching specialisation
  • specialisation in journalism

 

Our curriculum is based on the premise of two level education:

  1. modern and solid education in the chosen field
  2. development of selected specialisation that would provide a graduate with specific and tangible vocational qualifications

A graduate is awarded the degree of bachelor and is qualified and entitled to continue education in a course of 2nd grade studies in Polish philology and other fields. The duration of the complete course of studies is 6 semesters.

Characteristic features of education in the field:

The curriculum has been constructed so as to ensure that on completion of a three years’ course of intensive studies  our graduate will possess philological education on a par with a Polish philology department at  any chosen university. And it refers not only to the obvious formal requirements, but also to the actual scope of education or the importance of the students’ acquaintance with contemporary post-structural  methodologies of research in humanities.

SELECTED SUBJECTS IN THE 3 YEARS COURSE OF STUDIES:

  • history of Polish literature with elements of world literature
  • contemporary Polish literature
  • analysis of a literary work
  • historical grammar
  • multinational culture of the Polish Republic

 

Characteristic features of a given specialisation:

Teaching specialisation (for the students who want to teach Polish language i.e. to have influence on the quality of thinking of young people). It is over 400 hours and practical training in school and in effect the right and licence to teach Polish language on an elementary school level.

SELECTED SUBJECTS IN THE 3 YEARS’ COURSE OF STUDIES:

  • psychology
  • introduction to general didactics
  • information technology for Polish language teacher

specialisation in journalism (for the students who want to both inform and comment i.e. to have influence on the quality of thinking of adult people). It is over 400 hours and practical training and in effect the acquisition of knowledge, abilities and skills required in the work of a journalist..

SELECTED SUBJECTS IN THE 3 YEARS’ COURSE OF STUDIES:

  • history of Polish press
  • genres in journalism
  • interpersonal communication

Graduate’s profile:   

Employment options     

Postgraduate studies – Cultural Heritage of Podtatrze Region (3 semesters in extramural format)

  • postgraduate studies for those who wish to study or systematise their knowledge of the culture of Podtatrze and work for the Podtatrze Region;
  • 350 hours and various workshops and excursions to the museums of the region;
  • result – general and complete knowledge of geography, nature, history, culture, literature and language of the region of Podtatrze.

SELECTED SUBJECTS IN COURSE OF STUDIES:

  • The Tatra Mountains and Podhale in literature
  • Multidimensional work with local dialect texts
  • The art of Podhale (painting, sculpture, woodcarving, embroidery, metalwork, etc.)
  • Music, song and dance of the Carpathian Mountains
  • Romanis in Podtatrze

 

ENGLISH PHILOLOGY 1st grade studies

English Philology is one of the newest fields of study offered in the PPWSZ in Nowy Targ. Graduates will possess a very high level of both philological and practical knowledge; they will continuously improve their own vocational qualifications and shall attempt to propagate the knowledge of foreign languages in the local community. First Grade studies will provide the graduate with the knowledge of the English language on C1 level of the European System of Description of Language Education of the European Council as well as specialised language required to work as a teacher, translator, employee in an international corporations and others, where the knowledge of the English language ( and German language in the case of the specialisation of English philology with the German language) is indispensable. Our graduates have fundamental knowledge of history, literature and culture of English language countries as well as interdisciplinary competences that help them use their knowledge of and about  the language in different spheres of academic and social life. In order to achieve the best effects the PPWSZ has employed the best teachers who meet the most rigorous didactic and academic requirements and have acquired their experience in big academic centres. First grade studies last 6 semesters and are offered in a both full-time and extramural format. After the first semester students choose their specialisation. Graduates are awarded the degree of bachelor and are entitled to continue their studies in 2nd grade studies.

SELECTED SUBJECTS FOR ALL SPECIALISATIONS:

  • Practical knowledge of the English language
  • British culture
  • History of Great Britain
  • American culture
  • History of the U.S.A.
  • Psycholinguistics
  • British literature
  • American literature

Specialization offered in the field of English philology:

  • Teaching specialisation
  • Translation
  • English philology with German language

English philology, teaching specialisation: students become acquainted with the theory and practice of English language teaching; they acquire psychological and pedagogic knowledge. Bachelor’s diploma of the PPWSZ entitles its holder to teach the English language in kindergartens and elementary schools (in accordance with an order of the Minister of Education of 17 Jan. 2012 concerning standards of teachers’ education in preparation for their profession). Because English is more and more widely taught on pre-school level and then at all the other consecutive stages of education both in public schools and numerous language schools, the graduates will have no problems with finding employment.

SELECTED SUBJECTS:

  • Didactics of English language teaching
  • General psychology
  • General pedagogy
  • Voice emission

English philology, translating specialisation: the basic aim of this specialisation is the education of very well prepared and competent translators of English. Thanks to their work with a variety of texts students are well prepared for translation in many disciplines. The acquired practical translating abilities will enable them to make competent oral and written translations in law, medicine, technology and business. The graduates can seek employment as translators  in state administration, companies, cultural institutions, translation offices and other services that require a good knowledge of the language and its culture such as tourism and commerce.

SELECTED SUBJECTS:

  • Linguistic foundations of editing
  • Translation in medicine and technology
  • Audio-visual translation
  • Contrastive grammar

English philology with the German language: the basic aim of this specialisation is the education of students for work in international companies, administration, media, tourism, airlines, corporations and any services that require very good knowledge of the two languages. The selection of the specialisation: language + language leads to continuous  development of vocabulary and communicative skills with particular emphasis on the language of culture, business, tourism or geography. Practical classes in English and German teach business correspondence, preparation of contracts, negotiations and using these languages at work. Our graduates should acquire almost native competence of the English language on the C1 level of the European System of Description of Language Education of the European Council. Students shall take a public examination in German(Zertifikat Deutsch) on B1 level for the beginning group and B2 level for advanced groups. This examination is widely recognised in the world and serves as proof of competence for European employers. English philology with the German language  meets the demands of the contemporary work market and the expectations of employers and modern business. With the knowledge they have gained in this specialisation, the graduates will feel at home both on local and European markets. The graduates can competently and effectively work in tourism and business thanks to their abilities and skills such as: creativity, adaptability,  ability to solve problems and make decisions, independence and team-work, communicative and negotiating skills, etc.

SELECTED SUBJECTS:

  • Practical knowledge of the German language – integrierte Sprachfertigkeiten
  • Practical knowledge of the German language – praktische Grammatik
  • Practical knowledge of the German language – specialist language
  • German culture
  • Culture of Austria and Switzerland