Programme of studies
Further details and explanations:
- Student can write semester essay under the supervision of a teacher who teaches a course that student attends in a given semester.
- Each of four semester essays required to complete the programme has to be written under the supervision of a different tutor.
- Semester essay on the forth semester cannot concern the same discipline which the semester essay on the third semester did (e.g. if student wrote semester essay for “Ontology A” in the 3rd semester, student cannot write essay for “Ontology B” in the 4th semester).
- All the merits concerning an essay should be discussed with the supervisor.
- Essays are treated as every other course – it means that you have to register for them in USOS and not having grades from essays by the end of a given semester is equal to not passing that semester.
OGUNs (General University Subjects)
- OGUN can be any course appearing in USOS as “OGUN” except those offered by the Institute of Philosophy.
- Students are obliged to collect 11 ECTS points throughout the whole studies (6 semesters) from General University Subjects (number of hours is not important – numbers figuring in the table above are just suggestions how long it usually takes to collect given number of ECTS points ).
- It is highly recommended to choose OGUNs that are in English, however, it is allowed to take OGUNs in Polish (and any other language).
- If you have passed some OGUNs at another faculty of the University they can be rewritten (provided that they were not OGUNs offered by the Institute of Philosophy).
- If you study also at some other faculty, subjects included in the programme of studies of that faculty cannot be counted as OGUNs within the philosophy programme.
Foreign languages courses
- Passing the exam and passing the foreign language courses are separate things. It means that if you have passed the exam-requirement (by passing the university exam or submitting external certificate) you still have to fulfil the requirement of collecting 8 ECTS points from foreign language courses.
- Foreign Language Classes (a.k.a. “lektoraty”)
- Student can choose any foreign language to learn provided that it is not English and/or student’s mother tongue.
- Foreigners who do not speak Polish are obliged to choose Polish course.
- Student is obliged to pass 240 hours and 8 ECTS points throughout first five semesters of studies
- There is no rule saying that it has to be the same language every semester — technically, student can change language group each semester.
- If you have passed FL courses when studying at some other faculty, they can be rewritten (provided that they are not in English).
- Foreign Language Final Exam
- student is obliged to pass the exam after the fifth semester or earlier
- student can choose between two following options:
- passing the exam on (at least) B2 level provided that the language is NOT English
- passing the exam on (at least) C1 level (it can be English in such case
- either way, the language passed cannot be student’s mother tongue.
- Additional courses (Intellectual Property Law, Health and Safety, Information Technologies) are treated as other subjects and not passing any of them in a given semester is equal to not passing the semester.
- That student can pass seminar instead of monographic lecture, but not vice versa, is a general rule.
- Student is obliged to pass 120 hours of Physical Education classes before the end of the fifth semester.
- PE classes passed at other faculties are rewritten.
- Presence on all classes defined as “tutorials” is obligatory.
- No main subjects (ie. philosophical courses) can be passed in Polish. The fact that you have access to registration for subjects in Polish means that you are entitled to attend them, but none of the courses in Polish may be counted as passing any requirement of the programme of studies in English.
- If it happens that you don’t pass some “Course A”, you are entitled to enroll for the “Course B” in the next semester (of course you are still obliged to repeat and pass the “Course A” next year).
- To all matters not settled herein provisions of “Rules of Studey at the University of Warsaw” shall apply.