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COURSE OFFER (Fall 2017)

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poniedziałek, 16 października 2017 roku, 20:49

History of Poland in Films

Prof. UG, dr hab. Barbara Klassa

History of Poland is full of captivating stories that attracted both Polish and foreign artists. We will examine their works tracing uses and abuses of history, confronting movies with historical research and identifying different tools that were employed to create a particular image of the past. We will discuss the circumstances that affected creation of every piece and shaped the way how the audience interpreted it. All of that will help us to perceive film as much more than just a story – as an important part of our culture.   

FRIDAYS, 9:45-11:15, ROOM 2.35 (HISTORY BUILDING)

30 hours/6 ECTS

History of Gdańsk

Prof. dr hab. Beata Możejko, Prof. UG, dr hab. Sławomir Kościelak, Prof. UG, dr hab. Piotr Perkowski

This course covers the history of the city from the Middle Ages to present. Taught by specialists in different periods, it provides the students with an opportunity to discover (both in class and outdoors) the story of the people of Gdansk/Danzig and to follow the changes affecting life  in one of the most prominent ports and cities of the Baltic Sea. The lectures include issues pertaining to: everyday life in Gdansk/Danzig – including city tours focused on architecture, science and art, historic museums, city’s role in the Hanseatic League, political and religious history including topics related to Reformation and Counter-Reformation, the relationship between the city and the Polish kings, as well as its international connections. From the “Golden Age” to the ruins of wars, from “Solidarity” to the present – this class is a great chance to get to know the fascinating history of the city that is well over thousand years old and thriving.    

FRIDAY, 13:15-14:45. ROOM 2.46 (OLIWA CAMPUS, FACULTY OF HISTORY). This class starts on Oct. 27, 2017 with Prof. Możejko.  

30 hours/ 6 ECTS

Introduction to Polish Culture and Pomerania Region Cultural Diversity

Dr Katarzyna Linda-Grycza

How did the traditional “ritual year” (pl. rok obrzędowy) look like in Poland? Which of the traditions survived and are still celebrated nowadays? What ethnolinguistic groups inhabited Pomerania and which of them are still here? How was Christmas season celebrated in Kaszuby? – For these and other intriguing questions we will make an attempt to find answers together. The course will consist of 4 main parts: an introduction meeting, two field trips (including sightseeing, workshops, lectures), consultations for individual projects and a summary & evaluation meeting. The course will be conducted with usage of active methods. An emphasis will be put on learning via workshops, mini-multimedia lectures, story-telling, sightseeing as well as a project method.There are two excursions planned to experience the cultural diversity of Pomerania, their cost to be covered extra (transportation tickets, participation in workshops and entrance: about 14 euros/trip) Trips will be scheduled so they could match participant’s and lecturer’s plans

First meeting on October 12th, Thursday, at 15:30, class 107 / UG building in the Old Town of Gdańsk, Bielańska Street nr 5 (walk 4 minutes from tram and train stop “Dworzec Główny/Gdańsk Główny” – Gdańsk main station).

You want to take part in the course but the proposed hour does not fit into your schedule? Contact me directly: katarzyna.linda@ug.edu.pl

30 hours/ 6 ECTS

History of the United States

Dr Piotr Derengowski

The aim of this course is to provide students with an opportunity to study the American history in the context of its relationship with Great Britain, other American states as well as its increasing global influence. Furthermore, the examination of domestic issues (social, economic and political changes) since the colonial period till the end of the WW II shall foster students' understanding of historical processes reaching far beyond the Western Hemisphere

TUESDAYS, 8:00-9:30, NEOPHIL. BUILDING (room 021)

30 hours/ 3 ECTS

Economic system of the United States

Dr Piotr Derengowski

The aim of the course is to familiarize students with basics of the economics system of the USA, and to show them main directions of American economic growth against the background of the world’s economy. Furthermore it will provide students with basic terminology in the context of US economy.

TUESDAY, 9:45-11:15, NEOPHIL. BUILDING (room 0.21)

LECTURES TAKE PLACE: NOV. 21, 28; DEC. 5, 12, 19; JAN. 9, 16, 23

15 hours/ 2 ECTS

Race and Etnicity in American History and Culture

Dr Piotr Derengowski

The aim of the course is to provide students with an opportunity to confront some of today’s most controversial and misunderstood issues, including immigration, affirmative action, racial segregation, political representation, racialized poverty and affluence, educational inequality, incarceration, terrorism, civil society, religion, and racial identity formation. Throughout, we will approach racial inequality as a complex sociological phenomenon properly understood only through critical socioanalysis that arrives at conclusions after sifting carefully through the best available evidence.

WEDNESDAY, 9:45-11:15, HISTORY BUILDING (room 2.7)

LECTURES WILL TAKE PLACE: Nov. 22, 29; Dec. 6, 13, 20; Jan. 10, 17, 24

15 hours/  ECTS

Polish language course (A1/A2)

University-wide offer (Students of all Faculties are eligible) TIMES & LOCATIONS WILL BE PROVIDED DURING GENERAL ORIENTATION ORGANIZED BY THE UG INTERNATIONAL OFFICE

https://ug.edu.pl/oferta_ksztalcenia/kursy_i_szkolenia/centrum_kultury_i_jezyka_polskiego_dla_cudzoziemcow

The Polish language class takes place twice a week (90 mins each) at the School of Foreign Languages (Studium Języków Obcych, SJO). Details will be provided during Erasmus student orientation meeting at the University of Gdańsk by the Erasmus exchange office.

4 ECTS

Polish Language - translation seminar

Students may select the following seminars:

- Latin/Polish

- English/Polish

-German/Polish

30 hours/ 6 ECTS

Independent Study - Seminar

Students may select their Mentor - academic teacher at the Faculty of History, or join an existing seminar. A consent of the Faculty member must be secured by the student and a syllabi prepared by the Instructor.

30 hours/ 6 ECTS

ANNOUNCEMENTS

poniedziałek, 16 października 2017 roku, 20:51
UPCOMING EVENTS:

http://ug.esn.pl/pl/o-nas

ATTENTION NEW STUDENTS:

Meeting with History Institute Coordinator has beed scheduled for:

26 OCTOBER 2017 (THURSDAY), 13:15-14:15, ROOM 2.46

COMPLETE SCHEDULE OF COURSES (IN POLISH):

http://historia.ug.edu.pl/studenci/plany_zajec_0

Courses PREVIOUSLY offered (2016/2017)

piątek, 6 października 2017 roku, 19:15

Forced Migrations in Historical Perspective

Dr. Anna Mazurkiewicz

WEDNESDAY, 8:00-9:30, ROOM 2.61 (OLIWA CAMPUS, FACULTY OF HISTORY)

Appearing in the historical accounts of Ancient Egypt and the Middle East forced migration occurred in a variety of forms, manifold cultures, on all continents, in all historical periods – naturally with a different degree of intensity. Its exponential growth was brought about in the 20th century. Throughout human history the instances of forced abandonment of the native community by individuals or groups caused repercussions in the intertribal, transnational and international relations. Therefore, the attempt at comparing the influence that the individuals or groups excluded from the life of the state exert on the mutual relations between the country of origin and the country of settlement is of significant value. Furthermore, an analysis of the consequences of the exclusion of certain social groups from political, economic and cultural life of a given country or region combined with a characteristic of the dramatic fate of many of the excluded can function as a springboard for a debate referring to contemporary forced migration (both internal and external), as well as immigration policy of the countries that provide asylum for refugees.

30 hours/6 ECTS

 

Cultural Heritage of Poland

Prof. UG, dr. hab. Barbara Klassa

FRIDAY, 11:30-13:00, ROOM 2.7 (OLIWA CAMPUS, FACULTY OF HISTORY)

Presentation of the most important elements of the Polish cultural heritage, including both material and spiritual culture, artistic achievements, tradition and customs.

30 hours/ 6 ECTS

 

History and Culture of Scandinavia

Prof. UG, dr. hab. Arnold Kłonczyński

FRIDAY, 8:00-9:30, ROOM 2.61 (OLIWA CAMPUS, FACULTY OF HISTORY)

The aim of the course is to introduce the student to the most important events in the history of the Nordic countries (Sweden, Denmark, Norway and Finland) and the determinants of political, social and economic development of these countries and their culture for example: The legacy of the Vikings in the history and traditions of Scandinavia, The Reformation in Scandinavia, The Swedish-Norwegian Union 1814-1905,  Scandinavia during the World War II, Scandinavian cuisine, commemorations and traditions nowadays.

30 hours/ 6 ECTS

 

History and Culture of England

Prof. UG, dr. hab. Iwona Sakowicz-Tebinka

THURSDAY, 9:45 -11:15, ROOM 2.9 (OLIWA CAMPUS, FACULTY OF HISTORY). This class starts on March 23.

The aim of the course is to introduce the student to the most important events in the history of British Isles (England, Scotland, Wales, Ireland) and the determinants of political, social and economic development of these countries and their culture.

15 hours/ 3 ECTS

 

Polish language course (A1/A2)

University-wide offer (Students of all Faculties are eligible) TIMES & LOCATIONS WILL BE PROVIDED DURING GENERAL ORIENTATION ORGANIZED BY THE UG INTERNATIONAL OFFICE

The Polish language class takes place twice a week (90 mins each) at the School of Foreign Languages (Studium Języków Obcych, SJO). Details will be provided during Erasmus student orientation meeting at the University of Gdańsk by the Erasmus exchange office.

4 ECTS

Geschichte der deutschen Länder im Mittelalter und Neuzeit

Prof. UG, dr. hab. Dariusz Kaczor

This class is a seminar. Independent, guided study (in Polish and/or German)

15+15 Stunden (Seminar/Vorlesung) / 6 ECTS

Students interested in attending the lecture (in Polish) are invited to: Repetytorium z historii krajów niemieckich w okresie średniowiecznym i nowożytnym -wykład Niemcoznawstwo I rok

The political dimension of Islam in contemporary Islamic constitutions

Dr. Zbigniew Landowski

The lecture analyses the constitutional documents of the countries that are geographically situated In North Africa, Near and Middle East, South, South-East and Central Asia. The Islamic states are characterised by great diversity, but are dominated by a centralised form government with a strong leader. The political doctrines of Islam are diverse – each of these constitutes their own system of views and assumptions which are the basis of their political outlines, including the view of the shape and content of the Constitution. Theoretical part with be illustrated by audiovisual components.

This class will be offered in March 2018.

15 hours/ 3 ECTS

Roman Painting at Pompeii and Herculaneum

Prof. dr. hab. Nicholas Sekunda

Institute of Art History 

tba

30 hours/6 ECTS          

Archaeology of Ancient Greece

Prof. dr. hab. Nicholas Sekunda

Classical Studies

tba

30 hours/ 6 ECTS

The History of Art of Ancient Greece

Prof. dr. hab. Nicholas Sekunda

Studium Humanitatis

tba

30 hours/ 6 ECTS

 

 

PAST COURSE OFFER (Fall 2016)

Autor: 
piątek, 3 lutego 2017 roku, 13:19

Roman Painting at Pompeii and Herculaneum

Prof. dr. hab. Nicholas Sekunda

Institute of Art History 

MONDAYS, 11:30-13:00, Gdansk, Bielanska street, room 70

30 hours/6 ECTS          

Archaeology of Ancient Greece

Prof. dr. hab. Nicholas Sekunda

Classical Studies

TUESDAYS, 10:45-12:15, Gdansk, Bielanska street, room 70 (TO BE CONFIRMED)

30 hours/ 6 ECTS

Alexander the Great

THIS CLASS HAD TO BE CANCELLED DUE TO INSUFFICIENT STUDENT ENROLLMENT

Prof. dr. hab. Nicholas Sekunda

Institute of History

30 hours/ 6 ECTS

The History of Art of Ancient Greece

Prof. dr. hab. Nicholas Sekunda

Studium Humanitatis

MONDAYS, 13:45-15:15, Gdansk, OLIWA CAMPUS, room 4.65

30 hours/ 6 ECTS

History of Poland in Films

Prof. UG, dr. hab. Barbara Klassa

History of Poland is full of captivating stories that attracted both Polish and foreign artists. We will examine their works tracing uses and abuses of history, confronting movies with historical research and identifying different tools that were employed to create a particular image of the past. We will discuss the circumstances that affected creation of every piece and shaped the way how the audience interpreted it. All of that will help us to perceive film as much more than just a story – as an important part of our culture.   

FRIDAYS, 9:45-11:15, FACULTY OF HISTORY - OLIWA CAMPUS, room 2.35

30 hours/6 ECTS

Introduction to Cultural Anthropology

Aleksandra Chabros, MA

The aim of this course is to introduce students to the theoretical foundations, methods and main problems of cultural anthropology today.  Students will be working with texts analyzing different cultural phenomena from anthropological perspective. After completing this course, participants should be able to describe the key features of anthropological approach and include it in their own research.

WEDNESDAYS, 17:30-19:00, Gdansk, Bielanska street, room 108.

30 hours/ 6 ECTS

The political dimension of Islam in contemporary Islamic constitutions

Dr. Zbigniew Landowski

The lecture analyses the constitutional documents of the countries that are geographically situated In North Africa, Near and Middle East, South, South-East and Central Asia. The Islamic states are characterised by great diversity, but are dominated by a centralised form government with a strong leader. The political doctrines of Islam are diverse – each of these constitutes their own system of views and assumptions which are the basis of their political outlines, including the view of the shape and content of the Constitution. Theoretical part with be illustrated by audiovisual components.

THURSDAYS 11:30-13:00, ROOM 1.46; THESE CLASSES TAKE PLACE EVERY 2ND AND 4TH WEEK OF THE MONTH, first class, Oct. 13.

15 hours/ 3 ECTS

History of the United States

Dr. Anna Mazurkiewicz

The aim of this course is to introduce the students to the history and culture of the United States. While standard periodization is employed to present the major events, processes and actors in the birth, growth and expansion of the U.S., the organizing theme of liberty in the American past allows students to look at the basic chronology through different lenses. This course allows students to observe and interpret connections between the historical context and current developments both in the U.S. and in the world.

THURSDAYS, 11:30- 13:00, NEOPHILOLOGY BLDG / OLIWA, room 360

30 hours/ 3 ECTS

Polish Language - translation seminar

Students may select the following seminars:

- Latin/Polish

- English/Polish

-German/Polish

30 hours/ 6 ECTS

Independent Study - Seminar

Students may select their Mentor - academic teacher at the Faculty of History, or join an existing seminar. A consent of the Faculty member must be secured by the student and a syllabi prepared by the Instructor.

30 hours/ 6 ECTS