The purpose of this requirement is to enhance ASC students’ intellectual development through participation in a variety of extracurricular academic activities: public lectures, debates, seminars, or cultural events such as film festivals. While the OZN calendar is kept full by the coordinator, many OZN events are suggested by faculty and students. We strongly encourage student initiative – the whole point is for you to attend events that interest you. The OZN requirement is 60 points for BA studies and 30 points for MA studies (see tables with grading below). In most cases, 1 OZN is awarded for 45 minutes of an academic activity. Each ASC student receives an OZN card where events should be listed. Each event should be signed by the organizer or a member of ASC faculty present.

OZN card can be downloaded here: karta_OZN.doc

OZN events include the following:
  • All guest lectures, conferences, and seminars held at the ASC. We especially recommend the American Studies Colloquium Series.
  • Outside events announced on the OZN notice board on Facebook:
  • Events suggested by students and approved by the OZN coordinator. In order to suggest an event, send a link to the coordinator via the OZN facebook page (send a message) at least a week in advance. It will be posted for all to see.
  • Sometimes we recommend movies (esp. documentaries) for 1 OZN (2 if there is a discussion or a panel).
  • We usually do not approve ASC events after the fact. If a signature cannot be obtained, you may visit the OZN coordinator during her office hours within 14 days of the event and get her signature.
  • Active participation in academic conferences (presenting a paper at a conference during the studies fulfills the entire OZN requirement with an excellent grade [5]). More information about upcoming conferences:
  • Publications in academic journals (an article in a serious journal i.e. one that has an ISSN number and publishes regularly, an article has to be in Polish or English and concern American or cultural studies) fulfills the entire OZN requirement with an excellent grade [5]).
  • Publications in WASP, the ASC student journal. Editors of the journal negotiate the number of OZN points with the coordinator.
  • Participation in ASC Student Seminars (Koło Naukowe) and Research Groups (Grupy Badawcze) (organizers receive double number of points). Groups’ supervisors decide exact number of points.
  • When announced: help with conference organization at the ASC.
  • When announced: help in organizing ASC academic events or work on the ASC website/Facebook profile.
  • When approved: help in research by an ASC faculty.
  • In special cases: additional elective courses or OGUNs in place of OZNs (ECTS count must be equivalent). Note that this option requires getting permission from the Counselor for Students’ Affairs.
  • In special cases: work-study programs at institutions such as the American Embassy.

NOTE: OZN points are not attached to any single semester--you should collect them and receive credit throughout your studies.

The OZN grade depends on the number of hours:

60-63dostateczny (3)
64-69dostateczny plus (3+)
70-73dobry (4)
74-79 dobry plus (4+)
80bardzo dobry (5)
Hours grade
30-33dostateczny (3)
34-39dostateczny plus (3+)
40-43dobry (4)
44-49dobry plus (4+)
50bardzo dobry (5)

OZN dla studentów studiów licencjackich specjalności Ameryka Łacińska i Karaiby, którzy rozpoczęli studia w roku akademickim 2016/17 (obecny 3 rok)

30 - 34dostateczny (3)
35 - 39dostateczny plus (3+)
40 - 44dobry (4)
45 - 49dobry plus (4+)
50bardzo dobry (5)

OZN dla studentów studiów licencjackich, którzy rozpoczęli studia w roku akademickim 2018-2019

50 - 54dostateczny (3)
55 - 59dostateczny plus (3+)
60 - 64dobry (4)
65 - 69dobry plus (4+)
70bardzo dobry (5)

OZN dla studentów studiów licencjackich, którzy rozpoczęli studia w roku akademickim 2017-2018

40 - 44dostateczny (3)
45 - 49dostateczny plus (3+)
50 - 54dobry (4)
55 - 59dobry plus (4+)
60bardzo dobry (5)

OZN Coordinator 2018/2019 (summer semester)

dr Marta Usiekniewicz
duty hours: Mon, 9:00-10:30, r. 108A

Visit our OZN OSA Facebook page for latest announcements:

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