The American Studies Center is a cross-disciplinary department of the University of Warsaw. Its faculty research and teach various aspects of the United States culture, society, literature, art, film, media, history, economy, politics, law, ideas, etc. Faculty are both Polish and international scholars; permanent faculty includes three professors from the U.S. Classes are taught in English by the Center's faculty and guest faculty.

Graduates of the American Studies Center have specialized knowledge about American society and culture, and the relations between the U.S. and the world, including with Europe.

The M.A. studies program encompasses introductory lectures to the various disciplines that make up the curriculum, and a wide spectrum of electives; students are encouraged to enroll in elective classes which would inform their specific M.A. research projects. The program includes also a writing proseminar, M.A. seminars, and other types of classes. The program runs for two years (four terms).

The weekday program offers classes from Monday through Thursday. Some students in the weekday program do not pay tuition; this exemption is based on entrance exam scores. However, only Polish nationals and other EU nationals are eligible for this exemption.

The curriculum is the same for the non-paying and the paying students.

Graduates will have earned a Master of Arts degree in cultural studies with an emphasis in American Studies. Graduates of the Center find employment in an array of professions, e.g.

  • business, foreign trade;
  • journalism, media;
  • culture;
  • education;
  • administration;
  • foreign service and international organization;
  • tourism.

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Published with financial support
from EU Erasmus Programme