Cracow, Poland

Faculty of Humanities

Wydział Humanistyczny

Subject area: humanities
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The Faculty of Humanities (formerly Faculty of Applied Social Sciences) was established in 2001 in response to new educational and research needs which had developed as a result of globalization and rapid technological progress. The mission of the new Faculty was defined as the education of modern specialists combining social knowledge with expertise in the application of new information and communication technologies in various areas of public life and business activity. The Faculty of Humanities offers studies in the following disciplines: Sociology (with three specialisations: Multimedia and Social Communication, Economic Sociology: Market, State, and Institutions and E-Economy), and Cultural Studies (with three specialisations: New Media and Intercultural Communication, Culture of New Media, Visual Communication and Graphic Design).
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Humanities are academic disciplines that study aspects of human society and culture. In the renaissance, the term contrasted with divinity and referred to what is now called classics, the main area of secular study in universities at the time. Today, the humanities are more frequently contrasted with natural, and sometimes social, sciences as well as professional training.
What do you believe was on the mind of the ancient Romans that they called the arts of speaking humanity? They judged that, indisputably, by the study of these disciplines not only was the tongue refined, but also the wildness and barbarity of people’s minds was amended.
Philip Melanchthon, Praise of Eloquence (1523), p. 66
Social science and humanities … have a mutual contempt for one another, the former looking down on the latter as unscientific, the latter regarding the former as philistine. … The difference comes down to the fact that social science really wants to be predictive, meaning that man is predictable, while the humanities say that he is not.
Allan Bloom, The Closing of the American Mind (New York: 1988), p. 357
If the passion for truthfulness is merely controlled and stilled without being satisfied, it will kill the activities it is supposed to support. This may be one of the reasons why, at the present time, the study of the humanities runs a risk of sliding from professional seriousness, through professionalization, to a finally disenchanted careerism.
Bernard Williams, Truth and Truthfulness (2002)


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