Student’s Profile

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During the B.A. studies you get a general knowledge on cognitive science, in particular you are acquainted with philosophy of mind, theory of communication and information, cognitive linguistics, semiotics (theory of signs), artificial intelligence and artificial life, cognitive psychology and neurobiology.

You will be able to:

  • discriminate, describe and analyse,
  • model computationally
  • indicate neural structures responsible for implementation

such cognitive processes as:  (among others) language and communicative abilities, perception, attention, memory, imagination, problem solving…

Our programme focuses primarily on language as a cognitive ability and on signs (especially language signs) as a way of interchanging knowledge, as well as on computational modeling of those abilities. Among the knowledge and skills that you attain in connection with the programme profile are:

  • knowledge on connection between language and perception, memory and behavior
  • knowledge on a influence of language on world-view and activities in the world
  • analysing and interpreting language utterances and signs
  • evaluating (linguistically, logically, pragmatically) them
  • using language and other sign systems as tools of influence, e.g.:
    • argumentation and persuasion
    • advertising

You also attain skills in the IT domain, namely:

  • using and administrating of operating  systems and applications (databases, spreadsheets etc.)
  • using network tools (in particular: creation and administration of web pages)
  • basic programming skills (more advanced in cases of languages of Artificial Intelligence, i.e. LISP and PROLOG)
  • designing graphic materials (web pages, leaflets, folders, posters, presentations etc.)
  • using advanced tools in computational modeling, such as cognitive architectures

During the courses you will be encouraged to use (and create) open source software.

Apart from the above “cognitive” knowledge and skills, you will get also general knowledge and capabilities, such as:

  • analitical capacities: distinguishing key elements of the situation, representing them, looking for solutions (logic, methodologies, programming courses)

You will  improve your English during English courses, but you will also have possibility to develop language abilities and practise them during lectures and classes held in English, tranlsatories, seminars etc. We assume that alumni will be able to communicate fluently both in everyday English and professional, specific to the chosen field of interest (B2 or C1 levels).

Graduates are prepared to be employed in:

  • IT companies (data and information brokers, network administrators, system designers
  • public relations agencies
  • advertising agencies
  • mass-media, esp. as a scientific journalist
  • educational institutions (including … coaching)

Additionally, your employer can expect you to:

  • square different perspectives and point of views
  • be able to benefit from knowledge and experience of others
  • display communication skills and ability to work as a part of a team
  • create clear and understandable utterances, both at the professional and popular level

Finally, you will be able to continue your education at the M.A. studies in (at least): cognitive science (our programme will be announced next year), philosophy, psychology, computer science.

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