Lectures in the academic year 2019 / 2020:

 L1: Basics of presenting science and technology

Journalist W. Niedzicki

How to present yourself and your accomplishments? How to grab the audience? What to do with your hands? Why students fall asleep during a lecture? What is the selling of science? How to be a master of ceremony at a conference? Is it worth to take care of advertising? Who is manipulating us? These and other questions will be answered by a science journalist, Wiktor Niedzicki. There is a chance that the audience will not fall asleep. Lectures will be combined with practical exercises in front of the camera, attempts to write promotional texts and organize press conferences. Let us be better than our competitors!

 L2: Culture on daily and special occasions

Journalist W. Niedzicki

Who is a cultured man? From opera to social gathering. How behaviour patterns in the field of culture have changed over the years? Influence of science and technology onto culture’s transformation. The shortest history of music and mass-media. We will try to find answers to the following questions: to take a bath or not to take bath? How to behave at a party? Who should greet first?

 L3: Effects of television news media

dr S. Strzelecki (UW)

The course is designed to identify and group the effects of television news media. Students will gain insight into the process of information emitted into the air. This should allow to critically analyze the medium at question. They will be able to detect the meaning of the content of the message, resulting from use of television access technology. I will be considering the effect of the medium as a result of the impact of a specific access technology (medium) on the content of the message. The observations that I conducted while working as a TV news cameraman are as follows: the effects of television medium generate redundant information relevant to the topic on the air, to a large extent independent of the intentions of the promoters of the TV content.

 L4: Arts and culture in view of the information society

prof. W. Włodarczyk (ASP)

Aesthetics, ethics, politics and mass-media in the information society. New forms of artistic expression and the role of art in a society where electronic media and “virtual reality” are present: architecture, fine arts and film. Socio-cultural aspects of development of communication technology and organization.

 L5: Sociology of risk

dr hab. F. Kampka, prof. SGGW

Risk is an inherent part of human existence. It accompanies us in everyday situations (e.g. lifestyle, health, communications) and life choices: school, occupation, partner. Taking the risk means possibility of either success or defeat. Changes taking place in the modern society and the progress of science and technology makes it one of the most required social competences: ability to identify and assess risk, communicate effectively about it and eventually reduce the risk.