INTERDEPARTMENT COURSE IN HUMANITIES AND FOREIGN LANGUAGES

Calendar

1872–1919
The class of his­to­ry and aes­thet­ics of music, taught by Bolesław Wilczyńs­ki, was found­ed at the War­saw Insti­tute of Music.

1919–1930
The con­cept of join­ing his­to­ry and aes­thet­ics of music was con­tin­ued as part of the struc­ture of the War­saw State Con­ser­va­to­ry. When its Rec­tor was Karol Szy­manows­ki, phi­los­o­phy was intro­duced as a sup­ple­men­tary sub­ject taught by Fr. Hieron­im Feicht.

1990s
The peri­od when the School of Human­i­ties and the School of For­eign Lan­guages were found­ed; they were two inter­de­part­men­tal units, which were sub­se­quent­ly joined and turned into the School of Human­i­ties and For­eign Languages.

2002
The Chair of Human­i­ties was found­ed. After adding the School of Human­i­ties and For­eign Lan­guages into the Depart­ment of Com­po­si­tion, Con­duct­ing and The­o­ry of Music it was trans­formed into a Unit, and then a Chair. It was head­ed by Jagna Dankows­ka (1991–2005).

2004 – 2013 
The Chair of Human­i­ties func­tioned as part of the struc­ture of the Insti­tute of Music Stud­ies. Head posts were held by: Mieczysława Dem­s­ka-Trębacz (2005–2013) and Tadeusz Kobierzy­c­ki (2012–2013), act­ing Manager.

2013 — 2016 
The Chair of Human­i­ties start­ed to func­tion inde­pen­dent­ly after the Insti­tute of Music Stud­ies was closed down. Its head became Stanisław Dąbek who formed the Unit of For­eign Lan­guage Didac­tics head­ed by Elż­bi­eta Zeiske-Kraw­czyk (2013–2014), and then Mał­gorza­ta Sokołow­icz (2014–2016).

1 Octo­ber 2016
The Chair of Human­i­ties was trans­formed into the Inter-Depart­ment Course in  Human­i­ties and For­eign Lan­guages. It is head­ed by Agniesz­ka Muszyńska-Andrejczyk.

Didactic function

Human­is­tic sub­jects cov­er: the full lec­ture in his­to­ry of phi­los­o­phy (from ancient to mod­ern), lec­ture in con­tem­po­rary art, his­to­ry of cul­ture and aes­thet­ics. For per­sons study­ing in Eng­lish we also offer a lec­ture in select­ed top­ics in Pol­ish culture.

The offer of the Course also cov­ers for­eign lan­guage class­es, and stu­dents select one lan­guage out of four: Eng­lish, French, Ger­man or Russ­ian. In case of first cycle stud­ies, lan­guage class­es end with a B2 lev­el exam, where­as for sec­ond cycle stud­ies lan­guage class­es end with a B2+ lev­el exam which also includes spe­cial­ist music terminology.

Stu­dents major­ing in Vocal Stud­ies and Sym­pho­ny and Opera Con­duct­ing have addi­tion­al Ital­ian lan­guage class­es as major sub­ject, or Pol­ish lan­guage class­es in case of for­eign and Eras­mus schol­ar­ship students.

Scholarly function

The employ­ees are active schol­ars with­in the dis­ci­plines they rep­re­sent, i.e., phi­los­o­phy, phi­los­o­phy of music, the­o­ry and his­to­ry of music cul­ture, aes­thet­ics, his­to­ry of art, lit­er­a­ture stud­ies, trans­la­tion stud­ies, libret­tol­ogy and lin­guis­tics. They reg­u­lar­ly pub­lish papers, work as edi­tors, par­tic­i­pate in con­fer­ences and organ­ise them. Their range of research main­ly cov­ers inter­dis­ci­pli­nary top­ics, which is of a spe­cial impor­tance and val­ue for our Uni­ver­si­ty as it allows for enrich­ing the musi­cal dis­course with con­tents cor­re­lat­ing with music in many ways.

Among the pub­li­ca­tions by fac­ul­ty mem­bers released by the FCUM pub­lish­ers are two vol­umes edit­ed by M. Dem­s­ka-Trębacz enti­tled Z pogranicza muzy­ki-tań­ca-plas­ty­ki (2007) and Dla dobra i chwały muzy­ki pol­skiej. Z przeszłoś­ci i ter­aźniejs­zoś­ci warsza­wskiej uczel­ni muzy­cznej (2011), as well as Dźwięk, światło, obraz w sztuce pol­skiej XX wieku (2008) edit­ed by T. Grzy­bkows­ka. Pub­lished were also three vol­umes by K. Lip­ka: Utopia urzeczy­wist­niona. Metafizy­czne podłoże treś­ci dzieła muzy­cznego (2009), Pejzaż nadziei. His­to­ryczny rozwój muzy­ki jako pro­ces o charak­terze tele­o­log­icznym (2010) and Entropia kul­tu­ry. Sztu­ka w ponowoczes­nej pułapce (2013). The most recent pub­li­ca­tions are for exam­ple Basic Eng­lish for Musi­cians. Sym­bols of Musi­cal Nota­tion (2015) by E. Lesi­ak-Bielawska, Hec­tor Berlioz. Potępi­e­nie Faus­ta. Libret­to (2015) trans­lat­ed and crit­i­cal­ly reviewed by M. Sokołow­icz, and Po-twarz. Przekraczanie widzial­noś­ci w sztuce i filo­zofii (2015) by A. Szyjkows­ka-Piotrows­ka issued in col­lab­o­ra­tion with the Słowo/Obraz Tery­to­ria publishers.

In 2017, the fourth vol­ume by  K. Lip­ka enti­tled Abstrakc­ja i przestrzeń, three mul­ti-author mono­graphs: Muzy­ka i filo­zofia 1: Reflek­sje, kon­tek­sty, inter­pre­tac­je and Muzy­ka i filo­zofia 2: Sztu­ka i tajem­ni­ca edit­ed by. K. Lip­ka, as well as Puc­ci­ni na głosy edit­ed by S. Dąbek, A. Muszyńs­ka-Andrejczyk and M. Sokołow­icz will be published.

Con­fer­ences and schol­ar­ly ses­sions in 2011–2016

Members

Assis­tant Pro­fes­sor Agniesz­ka Muszyńs­ka-Andrejczyk, PhD — Head
Assis­tant Pro­fes­sor Mał­gorza­ta Sokołow­icz, PhD
Assis­tant Pro­fes­sor Anna Szyjkows­ka-Piotrows­ka, PhD
Assis­tant Tere­sa Gręzi­ak, MA
Senior Lec­tur­er Elż­bi­eta Lesi­ak-Bielawska, PhD
Senior Lec­tur­er Bar­bara Godlews­ka, MA
Senior Lec­tur­er Bog­dan Goniars­ki, MA
Senior Lec­tur­er Anna Kiełczews­ka, MA

Collaborators

Krzysztof Lip­ka, PhD Hab.
Ele­na Mikha­lik, PhD
Nina Oborska
Mar­i­o­la Pachnia 
Moni­ka Paw­elec-Skurzyńs­ka, PhD
Katarzy­na Cho­cian, MA
Agniesz­ka Bron­akows­ka, MA
Agniesz­ka Dołżyńs­ka, MA
Agniesz­ka Polec­ka, MA

Contact:

e-mail: msnhijo@chopin.edu.pl
e-mail: agnieszka.muszynska-andrejczyk@chopin.edu.pl


last modified: 16/10/2017