History of the Institute

The beginnings of the Institute if Sociology go back to the period of political transformation of the country. In 1989 a new major of Part-Time Sociology came into being within the framework of the KUL Consulting Point. In 1990 on its basis the Branch of the Faculty of Social Sciences of the Catholic University of Lublin was created. Two years later, i.e. in 1992 the recruitment to part-time Sociology started. Since 2004 the Institute of Sociology has been operating within the structure of the Off-Campus Faculty of Social Sciences of KUL in Stalowa Wola. From 2004 to 2007 Prof. Stanisław Marczuk was in charge of the Institute. Now this function is performed by Prof. Włodzimierz Dłubacz.

Sociology studies are two-level ones: Primary level - bachelor, and secondary level - master. The studies offered are full-time and part-time studies. Students can choose the following specialties: self-government, social work and social communication.


There are three departments in the Institute of Sociology:
•Chair of Social Macrostructures
•Chair of Social Microstructures
•Chair of Sociology of Labour and Economy

Moreover there are two research teams:
1) Theoretical (General) Sociology Team, focused on the following issues:
• Catholic Social Science and Social Philosophy and Politics.
• Theory and Structure of Social Life

2) Practical (Empirical) Sociology Team, focused on the following issues:
• Socio-Economic Changes (social development)
• Sociological Research Methods.

Since 2005 within the framework of the Institute of Sociology the "Societas" Young Sociologists' Scientific Club attracting mainly 1st and 2nd year full-time students. Teresa Zbyrad, PhD is the Club Supervisor.

The more important conferences organized by the Institute of Sociology are:
• Civic Society: Opportunities and Threats, 19 May 2006
• Professional Burn-Out of Social Workers, 9 October 2007