What do we do?

The Institute of Studies on the Family within family studies courses deals with an interdisciplinary scientific reflection on family issues with particular emphasis on the changing context and social circumstances.


The Institure of family Studies offers:

 

- studies on family 3-years Bachelor course

- studies on family 2-years MA course.


The Institute Yesterday and Today

 

The Institute of Family Studies (INoR) has run a scientific-didactic activity since 1999.

It was based on the university units with a long-time experience, such as: the Institutes of Psychology, Education, Sociology, Philosophy, Law and Theology.

The experience of the Institute of Psychology and Education is worth emphasising here.

The Chair of the Pedagogy of Family has for decades been the only chair in Europe.

It has conducted empirical and theoretical work, most generally speaking, on how to bring up a human being with mature personality.

In this context tens of articles, master’s theses and doctoral dissertations have been written.

They dealt with the pathologies of family life, psycho-prevention of family life, as well as internal and external conditions on which to shape people in a family milieu.

On the basis of this tradition the Institute of Studies on the Family was established.
Another important tradition on which the Institute is based is the University’s theological and philosophical thought devoted to Christian anthropology.

From the beginning Faculties of theology and philosophy are connected with the existence of the University, and so the anthropological reflection has a rich tradition.

The most eloquent sign of the correctness of the choice of humanism as the leading principle of our activities is its most distinguished proponent: Karol Wojtyla - Pope John Paul II, who has been connected with KUL since 1954 to 1978 through service as a professor, and defender of human dignity.

His teachings about marriage and family that were described in books “Woman and Man He Created Them” and “Love and Responsibility”, set the direction of the development of marital and family anthropology.

 

In 1999 the Catholic University of Lublin initiated a five-year graduate course on the family.

Today the course has two stages:

- 3-years Bachelor studies and

- 2-years Master of Art course.

 

Nowadays with regard to scientific-didactic and research activity the Institute of Studies on the Family deals with an interdisciplinary scientific reflection on family issues with particular emphasis on the changing context and social
circumstances.