B.A. in Humanities, Society and Culture
The B.A. in Humanities, Society and Culture program delivers a broad curriculum that develops critical and informed thinking about the world’s humanitarian issues today and for the future.
This undergraduate program delivers an interdisciplinary course structure, developing strong competency in theory and research. Students will learn the principles, concepts and theories behind modern social issues and democratic transformations.
The B.A. in Humanities, Society and Culture program examines modern societies with a range of practical and academic methods in the social sciences and humanities, including philosophy, cultural anthropology, history, the arts, literature, and film studies. Students are guided by an international faculty of specialists through modern social theory and intellectual histories.
- Demonstrate broad knowledge of ideas & issues across the fields of art, literature, film, philosophy, religion, history, politics & sociology, anthropology and psychology; demonstrate a broad knowledge of the theories, methods and concepts in these areas.
- Address and solve moderately complex theoretical and practical issues and problems in changing contexts
- Identify and define the problem
- Achieve insight
- Select, classify and interpret relevant information
- Use appropriate quantitative and qualitative research methods, concepts and theories
- Employ perspective of a relevant additional discipline
- Identify and select realistic solutions
- Evaluate possible solutions and their ethical implications
3. Effectively communicate issues, problems, or dilemmas and their solutions
- In an appropriate format to specialists and non-specialist audiences
- In written documents, oral presentations and critical discussions, drawing on the relevant disciplinary knowledge and using appropriate citations
- Within a team: review, evaluate and reiterate expert opinions of team members
- In at least one language in addition to English
Take effective and responsible action both individually and within a team
- Take into consideration diverse and changing socio-cultural contexts
- Critically assess outcomes and performances
- Effectively use available resources
- Engage oneself and other members of the team in life-long learning (i.e. acquisition of specialist knowledge and competencies)
The B.A. in Humanities, Society and Culture is a full-time study program.
Full-time: Study and advancement is based on classroom lectures and interactive exercises. Attendance and participation are mandatory.
- 7 class hours = 1 ECTS credit
- 42 hours = 6 ECTS/3 US credits
Having completed all program requirements, students are conferred a Bachelors degree. The degree awarded is concurrently recognized as a Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) in the United States, per AAU's accreditation by the WASC Senior College and University Commission, and as a Bakalář (Bc.) accredited by the Ministry of Education of the Czech Republic. Graduates may select whether to use the U.S. post-nominal or the Czech title.
Our graduates are prepared for success in cultural management, reporting, or diplomacy, humanitarian government and nonprofit organizations, education, social research and publishing, and various forms of print and web media. Our graduates are able to decisively practice their skills in intercultural communication, psychology, and sociological concepts in any field they choose to pursue.
Our graduates are able to communicate professionally, decisively and strategically in verbal and written English. Our graduates are able to identify, describe and discuss complex topics for international audiences.
Access to Master’s Studies
AAU graduates are sought after in master’s programs at private and public universities in the Czech Republic, other EU countries, the United States, Canada and many other countries around the world.
General College Courses
- Composition 1
- Composition 2
- European History 2
- Intro to Law
- Intro to Economic Thought
- Intercultural Communication / Mass Communication
- Computer Information Systems
School Foundation Courses
- Intro to Politics 1
- World History 1
- Intro to Sociology
- or Intro to Social Theory
- Intro to Psych / Soc. Psych.
- Intro to Philosophy
- Psychology Language Mind
- or Language & Power
- 20th Century Social Theory
- Social Science Research Methods for Humanities
- Intro to World Literature
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Last updated January 30, 2018