B.A. in Humanities, Society and Culture


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Program Description

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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.

Learning Outcomes

  1. 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.
  2. 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)

Practical Learning

The B.A. in Humanities, Society, and Culture is a full-time study program.

Full-time: Study and advancement are 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

Degree Awarded

Having completed all program requirements, students are conferred a Bachelor's 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.

Career Prospects

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
Last updated May 2020

About the School

Founded in Prague in 1990, Anglo-American University (AAU)*, is the oldest private institution of higher education in the Czech Republic. We pride ourselves on providing a personalized and distinctive ... Read More

Founded in Prague in 1990, Anglo-American University (AAU)*, is the oldest private institution of higher education in the Czech Republic. We pride ourselves on providing a personalized and distinctive university education in the English language. Utilizing the best from American and British academic traditions, AAU educates future leaders and global citizens in a multicultural setting of students and faculty from over 60 different countries. Read less