The Liberal Arts and Humanities study program is a multidisciplinary program that equips students with a strong background in humanities and social sciences.
The English program offers high-quality education that enables you to gain knowledge in a wide range of academic fields - from social sciences such as cultural and social anthropology, sociology, or psychology to the study of languages, philosophy, history, gender, economics, or art.
Students can focus on a subject of their choice.
The program's signature feature is a widely open study curriculum with only a few compulsory courses that enables you to pursue your individual interests and develop new abilities.
Every student completes mandatory courses in the humanities and social sciences by successfully passing comprehensive exams relevant to each field.
Additionally, students can choose from an offer of elective courses and create their own unique curriculums that complement their skills and interests.
By properly choosing other courses during the study, students can gradually specialize in specific academic fields and focus on their preferred topics.
The program is ideal preparation for further Master's studies in humanities and social sciences at our University (Graduate (Master's) and Postgraduate (Doctoral) study programmes) or another.
In the case of follow-up postgraduate studies, particularly high-quality graduates can also apply in the academic and research spheres.
Profile of a Graduate
The graduate of Liberal Arts and Humanities has a comprehensive understanding of the humanities and social sciences and understands the differences between various fields, discourses, and specifics of their methodology. Thanks to this, they are able to consider and compare different approaches and perspectives.
In particular, they are able to interpret the results of socio-scientific research and assess its relevance, thematize and analyze various social phenomena in their contexts, and analyze the development of complex social and cultural phenomena from a long-term perspective.
Thanks to the interdisciplinary focus of the study, the graduate has a selective knowledge of the main concepts, approaches, and important primary texts of European philosophy.
The graduate also has professional knowledge of European history, especially the history of Central Europe.
Furthermore, they have selective knowledge of theories and methods of social sciences, especially social and cultural anthropology; to lesser extent sociology, psychology, and economics.
Thanks to the interactive way of teaching in seminar groups, the student has excellent communication skills in English and is able to cooperate in a multicultural international environment.
The broad focus of studies and comprehensive final examinations round up the graduate's ability to critically reflect and take a stand on diverse social and cultural phenomena.
Liberal Arts and Humanities graduates will be employed in a wide range of areas of government, the non-profit sector, and private sector in a variety of positions, such as copywriter, HR account manager, event manager, journalist, media analyst, nonprofit worker, expert consultant, public opinion analyst, etc.
My bachelor studies at FHS bear deep satisfaction and positive memories in my life's journey. The academic freedom and faculty helped contribute to the formative years in my intellectual development and because of this, my gratefulness is inexpressible in words. The environment and opportunities that the faculty and university provide are supreme. Because of this, I recommend FHS to most of the people I meet who fit the profile of a curious, intellectually-driven and grounded individual. FHS is an amazing springboard in life and will provide you with the right tools and experiences.
Studying at the Faculty of Humanities provided me with great skills; not only academic but also individual. Focusing on English and a flexible curriculum allowed me to specialize on my own interest area among many. The multicultural environment definitely enables one to make various personal contacts and relationships along with many study abroad opportunities. Charles University provides a solid academic platform for a great learning experience and study options in further academic degrees.
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