When applying for a semester or a full academic year at the FHS, you will need to design your preliminary study plan. You may consider the course offer of the current academic year; the offer for the next academic year will be a modification of this one, some new courses may be included, while some of the current courses may not be offered.
You will have a chance to modify and fix your study plan after your arrival to Prague during the add/drop period (the registration period to courses), depending of the up-to-date course offerings and schedule.
Students are expected to select the majority of their courses at their respective host CU faculty. Thus the students hosted by the Faculty of Humanities can also choose courses that are offered by other CU faculties than the FHS, but not more than 49 % of the overall number of courses in their study plans, e.g. if you would like to take three courses at the Faculty of Social Sciences, you have to take at least four courses provided by the Faculty of Humanities regardless the overall number of ECTS credits (i.e. rather than the number of ECTS credits, it is the number of courses what matters).
For the detailed information on course offerings see the sections bellow.
The courses and their descriptions are listed in the online CU course catalogue within the Student Information System (SIS) of Charles University.
The direct link to the FHS courses in English within the CU course catalogue for the currenct academic year is available HERE.
The courses provided by the Faculty of Humanities have the catalogue code starting with YB...,YM…or YD.... By viewing the course code, it helps you to differentiate between FHS bachelor (YB….), master (YM….) and doctoral (YD) courses. The letter Y refers to the Faculty of Humanities.
Students can select courses across all the different FHS departments and BA and MA study programmes, unless there are any other special registration/entry requirements for a specific course, but please note the specifics of the courses listed under the codes below:
The YBAU courses (the UPCES programme), their overall number to enrol is limited to the maximum of 2 courses per semester. For the detailed information on these courses see the UPCES courses section.
The YBAC courses (the CET programme) are available only for those exchange students who are spending a full academic year at the FHS, having the opportunity to attend them in spring semesters.
The YMO courses (the Department of Oral History - Contemporary History) are unavailable to the exchange students.
CENTRAL COURSE CATALOGUE OF CHARLES UNIVERSITY
The complex CU COURSE CATALOGUE , when searching the course catalogue, select the appropriate Faculty, Language (of instruction) and semester option there.
The schedule provided in the PDF file is listed from Monday to Friday, the classes are listed in chronological order.
When using the Xcel sheet, it is possible to filter both the schedule and the list of courses by departments, days, study level etc.
SUMMER SEMESTER of the academic year 2016/17
WINTER SEMESTER of the academic year 2016/17
The Undergraduate Program in Central European Studies (UPCES) is a joint semester study abroad programme created by the FHS and its partner UPCES, CERGE-EI, Charles University. The programme is particularly designed for the visiting students from American and Canadian universities; the American and Canadian students participate in the whole programme, while the Faculty of Humanities degree as well as exchange students are welcome to select single courses from the course offerings of this programme. The degree students (both Czech and international ones) can attend these courses from the second semester of their studies onwards.
The overall number of FHS UPCES courses to be enrolled in is limited to the maximum of 2 courses per semester, depending on course capacities and the preferences of the students. When designing their study plans, exchange students are therefore expected to select also some other courses than the UPCES (YBAU coded) ones from the course offerings of the FHS. Due to the limited capacity of these courses, we are unable to guarantee the enrolment in the particular UPCES courses a FHS exchange student may suggest.
At the same time, we are unabale to guarantee the enrolment in the UPCES courses in advance at all to the exchange students hosted by other CU Faculties than the FHS. For the students enrolled at other CU Faculties than the FHS, these courses are available only if the course capacity allows (i.e. not all the places are used by the FHS students), the availability to be checked in the Student information system (SIS) when the registration to the courses opens.
Beginning of the teaching period
Winter Semester: within the week from 26/09/2016 onwards
Summer Semester: within the week from 20/02/2017 onwards
UPCES COURSES FEATURES:
FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT the FHS INTERNATIONAL OFFICE at .
Central European Studies and Jewish Studies are semester study abroad programmes provided in cooperation with our partner CET Academic Programs. They are particularly designed for the international students from American and Canadian universities; while the American and Canadian students participate in the whole programme, the degree students (both Czech and international ones) as well as the non-degree international students of the Faculty of Humanities are welcome to select single courses from the course offerings of this programme. Because of the early beginning of the teaching period of these courses, for exchange students, these courses are available only in summer terms to those students who are studying full academic year at the Faculty of Humanities.
Beginning of the teaching period
Winter Semester: within the week from 05/09/2016 onwards
Summer Semester: within the week from 01/02/2017 onwards
CET COURSES FEATURES:
In the SIS course catalogue these courses are listed with the course code starting with YBAC (for example: YBAC04 Nationalism, Minorities and Migrations in Europe)
The course overview, assessment requirements as well as further instructions are specified in the course SYLLABUS available in the SIS under each of the courses or here.
These courses worth 6 ECTS credits.
They are scheduled for 180 min per week.
The classes are held mostly in CET building in the city centre (Politických Vězňů 19, Prague 1).
Class attendance is mandatory.
Required reading throughout semester; active participation in class discussions; presentations; midterm exams and final exam / paper.
both midterm and final exams
FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT the FHS INTERNATIONAL OFFICE at email@example.com.
For information on the Czech Language Courses consult: http://fhs.cuni.cz/FHSENG-595.html.
Sport courses are provided by the Sport Education Department of the Faculty of Arts.
Fee: Unless stated otherwise, sport classes are for free. Fees are to be paid during the first class.
The language of instruction: Czech, unless stated otherwise (international students may ask a Czech fellow student to help them with understanding if necessary)
Students need to register for the courses at the website of the Sport Education Department at: web.ff.cuni.cz/ustavy/ktv/is/ and be present by the first class.
Students need to visit the courses from the first or max. second week; by overbooking of the course consult the teacher in the first attended class / in the consultation hours.
Students can register for 1 sport class at the beginning and add more classes later after a consultation with a teacher if there are free places .
Regular attendance is required if enrolled in one of the courses.
The exact locations of the sport centres used by the university are listed here.
Charles University Sport Centre (Hostivar Area) is just 5-8 minutes walk from the Hostivar Hall of Residence (courses labeled “Hostivar”)
Students need to buy a lock for the changing rooms and bring it (the only exception is the changing room of the swimming pool where locks can be borrowed against a deposit of your student ID / ISIC card or other personal document).
The swimming pool is open to public during the weekends and on some afternoons/evenings of the week.
Golf Park Hostivar is situated here (some 15 minutes walk from the hall of residence):