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. 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).
Students are expected to select the majority of their courses at their respective host Faculty. Thus the students hosted by the Faculty of Humanities can also choose courses that are offered by other 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 central COURSE CATALOGUE within the Student Information System (SIS) of Charles University in Prague.
When searching the SIS for the course offer, select the appropriate Faculty and Language (of instruction) option there.
The direct link to the Faculty of Humanities list of the courses held in English within the CU course catalogue is available HERE.
Except for the Department of Oral History - Contemporary History (these courses are listed under YMO codes), the exchange students incoming to the Faculty of Humanities can select courses across all the different FHS departments and study programmes, unless there are any other special registration/entry requirements for a specific course. The doctoral courses are not open to bachelor and master students.
Also please note that the courses listed under the YBAC codes (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.
As regards the YBAU courses (the UPCES programme), their overall number to enrol is limited to the maximum of 2 (3) courses per semester. For the detailed information on these courses see the UPCES courses section.
The courses provided by the Faculty of Humanities have the catalogue code starting with YB...,YM…or YD.... By viewing the course code, you may also differentiate between FHS bachelor (YB….), master (YM….) and doctoral (YD) courses. The letter Y refers to the Faculty of Humanities.
The course offer and the preliminary schedule of the upcoming semester is usually updated in August and January for winter and summer semesters, respectively. The accepted prospective exchange students receive the updated information via e-mail before their arrival to Prague.
Preliminary Schedule of the SUMMER SEMESTER of the academic year 2014/15
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 in Prague. The programme is particularly designed for the visiting students from American and Canadian universities; while the American and Canadian students participate in the whole programme, the FHS degree as well as exchange students (both Czech and international ones) are welcome to select single courses from the course offerings of this programme.
Due to the limited capacity of these courses, we cannot guarantee in advance the enrolment in all the UPCES courses you may suggest.
The overall number of FHS UPCES courses to be enrolled in is limited to the maximum of 2 (3) courses per semester (it applies to the FHS exchange students), depending on course capacities and the preferences of the students . When designing your study plan, you are therefore expected to select also some other courses than the UPCES ones from the standard course offerings of the FHS.
The FHS degree students (both Czech and international ones) can attend these courses from the second semester of their studies onwards, and the overall number of UPCES courses to be enrolled is limited to the maximum of 2 courses per semester.
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, these courses are available only in summer terms to those students who are studying full academic year at the Faculty of Humanities.
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)
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).
Regular class attendance is required.
Required reading throughout semester; active participation in class discussions; presentations; midterm exams and final exam / paper.
FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT the FHS INTERNATIONAL OFFICE at email@example.com.
FACULTY OF HUMANITIES
Czech Language Course (for beginners)
Course code: YBJ092
The course targets students that are staying in the Czech Republic for a limited period of time and need to cover the basis of the language in order to communicate in everyday situations. The ultimate aim is to provide the students with basic skills, grammar and vocabulary to deal with the life in the Czech Republic, to give them an idea of the Czech language system as well as Czech culture. The instruction uses communicational method of teaching: the material is based on situations the students face, not grammatical overview of the language, with emphasis on both receptive and productive language skills (reading listening, speaking and writing). This however does not mean that we would neglect, ignore nor reject grammar! Grammar is used functionally, as a tool to reach communicational competencies but not thcore purpose of the learning process.
twice a week (2 x 90 min), JINONICE
There is no entrance exam or fee, but students are required to buy a course book.
Čeština Expres 1 (A1/1) - anglicky
Authors: Lída Holá, Pavla Bořilová
Price: 400 CZK (ca.)
For more information see: http://www.czechstepbystep.cz/
In addition, in particular semesters the Czech (Pre)Intermediate (YBJ093) and Czech Intermediate I. (YBJ104) a Czech Intermediate II. (YBJ105) courses might be offered.
Information on the courses is available in the Student information system here.
For further information on the availability of the courses CONTACT the FHS INTERNATIONAL OFFICE at firstname.lastname@example.org.
OTHER FACULTIES AT CHARLES UNIVERSITY
For the information on the Czech language courses provided by other Faculties at Charles University consult http://www.cuni.cz/uk-1151.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: https://web.ff.cuni.cz/ustavy/ktv/is/ and be present by the first class.
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”)
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):