Originally founded as the Institute for Liberal Education of Charles University in 1994, the Faculty of Humanities Charles University gained full academic autonomy in 2000. It was established to provide study programmes at the Bachelor‘s, Master’s and Ph.D. levels previously not available at the University. Its main research and academic focus is within Humanities, and Social and Cultural Anthropology. Located in a new, campus-like facility of Charles University in the Prague district of Liben, the school has 240 faculty members and approximately 2, 500 students.
A pioneer since its inception, the Faculty was among the first at Charles University to adopt the Bologna Accords. In addition, it utilizes advances in e-learning and academic tracking technologies to allow distance learning for both traditional and non-traditional students, increased student-teacher communication, through web courses. Furthermore, the Faculty is highly supportive of student mobility and encourages participation in various types of exchanges (the ERASMUS+ exchange programme, summer school programmes, bilateral agreements at the University as well as school level, etc.) .) this leads to a high student diversity in courses such as Undergraduate Program in Central European Studies (program in English) as well as other classes at the Faculty.
Under the leadership of Dean Professor Jan Sokol, Ph.D., the former education minister and nominated candidate for the presidency of the Czech Republic in 2003, the school has developed several progressive programs answering important Faculty developmental needs. The foundation of its developments is the Bachelor’s Programme in Liberal Arts and Humanities, which offers students unprecedented individual choice in course selection, in both the theoretical and applied arts of philosophy, history, the social sciences, and languages. The current acting dean is Ing. arch. Mgr. Marie Pětová, Ph.D.
The Faculty of Humanities offers:
Deutsche und französische Philosophie (taught in German)
Gender Studies (taught in English)
Historical Sociology (taught in English)
Oral History and Contemporary History (taught in English)
...and eleven graduate (Master's) study programmes in Czech.
Applied Ethics (taught in English, more info)
Deutsche und französische Philosophie (taught in German, more info)
Philosophie allemande et française (taught in French, more info)
Europäische Kulturzeitgeschichte (taught in German, more info)
General Anthropology (taught in English, more info)
Historical Sociology (taught in English, more info)
Longevity Studies (taught in English, more info)
Social Ecology (taught in English, more info)
Semiotics and Philosophy of Communication (taught in English, more info)
...and nine postgraduate (Doctoral) programmes in Czech.