When applying for a semester or a full academic year at the FHS, you will need to design your preliminary study plan. Please consider the courses on offer of the current academic year; whilst the offer for the next academic year will be a modification of this one, some new courses may be introduced, while some of the current courses may be discontinued.
You should select courses for at least 20 ECTS credits.
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 CU faculties other than 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 of the overall number of ECTS credits (i.e. rather than the number of ECTS credits, it is the number of courses which matters).
You will have a chance to modify and finalise your study plan after your arrival to Prague during the add/drop period (the course registration period), depending on the up-to-date course offerings and schedule.
For the detailed information on course offerings see the sections bellow.
The list of FHS courses in foreign languages of the current academic year can be downloaded here.
The direct link to the comprehensive CU course catalogue within CU Student Information System is available at is.cuni.cz/studium/eng/predmety/index.php?KEY=Az1, when searching the course catalogue, select the appropriate Faculty, Language (of instruction), and semester options.
Students can select courses across all the different FHS departments and BA and MA study programmes, unless there are any entry requirements for a particular course. But please note the specifics of the courses listed under the codes below:
The YBAU courses (the UPCES programme), an exchange student can take up to 2 UPCES courses per semester depending on the available capacity. For more detailed information on these courses see the UPCES courses section. Due to very limited size of these courses, we are unable to guarantee the enrolment in the particular UPCES course.
The YBAC courses (the CET programme) are available only for those exchange students who are spending a full academic year at FHS, and has the opportunity to attend them in spring semesters.
The YMO courses (the Department of Oral History - Contemporary History) are unavailable to exchange students.
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 2019/20
WINTER SEMESTER of the academic year 2019/20 (preliminary)
The Undergraduate Program in Central European Studies (UPCES) is a joint semester study abroad programme created by FHS and its partner UPCES, CERGE-EI, Charles University. The programme is particularly designed for 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 courses on offer of this programme. Degree students (both Czech and international) can attend these courses from the second semester of their studies onwards.
Exchange students can take up to 2 UPCES courses per semester depending on the capacity. When designing their study plans, exchange students are therefore expected to select also some other courses than the UPCES (YBAU coded) ones from the courses on offer at FHS. Due to small size of these courses, we are unable to guarantee the enrolment in the particular UPCES course a FHS exchange student may choose.
At the same time, we are unable to guarantee the enrolment in UPCES courses in advance to exchange students hosted by CU Faculties other than 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 Term: already from the week from 23/09/2019 onwards
Spring Term: the beginning of the teaching period corresponds with the official beginning of the summer term at the Faculty of Humanities. The first teaching day is February 17, 2020.
UPCES COURSES FEATURES:
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Central European Studies and Jewish Studies are single 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. And 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 the teaching period of these courses begins early, in the summer term, these courses are available only to those exchange students who are studying full academic year at the Faculty of Humanities.
Beginning of the teaching period
Winter Semester: already from the week from 02/09/2019 onwards
Summer Semester: teaching period begins from January 27, 2020.
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 each.
They are scheduled to be 180 min per week.
The classes are held mostly in CET building in the city centre (Palackého 3, Prague 1).
Class attendance is mandatory.
Classes take an interactive approach.
You should expect required reading throughout semester; active participation in class discussions; presentations; midterm exams, and a final exam / paper.
Both midterm and final exams
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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.
ECTS credits: 2
Fee: Unless stated otherwise, sport classes are for free.
The language of instruction: Czech, unless stated otherwise.
Students need to register for the courses via the Student information system and be present in the first class.
Students need to visit the courses from the first or max. second week; in the case of overbooking of the course consult the teacher.
Students can register for 1 sport class.
Regular attendance is required if enrolled in one of the courses.
Charles University Sport Centre is just a 5-8 minutes walk from Hostivar Hall of Residence (courses labelled SCUK = “Sport Centre of Univerzita Karlova”).
If travelling to Charles University Sport Centre from other locations than Hostivar, the bus stop is called Gercenova.
Students will 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 by using your student ID / ISIC card or other personal document as a deposit.
The swimming pool is open to public during the weekends and on some afternoons/evenings of the week.