Rules of Study

Under sections 27 (1) (b) and 33 (2) (f) of Act No. 111/1998 Sb., to regulate higher education institutions and to change and amend other laws (“the Higher Education Act”), as amended, and under the Constitution of the Faculty of Humanities of Charles University, as amended, the Academic Senate of the Faculty of Humanities of Charles University has adopted the following Rules of Study at the Faculty of Humanities of Charles University as its internal regulation:


Article 1: Introductory Provision*

Under Article 19 (2), (3) and (4) and the related provisions of the Code of Study and Examination(“the CSE”) of Charles University these Rules of Study at the Faculty of Humanities (“the Regulation”) provide the requirements for programmes of study offered at the Faculty of Humanities of Charles University (“Faculty”) and govern the details of the organisation of study at the Faculty.


* Translator’s note: Words importing the masculine include the feminine, and unless the context otherwiserequires, words in the singular include the plural and words in the plural include the singular.




PART I: REQUIREMENTS FOR BACHELOR’S AND MASTER’S PROGRAMMES OF STUDY

Article 2: Units of Programmes of Study

(Under Article 4 (6) of the CSE)


The unit of study in all Bachelor’s and Master’s programmes of study offered at the Faculty corresponds to a year.


Article 3: Specialisation within Programmes of Study

(Under Article 5 (4) of the CSE)


  1. The following specialisations are offered within the General Anthropology – Integral Study of Man Master’s programme of study:

      a. 

    Social, cultural, and linguistic anthropology;

      b. 

    Historical anthropology;

      c. 

    Philosophical anthropology;

      d. 

    Human ethology.


Article 4: Minimum Number of Credits

(Under Article 5 (6) of the CSE)


The minimum number of credits required for registration for the next unit of study in a Bachelor’s programme of study is as follows:

  a. 

50 credits for registration for the second year of study;

  b. 

100 credits for registration for the third year of study;

  c. 

150 credits for registration for the fourth year of study;

  d. 

160 credits for registration for the fifth year of study;

  e. 

160 credits for registration for every subsequent year of study.


The minimum number of credits for registration for the next unit of study in a two-year Master’s programme of study is as follows:

  a. 

50 credits for registration for the second year of study;

  b. 

100 credits for registration for the third year of study;

  c. 

100 credits for registration for every subsequent year of study;


Article 5: Right to Register for a Subject

(Under Article 7 (2) of the CSE)


The right to register for a subject taught at the Faculty is affected by capacity reasons under Article 7 (8) of the CSE; in such case students registering for the given subject in accordancewith their recommended course of study are always given priority; possible capacity restriction is mentioned in the Study Information System (“the SIS”).


Article 6: Repeated Registration for a Subject

(Under Article 7 (9) of the CSE)


  1. Repeated registration for asubject which is described as obligatory in the curriculum of the programme of study is precluded.

  2. Repeated registration for asubject which is described as elective or optional in the curriculum of the programme of study is precluded unless the SIS provides otherwise.


Article 7: Time Limit for the Fulfilment of Assessment of Study of a Subject

(Under Article 8 (3) of the CSE)


  1. The student must fulfil the assessment of an elective and optional subject by the end of the examination period of the summer semester of the given unit of study.

  2. The student must fulfil the assessment of a compulsory subject no later than by the end of the examination period of the summer semester of the immediately subsequent unit of study.


Article 8: Assessment of Study and its Recognition

(Under Article 8 (4), (7), (13), (16)–(18) of the CSE)


  1. The colloquium, course credit, graded course credit, and examination represent an independent form of assessment of subjects taught at the faculty.

  2. The number of resit dates for a colloquium, course credit, or graded course credit is the same as for an exam; the student has a right to two resit dates.

  3. Examinations and graded course credits are graded using the following grades: “excellent”(“výborně” (1)), “very good” (“velmi dobře” (2)), “good” (“dobře” (3)), and “fail” (“neprospěl/a” (4)).

  4. If a student applies for the recognition of the fulfillment of assessment of a subject (equivalent credit), the Dean does not grant the equivalent number of credits:

      a. 

    for subjects acquired within the previous completed study in which such subjects were a necessary requirement for the completion of study;

      b. 

    for subjects acquired within a concurrent study. The only exception are assessments of study of subjects registered by the SIS as optional subjects offered within the Charles University;

      c. 

    for subjects graded as “good”. This condition applies to all assessments of study of a subject, including assessments of subjects completed within lifelong learning programmes offeredat the Faculty.

  5. The Dean may decide to recognize the fulfilment of the assessment of study in other cases. There is no legal entitlement to the recognition of the fulfilment of the assessment of study.


Article 9: State Final Examinations

(Under Article 9 of the CSE)


  1. The parts of a State Final Examination (“SFE”) and respectively its topical areas are determined by the curriculum of the programme of study and may be taken independently (under Article 9 (5) of the CSE). Topical areas may be also determined by the specialisation (Article 9 (8) (b)).

  2. The minimum number of credits required for taking any part of a SFE in the programmes of study which enable registering for individual parts of a SFE successively are determined as follows:

      a. 

    The number of credits required to take other than the last part of the SFE in the General Anthropology Master’s programme of study is 24 credits acquired by the completion of compulsory subjects prescribed by the curriculum.

      b. 

    The number of credits required to takeother than the last part of the SFE in the Civil Sector Studies Master’s programme of study is 23 credits acquired by the completion of compulsory subjects prescribed by the curriculum for the first part of the SFE, and 27 credits acquired by the completion of compulsory subjects prescribed by the curriculum for the second part of the SFE.

      c. 

    The number of credits required to take other than the last part of the SFE in the Electronic Culture and Semiotics Master’s programme of study is 21 credits acquired by the completion of compulsory subjects prescribed by the curriculum for the first part of the SFE, and 35 credits acquired by the completion of compulsory subjects prescribed by the curriculum for the second part of the SFE.

      d. 

    The number of credits required for taking other than the last part of the SFE in the Social and Cultural Ecology Master’s programme of study is 60 credits acquired by the completion of compulsory subjects prescribed by the curriculum for the first part of the SFE, and 90 credits acquired by the completion of compulsory subjects prescribed by the curriculum for the second part of the SFE.




PART II: DETAILED RULES OF STUDY IN BACHELOR’S AND MASTER’S PROGRAMMES OF STUDY

Article 10: Registration for Subjects

  1. Students in bachelor’s and master’s programmes of study register for subjects only electronically through the SIS.

  2. Preliminary registration forcompulsory subjects which satisfy the requirements under Article 7 (5) of the CSE is performed electronically by the relevant departments of the Faculty. It is the Bachelor Study Administration Office for the bachelor’s programmes of study and administration offices of research and education departments for the master’s programmes of study.

  3. The period for electronic registration for subjects for individual units of study is determined by a Rector’s measure. The registration is preliminary within this period, and students may change it.


Article 11: Assessment of Study

  1. The results of the assessment of study are entered in the SIS by the teachers,and in exceptional cases by responsible staff members designated by the Dean.

  2. Continuous assessments of study are performed atthe end of each unit of study on the basis of data properly entered in the SIS.

  3. Examinations, colloquia, course credits, and graded course credits should be fulfilled in particular during the examination period of the semester in which the subject is taught. The teacher publishes the examination dates for that examination period under Article 8 (12) of the CSE. The teacher publishes the examination dates in the SIS.


Article 12: Final Thesis, State Final Examination

The student has a right to receive the supervisor’s and reviewer’s reports on his bachelor’s or diploma thesis no later than three days before the examination.




PART III: DETAILED RULES OF STUDY IN DOCTORAL PROGRAMMES OF STUDY

Article 13

  1. Study in doctoral programmes of study is performed according to the approved individual curriculum under the guidance of a supervisor. The curriculum may be specified throughout the course of study with the approval of the Subject Area Board.

  2. The individual curriculum determines the fulfilment of study requirements, namely:

      a. 

    the planned course of research and scholarly activities including study stays and internships abroad;

      b. 

    examinations required for the study; the number and subject content of required examinations may not be contrary to the applicable accreditation of the given programme of study;

      c. 

    the topic of the Dissertation and the name of the supervisor or advisor;

      d. 

    time limits for the fulfilment of the determined requirements.

  3. The doctoral student is obliged to publish the results of his research in the manner common in the given branch of science and according to the recommendation on the creation of individual curricula issued by the Subject Area Board; he is obliged to report properly and in time his publications, in particular in the respective electronic databases, according to instructions of the Research Administration Office of the Faculty.

  4. The doctoral student is obliged to report his completed internships abroad in the respective electronic databases.

  5. UnderArticle 10 (6)of the CSE, the study is always performed under the guidance of a supervisor nominated by the Subject Area Board and appointed by the Dean. In case of change of the supervisor the process applies by analogy.


Article 14

  1. The student registers for the State Doctoral Examination only when he has fulfilled all the prescribed study requirements set in his individual curriculum.

  2. The Dissertation must be submitted sufficiently in advance before its planned defence to enablecompliance with Article 11 (14), (15), (17) of the CSE.

  3. If the State Doctoral Examination and the defence of Dissertation take place at one session of the Examination Board, it is necessary to follow the order in which the State Doctoral Examination is successfully passed first, as a prerequisite for the defence.

  4. The Board for the State Doctoral Examination and for the defence of Dissertation has five members; the Chair and the members of the Examination Board are appointed by the Dean. At least one member of the Board must not be a member of the Academic Community of the Faculty.

  5. The student has a right to receive the reviewers’ reports no later than seven days before the date of defence.




PART IV: COMMON, TRANSITIONAL, AND FINAL PROVISIONS

Article 15: Dealing with Students’ Submissions Regarding the Organisation of Study

(Under Article 17 (3) of the CSE)


The relevant Vice-Dean of the Faculty according to the type of study is competent to deal with submissions regarding the organisation of study. The Dean of the Faculty is competent to review the process.


Article 16: Transitional Provisions

  1. The rights and duties of students who started their study before the date of legal effect of these Rules are governed by these Rules.

  2. The provisions of this internal regulation on the implementation of the programmes of study apply by analogy to the implementation of fields of study within programmes of study accredited under the Higher Education Act effective before 1 September 2016.


Article 17: Final Provisions

  1. The Rules of Study at the Faculty of Humanities of Charles University of 6 June 2014 are hereby repealed.

  2. This regulation was approved by the Academic Senate of the Faculty on 27 April 2017.

  3. This regulation comes into force on the date of approval by the Academic Senate of the University.1

  4. This regulation becomes effective on the first day of the 2017/2018 academic year.



Ing. Arch. Mgr. Marie Pětová, Ph.D.

Dean of the Faculty of Humanities of Charles University


Mgr. Milan Hanyš, Ph.D.

President of the Academic Senate of the Faculty of Humanities of Charles University


PhDr. Tomáš Nigrin, Ph.D.

President of the Academic Senate of Charles University



1 Section 9 (1) (b) (2) of Act No 111/1998 Sb., as amended. The Academic Senate of the University approved these Rules on 23rd June 2017.


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