The B.A. in Humanities, Society and Culture program delivers a broad curriculum that develops critical and informed thinking about the world’s humanitarian issues today and for the future.

This undergraduate program delivers an interdisciplinary course structure, developing strong competency in theory and research. Students will learn the principles, concepts and theories behind modern social issues and democratic transformations.

The B.A. in Humanities, Society and Culture program examines modern societies with a range of practical and academic methods in the social sciences and humanities, including philosophy, cultural anthropology, history, the arts, literature, and film studies. Students are guided by an international faculty of specialists through modern social theory and intellectual histories.

Learning Outcomes

1. Demonstrate broad knowledge of ideas & issues across the fields of art, literature, film, philosophy, religion, history, politics & sociology, anthropology and psychology; demonstrate broad knowledge of the theories, methods and concepts in these areas;.

2. Address and solve moderately complex theoretical and practical issues and problems in changing contexts

a. Achieve insight

i. Identify and define the problem

ii. Select, classify and interpret relevant information

b. Use appropriate quantitative and qualitative research methods, concepts and theories

c. Employ perspective of a relevant additional discipline

d. Identify and select realistic solutions

e. Evaluate possible solutions and their ethical implications

3. Effectively communicate issues, problems, or dilemmas and their solutions

a. In appropriate format to specialists and non-specialist audiences

b. In written documents, oral presentations and critical discussions, drawing on the relevant disciplinary knowledge and using appropriate citations

c. Within a team: review, evaluate and reiterate expert opinions of team members

d. In at least one language in addition to English

4. Take effective and responsible action both individually and within a team

a. Take into consideration diverse and changing socio-cultural contexts

b. Critically assess outcomes and performances

c. Effectively use available resources d. Engage oneself and other members of the team in life-long learning (i.e. acquisition of specialist knowledge and competences)

Practical Learning

The B.A. in Humanities, Society and Culture is a full-time study program.

Full-time: Study and advancement is based on classroom lectures and interactive exercises. Attendance and participation are mandatory.

  • 7 class hours = 1 ECTS credit
  • 42 hours = 6 ECTS/3 US credits

Your Degree & After

Degree Awarded

Having completed all program requirements, students are conferred a Bachelors degree. The degree awarded is concurrently recognized as a Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) in the United States, per AAU's accreditation by the WASC Senior College and University Commission, and as a Bakalář (Bc.) accredited by the Ministry of Education of the Czech Republic. Graduates may select whether to use the U.S. post-nominal or the Czech title.

Career Prospects

Our graduates are prepared for success in cultural management, reporting, or diplomacy, humanitarian government and nonprofit organizations, education, social research and publishing, and various forms of print and web media. Our graduates are able to decisively practice their skills in intercultural communication, psychology, and sociological concepts in any field they choose to pursue.

Our graduates are able to communicate professionally, decisively and strategically in verbal and written English. Our graduates are able to identify, describe and discuss complex topics for international audiences.

Access to Master’s Studies

AAU graduates are sought after in master’s programs at private and public universities in the Czech Republic, other EU countries, the United States, Canada and many other countries around the world.

Program Structure

For the course descriptions, please see the Online Course Catalog HERE

General College Courses

  • Composition 1
  • Composition 2
  • European History 2
  • Intro to Law
  • Intro to Economic Thought
  • Intercultural Communication / Mass Communication
  • Computer Information Systems

School Foundation Courses

  • Intro to Politics 1
  • World History 1
  • Intro to Sociology
    or Intro to Social Theory
  • Intro to Psych / Soc. Psych.
  • Intro to Philosophy *
  • Psychology Language Mind *
    or Language & Power 
  • 20th Century Social Theory
  • Social Science Research Methods for Humanities
  • Intro to World Literature

Module Courses (Required-Opt)
Art

  • Art elective
  • Art elective

Philosophy & Religion

  • Philosophy / Religion elective
  • Philosophy / Religion elective

History

  • History elective
  • History elective

Culture

  • Culture elective
  • Culture elective

Literature & Film

  • Literature or Film elective
  • Literature or Film elective

Electives

  • HSC elective
  • HSC elective
  • Open elective
  • Internship
  • Senior Thesis

 

More Information

Exam and Assessment Regulation

AAU uses the U.S. grading and evaluation system complemented by the European Credit Transfer System (“ECTS”). For more information on assessment and related policies see the Study and Examination Code in the Academic Codex

Accreditation
The B.A. in Humanities, Society and Culture program was re-accredited by the Czech Republic Ministry of Education, Youth and Sports on October 7, 2008 (code number B6218 – 6208R133) thereby qualifying graduates to apply for master’s programs at private and public universities in the Czech Republic, other EU countries, the United States, Canada and many other countries around the world.

Study Abroad
AAU actively participates in the EU's Erasmus+ exchange program with over 30 European university partners. Additional exchanges exist with universities in North America, Australia, and Asia. These exchanges enable students to partially complete their studies in another country. Ask the Dean for more information on what Erasmus+ and exchange opportunities might be available.

Internship & Mentoring
All students at AAU’s School of Humanities & Social Sciences are required to complete an internship credit. The School of Humanities & Social Sciences and the Career Center offer assistance, advice and guidance to ensure that students are able to fulfill this requirement. Ask the Career Center Specialist for more information on what internship opportunities are currently available.