B.A. in Central and East European Studies: Visegrad in Contact and Conflict with East Europe


All courses taught in English.

Experience the cultural heritage of Central Europe, in class and in the Czech capitol.

Classes are multicultural, small and interactive.

Courses in Eastern and Central European anthropology, sociology, politics, and social theory.




































Program Directors, School of International Relations and Diplomacy


Prof. Donald E. Fuller, Ph.D., Dean




Darima Batorova, Assistant Dean







Program Description


This undergraduate degree in Central and East European Studies (CEES) is lectured by an international faculty of experts that come from all over the world. In small, interactive classes, students develop a multi-lingual, international proficiency in the territory, politics, and social identities of the region.


Central and Eastern European countries are reshaping for the twenty-first century. The CEES bachelor’s program offers a distinguished curriculum that prepares students for a Europe that is looking toward its future.


Students are delivered an education in the cultures, languages, political and social histories, and conflicts that have shaped these countries, and characterize their challenges today.









Learning Outcomes


Graduates of the B.A. in Central and East European Studies program can expect to:


Have an actionable knowledge and understanding of current politics and events, and competently identify trends in social and political movement, in Central and East European countries.


Confidently articulate and express specific concepts and issues, such as security, conflict resolution, human rights, and culture in Central and East European Countries at an advanced level of English in writing and public speaking.


Apply political philosophy and theory, and deep study of European and world history to current affairs.


Understand and uphold civic responsibility, identify ethical problems, and resourcefully structure debate with respect to civil society, colleagues, and opponents.


Manage their own professional development, and support the development of others.



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Practical Learning


The B.A. in Central and East European Studies 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.



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Program Structure


The program requires 180 ECTS credits (90 US credits) and may be completed by full-time students in three years.



Required Courses

Code Course ECTS Credits US Credits
COM101 Composition I 6 3
COM102 Composition II 6 3
HIS122 European History II: The Making of Modern Europe 6 3
POL261 Geopolitics of Eastern Europe and the Heartland 6 3
SOC285 Social and Cultural Anthropology of Central and Eastern Europe 6 3
TER220 Central and East European Territorial Studies: The Story of Language 6 3


One of the following two:
ECO105 Introduction to Economic Thought 6 3
POL101 Introduction to Politics 6 3


One of the following two:
TER110 Introduction to Central and East European Territorial Studies 6 3
POL207 Comparative Political Systems of Central and Eastern Europe 6 3




Language Requirements (One of the following.)

Code Course ECTS Credits US Credits
RUS100,
RUS200
Russian I, Russian II 12 6
PLI101,
PLI102
Polish I, Polish II 12 6
CZE103,
CZE104
Czech I, Czech II 12 6




Other Requirements

Code Course ECTS Credits US Credits
HSS350 Internship 6 3
HSS390 B.A. Thesis Seminar 6 3
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Central and Eastern European History Electives: 4-6 courses.

Code Course ECTS Credits US Credits
HIS123 History of Russia 6 3
HIS231 History of the Cold War and Post Cold War Transition 6 3
HIS233 History of Ukraine and Belarus 6 3
HIS230 History of Poland 6 3
HIS235 Czech/Czechoslovak History 6 3
HIS236 The Jewish Experience in Central Europe 6 3
HIS237 Central European History 6 3
HIS310 The Habsburgs and their Empire, 1526-1918 6 3
HIS236/336 The Holocaust and its Representation 6 3
POL202 Nationalism in Central and Eastern Europe 6 3
POL205 National Minorities of Central and Eastern Europe 6 3
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Politics and Society Electives: 4-5 courses.





Economics, Public Policy, Environmental Issues and Media Electives: 2 courses.





Arts and Culture Electives: 2-3 courses.





Intellectual History, Religion, and Ideology Electives: 2-3 courses.





Literature and Film: 2-3 courses.







Apply Now


For complete admissions information click here.


Here's a quick list of what you will need when applying: Completed High School education, proficiency in English language, 2 letters of recommendation, essay on “Professional Objectives and Interests”, and an interview.



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Your Degree and After


Degree Awarded

Having completed all program requirements, students are conferred a Bakalář (Bc.) degree, the equivalent of a Bachelor of Arts degree (B.A.) as stipulated by the program's accreditation by the Czech Republic Ministry of Education, Youth and Sports.



Career Prospects

Our graduates are prepared for success in government and non-government organizations, particularly those with strong activities in media, documentaries, the press, and research assistance and internships. Graduates are also encouraged to use their bachelor’s title to apply to masters’ programs at Anglo-American University, or anywhere in the European Union, United States, Canada and other countries to seek further diplomatic training, or apply their skill sets to other advanced disciplines.


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.



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International Experience


Studying at AAU is an unparalleled international experience! Students, faculty and staff have come from over 60 countries. Study with classmates from China, Czech Republic, France, Italy, Kazakhstan, Russia, Slovakia, and Spain, to name a few!

Accreditation


The B.A. in Central and Eastern European Studies program was accredited by the Czech Republic Ministry of Education, Youth and Sports on April 2011 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 ERASMUS/SOCRATES exchange program with over 20 EU university partners. Additional exchanges exist with universities in North America, Australia, and Asia. These exchange programs enable students to partially complete their studies in another country. Ask your advisor for more information on what ERASMUS opportunities might apply for this program.

Internship & Mentoring


All students at AAU’s School of International Relations & Diplomacy are required to complete an internship credit. The international relations school offers assistance, advice and guidance to ensure students are able to fulfill this requirement.