Undergraduate Program

Politics and Society

The B.A. in Humanities and Social Sciences: Politics and Society is a 3-year, internationally accredited program offering a modern and interdisciplinary education in politics and how it interacts with society and culture. You will earn a globally recognized American and European B.A. degree.

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Accreditation WASC + MSMT
Degree Bachelor of Arts
Duration 3 years
Location Prague, CZ
Tuition CZK 538,800
Intake Fall / Spring
Deadline Rolling Admission
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About the program

The B.A. in Humanities and Social Sciences: Politics and Society is a study of politics from political science and other social science perspectives with special emphasis on democratic transformation in modern Europe. Students enjoy an interdisciplinary program lectured by an international faculty of specialists from Humanities and Social Sciences. Together they examine how political ideas are framed and manipulated in different social contexts.

In a global, interconnected world, societies are linked closer than ever. What does this mean for the future of national governments, and how has modern technology redefined societies to be governed? The B.A. in Humanities and Social Sciences: Politics and Society program is designed to give an overall understanding of how politics and society interact from perspectives of sociology, anthropology, religion, psychology, and economics.

Politics and Society students develop critical thinking, communication and research skills essential for careers in government, politics, journalism, diplomacy and business.

I definitely like the small classrooms at AAU. Interacting more with your teacher helps you grasp the subject better than sitting with three-hundred-plus other students in a lecture hall. The AAU International Exchange Project to Sri Lanka was also one of the best things that I’ve done so far. It really helped to connect my degree to real-life experiences and give me better prospects for the future.

Michael-Said Kačarevič, Politics and Society, Czech Republic

Beyond the classroom, you can also join student clubs like Model UN and Film Club, discuss current political issues with professors and local experts at an event like ‘Professors in the Pub’ or stop by one of our movie nights or poetry readings in the Library featuring professors and internationally published authors.

AAU’s Career Center also connects students with numerous professional internships in the Czech Republic and abroad every year.

Program Structure

International Relations: European Studies is a 3-year study program. To graduate, students must accumulate 90 US credits (180 ECTS credits) by completing 30 courses.

Below, you can find a list of courses and modules for the B.A. in Humanities and Social Sciences: Politics and Society.

For more information on the modular structure and the study program, please contact our admissions team at admissions@aauni.edu.

Learning Outcomes

Graduates of the B.A. in Humanities and Social Sciences: Politics and Society can expect to:

  • Demonstrate broad knowledge of ideas & issues across the fields of art, literature, film, philosophy, religion, history, politics & sociology, anthropology, and psychology; demonstrate a broad knowledge of the theories, methods, and concepts in these areas.
  • Use appropriate quantitative and qualitative research methods, concepts and theories
  • Address and solve moderately complex theoretical and practical issues and problems in changing contexts
  • Effectively communicate issues, problems, or dilemmas and their solutions
  • Take effective and responsible action both individually and within a team
  • Take into consideration diverse and changing socio-cultural contexts

Career Prospects

AAU graduates thrive in multinational environments and are able to communicate professionally in English to international audiences. As a graduate of this degree program, you will be well equipped to continue your graduate studies or pursue a global career in areas such as: 

  • Cultural management
  • Reporting
  • Diplomacy
  • Humanitarian government
  • Nonprofit organizations
  • Education
  • Social research and publishing
  • Various forms of print and web media

Qualification Awarded

The Bachelor’s 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.) in the Czech Republic, per AAU’s accreditation by the National Accreditation Bureau for Higher Education. Graduates may select whether to use the U.S. post-nominal or the Czech pre-nominal title.

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See what our students have to say

When I looked at AAU and saw the diversity of its campus I thought that it is amazing because it would be challenging, there would be different opinions and different cultural backgrounds and various languages all living, studying, and growing under the same roof. Also, as somebody who has an interest in not only sociology but politics and political systems, I found the fact that AAU has a bachelor's degree that allows you to study politics and society combined and showing you connections in real-time extremely valuable.

Josef Petrilla
Politics and Society, USA

AAU classes are small, usually up to 25 people, which I believe makes the interaction between international classmates more personal and diverse. It is a huge advantage as students to get an opportunity to speak up, to express our personal opinion as well as get a chance to practice our presentational skills.

Sopiko Dvalishvili
Politics and Society, Georgia

Meet the people

Karen Grunow-Hårsta, Ph.D.

Dean of School of Humanities & Social Sciences; Senior Lecturer, School of Humanities & Social Sciences karen.grunow@aauni.edu
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Do you have questions?

We are happy to help!

Rebecca Newhouse Admissions Counselor rebecca.newhouse@aauni.edu
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