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B.A. in Humanities, Society and Culture

Anglo-American University
3 years
Bachelor's degree
Scholarships available
On campus
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Program description

B.A. in Humanities, Society and Culture

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.

Admission requirements

Language Requirements

English proficiency at a level B2 of the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR). There are multiple tests that AAU recognizes as evidence of the B2 level proficiency, especially:

  • TOEFL (iBT min. 71, PBT min. 525)
  • IELTS (min. 6 – minimum of 5.5 in each subtest)
  • FCE (min. C)
  • CAE (min 160)
  • BULATS (min. 60)
  • City & Guilds – IESOL (Communicator)
  • Pearson PTE (min. 59)
  • IGCSE First Language English (C or better)
  • IGCSE English as a Second Language (B or better)
  • IB (English A or B at HL/SL)

For more information about language requirements, please visit the university website.

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Program content

General College Courses

Composition I

  • Composition II
  • Introduction to Psychology
  • Introduction to Philosophy
  • World History I
  • Computer Information Systems
  • Introduction to Sociology/Introduction to Economic Thought
  • Comparative Religions/Introduction to Law/Political Philosophy I

Major Courses

  • European History II
  • Introduction to Politics
  • Introduction to Social Theory
  • Survey of Western Arts
  • Intercultural Communication
  • Research Methods in Humanities and Social Sciences
  • Introduction to World Literature
  • Internship
  • Thesis Seminar

Required/Options Courses: 1 course from each group

Group A:

  • Visual Culture
  • Eroticism, Power and Fate in the Cinema of Central Europe

Group B:

  • Comparative Religions
  • Comparative Worldviews
  • Philosophy and Society

Group C:

  • Psychology of Art and Culture
  • Psychology – Language and the Mind
  • Twentieth Century Social Theory

Group D:

  • Anthropology of Religion
  • Subcultures: Lifestyles, Literature and Music
  • Sociology of Culture

Group E:

  • Story of Language
  • European Music History and Appreciation
  • European Literature I

Group F:

  • European Literature II
  • Czech Culture in Film and Literature
  • Folklore and Mythology

Group G:

  • British Literature
  • American Literature
  • Advanced Seminar in Shakespeare
  • Theatre and Politics



  • 5× open elective

Tuition fees

Based on 15 credits (five classes)

Additional fees will include: CZK 4,750 Administrative fee

New visa seeking students fee is CZK 85,050 (bachelor students)

Scholarships & funding

Several scholarship options are available. Please check the university website for more information.


Learning Outcomes

  1. Demonstratebroad 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 solvemoderately complex theoretical and practical issues and problems in changing contexts
    1. Achieve insight
      1. Identify and define the problem
      2. Select, classify and interpret relevant information
    2. Use appropriate quantitative and qualitative research methods, concepts and theories
    3. Employ perspective of a relevant additional discipline
    4. Identify and select realistic solutions
    5. Evaluate possible solutions and their ethical implications
  3. Effectively communicateissues, problems, or dilemmas and their solutions
    1. In appropriate format to specialists and non-specialist audiences
    2. In written documents, oral presentations and critical discussions, drawing on the relevant disciplinary knowledge and using appropriate citations
    3. Within a team: review, evaluate and reiterate expert opinions of team members
    4. In at least one language in addition to English
  4. Take effective and responsible actionboth individually and within a team
    1. Take into consideration diverse and changing socio-cultural contexts
    2. Critically assess outcomes and performances
    3. Effectively use available resources d. Engage oneself and other members of the team in life-long learning

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.

Continuing studies

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.

Career opportunities

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.

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About this institute

Anglo-American University

Anglo-American University

Anglo-American University (AAU) is the oldest private University in the Czech Republic. It also a not-for-profit institution with a goal to deliver a truly international and unique study experience. Students from over 80 different countries Average class size of 15...

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Anglo-American University

Letenská 5
118 00 Prague 1
Czech Republic

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