History

General information

The purpose of this Bachelor’s degree study programme is to acquire and internalize the basic level of education and special competences for the professional work of a historian, namely taking up high school knowledge. Students will acquire an overview of Czech and general history from prehistoric times up to the present and will acquaint themselves with the methodology and organization of historical research and important moments in historiography. Choosing facultative lectures and seminars, students can focus their interest in specific historical periods or topics. The study of history is intended not only for those concerned with the field of history and historiography, but also for people interested in other social sciences and humanities: the Bachelor’s degree study programme in history represents a suitable introduction to further study in different disciplines, since it provides basic information and findings about the function, logic, and structure of human society in the course of history. Students learn how to work with historical sources and how to obtain, analyse, and contextualize their information potential. Students are directed in both the individual searching and critical sorting of information. Abilities in relevant argumentation and independent critical thinking are particularly encouraged and desired. Acquiring such knowledge and competences is very important in terms of the nature of the field, i.e. the fact that knowledge and understanding of history is not direct, but mediated through historical evidence.

A successful graduate is able to

  • understand context, be familiar with the basic methodological approaches, and be able to define key terms in historical development
  • demonstrate being well versed in the literature, work with sources and interpret them, and show a command of the basic methodology of historical research in their written work

Graduate employment

Graduates are qualified for posts as lower professional assistants in academic institutions, libraries, and information, documentation, and bibliographical centres and museums, as well as for work in the media and in publishing.

Faculty Faculty of Arts
Type of study bachelor's
Mode full-time, combined
Standard length of studies 3 years
Language of instruction czech

Admission Requirements

Unfortunately no information about admission requirements is available.

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Additional information

http://phil.muni.cz/wuhi

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