Undergraduate BA Studies

Jewish and Israeli Studies

Specific admission requirements

Graduation from a high school and entrance examination. Requirements for entrance examinations are set by the Higher Education Act, UP Admission Procedure Code and the bylaws of the faculty.

Specific arrangements for recognition of prior learning (formal, non-formal and informal)

Courses or part of study completed at a different UP Faculty or University in the Czech Republic or abroad can be recognized by the dean of the Faculty upon submission of proof of successful completion of programme or courses. Previous recommendation of the relevant department is necessary. (Art. 27 of the Study and Examination Regulations www.upol.cz/fileadmin/user_upload/dokumenty/2011/SZR_UP_2011_eng.pdf)
There are no arrangements for recognition of previous informal and non-formal learning.

Qualification requirements and regulations

not specified

Profile of the programme

Subject Jewish and Israel Studies is constituted as interdisciplinary studies of "the science of culture". The aim of the studies is to understand the extensive topics of Jewish Studies in the way they are investigated in broad spectrum by "classic" humanities: history, sociology and political science, theology, philology and art history. The subject Jewish Studies also answers the needs of present research: we expect graduates of the Jewish Studies to become well-educated scholars whom scientific research of history and culture of Jews in the Czech lands demands.

Key learning outcomes

The graduate of the Jewish and Israel Studies should understand methodology of scientific thought in the basic disciplines that form the subject Jewish Studies and that are defined as "classic" humanities - history, sociology and theology, philology and art history. The graduate will study basic scientific literature, will have good knowledge of the object, terminology, methodology, history and methodological specializations, directions and schools of his or her major field of study and should be able to define his or her own scientific approach among these opinions. The graduate should be capable of individual creative and scientific work within the frame of his or her chosen specialization, whether in oral (lectures, discussions, critical argumentation) or written form (reviews, articles and papers, scientific work with historical documents, basic research, scientific essay etc.).

Occupational profiles of graduates with examples

Graduates will be able to read and interpret both biblical and modern Hebrew texts, Yiddish/Arabic (including archival documents, old Hebrew texts and Jewish tombstones). Graduate will be able to work in archives and libraries with Hebrew collections, in museums with Hebrew and Yiddish artifacts. Graduates will be able to work in cultural-political sphere (publishing houses, cultural and cultural-political, cultural educational institutions), where they will differ from their competitors on the job market in their competence in languages and professional knowledge of Jewish and Israeli studies including Near East topics.

Access to further studies

Master study programme

Examination regulations, assessment and grading

Study and Examinations Code

Graduation requirements

90 ECTS credits, passing the state final exam, defending Bachelor's thesis.

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