Czech Language and Culture Program
Requirements for a B.A. in Czech Language and Culture
The undergraduate program in the Department of Slavic and Eurasian Studies offers coursework and a B.A. degree program in Czech Language and Culture.
A major in Czech Language and Culture requires 24 hours of Czech with 12 of the hours in upper-division coursework.
MinorMinor for Czech Language and Culture majors: (1) Nine semester hours of courses beyond 507 or the equivalent in a second foreign language; or (2) twelve semester hours, including at least six hours of upper-division coursework, in any field.
The following language courses are regularly offered:
- First year: CZ 506, CZ 507 Beginning Czech
- Second year: CZ 312K, CZ 312L Intermediate Czech
- Third year: CZ 325, CZ 326 Advanced Czech
Other courses in Czech literature and other aspects of culture are offered on a rotating basis. UT also offers various upper-division electives in language, literature, culture, history, and the politics of Eastern Europe. Students are also encouraged to take survey courses in Czech literature and culture with readings in English to broaden their backgrounds. It is also possible to enroll (with the permission of the instructor) in individual-instruction conference courses: CZ 379 (for undergraduates) and CZ 395 (for graduate students).
The Department of Slavic and Eurasian Studies offers multiple oppprtunities for study abroad in the Czech Republic and Russia. In addition, the UT Study Abroad Office offers UT students the opportunity to enroll for credit in programs at the Moscow Linguistics University in Moscow, and at Charles University in Prague. Students applying for UT Study Abroad programs may apply for travel funds through the International Education Fee Scholarship Program.
Texas Chair in Czech Studies
The Texas Chair in Czech Studies was established by the generosity of the Czech community of Texas through its Czech Education Foundation of Texas.This endowment supports undergraduate and graduate degree programs in Czech language, literature, and culture, as well as study and research opportunities in the Czech Republic. It regularly brings distinguished scholars and diplomats to Austin, as well as supporting a variety of educational and cultural activities and events involving both the University and local communities.
The Czech Newsletter is published for members of the International Association of Teachers of Czech (IATC-NAATC, formally the North American Association of Teachers of Czech) which is based at Brown University's Department of Slavic Languages.