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Degree programme objectives

The Bachelor's degree in French Language for Commercial Practice is run as a double-subject course (part of the Philology study programme at the Faculty of Education), based on the system of combinations of fields at different faculties at Masaryk University. Students combine it with Economics (part of the Public Economics and Administration study programme) based at the Faculty of Economics and Administration. The main objective of this course is to prepare the graduates' linguistic, professional, communication and cultural skills for future employment in the economic and administrative environment.

The combined structure of this course takes advantage of the complementary educational system offered by the whole university and, as such, results in a number of positives such as, for example:

- a modular structure (study programmes and courses are comprised of subject specific modules - linguistic, culturally historical and geographical, practical both in terms of communication and specialisation)

- system structure (optimal organic combination of a subject within a module as well as complete modules)

- variability (wide selection of subjects, modules, possibility of choosing and changing specializations etc.)

Study plans

Studies

  • Objectives

    The Bachelor's degree in French Language for Commercial Practice is run as a double-subject course (part of the Philology study programme at the Faculty of Education), based on the system of combinations of fields at different faculties at Masaryk University. Students combine it with Economics (part of the Public Economics and Administration study programme) based at the Faculty of Economics and Administration. The main objective of this course is to prepare the graduates' linguistic, professional, communication and cultural skills for future employment in the economic and administrative environment.

    The combined structure of this course takes advantage of the complementary educational system offered by the whole university and, as such, results in a number of positives such as, for example:

    - a modular structure (study programmes and courses are comprised of subject specific modules - linguistic, culturally historical and geographical, practical both in terms of communication and specialisation)

    - system structure (optimal organic combination of a subject within a module as well as complete modules)

    - variability (wide selection of subjects, modules, possibility of choosing and changing specializations etc.)

  • Learning Outcomes

    After successfully completing his/her studies the graduate is able to:

    • use French at the C2 level in receptive activities (listening and reading) and C1 level in production activities (spoken and written) according to the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (communication competency)
    • categorise theoretical knowledge and apply practical skills from the spheres of phonetics, morphology, syntax and vocabulary (linguistic competency)
    • interpret some of the most important historical events and contexts within which French literary styles have developed (literary sciences competency)
    • compare their own culture and historical context with the social and cultural development of Francophone countries and establish contacts with representatives of such cultures (inter-cultural competency)
    • develop and widen the above mentioned competencies with specialised disciplines offered at the MSc level studies
    • reflect developments in this field and react to contemporary changes of society and economics
    • integrate their own development into the fields of civil administration, private business sector or international economic and administrative co-operation
  • Occupational Profiles of Graduates

    The graduates are not authorised to practise a legally regulated professional position. However, they can work as expert language officers with specialized foreign language communication skills, mainly in the spheres of civil administration or the private business sector. The combination of these two specializations equips students with solid foundations in both theoretical and applied economics as well as in French used in specialized economic and administrative spheres. They are able to use and further develop their expertise in the labour market. Their language skills combined with economic and administrative knowledge, interpersonal and communication skills also improve their chances of gaining employment in international institutions. With this background, the graduates can contribute to the cultivation and development of the international economy and administrative co-operation.

  • Practical Training

    Practical training is not an obligatory part of the study plan.

  • Goals of Theses

    The scope of the Bachelor's theses at the Faculty of Education is determined by the Dean’s instruction No. 1/2015 "To carry out the final works" for at least 81000 characters.

    Students write a bachelor's thesis in Czech or French.

    Students in the final theses demonstrate that they have an academic written language, are able to work independently, critically read reference literature, classify and link information, logically argue, place the subject of work in the wider context of the field, and correctly use the chosen citation standard

    A Bachelor's thesis does not have the character of an independent empirical research. Students can work with already published texts and data accessible for secondary analysis.

  • Access to Further Studies

    Passing the Bachelor's degree equips the graduates with the competencies necessary for an application to the French-Czech Master's degree in Public Administration MFTAP (Master Franco Tchèque d’Administration Publique) at the Faculty of Economics and Administration, MU. This is a bilingual programme run in co-operation with Rennes University in France and is completed as a joint degree. The graduates can also apply for any other MSc degree courses specialising in economy or administration. Alternatively, students can continue onto a Master's degree course in applied linguistics which is offered at universities abroad (particularly in France).

  • Additional Information

Basic information

Abbreviation
B-FJHC
Type
Bachelor's degree programme
Profile
academic
Degree
Bc.
Length of studies
3 years
Language of instruction
Czech Czech

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