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Degree programme objectives

The study of philosophy gives insight into general but precise ways of recognizing problems, asking questions, specifying the conceptual equipment, identifying possible answers and assessing them. It develops analytical and critical equipment, promotes consistency in thinking, cultivates the ability to accurately interpret the meaning of the message. The key value of studying philosophy is rationality; the student will become acquainted not only with general procedures of rational analysis, but also with their specific forms in traditional questions concerning existence, cognition, acting or decision making. The study of philosophy is a suitable preparation for particular critical engagement, leads to intellectual autonomy and the acquired abilities are well transferable to other research areas thanks to the emphasis on the development of interpretative and formulative habits.

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Studies

  • Objectives

    The study of philosophy gives insight into general but precise ways of recognizing problems, asking questions, specifying the conceptual equipment, identifying possible answers and assessing them. It develops analytical and critical equipment, promotes consistency in thinking, cultivates the ability to accurately interpret the meaning of the message. The key value of studying philosophy is rationality; the student will become acquainted not only with general procedures of rational analysis, but also with their specific forms in traditional questions concerning existence, cognition, acting or decision making. The study of philosophy is a suitable preparation for particular critical engagement, leads to intellectual autonomy and the acquired abilities are well transferable to other research areas thanks to the emphasis on the development of interpretative and formulative habits.

  • Learning Outcomes

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

    • adequately paraphrase the text, analyze its structure and components
    • identify and assess arguments
    • recognize the key concepts, relevance and issues of traditional or new topics
    • persuade rationally
    • interpret the text clearly using a variety of interpreting techniques
    • orient themselves independently in different systems of values and norms
    • use traditional philosophical approaches as a model of problem solution
    • write, review, comment on scholarly text
  • Occupational Profiles of Graduates

    The graduate of the program is ready to work in cultural and political institutions, analytical and communication agencies, media, departments of public relations, and managerial positions.

  • Practical Training

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

  • Goals of Theses

    A standard scope of a Bachelor's thesis ranges from 72,000 to 90,000 characters including footnotes, cover sheet, content, index, list of literature, and annotations. Students can work with already published texts and data accessible for secondary analysis. They should demonstrate the ability to work critically with specialized texts, process the concepts and theories discovered there, and find relevant answers to the given question.

  • Access to Further Studies

    After completion of the Bachelor's studies, it is possible to continue further studies in Master's degree programme in Philosophy (or some other related fields after satisfying the admission requirements).

  • Additional Information

Basic information

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

87
number of active students

Faculty of Arts
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