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General information

The information on the following page is intended for students of the American Studies MA program, The Transatlantic Studies students may access necessary information by clicking the link.


Studying at the Department of North American Studies is subject to a Study plan that is necessary to follow in order to successfully complete your studies. The details about the Study plan can be found in Karolínka but are unfortunately available only in Czech language. Also the other important documents including the statutes of the faculty and the Institute of International Area Studies are available only in Czech here and here.


An important part of the studies at the Department constitutes of written assignments that are present in almost all courses. Basic information may be found in a handbook with tips on proper writing. Sources and referencing is crucial for succeeding in the academic environment. You can find your sources at our library. The most important written assignment of the whole studies is the master thesis that allows the students to gain their degrees. The best theses from the past few years may be found here.


Study abroad

The students of American Studies have multiple opportunities to spend at least a semester abroad where they can gain important academic experience but also to make new friends and enjoy travelling in a foreign country. The most popular universities with our students are the ones in USA, Canada and Mexico.


The students are offered a study abroad experience on two different levels. At the Faculty level, where the application process is organized solely by the Faculty of Social Sciences and students of other faculties may participate, or at the University level which is organized by the International department of Charles University and all students may participate.


Application process at the Faculty level takes place on ad hoc basis depending on the details of individual agreements between universities. Up-to-date information may be found on the web of the International office of the Faculty of Social Sciences. The Faculty also offers a number of summer school programs. The current list may be found here. Currently the Faculty offers study abroad programs at the following universities:


University of Richmond, Virginia


Le Moyne College, New York


Marlboro College, Vermont


At the university level, the application deadline for the spring semester of 2016 is May 29, 2015. Applicants have to submit all necessary materials at the International office of their Faculty, the deadline for this submission will be set by the Faculty. Additional information about the application process including the conditions of financing etc. may be found here. Currently, the university offers study abroad programs at the following universities in USA, Canada and Mexico:


Kansas State University


State University of New York at New Paltz


University of Massachusetts Lowell


University of Miami


University of Montana


University of New Orleans


University of Washington, Seattle


McGill University, Montreal, Canada


Université de Montreal, Canada


Instituto Tecnológico de Estudios Superiores de Monterrey, Mexiko


Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México


Final exam

Passing final exam is the last step in earning a master´s degree. As the exam is held in Czech language, we only offer short description here. The final exam has four parts:


1. History of USA and Canada (1 question) – the list of topics (in Czech)

2. USA and Canada in the contemporary world (1 question) – the list of topics (in Czech)


When answering the questions of the first two parts of the final exam, the student should pay attention not only to the facts but also to the interpretation, their relevance today and the debate that is or was going on about them in the academic community.


3. Specialization


The student will present the list of elective courses that he/she has taken during her studies and will be assigned a question related to one of the courses.


4. Thesis defense


The student will present his/her thesis, its goals, methodology and the most important conclusions. After the presentation the student shall address comments and questions given to him by professors who evaluated his work.





Students

General information

The information on the following page is intended for students of the American Studies MA program, The Transatlantic Studies students may access necessary information by clicking the link.


Studying at the Department of North American Studies is subject to a Study plan that is necessary to follow in order to successfully complete your studies. The details about the Study plan can be found in Karolínka but are unfortunately available only in Czech language. Also the other important documents including the statutes of the faculty and the Institute of International Area Studies are available only in Czech here and here.


An important part of the studies at the Department constitutes of written assignments that are present in almost all courses. Basic information may be found in a handbook with tips on proper writing. Sources and referencing is crucial for succeeding in the academic environment. You can find your sources at our library. The most important written assignment of the whole studies is the master thesis that allows the students to gain their degrees. The best theses from the past few years may be found here.


Study abroad

The students of American Studies have multiple opportunities to spend at least a semester abroad where they can gain important academic experience but also to make new friends and enjoy travelling in a foreign country. The most popular universities with our students are the ones in USA, Canada and Mexico.


The students are offered a study abroad experience on two different levels. At the Faculty level, where the application process is organized solely by the Faculty of Social Sciences and students of other faculties may participate, or at the University level which is organized by the International department of Charles University and all students may participate.


Application process at the Faculty level takes place on ad hoc basis depending on the details of individual agreements between universities. Up-to-date information may be found on the web of the International office of the Faculty of Social Sciences. The Faculty also offers a number of summer school programs. The current list may be found here. Currently the Faculty offers study abroad programs at the following universities:


University of Richmond, Virginia


Le Moyne College, New York


Marlboro College, Vermont


At the university level, the application deadline for the spring semester of 2016 is May 29, 2015. Applicants have to submit all necessary materials at the International office of their Faculty, the deadline for this submission will be set by the Faculty. Additional information about the application process including the conditions of financing etc. may be found here. Currently, the university offers study abroad programs at the following universities in USA, Canada and Mexico:


Kansas State University


State University of New York at New Paltz


University of Massachusetts Lowell


University of Miami


University of Montana


University of New Orleans


University of Washington, Seattle


McGill University, Montreal, Canada


Université de Montreal, Canada


Instituto Tecnológico de Estudios Superiores de Monterrey, Mexiko


Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México


Final exam

Passing final exam is the last step in earning a master´s degree. As the exam is held in Czech language, we only offer short description here. The final exam has four parts:


1. History of USA and Canada (1 question) – the list of topics (in Czech)

2. USA and Canada in the contemporary world (1 question) – the list of topics (in Czech)


When answering the questions of the first two parts of the final exam, the student should pay attention not only to the facts but also to the interpretation, their relevance today and the debate that is or was going on about them in the academic community.


3. Specialization


The student will present the list of elective courses that he/she has taken during her studies and will be assigned a question related to one of the courses.


4. Thesis defense


The student will present his/her thesis, its goals, methodology and the most important conclusions. After the presentation the student shall address comments and questions given to him by professors who evaluated his work.