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Faculty Faculty of Arts (FIF)
Study programme Human Studies (B6107)
Branch of study ReligionStudies (6101R014/00 - 2016)
Level of acquired qualification Bachelor
Form of study Full-time
Standard length of study 3 years
Number of ECTS credits 180
Qualification awarded Bachelor (Bc.)
Access to further studies Master study programme  
Type of completion State Final Exam, Master's Thesis Defense
Study and Examination Code URL
Faculty coordinator for international students unspecified
Key learning outcomes The aims of religious studies as a scholarly discipline are strictly explanatory, attempting at elucidating, particularly to the secular part of society, the biological, social-cultural and psychological determinations of religious behavior of individuals or groups. It studies not just a single tradition, but a range of selected religious traditions. The secular study of religions is currently highly important for several reasons: 1) the rising significance of religions and religiously motivated behavior in contemporary cultures, 2) the huge migration waves of diverse ethnic groups and nations arriving in Europe, 3) the relevance of professional preparedness for the social and value changes connected with these phenomena. Students will obtain a knowledge of various religious traditions, especially about Christianity, Islam, Judaism, and Buddhism, with attention also paid to Hinduism, Confucianism as well as to new religious movements. Viewed mainly from sociological and anthropological perspectives, the study of these religions forms the core of the curriculum. The focus is also on critical reflection of the history of the discipline itself, pointing to its determination by particular period's scientific approaches to religion and to the changing paradigm of the discipline.
Specific admission requirements unspecified
Specific provisions for recognition of prior learning unspecified
Qualification requirements and regulations 90 ECTS credits (in obligatory combination with the study of Sociology), passing the state final exam, defending Bachelor's thesis.
Profile of the programme academical
Occupational profiles of graduates with examples Within learnt society, the graduates of the Religious Studies program can be successful at the job market. There is a range of professions where qualification in Religious Studies is important, such as: 1) non-profit organizations, humanitarian organizations, foundations, charities, diakonias, churches or religious societies, because such specialists contribute as consultants expertise on religious issues, opinions, habits, customs, and values of target groups; 2) in the spheres of state administration overseeing for example the migration policies, especially in relations to the so-called third world countries; 3) in mass media, which unfortunately often present a distorted picture of a medialized issue due to their lack of knowledge in religious matters; 4) in business because their expertise can add to a better targeted company strategies in production, marketing and sale of products within global economy.
Branch of study guarantor Lužný Dušan, prof. PhDr. Dr.

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