Linguistic Section of the Department
The linguistic section of the Department of English and American Studies organises courses in basic linguistic fields (general linguistics, English grammar, phonetics, phonology, syntax, semantics, lexicology, morphology, sociolinguistics, pragmatics, and stylistics).
Bachelor’s degree students take introductory courses in these disciplines. Master’s degree students can further enhance their knowledge and specialise in specific fields.
The Department of English and American Studies also offers a doctoral studies programme in English language, which has been accredited both in English and Czech since 2012/2013.
Lists of Currently Running Courses in Linguistics
First year - Bachelor’s degree studies (compulsory courses)
Second and third years - Bachelor’s degree studies (compulsory options and options)
Master’s degree studies (compulsory options and options)
Bachelor's Degree Studies
Linguistic courses in the Bachelor’s degree studies are divided into two groups – compulsory courses in the first year and compulsory options and options in the second and third years.
First Year: all Bachelor’s degree students have to pass the courses Introduction to Linguistics, English Grammar I and II and Introduction to Phonetics and Phonology.
Second and Third Years: in order to be allowed to sit for the Bachelor’s state exam, student is obliged to pass at least three linguistic courses from the options for second and third year students at the Department of English and American Studies (compulsory options) and finish them with exams. Any other courses will be regarded as optional (the student can decide whether they wish to finish the course with an exam or a credit).
The Bachelor’s state exam also tests students’ knowledge of linguistics (usually in the form of a test taken the last day of the state exam). The test is divided into five parts: Introduction to Linguistics, Phonetics and Phonology and three linguistic fields chosen by student based on the courses taken during their studies.