UPCES courses are designed to inspire, challenge, and motivate students to discover new topics and different perspectives.
UPCES offers courses in a wide range of subjects. UPCES students enroll in 5 courses (including Elementary Czech Language) for a total of 16 academic credits.
All courses are taught in English. Students of diverse majors will find courses at UPCES that meet their academic interests and requirements from the following subjects:
- Art History
- Cultural Studies
- Czech Language
- Environmental Studies
- Film and Media Studies
- International Relations
- Political Science
- Religious Studies
View the full UPCES Course Catalog
UPCES courses are offered Monday-Thursday during the academic year. UPCES does not have Friday classes. View the Course Schedule page for a copy of the Spring 2013 weekly schedule.
All UPCES courses are designed specifically for Juniors and Seniors and correspond to the upper-level credit distinctions provided at most North American universities. UPCES courses are not assigned specific course numbers because this system is not used at Charles University. Please feel free to contact the UPCES staff to determine where UPCES courses would fall in your home university's numbering system.
The faculty of scholars at UPCES create a stellar curriculum in Central European Studies. Our faculty offers a superior academic experience through small classes, excellent facilities, and stimulating course excursions. UPCES students also study alongside Czech and other European students at Charles University, offering a unique blend of perspectives and a great opportunity for increased immersion.
If a student is interested in a specific course that is not being offered during the semester, it is possible to arrange an Independent Study course with an UPCES professor. This requires the approval of the UPCES Director, the chosen professor, and the student's home institution.
UPCES firmly believes that learning the Czech language is an integral part of the study abroad experience in Prague. UPCES students are required to take the course Elementary Czech Language for the duration of the semester. Students with a background in Czech language may be enrolled in an upper-level course.