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Czech studies have a long tradition at U-M. Faculty members doing teaching and research in this field include Professors Herbert Eagle, who specializes in Czech film, Jindrich Toman, who specializes in Czech Modernism, and Ewa Malachowska-Pasek, who specializes in Czech language. Literature courses include Czech 484, Modern Czech Literature, which teaches twentieth-century Czech literature in translation and includes film and visual arts as well.

Minor Requirements

Program Requirements:

Prerequisites to the Academic Minor: Czech 241 or equivalent.

Academic Minor Program: 16 credits of courses, including Czech 242 (4 credits) and 12 credits in courses selected from among the following two categories, with at least 6 credits coming from category B.

Category A: Courses on Central European Slavic Culture
No more than 6 credits from this category

  • Slavic 225 (Arts & Cultures of Central Europe)
  • Slavic 312 (Central European Cinema)
  • Slavic 423 (Central European Literature in the Twentieth Century)

Students may count up to 3 credits of Third-Year Czech (Czech 341/342)

Category B: Courses on Czech culture, literature, and cinema
At least 6 credits are required from this category

  • Czech 480 (Supervised Czech Reading)
  • Czech 483 (Czech Literature from the Middle Ages to the Enlightenment)
  • Czech 484 (Modern Czech Literature)
  • Slavic 470 (The Avant-Gardes)
  • Slavic 490 (Issues of the Cultures of Eastern Europe)

Typical Courses Offered

Course No. Typically Offered Course Title
141 F First Year Czech
142 W First Year Czech
241 F Second Year Czech
242 W Second Year Czech
315 F Czech Cinema
480 F; W Supv. Czech Reading
484 W Modern Czech Literature

Czech Language Studies Scholarship

Czech Language Studies Scholarship

The Department of Slavic Languages and Literatures and the Center for Russian, East European and Eurasian Studies are offering scholarships of $1,000 for Czech language study at U-M during the 2017-18 academic year.

Eligibility Criteria:

Open to all U-M undergraduates studying the Czech language with the intent to continue studies for at least one academic year. Students must complete two consecutive terms (Fall 2017 and Winter 2018) of the appropriate Czech language sequence and receive a grade of B- or better in both courses.

Application Deadline:

Students must apply in the Fall 2017 term, by the end of the first week of classes to be considered for the scholarship.

Review Process:

Applications are reviewed by a selection committee; students will be notified of their scholarships in mid-September.

Scholarship Disbursement:

Scholarships will be disbursed to students upon successful completion of the Winter term, after grades have been submitted and evaluated.

Please contact with any questions about the Czech Language Studies Scholarship.