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.
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|
|480||F; W||Supv. Czech Reading|
|484||W||Modern Czech Literature|
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 2018-19 academic year. See the scholarship page for more information and to apply.