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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

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 / FTVM 315 (Czech Cinema
  • 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

The Department of Slavic Languages and Literatures and the Center for Russian, East European, and Eurasian Studies offer scholarships of up to $1,000 for Czech language study at U-M. See the scholarship page for more information and to apply.