Bachelor's Study Programme
The Department of General Linguistics offers three undergraduate degree programmes: General Linguistics and Theory of Communication, Linguistics and Digital Humanities and Linguistic Analyst.
Double degree full-time study programme
Basic Information about the Programme
The double degree bachelor's degree in General Linguistics and Theory of Communication will systematically introduce you to the theory of language and communication. It does not focus on the description of one particular language or one type of communication, but deals with the basic principles of how to describe language(s) and communication. You can become more familiar with the intersecting disciplines that modern theoretical linguistics intervenes in (psycholinguistics, /bio/semiotics, mathematical linguistics, linguistic historiography, etc.). During your bachelor's studies you can already participate in the scientific activities of the department or take part in a short or long-term internship at one of the domestic or foreign institutes.
General Linguistics and Theory of Communication can be combined with philological and non-philological disciplines
Combination with a philological discipline (English Studies, Asian Studies, Czech Studies, German Studies, Classical Philology, Dutch Studies, Romance Studies, Slavonic Studies) allows you to better understand the basic theoretical concepts underlying the descriptions of specific languages. In combination with non-philological disciplines (e.g. sociology, psychology, journalism, history, philosophy, but also natural and formal sciences) you will gain the ability to better understand and interpret a text (i.e. the basic way of presenting and preserving any scientific knowledge or historical facts).
The studies is structured into several layers:
- General Science: you will learn the basic rules and procedures of scientific work, both theoretically (Methodology of Science) and practically (Basics of Linguistic Techniques).
- General Linguistics: You will learn about the basic mechanisms of language (Introduction to General Linguistics) and communication (Introduction to Theory of Communication).
- Subdisciplinary - basic: You will learn about the laws of language layers (General Phonetics and Phonology, Morphosyntax, Lexicon, Text Linguistics and Pragmatics), their development (Language Development Principles), but also the development of theories that describe speech and communication (History of Czech Linguistics).
- Specialized and interdisciplinary: You will master advanced tools of linguistic description (Introduction to Corpus Linguistics, Mathematical Modeling of Text, Logical Semantics) and learn about the influences of other disciplines (Biosemiotics).
Graduates' profile and employability prospect
After graduating in General Linguistics and Theory of Communication you will be prepared for science-oriented studies at the master's level. The education you will receive is specific, but in many respects broadly applicable and comprehensive enough to allow you to move easily into practice in the field of applied linguistics (linguistic-communication analysis in specialised agencies and the media, optimisation of communication strategies and flows in the commercial and government spheres, translation of professional texts, basic statistical data processing, preparation of linguistic data for formal processing). By studying General Linguistics and Theory of Communication, you will gain universally applicable analytical skills. You will learn to work with information sources, perform statistical analyses, strengthen your media literacy, be able to organize and plan projects, and gain experience in the functioning of (research) work teams.