Teaching of History
Field of Study: teacher training and education science
The Bachelor’s degree in History focuses on the acquisition and development of theoretical and practical knowledge about the history of human society, based on the latest results of scholarly work and research, and on mastering their application in the field of Slovak and general (world) history. Students also acquire the basic competences for the creative work of a historian, i.e. the ability to understand texts of sources and specialist literature, to analyse and interpret them and to produce their own professional and scholarly texts. Therefore, in the course of the three-year Bachelor’s degree study, in addition to the basic historical disciplines, students also receive training in the auxiliary historical sciences, history of art, historiography and other broadening fields.
History can be studied as a single-disciplinary study (the History study programme), as part of a teacher-training programme (history in combination with languages or other humanities and natural sciences, depending on the offer) or as an interdisciplinary study in combination with another subject (history of art, ethnology, philosophy, information studies, museology, musicology, religious studies and Slavic studies).
Particularly in the single-disciplinary study of history, emphasis is also placed on the teaching of Latin and German, which, together with Hungarian, are the languages of historical sources in our area. Students of teaching also study the didactics of history and teaching practice.
Students attend compulsory and elective courses, which are mainly in the form of lectures and seminars; they work on seminar papers and complete the first grade of their study with a state final examination linked to the defence of a written Bachelor’s thesis.
Graduates of the Bachelor’s degree in History can continue their study at the Master’s degree level in history, where they will specialise more closely in older or more recent history, studying at the second level in some related fields, or find employment as workers in museums and various cultural and memory institutions.
ENTRANCE EXAMINATION REQUIREMENTS
Applicants will be admitted to all teaching programmes on the basis of a general aptitude test as part of the National Comparative Exam, which is provided by www.scio.cz, s. r. o.