Faculty of Economics and Management
Department of Humanities
- Assistant manager:
- The Department of Humanities was founded in 1990 with the objective to introduce the students the classical heritage of thought and with current knowledge about man and society. From 1990 the heads of the department were successively Doc. PhDr. Zdeněk Pátek, CSc., PhDr. Vladislav Labudek, Doc. PhDr. Josef Špaček, CSc., RNDr. Karel Hauzer, CSc. and Prof. PhDr. Ing. Věra Majerová, CSc. The department includes the Sociological Laboratory – research workplace engaging in sociological research of rural areas.
- The Department of Humanities focuses, in compliance with the orientation of strategic development of the Czech University of Agriculture, on training of professionals able to participate in solving of various social problems affecting Czech rural areas and Czech agriculture, including work in public administration and on regional development. As rural and agriculture development require intergrated approach and work with people and among them, one can only work in this area successfully if one knows and understands relationships and processes among people in their everyday and professional lives, relationships and ways of negotiating among different interest groups and broader spiritual consequences of our past and presence, which form the features of our lives. Students learn this knowledge through sociology and political science and philosophy respectively.
- The Department of Humanities is responsible for Bachelor and Master programs „Public Administration and Regional Development“ in full-time and combined form of studies. These studies gives the students qualification, which will be prefared in the economical and social institutions and public administration. The department also offers the studies in Doctoral program „Regional and social development“ and the Postdoctoral university teaching qualification (habilitation) in the same field.
The Department of Humanities is responsible for teaching of 190 subjects at all faculties (Faculty of Economy and Management; Faculty of Agrobiology, Food and Natural Resources; Faculty of Technology; Faculty of Forestry and Environment and the Institute of Tropics and Subtropics) and in regional centres.
The subject „Sociology of Rural Economic Life“ is lectured in english. The subjects „Gender Issues in LDC“ and „Social and Political Aspects of Rural Development are being prepared.
- The research at the Department of Humanities focuses on the social and politicial context of the transformation of Czech agriculture, changes in Czech villages and the municipal politics and regional development, including connections with the European integration process.
There are many important grants and projects at the department, the project „Socio-economic Development of Czech Agriculture and Countryside“ and CORASON (6th framework program) were finished in the year 2004. For the period 2006-2008 the department is taking part in projects within the scope of Grant Agency of the Czech Republic (GA CR), called „Citizens‘ Participation in Public Life in Rural Municipalities in CR“ and „Collectivization in the Czechoslovakia 1978-1960: political and social changes of the country areas.
- The most important is the contract about cooperation with the Department of Regional Development, FEM, SPU Nitra. Besides, the Department of Humanities has active contacts with several European and Overseas universities (University of Missouri, Lithuanian University of Agriculture, Universität Rostock, University od Dublin, Trinity College, Gothenburg University, Hungarian Academy of Sciences, University of Napoli, University of Trieste, Agricultural University of Athens, Technical University of Lisboa, University of Aberdeen, Centre for Rural Research, ZALF, Muencheberg). The workers of DH are engaged in national and international advisory groups and participate on many international conferences and seminars.
- The Department of Humanities organizes the traditional Summer school University of Missouri and is taking part in cooperation on important conferences and presentations.