Faculty of Humanities University of Matej Bel

Department of European Cultural Studies

In 2005 the Department of European Cultural Studies was accredited to offer a study programme in the Foreign Languages and Cultures branch of study at the Faculty of Humanities in Banská Bystrica. It is currently involved in the international programme Jean Monnet ad personam "Identités et cultures en Europe". Instruction is provided partly in Slovak and partly in English, Russian, German and French. Besides Slovak specialists, the department also employs foreign professors from Lithuania and France.

The department offers interdisciplinary studies, with the main subjects being English Cultural Studies (ECS), Russian Cultural Studies (RCS), German Cultural Studies (GCS) and French Cultural Studies (FCS), all in relation to Slovak culture. The subjects mentioned are based on the presentation of language via culture and culture via language.