Master in Cultural Dimension of the Arctic

General

Program Description

MISSION OF THE MASTER PROGRAM “CULTURAL DIMENSION OF THE ARCTIC” is to create knowledge system about fundamental principles and regularities of processes and mechanisms of development and creation of cultural images of the Arctic, their scientific, philosophical, religious and mythological, art reconstruction, representation, interpretation, and broadcasting in modern society. The program will contribute to steady life support and activity of indigenous ethnic groups, preservation of ethnocultural diversity in the Arctic region.

PRELIMINARY LIST OF MAIN COURSES

  • Technologies of complex monitoring of a sociocultural situation in the Arctic region. The Arctic as a special territory of heritage. Reserved ethnocultural landscapes of the Arctic.
  • Traditional cultural practices of inhabitants of the Arctic region.
  • Ethnocultural self-identification of indigenous people of the Arctic in the changing world: traditional values and modernization.
  • Art development of the Arctic. Arctic art.
  • Contemporary cultural practices: the Arctic tourism, ethno-art, design. Preservation and actualization of cultural heritage in the Arctic (historical and cultural monuments, objects of sea heritage, memorable places of polar expeditions; mentality, traditions, folklore).

BASIC PRINCIPLES OF THE PROGRAM:

  • "Up-to-date information /actualization": the analysis of various aspects of Arctic culture is placed on the present, and not just on the past;
  • "Transformation/process": changes of the ethnic, language, religious map of the Arctic it are considered as process;
  • "Beyond borders/dialogue": historical and modern events are considered in the context of cultural dialogue;
  • "Comparison/avoidance of generalizations": to avoid unjustified generalizations of the described situations the majority of subjects is considered in a comparative way.

CAREER OPPORTUNITIES

Master program graduates can find a career in various cultural, social, educational and research fields. The program is tailored to produce best results in the following positions:

  • Art Consultant
  • Cultural Researcher
  • Media Commentator
Last updated Jan 2018

About the School

NArFU’s strategic tasks are closely linked with implementation of the national geopolitical interests in the Arctic. Russia lacks experts and technologies for the development of its Arctic area, its c ... Read More

NArFU’s strategic tasks are closely linked with implementation of the national geopolitical interests in the Arctic. Russia lacks experts and technologies for the development of its Arctic area, its continental shelf and infrastructure. The University creates conditions necessary to support the industrial projects being launched in the polar region with personnel and technologies. Apart from skill development, it offers education in social and humanitarian field of studies. Read less