Extensive experience in teaching African languages combined with a comprehensive set of courses relevant to African studies.
Students have access to unique electronic resources in Russian and foreign languages as well as to a dedicated collection of the M. Gorky Scientific Library of St Petersburg University. The Library holds over 300 copies of fiction, science and education books in all the languages of the program. It boasts a collection of ancient manuscripts and block books common in Oriental cultures as well as rare and antiquarian books and lithographs.
Complex approach to African Studies
Introduction to African Studies
Historical and typological linguistics of African languages
African languages and general linguistics
African folklore and oral tradition
Ethnopsychology of African peoples
Areal linguistics and dialectology of African languages
African geography and modern political situation
African literature in European languages
Literature in African languages
Sketch of African history
Religions of Africa
Amharic, Bambara, Hausa, Swahili
Students acquire skills in working with academic and reference literature as well as its analysis
Expert evaluation and analysis of problems related to Africa
Knowledge of the ethnolinguistic situation in the region and the ability to understand the multicultural environment
Graduates are well-placed to secure positions in leading academic institutions and universities worldwide, government bodies, advertising and travel agencies, international policy and economic organizations, research and analytics centers, mass media agencies and publishing houses, archives, libraries, museums, and educational institutions.