The programme is designed to provide in-depth knowledge about the culture of Russia. It is aimed at foreign students who have a basic understanding of the history, philosophy, culture, and art of Russia.
A unique feature of the programme is the combination of general cultural disciplinary blocks with disciplines aimed at an in-depth study of the foundations of Russian culture. Special attention will be paid to the formation and development of Russian identity, the formation of research methods in the study of Russian culture, and the special character of the Russian mentality.
The programme prepares professionals who are fluent in the history of Russian culture and modern cultural processes taking place in Russia.
The academic programme is designed according to professional standards and employers' opinion on the correlation of graduates' competencies and functions in the field of professional activity.
Main educational courses
Analysis and Criticism of Russian Art: Historiographical Review
Cultural Research in the Contemporary World
Computer Technologies in Cultural Studies
Images of Fate in Russian Culture
Multiculturalism and Multi-Confessionalism as a Fundamental Principle of Russian Culture
Russian and Soviet Everyday Life
The Russian Idea and Projects of Russian Culture
Russian Culture as an Object of Philosophical Reflection
Russian Literature and Literature-Centric Character of Russian Philosophy
Russian Musical Culture
Russian Regionalism: The Dialectics of the Centre and the Periphery
Texts of Russian Culture. Seminar
Slavophile Paradigm in Russian Culture
Semantic Concepts of Russian Culture
Contemporary Cultural Research in Russia
Theory and Practice of Archival Research Work
The obtained theoretical and practical knowledge and skills enable the student to perform analytical work and carry out academic research of contemporary Russian culture
Organization of intercultural collaboration between Russia and foreign institutions.
Graduates with fundamental knowledge in the field of cultural studies, who are able to apply this knowledge in the analysis and study of modern Russian culture, have good opportunities to work in leading academic institutions and universities of the world, government agencies, advertising and travel agencies, international political and economic organizations, scientific and analytical centers, media agencies and publishers, archives, libraries, museums and educational institutions.