Objective(s) of a study programme:
The aim of CS is to prepare highly qualified specialists by taking into consideration contemporary cultural needs and needs in the culture market who will demonstrate theoretical knowledge of and practical skills in organising and conducting independent scientific research, analytical skills at an expert level, critical thinking while assessing socio-cultural processes, developing and implementing cultural projects; to prepare cultural analysts and practitioners of various profiles for careers in cultural, education, sports, public relations, advertising and other areas, able to manage cultural institutions and organisations.
- know the dominant cultural studies paradigms, contemporary methodological and practical approaches, how to apply them while analyzing current cultural and cross-cultural processes and practices, assessing their identity, authenticity, linking to culture, history and anthropology of various countries;
- be able to choose and apply appropriate research strategies, conduct scientific research on cultural practices and processes, develop cross-cultural cooperation, conduct and administer cultural and cross-cultural projects, develop strategies for cultural policy and culture management, apply knowledge gained in cultural studies for educational purposes, develop cultural criticism while producing publicity articles, scientific critical papers, reviews and in this way promote the quality and consumption of culture, integrate into the university, national and the European research area;
- demonstrate tolerance towards and acceptance of cultural diversity, a responsible attitude to work, the ability to work independently, plan, organize and assess his own performance, collect, analyse and communicate information, conceptualise ideas, constructively and professionally interact with co-workers and customers;
- acquire moral values, adhere to ethical principles while dealing with cultural diversity, appreciate cross-cultural dialogue, link it to the place, traditions and morality.
Activities of teaching and learning:
Lectures, seminars, consultations, an essay, practices, projects, Maser thesis, independent work
Methods of assessment of learning achievements:
Examination, practice, presentation, historical case study, an essay; steady assessment
During the second and third semesters students can choose study subject from several alternatyves (6 credits).
Distinctive features of a study programme:
Some subjects are delivered in English and Russian.