Institute of History and Sociology

Nadezhda Yu. Starkova

Director:
Nadezhda Yu. Starkova, Candidate of Sciences (History), Associate Professor

Contacts:
1, Universitetskaya str., Campus bld. 2, office 420
tel.+7(3412) 916-182, 72-84-80
e-mail: history@udsu.ru

The study of classical cultural heritage and the review of the current theoretical and methodological aspects of the world civilization development helps form the modern worldview, understand the significance of various communities and ethnic groups and contacts between them, realize the importance of social and cultural dialogue for the harmonious development of the society. So far, the Institute of History and Sociology has an established development strategy which consists of several components:

  • the educational process is focused on creativity;
  • self-sufficiency and individuality of each student and the uniqueness of his /her personality;
  • competence-based approach to the selection of historical and sociological education content which enables future specialists to focus on self-development and self-determination in the context of contemporary labor market;
  • reliance on the fundamental humanities knowledge combined with practical aspect of training.
Departments
History of Russia Viktor V. Puzanov vvpuzanov@gmail.com +7 (3412) 916-185 II - 416
Modern and Contemporary History and International Relations Vladimir R. Zolotykh vladzolot@mail.ru +7 (3412) 916-186 II - 415
Political Sceince and Management Mikhail Yu. Malyshev malishevmu@mail.rupolitics@udm.ru +7 (3412) 916-189 II - 406
Sociology Nataliia S. Ladyzhetz lns07@mail.ru +7 (3412) 916-022 VI - 206
Philosophy and the Humanities Olga N. Bushmakina olbush14@yandex.ru +7 (3412) 916-021 VI - 209
History of Udmurtia, Archaeology and Ethnology Nadezhda Yu. Starkova history@udsu.ru +7 (3412) 916-188 II - 410

Study programmes

Bachelor's:

39.03.01 SOCIOLOGY
41.03.04 POLITICAL SCIENCE Political Theory, Analysis and Forecasting
41.03.05 INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS Global Politics
46.03.01 History
  • History and Political Science
  • Historical and Regional Studies

Master's:

39.04.01 SOCIOLOGY (Sociology of Management)

Program overview: This program aims to train managers for various spheres of modern society and equip them with skills to analyze information used for management purposes both in business environment and social and non-commercial spheres, and in governmental and municipal administration. This program will thus equip students with analytical, research, managerial and teaching skills.

Job perspectives: Governmental and municipal authorities, analytical centers and research institutions, marketing and advertising agencies

Research Advisor: Prof. Nataliia S. Ladyzhets, Doctor of Philosophy.

E-mail: lns07@mail.ru

39.04.01 SOCIOLOGY (Sociology of Culture)

Program overview: This program is aimed to train specialists who are able to research social and cultural aspects of various spheres of the modern social life. Students study modern methods of socio-cultural and socio-anthropological analysis of human existence in different cultural environments. This program will thus enable students to analyze cultures, to carry out sociological and marketing research, to consult on education and culture issues, to teach at educational institutions.

Job perspectives: Institutions and organization in the field of culture, governmental and municipal authorities, analytical centers and research institutions, marketing and advertising agencies, educational institutions Research Advisor: Prof. Viktor L. Krutkin, Doctor of Philosophy.

E-mail: krutkin1@yandex.ru

46.04.01 HISTORY (National History (History of Russia)

Program overview: This program aims to develop students' competences that will enable them to work successfully in the field of learning and teaching of the history of Russia, in the field of ideological, information and analytical work in governmental and municipal authorities, in mass media and public organizations. History as an independent scientific discipline arises from the need of people to know its ethnogenesis, roots of their origin, and the historical path of their country.Thus, History of Russia holds a special place in the modern Humanities.

Job perspectives: Scientific and educational institutions; archives; museums; cultural institutions; expert and analytical centers; research and information public and governmental organizations; mass media; state administration agencies and local government authorities; tourist and excursion agencies.

Research advisor: Prof. Vadim Dolgov, Doctor of History

E-mail: dolgov@udm.ru

46.04.01 HISTORY (Archaeology)

Program overview: The aim of the program is to train specialists for careers in education and science, museum management, government and municipal administration, and tourism; to provide them with in-depth knowledge in archaeology, and to equip them with skills for identification, study and preservation of archaeological heritage and for management of these resources. The objectives of the program are to improve and advance students’ research competencies in the field of history and archaeology; to provide students with theoretical underpinnings of the program; to teach field and paper methods of archaeological work.

This is a unique program as it provides an opportunity for students to carry out research in groups being a part of the leading scientific school of archaeologists of Udmurt State University (Head of the school: Prof. Rimma Goldina, Doctor of History, Head of the Kama-Vyatka archaeological expedition being one of the largest ones in the Urals). Students can use unique materials and equipment of the University archaeological holding, the Chair of Archaeology and History of Primitive Society, the Institute of History and Culture of the Cisurals, and the archaeological museum to conduct independent research.

Job perspectives: Graduates of the programme are employed as teachers, researchers, officers of archives, museum officers, librarians; specialists and experts in the field of governmental protection of historical and cultural heritage, educational tourism.

Research advisor: Prof. Rimma Goldina, Doctor of History, Head of the Kama-Vaytka archaeological expedition

E-mail: arch@uni.udm.ru

46.04.01 HISTORY (Finno-Ugric World in Historical, Cultural, Political and Social Dimensions)

Program overview: This program aims to train specialists for careers in education, science, mass media, tourism, governmental and municipal administration, libraries, museums and archives. Upon completion of the programme students are able to make and implement decisions considering ethnic and regional (Finno-Ugric) component of social development. Formation of an expert community on issues of ethnic-regional, linguistic, socio-political, and cultural development of the Finno-Ugric peoples of Russia is the focal point of the program. Being interdisciplinary, the programme involves professors from various fields of study: history, archaeology, ethnography, political science, social geography, sociolinguistics, folklore studies and the Finno-Ugric languages. A number of disciplines is taught by Hungarian scientists.

Job perspectives: teachers of history, regional studies, the Udmurt and Finish languages; journalists; specialists in authentic tourism to the Finno-Ugric regions of the world; experts of the Ministry for National Policy of the Udmurt Republic

Research advisor: Prof. Olga M. Melnikova, Doctor of History

e-mail: superlvovich2012@yandex.ru

46.04.01 HISTORY (Historical and Cultural Heritage and Development of Modern Museum Studies)

Program overview: The aim of the program is to train specialists who will acquire understanding of historical and cultural heritage and museum studies and to enable them to work professionally in education and research institutions, governmental and municipal authorities involved with culture and tourism. This program will equip students with knowledge and skills required for being in demand in the labor market as researchers, teachers of higher and secondary educational institutions, practitioners engaged in research and education for protection and public awareness campaigns on the rich historical and cultural heritage of Russia and the world, as well as the modern museum studies.

Job perspectives: Graduates of the programme are employed as teachers, researchers, officers of archives, museum officers, librarians; specialists and experts in the field of governmental protection of historical and cultural heritage, educational tourism.

Research advisor: Prof. Rimma Goldina, Doctor of History

E-mail: arch@uni.udm.ru

46.04.01 HISTORY (History of International Relations)

Program overview: The course is first and foremost concerned with the methodology of historical research and the historiography of international relations. It will provide a system-level outline of the milestones in the history of international relations, starting with the international relations in the ancient world, in the Middle Ages, in modern times, placing special attention on the current foreign policy of the leading world powers, on the history of wars and international conflicts, on the place of the Eastern countries in the history of international relations. This course will thus enable students to conduct research in the field of international relations and foreign policy. The majority of the offered units has an exclusive authoring character and is designed specifically for this master's program.

Units that can be delivered in English:

  • US military doctrines: history and modern times;
  • Foreign policy of the leading European nations and the USA in ХХ-ХХI centuries: comparative analysis.

E-Learning and Distance education: The unit Historiography of Modern and Contemporary History of European Countries and America is taught by means of distance education technologies. Job perspectives: legislative and executive authorities; non-governmental structures: political parties and social movements;educational institutions;commercial firms

Research advisor: Associate Prof. Vladimir Zolotykh, Doctor of History

e-mail: vladzolot1@yahoo.com

Descriptions

Finno-Ugric World in Historical-Cultural and Socio-Political Measurement

study year: first
code: 030626
duration: 2
ects: 60

Programmes list:

  1. Legal Studies (979343)
    The course is aimed at: introducing students to peculiar features of legal regulation of the future professional activities; providing basic knowledge (understanding) of the major branches of Russian legislation, with emphasis on those branches that any citizen may normally deal with: civil law, employment law, family law. The course includes the following disciplines: General Theory of the State. General Theory of the Law. General Description of the Key Branches of the Law
    Ects: 3
    Term: autumn

  2. Interdisciplinary Approaches to Modern Historical Studies (979352)
    The course "Interdisciplinary Approaches to Modern Historical Studies" enables students to synthesize their previous historical knowledge and to understand history as an integrated informative system by interpreting the outline of its methodological problems and approaches to their solutions within the interdisciplinary research field. The course includes the following disciplines: Differentiation and Integration of Sciences. Methodological Foundations and Principles for Application of Interdisciplinary Approaches to Social Sciences in History.
    Ects: 4
    Term: spring

  3. Language as a Historical Source (979351)
    This course is designed to offer language as a source of historical and cultural information; to assist students in acquiring social and historical experience based on the folklore samples; to aid students in acquiring a general aptitude for analysis and interpretation of the folklore texts. The course includes the following disciplines: Terms and Concepts of the Ritual Culture. Legendry as a Historical Source. Linguistic World-Image in the Musical and Songlike Culture. Behavioral Stereotypes in the Mirror of Beliefs. Written by: T.G. Vladykina and G.A.Glukhova
    Ects: 5
    Term: autumn

  4. History and Regional-National Development of the Finno-Ugric Peoples (979349)
    This course is aimed at introducing students to the historical picture of the world corresponding to modern scientific concepts of the regional history of the Finno-Ugric Peoples. The course comprises the following disciplines: Regional History of the Finno-Ugric Peoples of Russia as a part of the National History. Modern Theories of Regionalism. Basic Cognitive Paradigms and Historiographical Experience of the Study of the Finno-Ugric Regions of Russia and the world. Historical Changes in the Areal, Demographical, Political, Social, Economic, Ethnic and Cultural Organization of the Finno-Ugric World. Peculiar Features of the Regional Development, including the Political Sphere of Social Life. Ethnic Factors of Politogenesis. History of the Finno-Ugric Peoples and Peculiar Features of the Regional Policy Today. Use of Historical Patterns of Regions for the Regional Image Making.
    Ects: 2
    Term: autumn

  5. Ethnographical Finno-Ugric Studies (979348)
    This course is concerned with main events and facts of life of the Finno-Ugric peoples. It will introduce students to development trends of traditional culture, mentality of the Finno-Ugric peoples and main stages of the ethnic history and approaches to use them in scientific, educational and project activity. The course comprises the following disciplines: Subject Matter of the Finno-Ugric Peoples Ethnography. History of the Ethnographical Study of the Finno-Ugric Peoples. Questions of the Origin, Ancestral Home and Ethnic Protohistory of the Finno-Ugric Peoples. History and Culture of the Finnic Peoples. Saami: Specific Features of Material and Spiritual Culture. History and Culture of the Volga Finnish Peoples. History and Culture of the Perm Peoples. History and Culture of the Ob-Ugric Peoples. History and Culture of the Hungarians. Ethnic Processes in the Finno-Ugric World Today.
    Ects: 3
    Term: autumn

  6. Finno-Permic Peoples on the Historic-Archeological Map of the Medieval Eurasia (979346)
    Basing on the archeological sources this course will provide students with knowledge of how the historical-cultural area of the Old Permic ethnic group was being formed and functioning under the Middle Ages. The course comprises the following disciplines: Archeological Source as an Informational Potential; The Great Ttransmigration of Peoples as a Historical Turn of Antiquity to the Middle Ages; Formation of Ethnocultural Area of the Old Permic Ethnic Groups of the Cisurals in Early Middle Ages; Common Slavic Ethnocultural Area in the Lower Kama and the Middle Volga Regions; Ancient Ugric-Magyar Trace in the Eastern Europe; Khazar Heritage for the Development of the Forest and Forest-Steppe Cultures of the Eastern Europe; Old Permic Peoples in Middle Ages; The Volga-Bulgaria and Finno-Permic World; Reclamation of the Cisurals by the Old Russians; Historical-Cultural Area of the Volga Finns under the Middle Ages and Peculiar Features of its Interaction with the Old Permic World.
    Ects: 3
    Term: autumn

  7. History and Culture of the Finno-Ugric Peoples: Outstanding Representatives (979345)
    This course enables students to perfect their intellectual levels, to perform interdisciplinary interaction and to cooperate with representatives of other fields of expertise when solving scientific-research and applied tasks. The contents: historic part of the course comprises the following disciplines: History and a Person as a Research Issue; Historic Persons of the Finno-Ugric World in the Historical Sources related to the Empire Period of the Russian History; State and Public Figures of the Finno-Ugric World of the XX Century; Life of Non-Famous People as a Research Paradigm. Culturological Part of the Course comprises the following disciplines: The Kalevala Phenomenon (Epos of Elias L?nnrot, Pictorial Art of Gallen-Kallela, Music of Sibelius); Sculpture of Stefan Erzia; Thinkers of the Komi Land; Hungarian Literary Scholar Peter Domokosh about the Finno-Ugric Literary Community, Theory of Ethnofuturism.
    Ects: 3
    Term: autumn

  8. Ethno-Sociology (979344)
    This course is aimed at giving Masters Degree students an understanding of the theoretical underpinnings of ethno-sociological attainments; at introducing them to Sociology trends and theories, which are related to ethnic diversity of the mankind and to the increasing role of the ethnic factor in the modern world; at providing a comprehensive interdisciplinary outline of the ways to solve interethnic problems in the multinational society. The course comprises the following disciplines: Ethnical Sociology as a Scientific Discipline; Theoretical and Methodological Approaches to Ethnicity Research, Research of Ethno-Social Processes and Interethnic Relations; Ethno-National Problems and Methods of their Solution in the Russian Federation.
    Ects: 4
    Term: spring

Historical-Cultural Heritage and Development of Modern Museology

study year: first
code: 030627
duration: 2
ects: 60

Programmes list:

  1. Legal Studies (979363)
    The course is aimed at: introducing students to peculiar features of legal regulation of the future professional activities; providing basic knowledge (understanding) of the major branches of Russian legislation, with emphasis on those branches that any citizen may normally deal with: civil law, employment law, family law. The course includes the following disciplines: General Theory of the State. General Theory of the Law. General Description of the Key Branches of the Law
    Ects: 3
    Term: autumn

  2. Interdisciplinary Approaches to Modern Historical Studies (979372)
    The course "Interdisciplinary Approaches to Modern Historical Studies" enables students to synthesize their previous historical knowledge and to understand history as an integrated informative system by interpreting the outline of its methodological problems and approaches to their solutions within the interdisciplinary research field. The course includes the following disciplines: Differentiation and Integration of Sciences. Methodological Foundations and Principles for Application of Interdisciplinary Approaches to Social Sciences in History.
    Ects: 4
    Term: spring

  3. History of Museology in Russia and Abroad (979368)
    The course History of Museology in Russia and Abroad is aimed at providing students with basic knowledge of the history of the world museums and Russian museums. The course programme includes two independent disciplines: History of Museology Abroad. History of Museology in Russia.
    Ects: 3
    Term: autumn

  4. Attribution of Museum Collections (979366)
    This course is included in the professional cycle of the variable part of optional disciplines of the Main Education Masters Program which is called Historical-Cultural Heritage and Modern Meseology Development. The course is designed for the first-year students of the faculty of History and taught in the first term. The course is preceded by the following disciplines: History of Museology in Russia and Abroad, Museum as an Information Resource for a Historian - which is included in the professional cycle, a variable part. Teaching technology is intended for training the museum staff and specialists in the field of study of the material culture of Russia.
    Ects: 3
    Term: autumn

Archaeology

study year: second
code: 030620
duration: 2
ects: 60

Programmes list:

  1. Major Issues of Slavic-Russian Archaeology (1003382)
    The completion of the course "Major Issues of Slavic-Russian Archeology" provides students with in-depth knowledge of major achievements, and conceptual and methodological issues of the Slavic-Russian archeology as a cutting edge trend of the national science. This branch of archeology, which has been dominating in the stated field for the whole previous century, in many ways ensured its success in approbation of integrated research and in interdisciplinary approach to solving problems of the prehistoric Slavs and Rus. The course includes the following disciplines: The Question of the Slavs Origin: Historiography and Sources. Milestones of Ethnogenesis and the Early Ethnic History of the Slavs. Archeological Achievements in the Study of Slavic and Old Russian Significant Sites and Monuments.
    Ects: 2
    Term: autumn

  2. Preservation of Historic and Cultural Heritage of Russians (1003387)
    The course "Preservation of Historic and Cultural Heritage of Russians" is aimed at introducing students to fundamental categories of the historic cultural heritage of the peoples defined by the Federal law and at training specialists in practical work in one of the fields of historic cultural heritage (archeology). The course comprises two programme units: 1. Fundamental Concepts and Categories of the Historic Cultural Heritage (HCH), Laws and Regulations of the Russian Federation on Protection of Cultural Heritage; 2. Historic Cultural (Archaeological) Heritage of the Russians: Issues of Preservation and Use.
    Ects: 2
    Term: autumn

National History (History of Russia)

study year: first
code: 030621
duration: 2 ects: 60

Programmes list:

  1. Legal Studies (1010778)
    The course is aimed at: introducing students to peculiar features of legal regulation of the future professional activities; providing basic knowledge (understanding) of the major branches of Russian legislation, with emphasis on those branches that any citizen may normally deal with: civil law, employment law, family law. The course includes the following disciplines: General Theory of the State. General Theory of the Law. General Description of the Key Branches of the Law
    Ects: 3
    Term: autumn

  2. Interdisciplinary Approaches to Modern Historical Studies (1010787)
    The course "Interdisciplinary Approaches to Modern Historical Studies" enables students to synthesize their previous historical knowledge and to understand history as an integrated informative system by interpreting the outline of its methodological problems and approaches to their solutions within the interdisciplinary research field. The course includes the following disciplines: Differentiation and Integration of Sciences. Methodological Foundations and Principles for Application of Interdisciplinary Approaches to Social Sciences in History.
    Ects: 4
    Term: spring

  3. Contemporary Issues in Source Studies of Russian History (1010786)
    Contemporary Issues in Source Studies of Russian History The course "Contemporary Issues in Source Studies of Russian History" is aimed at providing students with knowledge in the field of national Source Studies that corresponds to the current state of the historical studies development. The course includes the following disciplines: General-Theoretical Issues. Contemporary Issues in the Field of Specifically-Applied Source Studies.
    Ects: 5
    Term: autumn

  4. Foreign Sources on the Medieval Ruthenia History (1010784)
    The completion of the course "Foreign Sources on the Medieval Ruthenia History" provides students with knowledge of the complex of foreign sources on Russian history of XV-XVII centuries, with knowledge of the main stages of their study in the national historical science, and with skills for assessing the extent of their informativity and objectivity, their place and role in the study of the Medieval Ruthenia. The course is divided into several disciplines: 1) Study of Foreign Sources on the Medieval Rusthenia history in the national historiography; 2) Foreign Sources on the Epoch of Formation of Muscovy (XV- the first half of XVI centuries); 3) Western European Sources on the History of Oprichnina; 4) Smuta of the Early XVII Century according to Foreign Sources; 5) Russian State and Society of the XVII Century according to Foreign Authors.
    Ects: 2
    Term: autumn

  5. Russia-Ukraine-Belarus in Historical Retrospective Review (1010783)
    The course Russia-Ukraine-Belarus in Historical Retrospective Review provides students with in-depth study of ethnocultural interaction processes of the Eastern-Slavic ethnic groups and states in historical dynamics. Master Degrees students are intended to learn: - geographical and geopolitical factors in the development of the Eastern Slavs; - peculiar features of the Eastern-Slavic ethnogenesis, sociogenesis and politogenesis; - the general and the peculiar in ethnic identity, social ideals and political culture of the Eastern Slavs; - processes of sociocultural integration of the Eastern Slavs; - the current state and prospects for cultural, economic and political integration of Russia, Ukraine and Belarus. The course is divided into sections: Antiquity and the Middle Ages. Early Modern and Modern Ages. Soviet Period. The Present (Post-Soviet Period).
    Ects: 3
    Term: autumn

  6. History of Entrepreneurship in Russia (1010781)
    The course "History of Entrepreneurship in Russia" aims to provide knowledge of the history of national entrepreneurship corresponding to the modern level of the historical science development. The completion of the course provides students with: professional entrepreneurialism terminology; knowledge of specific historical material from the history of Russian entrepreneurship; understanding of the most complex and controversial issues of this part of historical sciences. The course comprises the following disciplines: Theoretical Issues. Social Portrait of Russian Entrepreneur of XIX - early XX Centuries. Major Fields and Figures of Russian Entrepreneurship of XIX - early XX Centuries.
    Ects: 3
    Term: autumn

  7. History of Communications and Transport in Russia (1010780)
    History of Communications and Transport in Russia This course is aimed at providing a comprehensive outline of the impact of communications and transport facilities on various spheres of economic and social life of Russia under different periods of its history. The course is divided into several disciplines: 1. Place and Role of Transport Facilities in Human Activities. Key Concepts of Transport Infrastructure and Communications. 2. Evolution of Transport and Communications in the Medieval Ruthenia. 3. Transport and Communications Development in Russia in the XVIII - XIX Centuries. 4. Regional Specific Features of the Development of Transport Facilities and Communications Infrastructure in Russia. 5. Scientific-Technological Progress and Appearing of Brand New Transport and Communications Facilities.
    Ects: 3
    Term: autumn

  8. History of the World and National Philosophy (1010779)
    The course comprises the following disciplines: Philosophy, the Subject and the Place in the Culture of Mankind. Philosophy of the Ancient World. Antique Philosophy. Medieval Philosophy. Philosophy of the Renaissance. Philosophy of the Modern Age (ХVII-ХVIII Centuries.). Classical Stage of the Modern Age Philosophy. Contemporary Western Philosophy. Russian Philosophy.
    Ects: 4
    Term: spring
    study year: first
    code: 46.03.01
    duration: 4
    ects: 60

Programmes list:

  1. Rhetoric (967811)
    The objective of this course is to equip students with the system of interrelated methods of rhetoric: both analytical (the method of the rhetorical analysis of another person's statements, the method of verbal behavior analysis, the method of self-reflection) and synthetic (the method of creating ones own statements, the method of selection of an adequate verbal behavior and self-control). The course comprises the following sections/units: 1. Rhetoric as a linguistic discipline 2. Principles of construction of a rhetorical text 3. Aspects of using linguistic means in a rhetorical text 4. Interaction with a multiple recipient.
    Ects: 2
    Term: autumn

  2. History of the World and National Culture (967827)
    This course is aimed at providing students with knowledge of the origin, development and achievements of Russian civilization for more than 1,000-years history of its being in relation to the world cultural process; skills for stylistic and chronological attribution of artworks and other cultural phenomena. The course includes the following disciplines: Theoretical Foundations for Study of Culture. Economic-Cultural Type of Russian Culture as a Part of the European Civilization. Mutual Interaction of the Russian Language and Languages of the Neighboring Peoples. Writing in the History of Mankind. Issue of the Slavic Writing Origin. Byzantine Traditions in Ancient Russian Culture: Peculiar Features of the Old Russian Literature. The Main Development Stages of the Old Russian Literature in XI - XVII Centuries.
    Term: spring

  3. Classical Languages (967825)
    The course Classical languages aims to provide knowledge of the basic rules of Latin grammar; basic patterns of word formation in Latin; more than 200 colorful Latin expressions; more than 1,500 Latin words; the ability to translate the original Latin text using the dictionary, to read in Latin correctly and fluently; fundamentals of the Latin scientific terms; skills for historical, philological and linguistic analysis of the original text. The course includes the following disciplines: Phonetics. Lexis and Morphology and their Functions in the Sentence. Syntax.
    Ects: 2
    Term: spring

  4. Psychology and Pedagogy (967824)
    The aim of the course is to introduce students to psychology and pedagogy as the sciences dealing with laws and mechanisms of the personal and professional development of an individual; of the nature and laws of learning and education as the processes of socialization and development of human personality. It provides students with the basic psychological and pedagogical competences for solving personal and professional tasks. The course comprises the following units: Introduction to Psychology. History of psychological knowledge. Personality in psychology. Motivation and personality orientation. Individual psychological characteristics of the individual. Cognitive sphere of the individual. Emotional and volitional sphere of the individual. Psychology of small groups. Psychology of communication. Introduction to pedagogy. History of pedagogical knowledge. Pedagogical system. Pedagogical process. Basics of teaching theory. Basics of educational theory. Pedagogical culture.
    Ects: 2
    Term: spring

  5. History of Primitive Society (967823)
    The main objectives of the course History of Primitive Society are to find out backgrounds of the descent of man, the formation of human society, its material and spiritual culture. The course includes the following disciplines: Question of the Descent of Man. Challenges of Formation of Human Society. Institutions of Marriage and Family in the Primitive Society.
    Ects: 2
    Term: autumn

  6. Life Safety (967822)
    The purpose of the course is to provide students with knowledge about the main technosphere hazards, their properties and characteristics, the nature of the impact of hazards on humans and the environment, and the protection methods against them in relation to the professional activities. The course consists of several sections/units: 1. Introduction to safety. Key concepts and definitions. 2. Man and the technosphere. 3. Identification and impact of environmental hazards on humans. 4. Protection of man and the environmen from natural, anthropogenic and technogenic hazards. 5. Provision of comfortable conditions for human life and activity. 6. Psychophysiological and ergonomic basis of safety. 7. Emergency situations and safeguard measures. 8. Life safety control.
    Ects: 2
    Term: spring

  7. Ethnology and Social Anthropology (967820)
    This course aims to familiarize students with the diversity of ethnic cultures populating oecumene - from Australia to Europe, from ancient times to the present; to teach systems analysis of basic objective laws, of general and specific in the development of peoples and ethnic cultures of the world; to teach tolerance towards the phenomenon "alien"; and to treat with due care cultural heritage of their peoples and of the mankind at large. The course includes the following disciplines: Major Issues of Ethnological Science; Classification of the Worlds Peoples; Introduction to Ethnography of Certain Peoples; Modern Development Trends in Ethnology.
    Ects: 2
    Term: autumn

  8. Archaeology (967819)
    The main objectives of the course Archaeology are to provide knowledge of basic objective laws of the society development in ancient and medieval ages, and to form an idea about the achievements of archeology, its methods and methodology. The course includes the following disciplines: The Subject of Archeology and its Purposes; History of Foreign Archeology, History of Russian Archeology; Archaeology in Udmurtia; Types of Archeological Monuments. Settlements, Burial Grounds, Sacrificial Sites, Production Workshops, Monuments of Ancient Art; Methodology of Field and Desktop Studies, Early and Middle Paleolithic; The Main Achievements of the Late (Top) of the Paleolithic; Mesolithic; Neolithic; Chalcolithic; Bronze Age; Early Iron Age of Eurasia; Early Iron Age of the Cisurals; Eastern Europe Middle Ages according to Archaeological Evidence; Ethnogenesis of the Finno-Ugric Nations of the Cisurals according to Archaeological Evidence.
    Ects: 2
    Term: autumn

  9. Historical Studies of Local Lore (967818)
    This course is aimed at providing a comprehensive outline of the historical studies of local lore as a tool of historical scholastic attainments, and of its substantial potential for identification, preservation and widespread use of the historical-cultural and natural heritage. The course includes the following disciplines: I. Formation and Development Stages of the Historical Local Lore. II. Sources of Historical Regional Studies (according to the disciplines): 1. Artifacts. 2. Monuments of Spiritual Culture 3. Manuscripts
    Ects: 4
    Term: spring

  10. Russian History until the XX Century (967817)
    The course Russian History until the XX Century focuses on studying history of Russia from ancient times up to the early XX century (branches: socio-economic development, national and foreign policy, public opinion and social movement, and culture); on giving a comprehensive overview of the stated period of the national history both in the context of previous and subsequent stages of Russian history, and against the background of general history. The course includes the following disciplines: History of Russia until the XVII Century. History of Russia in the XVIII - first half of the XIX Century. History of Russia in the second half of the XIX Century.
    Ects: 9
    Term: spring, autumn

  11. Ancient History (967816)
    The course Ancient History is concerned with studying political history, the structure of society, material and spiritual culture of the oldest civilizations in the Near and Far East, the civilizations of Ancient Greece and Ancient Rome, and Pre-Columbian America; providing basic knowledge regarding different types and kinds of sources of the ancient history, the archaeological discoveries, epigraphic and numismatic researches, decoding of ancient writing systems in the XIX-XX centuries, the main trends in studying history of the ancient world. The course includes the following disciplines: History of the Ancient East; History of the Ancient Greece; History of the Ancient Rome.
    Ects: 8
    Term: spring, autumn

  12. Contemporary Concepts in Natural Sciences (967815)
    The course is aimed to introduce students to the basic contemporary concepts in natural sciences and to develop the ability to determine connections between the science knowledge and the major components of socio-cultural knowledge. The course consists of the following units: Introduction to the subject. Characteristics of the scientific knowledge. The origin of science and the main stages of its development. Key features of the classical scientific world. The origin and key features of the non-classical scientific world. The non-classical physics and cosmology. Basic physics of the microworld and the quantum theory. Post-nonclassical science and synergy. The chemical level of organization of the matter. Earth evolution. The biological level of organization of the matter. The human being in the world of natural sciences. Self-organization in nature and the society. The concept of universal evolutionism.
    Ects: 2
    Term: autumn

  13. Foreign Language (967814)
    The course Foreign Language aims to develop language competence to function as a means of everyday and professional communication. On completion of the course students will be able to converse in and understand the language in various communication situations. Skills how to approach literature in the chosen profession will be developed. The course comprises the following aspects: Everyday language. Academic Language. Language for professional communication.
    Ects: 10
    Term: spring, autumn

  14. Introduction to the Profession (967812)
    The main objectives of the course Introduction to the Profession are to provide basic knowledge about the peculiar features of research work in the framework of the historical profession. The course includes the following disciplines: Legal Fundamentals for Organizing the Educational Activities at the UdSU. Educational and Research Traditions of the Faculty of History. History as a Science; History as a Reality; History as a Profession. Main Types of Educational Activities at the University.
    Ects: 2
    Term: autumn
    study year: second
    code: 46.03.01
    duration: 4
    ects: 60

Programmes list:

  1. Mathematical Methods in Historical Research (967828)
    The main purpose of the course is to provide students with skills for analyzing scientific literature that involve use of mathematical methods in historical researches; for using mathematical, statistical and computer methods at the stage of gathering, systematization and analysis of historical data. The completion of the course provides students with a skill for practical use of modern information technologies and mathematical tools for solving research tasks in historical studies. There are two units in the course: Characteristics of Methods of Historical Research. Characteristics of Quantative and Mathematical Methods of Historical Research. Ects: 5 Term: spring

  2. History of the Urals Region (967839)
    The completion of the course provides students with knowledge of fundamental principles of socio-economical development of the Urals, of mechanisms, and principles of methodological and methodic approaches to the study of the Urals history, of ways and directions of scientific research in the regional history; with skills for summarizing the studied material of the course History of the Urals. The course enables students to use various sources while investigating and studying the regional history of the Urals; to formulate problems and main directions of the scientific research on the issues of regional history. Ects: 3 Term: autumn

  3. Auxiliary Sciences of History (967837)
    The course is aimed at introducing students to specific features of approaches to every special history discipline; at assisting students in acquiring skills for applying them to analysis of historical sources of various types and kinds; at helping students to master techniques of complex analysis of historical sources with the aid of special history disciplines. There are several units in the course: Paleography. Chronology. Metrology. Heraldry. Genealogy. Numismatics. Sphragistics. Ects: 3 Term: spring

  4. Source Studies (967836)
    The course includes the following disciplines: Source Studies and Historical Knowledge. Subject and Objects of the Course. Formation of Source Studies as a Scientific Discipline. Concept Historical Source in Source Studies. Issues of Historical Sources Classification. Main Stages of Source Studies Analysis. Annals, Chronicles and Chronographies as Historical Sources. Act Materials as a Historical Source. Legislative Acts as a Historical Source. Literary and Publicist Memorials as a Historical Source. Records Management Documentation as a Historical Source. Documents of Individual Origin as a Historical Source. Periodical Press as a Historical Source. Materials of Statistical Study as a Historical Source. Ects: 3 Term: autumn

  5. Russian History until the XX Century (967835)
    The course Russian History until the XX Century focuses on studying history of Russia from ancient times up to the early XX century (branches: socio-economic development, national and foreign policy, public opinion and social movement, and culture); on giving a comprehensive overview of the stated period of the national history both in the context of previous and subsequent stages of Russian history, and against the background of general history. The course includes the following disciplines: History of Russia until the XVII Century. History of Russia in the XVIII - first half of the XIX Century. History of Russia in the second half of the XIX Century. Ects: 9 Term: spring, autumn

  6. Middle Ages History (967834)
    This course provides a comprehensive outline of periodization of the Middle Ages history and basic trends in medievalism development; of main dates, events and achievements of the Middle Ages history; of names and capsule biographies of outstanding political leaders, military commanders, scientists and ordinary people of the Middle Ages; of historiography, main methodological concepts and research schools in the Middle Ages history. This course will thus enable students to analyze the key events in the Middle Ages history of the West Europe, to estimate their role and significance; to work with major types of sources on the Middle Ages history.There are three units in the course: the Early Middle Ages; the Classical Middle Ages; the Late Middle Ages, or the Early Modern Period. Ects: 9 Term: spring, autumn

  7. Philosophy (967832)
    The course aims to provide a comprehensive understanding of philosophy, its peculiarities as a science, genesis, major categories of philosophy; to develop ability to compare and investigate relations between social and philosophical problems of society, its development and the historic and political issues of society. Topics covered : genesis of philosophy, substance, trends, space and time, characteristics of modern world picture and infinite universe, origin and essence of consciousness, laws and categories of dialectics, human, individual, personality, contemporary global issues, society and laws of its development, periods in history, classes and their relationships, society and national systems, society and statehood, society and individual. Ects: 4 Term: spring

  8. Foreign Language (967831)
    The course Foreign Language aims to develop language competence to function as a means of everyday and professional communication. On completion of the course students will be able to converse in and understand the language in various communication situations. Skills how to approach literature in the chosen profession will be developed. The course comprises the following aspects: Everyday language. Academic Language. Language for professional communication. Ects: 14
    Term: spring, autumn study year: first code: 41.03.04 duration: 4 ects: 60

Programmes list:

  1. Ethnology (984489)
    The course Ethnology aims to familiarize students with the diversity of ethnic cultures populating oecumene - from Australia to Europe, from ancient times to the present; to teach systems analysis of basic laws of development, of general and specific in the development of peoples and ethnic cultures of the world; to teach tolerance towards the phenomenon "alien"; and to treat with due care cultural heritage of their peoples and of the mankind at large. The course includes the following disciplines: Main Issues of Ethnological Science; Classification of the Worlds Peoples; Introduction to Ethnography of Certain Peoples; Modern Development Trends in Ethnology. Ects: 4 Term: spring

  2. History of Political Doctrines (984504)
    This course is first and foremost concerned with teaching students the logic and world outlook peculiarities of political doctrines and their impact on political practice in the past and at present. There are several disciplines in the course: Subject and Approaches to History of Political Doctrines. Political Doctrines of the Ancient World. Political Doctrines of the Middle Ages. Political Doctrines of the Renaissance and the Reformation. Political Theories of the Age of Enlightenment. Political Doctrines of the German Classical Philosophys Representatives. Political Doctrines of the XIX century. Political Doctrines of Russia: Genesis, the Middle Ages, Modern Age. Political Doctrines Today. Ects: 8 Term: spring, autumn

  3. Political History of Russia and Foreign Countries (984503)
    The course focuses both on the consideration of political history of Russia and foreign countries as an integral part of the history of society, and on consideration of political modernization as an integral part of the overall process of the contemporary society modernization and formation. One of the aims of the course is to overview balance of the evolutionary and revolutionary development options in the world political process. Ects: 7 Term: spring, autumn

  4. History of State and Law of Russia (984500)
    The course focuses on general and particular issues in history of home state and law; at studying evolution of structures, institutions and mechanisms of state power, development of the national legal system on the whole, individual branches, legal institutions and standards. The course comprises the following units: 1. Origin of the East Slavs State. Formation of the Political and Legal Systems. Early Feudal States in Rus (ancient Russia) (IX XIII cent.) 2. Issues of Feudal State and Law Formation in Russia. Main Codifications. Forms of Government (XIV - XVII cent.) 3. Absolute Monarchy Formation and Development in Russia (XVIII XIX cent.) 4. State and Law in Russia under Capitalism Formation and Development (XIX XX cent.). 5. State and Law of Soviet Russia (1917-1930 years). 6. State and Law of Soviet Russia (1940 1980). Ects: 9 Term: spring, autumn

  5. History of World Religions (984499)
    The course is aimed at providing students with knowledge of basic conceptions of the religions origin; of the religious factors place and role in history and culture; of the religion impact on the world civilizations formation; of the religion role in the world today. The course comprises the following disciplines: Definition and Essential Characteristics of Religion. Fundamentals and Background of Religion. Religion Structure. Religion within the System of Culture. Origin and Early Forms of Religion. Religious beliefs of the Ancient East. Indian Religious System of Philosophy: Brahmanism, Hinduism. Chinese Religious System of Philosophy: Taoism, Confucianism. National Religions: Judaism. National Religions: Shinto. World Religions: Buddhism. World Religions: Christianity. World Religions: Islam. Non-Traditional Cults Today. Ects: 3 Term: autumn

  6. Introduction to the Profession (984498)
    The course will provide a comprehensive outline of specific features of political relationships in a society, of the political science subject, of the methodological approaches and aspects of political analysis, of political science genesis and institutionalization, and of the basic content of contemporary political science issues in focus. There are several disciplines in the course: Subject of Political Science, Contemporary Political Science Structure, Main Stages of Political Science Formation, General Description of Political Research Methodology, Political Power, Political Institutions, Political Systems, Political Consciousness, Political Processes. Ects: 2 Term: autumn

  7. Russian Language and Speech Standards (984497)
    This course is aimed at introducing students to basic standards of Russian language; functional styles. It provides students with a skill of business communication. There are several disciplines in the course: Subject and Objects, Main Concepts of the Course Speech Standards. Orthoepy and Speech Standards of the Russian Language. Use of Morphological and Syntactic Standards in the context of Speech Standards. Accuracy, Clarity, and Consistency as the Essential Requirements of Speech Standards. Functional Styles System of the Russian Language. Expressiveness of Russian Speech. Relevance of Speech. Speech Etiquette. Ects: 2 Term: spring

  8. History (National History) (984490)
    The completion of the course History (National History) provides students with - relevant to the contemporary level of history science development - knowledge of major stages of historical development of Russia, its place in the system of world civilizations, general and peculiar in the development of historical process in Russia, facts, dates, events, names and characteristics of historical public figures. The course includes the following disciplines: the East Slavs in the V IХ centuries. Ancient State in the X XI centuries. Russian Lands and Duchies in the ХII ХIII centuries. North-Eastern Rus in the XIV XV centuries. Russian State in the XVI century. Russia under the Smuta Epoch and the Rule of the First Romanovs. Russian in the XVIII century. Russia under the Rule of Alexander I and Nicholas I. Russian Empire in 1860-1890 years. Ects: 4 Term: spring, autumn study year: second code: 41.03.04 duration: 4 ects: 60

Programmes list:

  1. Foreign Language (984506)
    The course Foreign Language aims to develop language competence to function as a means of everyday and professional communication. On completion of the course students will be able to converse in and understand the language in various communication situations. Skills how to approach literature in the chosen profession will be developed. The course comprises the following aspects: Everyday language. Academic Language. Language for professional communication. Ects: 6 Term: spring, autumn

  2. History of Political Doctrines (984515)
    This course is first and foremost concerned with teaching students the logic and world outlook peculiarities of political doctrines and their impact on political practice in the past and at present. There are several disciplines in the course: Subject and Approaches to History of Political Doctrines. Political Doctrines of the Ancient World. Political Doctrines of the Middle Ages. Political Doctrines of the Renaissance and the Reformation. Political Theories of the Age of Enlightenment. Political Doctrines of the German Classical Philosophys Representatives. Political Doctrines of the XIX century. Political Doctrines of Russia: Genesis, the Middle Ages, Modern Age. Political Doctrines Today. Ects: 13 Term: spring, autumn

  3. Political History of Russia and Foreign Countries (984514)
    The course focuses both on the consideration of political history of Russia and foreign countries as an integral part of the history of society, and on consideration of political modernization as an integral part of the overall process of the contemporary society modernization and formation. One of the aims of the course is to overview balance of the evolutionary and revolutionary development options in the world political process. Ects: 6 Term: autumn

  4. Introduction to Political Theory (984513)
    Introduction to Political Theory There are several disciplines in the course: 1. The World of Political as a life sphere of a man and a society, 2. Political Power, Theories of Political Power, 3. Political System and Political Regime, 4. Man in the Politics, 5. Political Stratification: Social Classes and Groups in Politics 6. Political Elites, Theory of Political Elitism, 7. Political Leadership and Leadership Theories in Contemporary Political Science, 8. Political Organizations, 9. Political Process and Political Action, 10. Political Consciousness and Political Culture, 11. Political Ideology, 12. System of International Political Relations. Ects: 7 Term: spring, autumn

  5. Comparative Politics (984511)
    Comparative Politics This course is aimed at providing students with - relevant to the contemporary level of political science development - knowledge of history, its subject, methodology, and framework of categories and concepts of the comparative politics. The course involves study of the formation and development of the main comparative politics schools and directions. The course examines case study of typology of contemporary political systems and regimes, approaches to organizing power and governance in the world with due consideration of political, cultural-historical, ethnical and other traditions. Ects: 3 Term: spring, autumn

  6. World Politics and International Relations (984510)
    This course is aimed at providing students with knowledge of international relations and world politics, of specific features of the given social phenomena, and of the laws and prospects of their development. Ects: 7 Term: spring

  7. Political Analysis and Forecasting (984507)
    The purpose of this course is to give students an understanding of conceptual and methodological foundations of the applied political science. It is aimed at providing students with knowledge: of main stages and types of the applied political analysis (descriptive analytics, diagnostics, prognostics, etc.); of basic models of stages and procedures of policy making processes; of certain types of managerial influence technologies in political management; of key principles of political consulting procedures. The course comprises the following disciplines: Theoretical and Methodological Background to the Applied Political Science. Applied Political Analysis. Policy Making: Models and Procedures. Political Managerial Influence Technologies (Political Management).Political Consulting. Ects: 8 Term: spring, autumn

Research Centers
Center for Social Studies Konstantin N. Obukhov fagotfrosch@gmail.com VI - 207
Center for Social Policy
Center for Study of History of Medieval Russia Vadim V. Dolgov dolgov@udm.ru II - 205
Training Room of UdSU (Archaeological Museum) Tatiana M. Sabirova arch@uni.udm.ru II - 404
Institute of History and Culture of the Peoples of the Cisurals Rimma D. Goldina arch@uni.udm.ru II - 401, 402
Distributed Research Center for Inter-Ethnic and Inter-Religious Problems in the Volga Federal District Vladimir S. Vorontsov vvorontsov@rambler.ru II - 406

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