What are Majors and Minors?
A major, just like specialization in an ordinary university department, defines what the students are taught and which their profession will be after they graduate.
But there are some key differences in Liberal Arts:
- For the first year all of the students study together to get general education in the humanities
- In the end of this period, when they have come to understand what different disciplines are about and what interests them most, they choose their majors
- After a year of studying their majors, students choose a program enhancing their education
- For the time being, SASH suggest two main majors (History and Philology and Translation)
A major is to be chosen in the end of the first year of study
źHistory╗ is a program specializing in history of state and government, both Classical and Medieval and Modern and Contemporary.
More about this major
- World history
- Prehistoric studies
- History of state and government
- Ethnology and social anthropology
- Languages of power
- Government and religion in Russian history
- Migrations in history: Russian experience in the context of global experience
- Russian town as a civilizational phenomenon
- Nations and nationalism: Russia, the West and the East
- Revolutionsĺ impact on history
- Government and violence
- Intellectuals and government: Russia and the West
- Perception of power in Western and non-Western societies: Russia, the West and the East
- Bureaucracy in history: Russia, the West and the East
- History of historical studies
- Source studies
- Ancient Greek
Philology and Translation
The School of the Advanced Studies in the Humanities (SASH) has opened a new program ôPhilology and Translationö, which is in accordance with State educational standard for Arts and Humanities, in 2016. As Russia (and, specifically, Moscow) can boast with a great many of departments of philology, the question is what makes this program different of the rest.
According to the curriculum, a number of courses is planned that are directed at development of practical skills in philology: editing, commenting, researching archives, etc. For instance, a yearly cross-cutting course ôPhilological practicesö, which is unmatched within other universities, dwells upon the latter.
More about this major
- Introduction to philology
- History of world literature
- Philological practices
- Myth and literature
- City text
- Literature and other arts
- A trend in history: what is this?
- Literary traditions and innovations
- History of translating
- History of books and reading