optional courses are offered by the Poletayev Institute for Theoretical and Historical Studies in the Humanities for the 2014-2015 academic year. Registration is open until October 18. Electives can be taken free of charge – not only by HSE students and employees, but by anyone who is interested.
The courses cover a wide range of topics: theatre, cinema, literature, music, sports, and fashion. Wroks by Bulat Okudzhava and Johann Sebastian Bach, films by Lars von Trier and Mikhail Romm, London hipsters and rock stars, the place of carnival costumes in everyday life, the emergence of modern cities, and the differences between the Tokyo and New York subway systems are among the many topics that can be discussed with experts, or covered in a research paper.
To register for courses, please click here (page in Russian).
Karla Sofía Torres Pesquera is an exchange student from ITAM, Mexico City. She is spending one semester at HSE University, from January to June. She has talked to HSE News Service about the courses she is taking this semester and also described her life at the HSE dorm.
A new English-taught course offered by the HSE Faculty of Computer Science kicks off on Coursera on July 17, 2017: Mobile Interaction Design: How to Design Usable Mobile Products and Services. Its author is Pavel Manakhov, Associate Professor at the HSE School of Software Engineering and Lead Interaction Designer at UsabilityLab.
This semester Olga Matyash, Adjunct Professor at Ivy Tech State College (Indiana, USA), has been a visiting scholar at HSE, teaching courses on interpersonal communication and public speaking at the HSESchool of Integrated Communications (Faculty of Communications, Media and Design). Professor Matyash agreed to speak with the HSE news service to share the secrets of successful public speaking and shed light on the role of communication studies in our life.