Media Culture and Society (2 ECTS credits, 16 academic hours, HSE Moscow)
The main goal of this course is to provide a general theoretical understanding on the role of the media and culture in social development. Such an understanding will enrich the general set of methods that can be used to study a contemporary media system and its implication for society. Such methods are generally based on social science methodology, and cover political science, social psychology, sociology, cultural studies, political economy and regional studies. A second goal is to provide some basic knowledge of Russia’s media, as the main examples used in this course are based on a deep analysis of the Russian media system and Russian society, public sphere, regional aspects, etc.
A Glimpse of Russian History (2 ECTS credits, 16 academic hours, HSE Moscow)
Intercultural Communication (2 ECTS credits, 16 academic hours, HSE Nizhny Novgorod)
The course will be aimed at the development of cross-cultural awareness in interpersonal and professional communications and encompasses a theoretical and a practical part.
The theoretical part will be based on major theories and approaches in intercultural communication and cover not only American and European theories but also give a Russian perspective.
The practical part of the course will be incorporated into lectures and focus on case discussions and cross-cultural problems solving, which acquires an additional acuteness in the multicultural context of the programme. One of the major accents will be put on cultural peculiarities of Russia and the enigma of the Russian soul.The uniqueness of the course is in the combination of traditional and novel approaches, one of which was introduced by the scholars of Nizhny Novgorod school of intercultural communication.
Russia’s Institutional History (2 ECTS credits, 16 academic hours, HSE St. Petersburg)
Senior Lecturer:HSE Campus in St. Petersburg / Saint-Petersburg School of Social Sciences and Area Studies / Department of Political Science