Сourses

Country studies

The course examines geographical location, climatic conditions, mineral and raw resources, ethnic and religious structure of the population, peculiarity of the cultural and historical development of political and legal systems, government, economic systems and foreign policy in the countries of the world.

The political history of the world

Mastering the course promotes a deeper understanding of current political issues, increases the theoretical level and broadens the outlook of students.

Regionalization of the World

The course examines common approaches to the regional division of the world, the main criteria and typological schemes, the characteristics of the regions selected using different criteria. The aim of the course is to familiarize students with the basic principles of regionalization of the world, which will be useful in future country studies research.

The geopolitical and geoeconomic interests in world politics

The course focuses on the formation of students' comprehensive approach to the study of the geopolitical orientation and geo-economic interests of the countries, understanding of global development trends, patterns of formation of modern political map of the world and geopolitical space.

Introduction to university studies

Academic discipline shapes the students' knowledge of the fundamentals of the country studies as a science. It introduces them to the object and the subject of the country studies in the system of education and professional training in international, country-study methodology, specific instances of influence of regional factors on foreign policy and international relations.

Ukrainian and Foreign Culture

The course discusses spiritual and material culture created and recorded for centuries in various forms. They are covered according to historic continuum as a holistic phenomenon, but also on a regional basis, taking into account the interdependence between the cultural achievements of different peoples. Because no ethnic group or nation can not develop itself in isolation, outside the general historical process.

Tourist Country Studies

The discipline studies the main theoretical and methodological bases of tourist country studies and examines major regions, countries and individual tourist centers of the world in terms of tourist potential and existing tourist infrastructure, place of individual countries and regions in the global tourism market.

Sports Country Studies

The course explores the history of world sport, main regions of the world are studied in terms of their sports infrastructure, public policy in the field of sports, the popularity of different sports. The geography of the most important national and international sportive events, activities of international sports organizations, the principles of transfer policy in the field of sport and its place in the inter-state and international relations are given.

Political Development and Political Systems

The course focuses on the study of trends in political development and political characteristics of countries in a comparative context and on a regional basis. It's based on the allocation of the leading factors in the political process in a given region.

Civilizations of the World

The course examines the main stages of formation and primary characteristics of world civilizations. Particular attention is paid to the problem of dynamics and interaction of civilizations, the nature of their influence on contemporary international relations, revealed different models of the world in the concepts of domestic and foreign civilizations theorists, students are provided with explanation of the principles and limits of comparative civilization studies.

Tourist business in world politics

The academic discipline aims to study the impact of tourism on world politics, the role of the countries in the world of tourism and the fight for the tourist flows and earnings, the impact of tourists on the domestic and foreign policies of the host country.

Features of the historical development of the region (the post-Soviet space, Europe and North America, Asia, Africa and Oceania, Latin America (special seminars)

The academic discipline is studied using specialized seminars and individual work that involves teacher and student depending on the latter's regional specialization. The aim is to share to the students a holistic understanding of the history of countries of their particular specialization, history of state development process, the formation of foreign policy orientation.

Features of the political development of the region (the post-Soviet space, Europe and North America, Asia, Africa and Oceania, Latin America (special seminars)

The academic discipline is studied using specialized seminars and individual work that involves teacher and student depending on the latter's regional specialization. The aim is to have students developed a holistic understanding of the features of political processes in countries of the selected region.

Features of productive forces distribution and economic development of the region (the post-Soviet space, Europe and North America, Asia, Africa and Oceania, Latin America (special seminars)

The academic discipline is studied using specialized seminars and individual work that involves teacher and student depending on the latter's regional specialization. The purpose of discipline is an in-depth study of the nature and characteristics of productive forces distribution, of the economic development of selected countries, and of the impact of these factors on foreign trade.

Features of civilization development and humanitarian relations in the region (the post-Soviet space, Europe and North America, Asia, Africa and Oceania, Latin America (special seminars)

The academic discipline is studied using specialized seminars and individual work that involves teacher and student depending on the latter's regional specialization. The purpose of discipline is an in-depth study of the nature and characteristics of cultural and civilizational development of the region and their impact on local humanitarian, cultural and educational component in their domestic and foreign policies of states, their relations in the humanitarian sphere. Discipline is intended to facilitate the development of skills of analyzing the political aspects of humanitarian, cultural and educational interstate cooperation.

Ethnic development of the region (the post-Soviet space, Europe and North America, Asia, Africa and Oceania, Latin America (special seminars)

The academic discipline is studied using specialized seminars and individual work that involves teacher and student depending on the latter's regional specialization. The purpose of discipline is to develop students' understanding of basic concepts of ethnic policy, in particular, specific linguistic, ethnic and cultural features of different regions, features of territorial localization of ethnic minorities and ensuring rights in respective countries.

Cultural and spiritual traditions of the peoples of the region (the post-Soviet space, Europe and North America, Asia, Africa and Oceania, Latin America (special seminars)

The academic discipline is studied using specialized seminars and individual work that involves teacher and student depending on the latter's regional specialization. The purpose of discipline is to develop students’ understanding of the customs and traditions of the peoples, cultural role of religions, specifics of artistic crafts in respective countries.

Basic Research Writing and Style

Discipline introduces students to basic theoretical concepts related to the understanding of science and scientific research, its methodology and information management, organizational logic and experimental stages of scientific inquiry.

History of Political Ideas

The course focuses on the learning and comprehension of sense and patterns of evolution of world political thought, especially in matters of foreign policy and international relations, contributing to a deeper understanding of current political problems of the past and present. Mastering of the course raises the theoretical level and broadenes students' world view, assisting them in learning the culture and methods of political analysis. It improves the skills of creative and critical conceptualization of processes and phenomena in world politics as well.