Institute for the Humanities

Director: Abramzon Tatiana, Doctor of Philology, Associate Professor, Professor at the Department of Linguistics and Literature

Directorate: Room A12, 26 Lenina prospekt

Phone: +7 (3519) 22-99-61

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Institute for the Humanities was established on the basis of the humanities faculties of the Magnitogorsk State University that was merged with NMSTU in 2014. By September 1, 2016, two institutes were established at the premises of the former Magnitogorsk State University: Institute of Pedagogy, Psychology and Social Work and Institute of History, Philology and Foreign Languages. However, such division has always seemed unnecessary. First of all, because all University divisions offer pedagogical education. And secondly, because all humanities departments offer degree programmes.

Institute for the Humanities encompasses the following departments:

Psychology and Social Work

  • Department of Psychology
  • Department of Social Work and Psychological and Pedagogical Education
  • Department of Social Technologies (specialized department)
  • Department of Practical Psychology (specialized department)

Education and Pedagogy

  • Department of Pre-School Education
  • Department of Pedagogy
  • Department of Special Education and Biomedical Disciplines
  • Department of Educational Technologies for Pre-School Children

Philology and Journalism

  • Department of the Russian Language, General Linguistics and Mass Communication
  • Department of Linguistics and Literature

History and Social Studies

  • Department of World History
  • Department of Social Studies, Documentation and Archivistics

Linguistics and Translation

  • Department of the English Language
  • Department of Foreign Languages in Engineering
  • Department of Romano-Germanic Philology and Translation

Research Areas

  1. Pedagogy and language teaching in higher school;
  2. Scientific research and language teaching methods intended for non-linguistic students;
  3. Semantics and pragmatics of professional language;
  4. Intercultural communication in business;
  5. Dialectic of tradition in the history of literature;
  6. Concepts of the Russian literature;
  7. Axiological history of the Russian literature;
  8. Mass media and society;
  9. Current trends in mass communication;
  10. Russian recent social history;
  11. Cultural history, microhistory, local history in the context of current historical research;
  12. World War II;
  13. Historical geography of Western and Central Europe;
  14. The history of World War II;
  15. Great Patriotic War;
  16. The history of Canada;
  17. Imagology;
  18. Military history;
  19. Ancient numismatics;
  20. Ancient history;
  21. The history, theory and methodology of social studies;
  22. Economic sociology;
  23. Sociology of management;
  24. Political sociology;
  25. Sociology of spiritual life, culture and education;
  26. Social groups, social institutions and social processes;
  27. Social and political research into the problems of regional and local development;
  28. Sociology and social studies teaching methods;
  29. The problems of cognitive linguistics, biocognitive science and the philosophy of language. Communication theory and a linguistic view of the world;
  30. Innovative German language teaching methods based on advanced communicative approach;
  31. The study of conceptual categories and implied messages by analysing the text linguistics based on the case study of German fiction texts;
  32. Online communication from the perspective of the environmental theory of distributed language and distributed cognition;
  33. Cognitive model of translation;
  34. The cognitive and discursive mechanisms behind a national food language;
  35. Linguocultural analysis and the language of everyday life;
  36. Building one’s teacher competence in language teaching;
  37. The concept of the world in Russian- and German-speaking environments;
  38. Socio-cultural and communicative approaches in language teaching;
  39. Competency-based language teaching;
  40. The concepts of self-presentation and their role in today’s society;
  41. The problems of ethical self-identification of university students;
  42. Learning and teaching in a higher school of professional education;
  43. Teaching in a higher school of professional education;
  44. Developing a pre-school education quality assessment model;
  45. Scientific methods of pre-school teacher training in the following areas: Pedagogical Education and Psychological and Pedagogical Education;
  46. Study of current Russian social problems. Theory and practice of social work, social pedagogy, the psychology and pedagogy of deviant behaviour: problems and perspectives;
  47. Professional training in social work, psychology and pedagogy;
  48. Optimised approaches to education and socialization of children and young people in today’s urban environment;
  49. Psychological and pedagogical support in professional self-identification and self-motivation of university students;
  50. Typical health situation and prevention of reproductive health problems in an industrial environment;
  51. Health problems typical of different social groups of an industrial city;
  52. The development and implementation of programmes for prevention of deviant behaviour.

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