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ERS12C Major Methodological Orientations in the Social Sciences and Humanities 10 ECTS
Organised by
Russian Language and Culture

Learning outcomes

To enhance students’ understanding of the main methodological approaches and options available to European and Russian studies in the social sciences and the humanities.


This combined lecture and workshop course will present an introduction to the main methodological approaches in the social sciences and the humanities prevailing across different disciplines, including international relations, communication studies and journalism, and linguistic and cultural studies. After the introductory lectures students will familiarise themselves in group, pair or individual work with one of the main methodological approaches and prepare a presentation for the joint section workshop. For the discipline specific section (5 ECTS) students of Russian Language and Culture will be required to take a literature exam.

Teaching language


Modes of study


Numeric 1-5.

Recommended year of study

1. year autumn
1. year spring

Study materials

Litrature exam for the discipline specific section:

- Kelly, C. and Shepherd, D. (eds.), Russian Cultural Studies. An Introduction. 1998

And ONE of the following:

- Вахтин Н.Б., Головко Е.В. Социолингвистика и социология языка. Спб, 2004 (pp. 86-110) and (pp. 197-276).

Тичер С., Мейер М., Водак Р., Веттер Е. Методы анализа текста и дискурса.  Харьков: Издательство Гуманитарный центр,2009.

- Хализев, В.Е. Теория литературы. М. «Высшая школа», 2002.

- Филлипс, Л., Йоргенсен, М.В. Дискурс Анализ. Теория и метод. Харьков, 2004 [Jorgensen, M., Phillips Louise. Discourse Analysis as Theory and Method. Sage Publications 2002].

Further reading:

- Kelly, C. and Shepherd, D. (eds.), Constructing Russian Culture in the Age of Revolution, 1881-1940. 1998.

Belongs to following study modules

School of Management
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School of Language, Translation and Literary Studies