Subjects

Disciplines

The total number of ECTS credits is:

  • 240 ECTS credits for the undergraduate curriculum
  • 90 ECTS credits for the Master's Curriculum

The faculty provides the teaching of disciplines of professional and practical training:

  • The first foreign language (English, German, French, Spanish)
  • The second foreign language (English, German, French, Spanish, Italian, Modern Greek)
  • The third foreign language (German, French, Spanish, Italian, Modern Greek, Romanian, Chinese)
  • The Latin language
  • History of the first foreign language
  • Stylistics
  • Lexicology
  • Culture studies of the countries where the first and second languages are native
  • Theoretical grammar
  • Introduction to Germanic / Romance Philology
  • Introduction to Translation Studies
  • History of foreign literature
  • Methods of teaching a foreign language and literature
  • Pedagogy
  • Theory and practice of translation
  • Translation of business speech
  • Fundamentals of the theory of speech communications
  • Literary studies
  • Linguistics, etc.

Students also study the basic disciplines that constitute an education in the sphere of Humanities (philosophy, political science, sociology, the basics of law, psychology, ethics and aesthetics, religious studies, the history of Ukraine and Ukrainian culture, the Ukrainian language of professional orientation, literature and painting, the basics of art and special courses in the specialty (psycholinguistics, gender linguistics), cognitive research, linguistic culture and translation, intercultural communication, etc.).

The Faculty of Romanсe-Germanic Philology has a computer class, where the conditions are created for the application of information technologies in the study of a foreign language, for linguistic research, for the implementation of term papers and dissertations. The faculty also has an art history cabinet, an experimental phonetics laboratory, a specially equipped simultaneous translation room and resource linguistic and regional centres of English, German, French, Spanish, Modern Greek, Italian and Chinese.

035 Philology

  • Elective PhD disciplines (Faculty of Romance-Germanic Philology)

    • Literary, scientific and mass communication as an object of linguistic research;
    • Cognitive onomastics;
    • Cognitive-communicative axiology;
    • Neurolinguistics in the paradigm of modern philology;
    • Domestic and international scientific and metric bases;
    • Contemporary trends in Romance / Germanic linguistics;
    • Comparative Imagology;
    • Theolinguistics;
    • Communicative linguistics through the prism of Gestalt theory;
    • Linguoculture and translation in the modern paradigm space;
    • Gender Studies in linguistics;
    • Problems and prospects of territorial variation in speech;
    • Ephrasis in modern literary perception;
    • University-level pedagogy.

  • Elective PhD disciplines (Faculty of Philology)

    • Fundamentals of Neurolinguistic Programming;
    • Communicative influence in the modern mass information space;
    • Fundamentals of conflict;
    • The philosophy of language and the methodology of modern linguistics;
    • Linguistic pragmatics;
    • Political linguistics;
    • Modern literary strategies for interpreting artistic texts;
    • Literary work as a system: ways of research;
    • Methodological foundations of linguistic research;
    • Linguistic analysis of the text;
    • Fiction as a form of communication.

  • Elective disciplines (Department of English Grammar)

    3rd year

    The Basics of Syntactic Sentence Analysis (PhD in Linguistics, Assoc. Prof. M. Karpenko)

    The course covers the basic concepts of analysing a simple sentence. In particular, attention is paid to the following points:

    • Differentiation between various sentence members;
    • Typical ways of expressing each sentence member;
    • Analysis of the morphological characteristics of various parts of speech;
    • Types and subtypes of the subject, predicate, object, adverbial modifier, attribute;
    • Structural and communicative classification of sentences.

    Ways of learning and teaching grammar (PhD in Pedagogy, Senior Lecturer O. Khromchenko)

    The special course focuses on contrasting ways that grammar can be presented (the deductive approach, the inductive approach and the functional notional approach). In this course we will draw up basic rules of thumb for grammar teaching (the rule of context, the rule of use, the rule of economy, the rule of relevance, the rule of nurture, the rule of appropriacy). The students will have the opportunity to learn how to teach grammar from examples, through texts, stories, songs and rhymes. The given special course highlights some means of integrating grammar into a language lesson. The course will provide the students with practical skills in testing grammar using discrete-item tests and in an oral performance test.

    Psychological aspects of Neurolinguistic Programming (PhD in Linguistics, Assoc. Prof. M. Karpenko)

    The course encompasses the rudimentary psycholinguistic foundations of neurolinguistic programming, namely, an outline of the psychological peculiarities of human interaction, the role of various communicative strategies in this process, and verbal manipulations. The course highlights both the theoretical foundations and practical aspects of NLP, namely, the following topics are dwelt on:

    • The Milton Model and hypnotic discourse;
    • The Metamodel;
    • Verbal Manipulation Patterns.

    Ideonymy of the English language (PhD in Linguistics, Assoc. Prof. O. Vasylieva)

    This course deals with the study of ideonyms, i.e. proper names of the human creative activity results, which possess spiritual, intellectual and/or artistic value. The course covers a complex, comprehensive analysis of English ideonyms; a refined denotative nominative classification of ideonyms; the functional load of ideonyms; the structural characteristics of ideoyms; and the motivational specifics of all subdivisions of ideonymicon.

    4th year

    Modern Trends in Cognitive Investigations of the English Morphology (PhD in Linguistics, Assoc. Prof. N. Moiseenko)

    Modern linguistic analysis is inclined to anthropocentric principles. Cognitive paradigm is one of such trends of scientific investigation of language and speech phenomena. Though, it must be mentioned that until now in native and foreign linguistics there has not been worked out any systemic cognitive description of categorial characteristics of the language units. This special course provides information about different modern trends in scientific studies of the English morphology, it also gives the results of personal author’s cognitive investigations of peculiarities of notional parts of speech functioning in Modern English.

    Pragmatics. Speech Acts (PhD in Linguistics, Assoc. Prof. E.Lymarenko)

    This course focuses on the theory of speech acts: its origin, development, different approaches to the classification of speech acts (SA). The attention is also drawn to the preparatory conditions and rules for performing an utterance, to its constituents. Another classification, based on the correspondence between the linguistic meaning of the utterance and its actual intention, is necessarily under consideration: direct and indirect SA. Speech acts are also culture-specific. Peculiarities of this interaction are highlighted in the course as well.

    Digital literature: Shall we read or shall we play? (PhD in Linguistics, Assoc. Prof. E. Pozharytska)

    The course considers the most recent type of literature, written and read with the help of digital devices, like smartphones, tablets, PC, etc. It highlights the premises of digital literature as a logical follow-up of the printed books and questions the notion of literature as such in the Digital Age. The lectures present a classification of digital literature, look at its basic genres, and contrast digital storytelling with ludonarrative. In this course, students will have an opportunity to create a digital story of their own and present it in class. The assignments also include reviewing a digital and a printed story with close plotlines and providing a linguistic analysis of their verbal content.

    Efficiency and Effectiveness of Speech Communication (Doctor in Philology, Full Professor I.Morozova)

    Effective communication is a process of exchanging ideas, thoughts, and emotions in dialogue in the way that the speaker changes the inner world of his/her interlocutor, making the latter his/her adherent. The topicality of this course is prompted by lingual and gnoseological importance of all problems of speech generation, on the one hand, and by practical needs of organizing effective interpersonal verbal communication, on the other hand. The course is orientated at bringing the recent research done in the field of productive communication close to students and giving the attendees practical tips on how to reach their communicative intention.

    Graduate school

    Priorities of Modern Linguistic Studies (Doctor of Philology, Full Professor I. B. Morozova)

    The course is orientated at the systematisation and generalisation of the attendees’ knowledge in modern trends in linguistics, including those in teaching foreign languages. It gives the attendees a substantial platform to find their way in the wide scope of different linguistic and didactic problems and single out the most essential trends for their further professional development. The course also highlights modern methodological and linguistic approaches for a deep study of language units of different levels.

    Psycholinguistics (Prof. Karpenko E.)

    The discipline is dedicated to highlighting the principles of comprehension, production and perception of speech. The main purpose of the course is to familiarize students with the basics of psycholinguistics in order to prevent difficulties with teaching material in future professional activities, as well as to understand better the features of memory functioning and speech competence of information recipients. Lecture topics include speech ontogenesis, the level of speech perception: psychological mechanisms, internal vocabulary, speech production models, conversion interactions. It is also planned to conduct psycholinguistic experiments, interpretation and analysis of their results.

    Cognitive Grammar (Doctor in Philology, Full Professor E. Karpenko)

    Cognitive grammar is a new approach introduced by R. Langacker, who emphasizes symbolic and semantic definitions of theoretical concepts that have traditionally been analyzed as purely syntactic. Grammar is an inherent part of human cognition which interacts with perception, attention, memory. Cognitive grammar embraces a renewed approach to grammatical classes, grammatical constructions, conceptual semantics. The course is designed for all who are interested in topical grammar problems.

    Intra- and Extra-Lingual Determiners of Universal Attractiveness (Doctor in Philology, Full Professor I.Morozova)

    The given course considers the problem of intra- and extra-lingual means of creating (and self-creating) appealing personalities. The peculiarity of the suggested approach consists in a close study of obviously negative virtual and real personalities who are known to enjoy universal sympathy despite their evil natures. The course discloses various mental-and-lingual mechanisms of creating particular personal images, with focusing on the verbal side of the process and a communicative models study. The students are supposed to be familiarized with R. Sassower’s conception of “global and universal appeal” and with image-making elaborations suggested by Harvard University. The course will result in giving its attendees practical skills in verbal modelling granting a positive feedback from the audience addressed.

    Cognitive Onomastics (Doctor in Philology, Full Professor E.Karpenko)

    The course is dedicated to the study of proper names, onyms, and is designed for all who are interested in proper names. The leading problem of cognitive onomastics is mental being of proper names. Onyms enter mental lexicon daily in great quantities, but only necessary, subjectively valuable remain there and transform, being coded in concepts. Emerging into speech they undergo transformation being encoded into words. Onymic concepts are connected with other elements of mental lexicon as their organizers, optimizing the functioning of mental lexicon and increasing its effectiveness.

  • Elective disciplines (Department of English Lexicology and Stylistics)

    3rd year

    Сreative writing (PhD in Linguistics, Assoc. Prof. D. Pozdnyakov)

    The course covers elements of major creative writing genres: short story, narrative essay, etc. In this course, students focus on understanding the demands of different styles of writing, and work to improve grammatical correctness, vocabulary development, and revision and editing skills.  Students will have the opportunity to write on a number of different topics and ideas, always centered on areas of interest to them. The course materials are offered through readings and videos. Assignments include short writing assignments, journal entries, and longer essays.

    Ways of learning and teaching vocabulary (PhD in Linguistics, Assoc. Prof. L. Strochenko)

    The special course focuses on

    1. Basic principles in teaching vocabulary: theoretical background; objectives; students’ needs in vocabulary acquisition;
    2. Methods and approaches in vocabulary teaching;
    3. Types of vocabulary exercises;
    4. Ways of learning vocabulary: language learning styles; traditional and innovative ways of memorizing new words.

    Festive customs, mythology and verbal folklore in Anglo-American culture (PhD in Linguistics, Assoc. Prof. N. Dolusova)

    This course is devoted to the study of ancient myths, customs, calendar holidays and rituals in Anglo-American culture. The course focuses on the study of the etymology of calendar nominations (months, days of the week), including the traditions and myths correlating with them. The student can learn about the customs of calendar holidays, the symbolism of their attributes, traditional dishes, as well as plunge into the festive atmosphere. Studies of verbal folklore - myths, tales, legends and songs - will give students a better understanding of the culture of these English-speaking countries.

    The theory of narrative (PhD in Linguistics, Assoc. Prof. O. Igina)

    The course is intended for the 3d year students of Romance-Germanic Faculty majoring in English. It introduces the key concepts and basic notes on Narratology and Narrative, clarifies the types of organising Narrative. The lecturers are aimed at specifying the main types of Narrative such as "ich -erzahlung", "er-erzahlung", "entrusted narrative". The notion of Narrator such as Author-1, Author-2, non-ordinary narrator is also focused on. To sum up, the diachronic development of the main types of Narrative is represented. The course is conducted in English.

    How to make an effective presentation (PhD in Linguistics, Assoc. Prof. O. Rozanova)

    Communication works for those who work on it! The series of workshops is designed for the students interested in advancing their knowledge and developing their competence of Professional Communication Skills in order to hold the key of communication in business context. The course, conducted fully in English, gives the participants an opportunity, on the one hand, to brush up accuracy and fluency of their language, and, on the other hand, to deepen their expertise in communicating more effectively in the frame of business environment. All classes are supported by a range of Video and Audio materials, a variety of communicative activities and a number of language tasks both focused on training business vocabulary, arranging information in logical order and reaching clear and coherent structure. A special focus is placed on the aspect of cultural diversity and its influence on the effectiveness of the procedure of making a presentation.

    Mass media discourse (PhD in Linguistics, Assoc. Prof. L. Terekhova)

    The course “Mass media discourse” focuses on pragmatic and discourse peculiarities of English-language newspaper communication. The following fields are highlighted and covered in the course: the history of newspaper communication, the stages of creating a journalistic text, types of newspaper articles, pragmatics of newspaper texts belonging to different genres, the structure of a newspaper article (text, paratext, the interaction “text-paratext”), advertisement as a text.

    4th year

    International English Exams and Tests (PhD in Linguistics, Assoc. Prof. O. Tomchakovsky)

    The course focuses on the Common European Framework (CEFR) language levels and main international English exams and tests, such as Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL®); International English Language Testing System (IELTS); Cambridge English Qualifications; Pearson English Language Test (PTE Academic)

    Maritime English (PhD in Linguistics, Assoc. Prof. N. Rekonvald)

    The course is designed to meet the needs of advanced students aspiring to teach cadets of maritime schools and academies, port authorities and shipping business employees; and/or to test seafarers' English language competence. The course comprises ample amount of nautical vocabulary (Seaspeak) as well as speaking practice activities, teaching strategies and interview techniques.

    Academic writing (PhD in Linguistics, Assoc. Prof. O. Novakovska)

    The course “Academic Writing” has been created for students who want to develop their academic writing skills. Both theoretic and practical material have been integrated into the course thus making it possible to revise the discussed topic immediately in the lecture and also resulting in the interactive way of conducting the lesson, which raises the effectiveness of classroom work. At the end of the course, students will be able to write good academic essays.

    Introduction to Ethnolinguistics (PhD in Linguistics, Senior Lecturer K. Krasnytska)

    Description: Within this course such notions as "national identity", "culture constants", "linguocultural concepts" will be  looked into. We will examine the peculiarities of ethnospecific world-view of Ukrainians and the English, their linguo-cultural bonds with other ethnic groups will be identified. Furthermore, we will learn to avoid and solve some problems of cross-cultural communication while discovering the source of these problems.

    Reading English business press (PhD in Linguistics, Assoc. Prof. N. Stepaniuk)

    The course “Reading English business press” is designed for students of the fourth year. The aim of the course is to help students understand English business press by enlarging their special vocabulary as well as developing the skills of expressing their opinion on business topics.

    Writing for business purposes (PhD in Linguistics, Assoc. Prof. O. Rozanova)

    At work we can observe a variety of communicative situations when we genuinely need the expertise in Writing as a Professional Communication Skill, the competence of which helps us to complete a range of business-oriented tasks connected with making enquiries or responding to them, applying for a job, submitting a complaint or handling any other type of business discourse. The course of practical classes, conducted fully in English, is designed for the students, interested in acquiring the awareness of specific features and characteristics of business tasks and developing their abilities to reproduce these essential features in their own writing. Written language does not tolerate errors: the very writing process in its result diagnoses the state of a student’s language competence very starkly. So the participants will perform both a variety of accuracy-based tasks as well as “free writing” activities focused on register and style, text layout, its strict structure and cohesion, business cliché vocabulary and sentence patterns.

    English for International Tourism (PhD in Linguistics, Assoc. Prof. O. Kaliniuk)

    "English for International Tourism" is the course for students who need professional communication within the tourism industry. It explores top tourist destinations using materials taken from authentic Travel Guides. The course will enable learners to develop language awareness, acquire specialised terminology and practice language skills in realistic situations.

    Graduate school

    Modern English Lexicography (PhD in Linguistics, Assoc. Prof. O. Tomchakovskyi

    The course focuses on

    1. A brief history of English lexicography: pre-history: from glossaries to dictionaries; dictionaries of ‘hard’ words; Eighteenth- and nineteenth-century dictionaries;
    2. Main components of the dictionary and dictionary structures (microstructure, macrostructure, megastructure, cross-reference structure);
    3. Types of dictionaries (General dictionary typology);
    4. Illustrations in dictionaries: purpose and functions of illustrations; types of illustrations.

    Studies on terminology: new words as a reflection of changing culture (PhD in Linguistics, Assoc. Prof. O. Rozanova)

    90% of all new words, which emerge in modern languages, belong to the sphere of special, or in other words, professional application. The class discussion will reveal the way new words in our language appear, function, becoming, on the one hand, part of a metalanguage, but, on the other hand, “penetrating” general language and staying in its everyday vernacular or disappearing forever, disperse among various groups of special vocabulary (e.g. jargon terms, professionalisms, etc.), acquire additional features being used in the functional style contexts they do not belong to. The course, conducted fully in English, is designed for the students who are keen on linguistic investigation of a word functioning in a language of today’s world developing at a speedy pace, but also have interest in enlarging the stock of their own Business vocabulary, as the examples are taken from the world of Business, which is considered to be the most rapidly changing, provoking similar tendencies in other professional environments and thus functioning as a huge source of new vocabulary items of special application. The classes will give answers to: how to eliminate the existing drawbacks of terms; who possesses the expertise to perform this process; what an “ideal” term looks like. The participants will try their hand in compiling a list of examples of linguistic phenomena discussed during the classes.

    Polymodal Communication (Doctor of Philology, Full Professor I. Kolegaeva)

    What does a person see in an art gallery? What does a person see when flipping through the pages of an album about an art gallery? What are the benefits of each? What is ecfrasis? What modalities do we imply? Why are maps, diagrams, schemes and drawings used in different texts (artistic, scientific, educational, technical)? We will talk about all this and not only within the framework of the proposed course. The course is taught in Ukrainian for those who are interested in the issues of semiosis, communication theory and psycholinguistics.

    Disputes about Taste (Doctor of Philology, Full Professor I. Kolegaeva)

    What is a gustotory culture code? How is it historically formed? How is it reflected in the language of different ethnic groups? The answers to all these questions are in the course offered to your attention. As part of the course, we will talk about the links between language, culture and taste sensations of a person. Let us discuss the problems that lie at the intersection of neurolinguistics, psycholinguistics and linguoculturology.

  • Elective disciplines (Department of Theoretical and Applied Phonetics of the English Language)

    3rd year

    The Prosody of oral discourse. Perceived characteristics of oral discourse (Doctor of Philology, Full Professor N. Kravchenko)

    The course is intended for the 3d year students of Romance-Germanic Faculty majoring in English phonetics and studying the peculiarities of verbal and non-verbal means functioning in oral communication. In this course, students focus on understanding the distinctive features of different phonetic styles of oral discourse (conversational, academic, public, informational etc.). The course materials are offered through audio and video records.

    4th year

    Teaching English: expanding pedagogical skills (Doctor of Philology, Full Professor N. Bihunova)

    The course is designed to meet the needs of students aspiring to become teachers of the English language. It focuses on enabling of learning as teacher’s main concern, as well as ensuring that students are allowed practical experience in doing things. It includes such topics as experiential learning cycle, opportunistic teaching, managing mixed ability groups, planning lessons, drama techniques.

    Linguistic Changes in Modern English (PhD in Linguistics, Assoc. Prof. Iu. Vit)

    The course "Linguistic Changes in Modern English" is intended for the 4-year students of the Faculty of Romance-Germanic Philology and highlights some changes in the pronunciation, grammar and vocabulary of English, which took place in the late XX - early XI centuries. Each section is illustrated with the examples selected from fiction and media discourse and contains exercises for follow-up workshop.

    Graduate school

    Verbal and non-verbal realization of evaluation in fictional discourse (Doctor of Philology, Full Professor N. Bihunova)

    The course is aimed at uncovering how the non-verbal means are used alongside with the verbal ones, expressing the same content; how they introduce additional information, which can sometimes oppose the verbally expressed information content and, finally, non-verbal means can totally substitute for the verbal ones. Students will be able to follow how in fictional discourse evaluative utterances said by the personages are accompanied by the author’s commentary that clarifies the intentions of the personages, their relationship, background knowledge and presuppositions, as well as their view of the situation.

    The methods and principles of oral speech investigations (PhD in Linguistics, Assoc. Prof. N. Hryhorian)

    The present special course is aimed to provide the fifth-year students of extramural department with the methods of oral speech investigations. The course comprises the study of perceptive and acoustic (computer) types of analysis and linguistic interpretation of received digital data, i.e. frequency parameters, dynamic and temporal characteristics.

  • Elective disciplines (Department of Theory and Practice of Translation)

    3rd year

    Introduction in Translation as Profession (Doctor of Philology, Full Professor O. Matuzkova)

    The course aims at building translators/interpreter’s expertise and competence. It focuses on basic history of translation, translator’s professional ethics, skills, professional advantages and disadvantages, linguocultural aspects of translation, avoiding loan translation, technological and psychological aspects of translation, translation aspects of classic mythology, the Bible, Shakespearisms, idioms and proverbs, typical mistakes while translating.

    The Bible: language and translation (Doctor of Philology, Full Professor O. Matuzkova)

    The course aims at building up high-level expertise and intelligence as critical constituents of professional translator’s competence. The course focuses on the structure of the Bible in linguistic and translation aspects, the role played by the Bible in the evolution of written European languages, theory and practice of translation, stages in Bibles’ translation, particularly current linguocultural period. Special attention is paid to most famous and frequently used in political, media discourses and everyday speech Biblicisms, their translation as well as mysteries and mistakes in translation.

    Student's thesis on translation: practical advice (PhD in Linguistics, Assoc. Prof. S. Ieriomenko)

    The course highlights the process of writing students’ thesis on translation. It discusses the areas of focus of translation studies. The requirements to students’ thesis on translation are considered.

    Grammatical aspects of translation (PhD in Linguistics, Assoc. Prof. L. Iarovenko)

    The course considers Source Language basic grammatical categories and ways of their rendering in the Target Language. Its aim is to teach students to find correct translation solution taking into account differences in the types of the two languages (analytical and synthetic).

    Introduction to Interpretation (PhD in Linguistics, Assoc. Prof. A. Boldyrieva)

    The course “Introduction to Interpretation” is an important part of future interpreters’ professional training. The course gives the students the basic knowledge of the theory of interpretation. It does the groundwork for highlighting some interpretation problems connected with the types of interpretation and for the practice of translation lessons.

    4th year

    Translation and Culture (Doctor of Philology, Full Professor O. Matuzkova)

    The course aims at building cultural and linguocultural expertise and competence of teachers and translators|interpreters. It focuses on constituents of linguocultural expertise, culture typologies through the prism of translation and comparison of Ukrainian, British and other ethnic linguocultures (individualism/collectivism, time and space categorization, communication styles, speech etiquette).

    British Identity (Doctor of Philology, Full Professor O. Matuzkova)

    The course aims at building awareness about modern British individual and collective identity. It focuses on identity definition, structure and typology, the quintessence of collective and individual British identities: national, ethnic, family, geographical, class, men and women, social, religious, political etc. The course also discovers the peculiarities of current linguocultural British collective identity as a system of values.

    EU Terminology as an Integrated Terminological System (Translation Aspect) (PhD in Linguistics, Assoc. Prof. O. Hrynko)

    Multilingualism is central to the EU’s language policy. It became a catalyst for continuously growing translation activities both inside and outside of the organization. Ukraine’s aspiration toward joining the European community asks for the profound studies of the EU terminological system. This specialized course looks at the functioning of the European Union terminology and problems of its translation into Ukrainian.

    Terminology of International Organizations and Institutions in Translation Aspect (PhD in Linguistics, Assoc. Prof. I. Raievska)

    The development of the Ukraine's international relations with the outside world and membership in various international organizations have contributed to the considerable growth of translation activity in this field and asks for the profound study of the terminology of these organizations. The specialized course looks at the peculiarities of the terminology of international organizations and institutions and the problem of its translation from English into Ukrainian.

    Maritime documentation in translation (PhD in Linguistics, Assoc. Prof. L. Iarovenko):

    This course focuses on maritime cargo documentation, namely:

    • Bill of lading
    • Invoice
    • Delivery order
    • Loading order
    • Packing list
    • Certificate of quality
    • Certificate of origin

    Its aim is to teach students to translate the stated types of maritime documentation.

    Syntactic aspects of translation (PhD in Linguistics, Assoc. Prof. M. Kyrylova)

    The given course aims at identifying the regularities which exist in the syntactic organization of the text in the process of translation. Different language systems are considered to be the main factor influencing the syntax change in translation.

    Graduate school

    Identity as a Linguocultural Phenomenon (Doctor of Philology, Full Professor O. Matuzkova)

    The course aims at building awareness about lionguoculturology – innovative interdisciplinary philological discipline and one of its major categories – linguocultural identity. The course formulates the research methodology of collective identity as linguocultural phenomenon and suggests a basic definition of identity as an interdisciplinary category. It also constructs linguocultural hyperconcept ENGLISH IDENTITY as a model for cognitive-discursive description of any ethnic-cultural collective identity/ The course also explores why modern English identity is not a national or ethnic construct, but first and foremost linguocultural , based on the system of dominant key values: courtesy, domesticity, fair play, liberty, moderation and humour.

    Current Ukrainian translation: translators, publishing houses and on-line journals (PhD in Linguistics, Assoc. Prof. S. Ieriomenko)

    The course highlights current Ukrainian translation. It discusses the issues of Ukrainian and foreign publishing houses and on-line translators’ journals. It also focuses on Ukrainian translators.

    Medical Translation Challenges (PhD in Linguistics, Assoc. Prof. O. Hrynko)

    Medical translation is an area of the sci-tech translation. Globalization has broadened opportunities for professional communication among medical professionals. Besides, overseas medical facilities offer their services to Ukrainian patients. Therefore, the high-quality translation of various medical documents assumes an added importance. This specialized course looks at the translation of, among others, medical reports, annotations, etc.

    Problems of Regulatory (Normative) Documents Translation (PhD in Linguistics, Assoc. Prof. I. Raievska)

    Regulatory (normative) documents are divided into two groups: normative and non-normative acts. These include resolutions of authorities, international treaties, explanatory notes, instructions and regulations, etc. But all these documents are characterized by the peculiarities of presenting information and the use of specific terms and structures. The course looks at the theoretical grounds of translation of normative documents and peculiarities of their translation into Ukrainian.

    Strategies of scientific-technical translation (PhD in Linguistics, Assoc. Prof. L. Iarovenko)

    The course focuses on lexical and grammatical peculiarities of scientific-technical literature. Its aim is to teach students to translate texts of various sublanguages of engineering and scientific texts and also to provide training to students in different types of technical translations.

    Fundamentals of the contrastive of the original and translation (PhD in Linguistics, Assoc. Prof. M. Kyrylova)

    The present theoretical course is dedicated to the contrastive analysis of the original and translation of the texts of Modern English prose. It given an opportunity to reveal language discrepancies and coincidences on the level of the whole text as well as on other levels of the text structure. The course has scientific importance and practical innovation.

    Humour: linguistic and translation characteristics (PhD in Linguistics, Assoc. Prof. A. Boldyrieva)

    The course is devoted to the comprehensive study of humour: its cognitive nature and cognitive mechanism of creating humorous effect are established, linguistic means of creating humorous effect in fiction and translation are studied.

  • Elective disciplines (Department of German Philology)

    3rd year

    Functioning of language units for special purposes in a nationwide language (PhD in Linguistics, Assoc. Prof. S. Boguslawskij)

    This course is devoted to the issues of transfer into the national language of language units for special purposes, their education, functioning both in the language for special purposes and in the national language. The reasons for the nomination processes, forms and methods of term formation are explained.

    Online teaching and education: Introduction to Data Wise: A Collaborative Process to Improve Learning & Teaching (PhD in Linguistics, Assoc. Prof. K. Pylypiuk)

    Educators have an ever-increasing stream of data at their fingertips, but knowing how to use this data to improve learning and teaching — how to make it less overwhelming, more useful, and part of an effective collaborative process — can be challenging. Based on the book Data Wise: A Step-by-Step Guide to Using Assessment Results to Improve Teaching and Learning, this course describes a clear, 8-step process for using a wide range of data sources to improve instruction. You will see what this disciplined way of working with colleagues can look and feel like in a school setting.  Platform: GoToWebinar

    Variability of the German sound speech in mass media (PhD in Linguistics, Assoc. Prof. T. Verbitska)

    In the digital age, mass communication sees the dominating role of sounding speech. To achieve the global goal of teaching foreign languages – communicative competence – it is necessary to acquire a sufficiently high level of skills and abilities of decoding sounding media speech. The course focuses on the phonetic side of speech, sounded in the German-speaking media, which is characterized by polycentrism. Pronunciation features of German sounding speech are manifested in significant variability, which is associated primarily with:

    1. The presence of national variants of the German pronunciation norm (Standardaussprache).
    2. Phonostylistic levels of sounding speech.

    Trends in the Contemporary German Language (Doctor of Pedagogy, Full Professor N. Kolesnichenko)

    The course studies the changes of the contemporary German language related to the globalization and European integration. The special emphasis is placed on the youth speech as well as on the gender’s influence on the contemporary German language.

    The linguistic link of ancient German dialects with the modern ones (PhD in Linguistics, Assoc. Prof. Kulina I.G.)

    The recommended special course aims at familiarizing the students with the development of German language, starting with the Old High German period, when the language existed in a large number of different dialects, to its present state, i.e. Standardsprache. The theoretical and practical materials of the course will help to confirm the fact that it is the dialects that formed the basis for the development and formation of unified German national language, that a dialect is genetically linked to a language in the course of historical development. In practical classes, while analyzing modern texts taken from newspapers and books written in certain German dialects, students, comparing them to identical texts written in Standarddeutsche, should recognize the territorially marked linguistic units and those, which are due to different fluctuations led to a new state of the language and became its new attractor. The students are supposed to take the end-of-course tests bases on the presented material. The students will be able to apply the acquired knowledge for writing coursework assignments, bachelors and masters theses.

    4th year

    German in Austria: Diversity and Changes (PhD in Linguistics, Assoc. Prof. M. Didenko)

    The course focuses on the linguistic diversity and dynamics of the German language in Austria from a sociolinguistic and system-linguistic perspective. The focus is on vocabulary, morphology and syntax. The content of the course focuses primarily on the following two main issues:

    1. Who says what form / styles / varieties of German language, when, how, with whom and what for in Austria?
    2. What are the similarities and differences of linguistic variation at different linguistic levels or different lexical and grammatical attributes?

    E-learning methods in teaching of foreign languages (PhD in Linguistics, Assoc. Prof. I. Azarova)

    The course considers an opportunity for integration of e-learning methods in teaching of foreign languages. There are offered, closely studied and analyzed some effective methods, means and resources of online education to provide them into educational programs of study for modern foreign languages. The course is also to define a solid rational for the using e-learning/online methods in institutions of higher education.

    Syntax of the Simple Sentence in the German Language (PhD in Linguistics, Assoc. Prof. S. Boguslawskij)

    Units and syntax issues. The theory of valencе and combinability of words in the German sentence. The problem of modeling and its implementation in the sentence. Predicаtivity Category. Communicative division of a sentence.

    Syntax of the Composite Sentence in the German Language (PhD in Linguistics, Assoc. Prof. S. Boguslawskij)

    The course discusses the main characteristics, problems and functioning of complex and compound sentences, as well as all kinds of subordinate clauses in the light of their syntactic function and combination in a sentence.

    Fremdwörter in der deutschen Sprache (PhD in Linguistics, Assoc. Prof. Iu. Monastyrska)

    The objective of the course is the usage of foreign words in the contemporary German language. It also covers the causes of their occurrence and adaptation to the German language standard. Students have the opportunity to differentiate between borrowings and foreign words. The output is the students ability to  define the extent of Germanization of foreign words in the codified norm. The Course is conducted in German.

    Semantic Processes in German Lexis (PhD in Linguistics, Assoc. Prof. I. Kulina)

    Within the offered special course the students will have the opportunity to familiarize themselves with lexical composition of Germanic languages, to get an idea of ​​the psychology of thinking, life, customs and way of life of ancient Germans; to observe the semantic development of a word (the acquisition or loss of motivation, the polarization of meanings, etc.); to learn about the causes, types and means of semantic changes in the process of German language development from ancient times to modern ones. After completing the course, the students must investigate certain lexical units, taking into account their etymology and semantics, and perform tests on the material studied independently, using ancient and modern texts and dictionaries, using comparative historical and other methods. The students will be able to apply the acquired knowledge for writing coursework assignments, bachelors and masters theses.

    Theory of Mediation: a basic course (Doctor of Pedagogy, Full Professor N. Kolesnichenko)

    The course looks at the key aspects of mediation which aims at conflict-free communication between a student – a student, a student – a professor, a student – a family member, a student – a friend. The basics of mediation promote the quality of education and socialization of an individual in any society.

    Graduate school

    Gender Linguistics (Doctor of Pedagogy, Full Professor N. Kolesnichenko)

    The Gender Linguistics course focuses on the 3 waves of feminism, their influence on the language, and on how much it has affected the modern society. The course looks at all the stages of its establishment along with the positive and negative effects. During the course, the professor’s empirical experience is utilized.

  • Elective disciplines (Department of French Philology)

    3rd year

    Techniques of social and pedagogical influence on students in the learning process (Doctor of Pedagogy, Full Professor M. Kniazian)

    The purpose of the course is to form the future teachers’ competence of social and pedagogical influence on students in the process of teaching different disciplines. The educational leadership styles are revealed. The pedagogical technologies of ethical defense, as well as methods to create the students’ study success are characterized. The strategies of positive pedagogical communication with students and methods of activating their cognitive motivation are highlighted. It is foreseen that future teachers will be able to implement techniques such as «advancement», «moral support», «flank approach», «activation of anxiety», «parallel influence», «simulated indifference», and others. The course will be useful for bachelor students. Languages: French, Ukrainian.

    French punctuation (PhD in Linguistics, Assoc. Prof. T. Vesna)

    The system of punctuation marks and the rules for their use in the French language are considered in the process of historical formation and modern functioning. The syntactical and logical division of the French text is compared with the use of punctuation marks in Ukrainian spelling. Languages: French, Ukrainian.

    Country studies: Canada. Overseas territories and departments of France (PhD in Linguistics, Assoc. Prof. L. Kokkina)

    This special course provides students with basic information about Canada and the Overseas Territories and Departments of France (in historical, geographical, economic, cultural, and sociological scopes), as a supplement to the Country Studies course or as a separate discipline for those who seeks for broaden outlook to form a country-specific focus and approach in the assessment of reality facts of the French-speaking countries by enriching of country studies vocabulary. The special course enables to correctly interpret the facts found in the literature, journalism and online resources of the countries studied with analysis of the linguistic features of a particular French-speaking region. This course is intended for students of the 3th-year bachelor students. Languages: French.

    Introduction to terminology: experience of French-speaking countries (PhD in Linguistics, Assoc. Prof. O. Drahomeretsky)

    It is known that any special human activity needs special words to serve special needs in communication. So, the course “Introduction to terminology: experience of French-speaking countries” offers to study terminology in three senses: 1) as a product, that is, special words, dictionaries; 2) as an activity, that is, creation and use of special words; 3) as a scientific discipline, that is, theoretical reflexions which permit to direct terminological activity to produce terminological products. Languages: French, Ukrainian.

    Modern French lexicography (PhD in Linguistics, Assoc. Prof. T. Teletska)

    The course is for the 3d year students of Romance-Germanic Philology Faculty. The course introduces the main directions of development of printed and computer lexicographical sources of the French language. Analyzes the features of the modern electronic dictionaries Trésor de la Langue Française informatisé, Dictionnaire de l’Académie française, Grand Larousse de la langue Française, Dictionnaire Visuel. The possibility of computerized dictionary using in the work of interpreter is described. Languages: French, Ukrainian. Languages: French, Ukrainian.

    Functional and semantic features of French modal verbs (PhD in Linguistics, Assoc. Prof. T. Teletska)

    The course is aimed at specifying the semantic and functioning of French modal verbs (falloir, devoir, pouvoir, savoir). In this course, students focus on understanding the important categories such as objective and subjective modality. Particular attention is paid to the concept of functional and semantic field. Practical exercises give students the opportunity to distinguish specific speech acts that implement the semantics of the studied modal verbs. The course is intended for the 3d year students. Languages: French, Ukrainian. Languages: French, Ukrainian.

    4th year

    Argumentative discourse (PhD in Linguistics, Assoc. Prof. A. Mlynchyk)

    The immediate aim of the special course «Argumentative discourse» determined for the 4th-year bachelor students is to form their complex vision of argumentative activity, involving specific vocabulary units, combinations and phrases, as well as extralingual factors and argumentative strategies employed by the argumentator for maximum persuasive effect upon the addressee. The introduction of methods of analysis for argumentative texts will allow the students to gain practical skills of writing an essay. Languages: French.

    Modern political and media discourse in France (PhD in Linguistics, Assoc. Prof. T. Vesna)

    French language newspaper communication (based on Internet editions of «Le Monde», «Le Figaro», «Le Point», «La Liberation», «Le Nouvel Observateur» and others) is considered. Students deepen their knowledge of the socio-political system of France, receive information about current events, enrich their vocabulary, learn to analyze political text as a kind of argumentative discourse Languages: French.

    French perfume discourse (PhD in Linguistics, Assoc. Prof. I. Panchenko)

    French perfumes have never left any woman indifferent. For this reason, a more in-depth examination of the secrets of French elite perfume science will be very useful to students, and especially to woman students, studying French as well as the history of France, its economy and culture. The proposed specific course includes the following aspects:

    • a brief overview of the history of the perfume industry;
    • study of structural, semantic and pragmatic features of perfume discourse, as well as lexico-stylistic means that provide linguistic manipulation of the consumer's consciousness;
    • compilation of vocabulary of lexical units denoting the basic concepts of perfumery;
    • consideration of gender tendencies of perfume annotations when creating olfactory images of a man and a woman.

    Using the knowledge gained can be useful in commercial or translation activities. This information may also be useful for those who seek to master the secrets of perfume art in order to create their own perfume brand. Languages: French.

    Features of French speech etiquette (PhD in Linguistics, Assoc. Prof. T. Vesna)

    Knowledge of the language code alone is not sufficient when teaching a foreign language. Important is the linguocultural context, the ability to communicate correctly in direct, indirect, mediated communication in accordance with the standards and norms of behavior of the macro and microcultural space with its affective and cognitive elements, procedural strategies in different etiquette situations. Breach of speech etiquette, invective vocabulary, phrasemics, non-verbal anti-etiquette signs, taboos and euphemisms are also considered. Languages: French, Ukrainian.

    Peculiarities of French written communication in the field of tourism (PhD in Linguistics, Assoc. Prof. L. Kokkina)

    The course is designed for students who require complementary knowledge of written French communication in tourism industry. The rapid development of the latest technologies, in particular, the emergence of numerous digital applications, websites, etc., allowing both travel planning and management of foreign tourists in Odessa, leads to the employment of new tools and methods that establish communication between travel services consumers and it’s providers. The decade of awareness of tourism vocabulary and of the features of French written communication in tourism industry are guarantees of success in communication with French speakers. This course is intended for the 4th-year bachelor students. Languages: French, Ukrainian.

    The affective syntax of modern French (PhD in Linguistics, Assoc. Prof. I. Panchenko)

    As a rule, expressiveness, which is inherent in language, is realized in the semantics of lexical units. But the expression of a speech act can also be manifested asemantically in a particular syntactic structure of a sentence by means of the specific arrangement of the individual structural elements. The proposed special course considers the most characteristic ways of expressing emotionality in modern French syntax, which ensure its ability to act in a communicative act as a means of subjective attitude of the speaker to the content or addressee of the language. This information will be useful both in scientific studies and translations of texts of different genres, as well as in direct communication for a more proper understanding of motivation of a particular linguistic choice of a communicator. Languages: French.

    Graduate school

    Educational innovations in language teaching (Doctor of Pedagogy, Full Professor M. Kniazian)

    The aim of the course is to develop the future lecturers’ skills to create and implement innovations. For this, the following questions are considered. Innovation: organizational, methodological, pedagogical and didactic aspects of teaching-learning. The innovative nature of innovation. Actions to plan innovation. Internal and external formats to implement innovation. The phases of introducing product-innovation into the internal format (initiation phase, implementation phase, integration phase). The factors of resistance and facilitation to achieve innovation. Assimilation and accommodation in the context of innovation. The external format (place and time, institutions or organizations, actors, events, operations carried out by actors, texts encountered in the context of the situation). The course is designed for master's degree students. Languages: French.

    Intercultural Communication (PhD in Linguistics, Assoc. Prof. T. Vesna)

    The course familiarizes with the intercultural communication theory and has a practical focus on forming the intercultural competence of future translators and teachers of a foreign language. On the basis of scientific and methodological literature, periodicals, audio and video materials, as well as their own experience, students deepen their knowledge of verbal and non-verbal means of communication in the context of interaction of different cultures. Specificity of national semiospheres, cultural signs and codes that function in speech, as well as examples of cultural stereotypes, culture shock, etc. are represented in individual projects that students present to other learning group. Languages: French, Ukrainian.

    French academic discourse (PhD in Linguistics, Assoc. Prof. M. Marynashvili)

    The course is aimed at the forming of research professionally oriented language competence and provides for the development of oral and written academic speech. In particular, it is focused on the development of skills and ability to produce scientific texts of the professional field (abstract, article, summary), to formulate them competently, in accordance with modern requirements, to presentation of own research results in French orally and in writing (presentations, reports); to conduct scientific debate, to argue scientific propositions. Languages: French.

    Introduction to oral interpretation (PhD in Linguistics, Assoc. Prof. O. Drahomeretsky)

    The course presents some basic principles and elements of oral interpretation. Among them: oral interpretation as interaction and as mediation, oral interpretation as discourse, subjectivity (asubjectivity, multi-subjectivity), temporal and space peculiarities, multicode (verbal and non-verbal elements), providing understanding. Languages: French, Ukrainian.

  • Elective disciplines (Department of Spanish Philology)

    3rd year

    The linguistic picture of the Iberian Peninsula (PhD in Linguistics, Assoc. Prof. L. Grynko)

    This course attempts to determine the main factors in the formation of a language picture on the Iberian Peninsula: geographical, historical, economic, political, social and cultural and their interaction. Some of the above factors are more static, others are more dynamic, but their impact, in aggregate, leads to constant changes in the language picture as an integral part and the basis of culture. The course is intended for those who want to be aware of events that may affect changes in the language picture, as well as to have an understanding of the features of the languages ​​and dialects of Spain, Portugal, Andorra, Gibraltar.

    Latin-American Studies (PhD in Linguistics, Senior Lecturer T. Kolbayenkova)

    Latin American countries are the largest Spanish speaking area. Among other things, these lectures intend to cover the following topics:

    1. Prehistoric development of the continent, pre-Columbian civilizations in the Mesoamerican and Andean regions.
    2. "The discovery of America", the conquest of territories and the construction of colonies, a new administrative division.
    3. The colonial period, the liberation movement, independence and the creation of nation-states.
    4. Current socio-cultural, political and economic situation in the countries of the region. Speech differences and features of the Spanish language on the continent.

    4th year

    Functional Syntax of Spanish (PhD in Linguistics, Assoc. Prof. L. Grynko)

    The course is designed to deepen students' knowledge of the syntax features of complex and complicated Spanish sentences. The course integrates theoretical and practical material that can focus students' attention on active functional syntax. In addition, this course will develop the skills of translating such complex syntactic phenomena in the Spanish language as emphatic constructions, absolute and related clauses (as elements of secondary predication) , etc. into the Ukrainian language.

    Spanish of America in Historical and Modern Context (PhD in Linguistics, Senior Lecturer T. Kolbayenkova)

    This special course offers some of the features of Spanish on the American continent. Spanish appeared in America at the end of the fifteenth century, and since then its development has taken place in the context of a great distance from the metropolis, but at the same time in close relations with it. Therefore, students are encouraged to focus on the following topics:

    1. Features of the Spanish language of the late 15th and early 16th centuries. Regional features of the language of the first colonizers.
    2. Development of the Spanish language in contact with the regional languages ​​of the autochthonous population (Guarani, Nahuatl, Quechua, Andean dialects, etc.)
    3. Development of Spanish in contact with other European languages ​​(Italian in Argentina, English in the Caribbean, etc., US spanglish).

    Some Aspects of Specialized Translation and Interpretation (PhD in Linguistics, Senior Lecturer T. Kolbayenkova)

    Specialized translation - translation of professional texts. The most part of them contain technical and specialized information, using a large number of specialized terminology. The special course is intended for those who want to work in a particular field or to focus on translations of specialized technical, legal and other specialized texts. To this end, we will consider the following issues:

    1. Problems of "identical documents", translation norms, peculiarities of prescriptive and descriptive translation studies.
    2. Language for specific purposes (LSP), specifics of regulatory requirements for industries.
    3. Modern technologies (MT, CAT), editing and its main difficulties.

    Practical linguoculturology (PhD in Linguistics, Assoc. Prof. Schuppe L.V.)

    Description: within this course the cultural aspects of the Spanish language will be reflected due to the use of background knowledge. Students will be offered to investigate the historical and cultural background (information about the culture of Spanish society and countries of Latin America in the process of their historical development); ethnic and sociocultural background (information about the way of life, traditions, holidays, ethnic composition of hispanic countries); semiotic background (information about symbolics, denotation, features of hispanic surroundings). Students will learn to work out the problematic questions of cultural character taking into account the differences between representatives of their native and other cultures.

    Graduate school

    Interpretation Studies (PhD in Linguistics, Senior Lecturer T. Kolbayenkova)

    Interpretation plays an important role in today's professional society. When it comes to professional translation, most of the negotiation takes place with the help of an interpreter, as the level of automated translation remains rather poor. Therefore, students are encouraged to study the following aspects:

    1. Different types of interpretation (synchronous, sequential), theiк features and complexities.
    2. Problems in understanding, interpreting, remembering, and training these skills.
    3. Specific means of fixation during interpretation, typical errors in translation from and into Spanish from English, Ukrainian and Russian.

    Ethnolinguistic conflict in modern Spain (PhD in Linguistics, Assoc. Prof. L. Schuppe)

    Description: within this course an ethnolinguistic conflict will be considered, as one of factors that influence on development of the modern Spanish language. Students will be offered to examine a modern direction in linguistics, namely ethnolinguistics, such concepts as "national identity", "linguocultural concept" and "cultural conflict". Students will get a possibility to examine the peculiarities of ethnospecific world-view of Spanish, their linguo-cultural bonds with other ethnic groups. There will be discovered some reasons of cultural conflicts origin and their reflection in the Spanish language; student will be taught to avoid and solve them.

  • Elective disciplines (Department of Foreign Literature)

    1st year

    Antique temper in English drama in the late 19th - the early 20th (Doctor of Philology, Assoc. Prof. L. Syniavska)

    In this course You will study antique themes and issues, how they are transforming in works of B. Shaw, O. Wilde. Students will learn to analyze texts of different historic ages and cultures, to find common and specific features in the same plot, to find unrepeatable characteristics in works of different authors. Students have to write personal statements about something that inspires them. The course is presented by lectures and video. After completing the tasks, student will improve his\her skills of proving his\her opinion, writing short stories.

    Image of a Child in Antiquity and Middle Ages literary tradition (PhD in Linguistics, Assoc. Prof. N. Dolha)

    The course is devoted to the study of the dynamics of child’s image in the artistic texts of Antiquity and Middle Ages. The socio-cultural and historical features of the formation and functioning of child’s image are determined. The course addresses questions: the anthropology of childhood, the image of a child, children’s literature. The course material is provided in the form of lectures. The seminars offer preparation of creative tasks.

    Literature and art of modern Europe: artistic «Saturdays» (Doctor of Philology, Full Professor V. Sylantieva)

    The course is aimed at enhancing students' knowledge and competencies in the problems of contemporary European art. Objects of demonstration and study are realistic, modern, avant-garde, mass media forms of fine and literary arts. The leading task is to show the parallels that exist between literary and art works in the space of artistic directions and currents (pre-Raphaelites, art-nouveau, magic realism, surrealism, pop art, etc.). Without fail the acquired knowledge will contribute to the development of intellectual abilities and students' capacities to independently learn and understand all forms of art.

    Interpretation of world-known artists in different fields of art: painting, music, ballet, cinematography (PhD in Linguistics, Assoc. Prof. V. Romanets)

    The special course is aimed at exploring the versatility of the possibilities of works of art, from the point of view of their interpretation and vision by specialists of different genres of art. Within this course students will be able to deepen their knowledge not only from foreign literature, but also from painting, music, cinematography and more. The course materials will help you improve your artistic study skills in the context of a variety of creative interpretations. Students have the opportunity to write scientific works on topics that interest them. Course materials are presented through lectures, videos, etc. Tasks include writing articles, essay, etc.

    3rd year

    Theories and methods of literary analysis (PhD in Linguistics, Assoc. Prof. Iu. Pomohaybo)

    The course offers an introduction to the main theories and approaches in literary studies. The purpose is to provide students the knowledge of the main scientific methods for analyzing a literary work. Course content: basic theories/models and methods of literary analysis, including:

    • positivism, biographical approach
    • hermeneutics, mythological approach
    • comparative studies
    • text-immanent approach
    • structuralism
    • post-structuralism
    • deconstructivism
    • discourse analysis
    • theories of intertextuality
    • psychoanalytic literary studies
    • Cultural Studies: New Historicism, Cultural Studies, Gender Studies, Feminist Theory
    • sociological approach
    • Rezeptionsästhetik (receptive aesthetics, Constance School)

    The Golden Age of Children’s Literature (on the material of English-language literature of the late XIX - early XX centuries) (PhD in Linguistics, Assoc. Prof. N. Dolha)

    The course explores the limits of the concept "children's literature" in native and foreign concepts, periodization and functions of children's literature. It is found out features of the communication process and the role of the author in the organization of the text on the examples of masterpieces of children's literature of the late XIX-XX centuries. The course material is provided in the form of lectures. The seminars are in the form of a colloquium.

    4th year

    Literature of the (post-) digital era. Authors on the Web PhD in Linguistics, Assoc. Prof. Iu. Pomohaybo)

    The course introduces students to modern forms of interaction between literature and new media and the Internet. The seminar examines new forms and genres of digital literature (author blogs, digital poetry, network novels, writing collaborative projects), as well as forms of media presence in contemporary post-digital literature. An overview of the main aesthetic categories of online literature is offered: hypertextuality, interactivity, multimedia, performativity etc. Particular attention is paid to significant changes in the field of literary production in the digital age, the possibilities of online publishing (printing on demand), as well as the means and forms of author's self-presentation on the Internet.

    Myth Tradition in Modern Literature and Culture и PhD in Linguistics, Assoc. Prof. O. Kholodov)

    Our course studies the archaic components in the modern literature and culture. We will concentrate on the mythopoetics as a cultural phenomenon. In our course we prove that it is in the nature of myth to appeal to the ‘most fundamental aspects of human existence, including among others values, beliefs, imagination, art, culture and language’ and to penetrate into all levels of cultural encounter: from religion to leisure, from entertainment to education, from literature to TV commercials. Ancient myth informs and invigorates the arts and manifests itself through everyday practices, beliefs, institutions within various contemporary cultures. Our course will examine the narrative dimensions of myth and literature as well as their intersection in matters of belief and linguistics. We will investigate extraliterary perspectives of myth such as anthropological, psychological, philosophical, and semiotic. The course’ goals are that the students

    • get acquainted with major existing theories of myth;
    • are able to trace the transformation and manifestations of the fundamental myths across space and time;
    • obtain the practical skills for the examination of the mythological subtexts in literature and film, myth patterns in media message and political ideology;
    • become aware of a danger of myth as a tool for social mobilization and manipulation of mass communication and, at the end, our conscious.

    Multicultural Аmerican novel (the second half of the XXth century/ beginning of the XXІst century) (PhD in Linguistics, Senior Lecturer O. Bezhan)

    The proposed course is addressed to the students who are interested in learning about and exploring the most important trends in American literature and the most significant American novels of the second half of the twentieth century, beginning of the twenty-first century within the paradigm of multiculturalism. This including authors of Southern, African-American, Mexican, Native American, Afghan, Jewish literary schools. During the course the students develop skills and analysis of artistic text. Course materials consist of lectures and video presentations. Students will have the opportunity to write reviews of interesting texts in contemporary American literature.

    Young-adult Literature: Trends in Teenage Reading of the 21st Century (PhD in Linguistics, Assoc. Prof. N. Dolha)

    The aim of the course is to define the boundaries of the concept "young-adult" literature in native and foreign literary studies. The characteristic features of the hero of literature "young-adult" are determined. The course outlines the genres of young-adult reading: young-adult dystopia (V. Roth “Divergent”), mashup (“Pride and Prejudice and Zombies” S. Grahame-Smith), vampire fantasy (S. Mayer “Twilight”), fanfic, reading with Minecraft. The creative tasks: book video review, writing a work in the genre “mashup”.

    Graduate school

    The newest Hispanic literature (PhD in Linguistics, Senior Lecturer Iu. Sadovska)

    The course covers modern Hispanic literature of the late ХХth - early ХХІst centuries. Within the course, students have the opportunity to identify the literary process peculiarities of the specified period, to trace the formation and development of the latest literary trends and tendencies, to understand the creativity of the most outstanding writers of the Spanish-speaking world (A. S. Pinyol, J. Saramago, C.R. Safon, etc.).

    Literature and Synergetics (PhD in Linguistics, Assoc. Prof. N. Ababina)

    In our course the students will get acquainted with the most recent synergetic studies in the area of the transitional periods and unstable aesthetic systems; obtain the knowledge of such concepts as “order-chaos”, “pattern-randomness”, “thinking variability”, “turbulence”, “self-organized process” which may be applied to the literary studies; become aware of the main features of the creative worldview in the transitional/unstable periods. Synergetics provides us with the combination of sciences and arts knowledge that enriches text analyses’ methods. By studying theories of self-organization phenomena, students will develop new approach to the artwork, as well as to the nature of the aesthetic message and the ways of its representation.

    Interspecific comparative science (Doctor of Philology, Full Professor V. Sylantieva)

    The course is focused on developing common competences (knowledge, skills, acquirements) in the space of cross-discipline. Interspecific Comparatives in the Problems of Comparative Literature and Interdisciplinary Comparisons. Cognitive aspect of the special course – getting acquainted with the leading tendencies of the newest literary and art process, focused on multilevel synthesis: literature and art; literature and music; architectural forms as "frozen music" (L. da Vinci). The task is to deepen and universalize knowledge about the functioning of literature and other arts in synchronic and diachronic aspects.

    Communicative Strategies of English Dramature Of the End of the XIX-Early of the XX Century (Doctor of Philology, Assoc. Prof. L. Syniavska)

    The course involves the study of the concept of "communicative strategy" at the level of diachrony and synchronicity, the study of different communication models, the selection of the most relevant and effective models in the specified period in the texts of English playwrights. Within the course students develop the ability to creatively interpret and analyze dramatic texts in English and national languages, identify techniques for creating dramatic texts, determine their genre specificity. As a result of comparative analysis, students develop skills of generalization, ways of processing and transformation of known topics and subjects, skills of participation in scientific and applied research in the field of philology. The course involves lecturing, using video materials. Tasks for students include writing creative works, scientific articles and publications.

  • Elective disciplines (Department of Pedagogy)

    4th year

    The elective course "PEDAGOGICAL MANAGEMENT" contributes to better professional and pedagogical training for undergraduate students as future teachers of foreign languages through the development of their readiness to implement management activity functions of the foreign language education manager. The objective of the course is to introduce undergraduate students to the theoretical basics of pedagogical system management and to master the subject matter and functions of management activity and communication of a foreign language education manager.

    The elective course "TEST AND QUIZ CONSTRUCTION" improves professional and pedagogical training for undergraduate students as future teachers of foreign languages through the development of their didactic competence in the use of pedagogical testology tools. The objective of the course is to introduce undergraduate students to the theoretical basics of pedagogical testing and to master the methods of designing tests and quizzes and checking their validity.

    The elective course "MODERN EDUCATIONAL TECHNOLOGY" substantially improves professional and pedagogical training for undergraduate students as future teachers of foreign languages through mastering pedagogical innovation tools. The subject reveals the subject matter, structure and ways of implementation of modern educational technologies required for the innovatization of foreign language education system.

    Graduate school

    Optional subject «Pedagogical Assessment and educational quality monitoring» is contributed to professional-pedagogical improvement for applicants of master`s level, who will act as future foreign language lecturers with the ability to monitor and control foreign language quality. The subject is oriented for applicants to get acquainted with organizational methods and pedagogical assessment of students` achievements, including mastering technology and foreign language quality monitoring tools.

    Optional subject «Testing in the Human Science area» is contributed to professional-pedagogical improvement for applicants of master`s level, who will act as future foreign language lecturers with the ability to develop their pedagogical testing qualities in the right way. The subject is oriented for applicants to get acquainted with pedagogical testing specifications and criteria, including mastering test constructing methods, in the foreign educational sphere.

    Optional subject «Pedagogy of Classic University: History and Modern times» is contributed to theoretical, methodological and professional-pedagogical improvement for applicants of master`s level, who will realize scientific work in the pedagogical area. The subject is oriented for applicants to get acquainted with the origin and development of Ukrainian and world Classic Universities, their functioning problems and development prospects in ХХІ century.

011 Educational, Pedagogical Sciences

  • Disciplines of professional and practical training taught to graduate students of Specialty 011 Educational, pedagogical sciences

    Compulsory subjects and practices

    • Civil Defence
    • Labour Protection
    • Foreign Language (for scientific purpose)
    • Pedagogy and Psychology of Higher School
    • Fundamentals of Pedagogical Skills and Ethics of Higher School Lecturer
    • Methods of Teaching in Higher School
    • Management in education
    • Modern Educational Technologies
    • Scientific-Research Practice
    • Scientific-Pedagogical (Assistant) practice
    • Master's Thesis

    Elective courses in university option

    • Research Methodology and Organization of Science
    • Methods of Mathematical Statistics in the Field of Educational Sciences
    • History of Pedagogy and Development of Higher Education in Ukraine and in the World
    • Educational Measurements
    • Pedagogical Assessment and Monitoring of Education Quality
    • Organization of Student Individual Work and Research Activity
  • Elective disciplines on the graduate student training curriculum in specialty 011 Educational, Pedagogical Sciences

    The elective course “Pedagogy of ClassicAL University: History and Modern times” improves theoretical, methodological and professional-pedagogical training of graduate students as future university scientific and pedagogical personnel. The objective of the course is to introduce graduate students to the origin and development of Ukrainian and world Classical Universities, their functioning problems and development prospects in ХХІ century. 

    The objective of the elective course “TRAINING TECHNOLOGIES IN HIGHER SCHOOL” is to develop didactic competences of graduate students as future lectures of higher education establishments. The course reveals specific nature of training technologies, means of their introduction to educational process in universities.

    The objective of the elective course “TRAINING OF A LECTURER’S PERSONAL AND PROFESSIONAL GROWTH” is to increase a personal-professional self-development level of graduate students as future lecturers of higher education establishments. The course contributes to professional success qualities acquirement by means of applicants’ mastering the skills of effective interaction between the educational process participants, self-regulation of their own emotional state and following the rules of mental health in professional-pedagogical activity. 

    The elective course “ORGANISATION OF STUDENTS’ EDUCATIONAL AND CULTURAL LEISURE ACTIVITY” perfects professional-pedagogical training of graduate students as managers of students’ educational and cultural leisure activity organization. The course contributes to graduate students’ realization of specific nature, priority directions of students’ educational and cultural leisure activity in accordance with the state and European standards, mastering modern methods, forms and technologies of students’ educational and cultural leisure activity in university realization. 

    The elective course “LECTURER AS A SUBJECT OF EDUCATIONAL LEGAL RELATIONS” perfects professional-pedagogical training of graduate students as future active participants of educational legal relations. The course forms legal awareness of graduate students by introducing them to specific nature, structure and types of educational legal relations, their mastering the means of main university educational process participants’ rights and liberties defence.

    The elective course “THEORY AND PRACTICE OF EXTERNAL INDEPENDENT TESTING” perfects professional-pedagogical training of graduate students as future university lecturers by developing their didactic competence. The objective of the course is to introduce graduate students to innovation pedagogical experience of external independent testing implementation in Ukraine and European countries, to form students’ external independent testing skills.

    The elective course “ITEM RESPONSE THEORY: MODERN MODELS AND METHODS” perfects theoretical-methodological training of graduate students as future university scientific-pedagogical personnel. The course forms graduate students’ research and diagnostic culture developing their abilities to work out measuring-and-recording materials and interpret the results basing on Mathematic and Statistics.

    The elective course "TEST AND QUIZ CONSTRUCTION" improves professional and pedagogical training of graduate students as future university academic personnel by developing their didactic competence in the area of pedagogical testology tools usage. The objective of the course is to introduce graduate students to the theoretical basics of pedagogical testing and to master the methods of tests and quizzes construction, checking their validity.

    The elective course “Testing in NATURAL SCIENCES” improves professional and pedagogical training of graduate students as future higher education establishments lecturers by developing their abilities of pedagogical testing tools right use. The course introduces graduate students to pedagogical testing specific nature and criteria, including mastering tests and quizzes construction methods in natural sciences disciplines. 

    The elective course “STUDENT PERFORMANCE QUALITY MONITORING” improves professional and pedagogical training of graduate students as future university lecturers by developing their abilities to use skillfully monitoring as a mechanism of student academic performance quality testing. The objective of the course is to introduce graduate students to methodology and instrumentation of student teaching results quality monitoring.

    The elective course “LECTURER TEACHING QUALITY MONITORING” improves professional and pedagogical training of graduate students as future university lecturers by developing their abilities to use skillfully monitoring as a mechanism of lecturer teaching quality testing. The objective of the course is to introduce graduate students to methodology and instrumentation of university lecturer teaching activity quality monitoring

    The elective course: “REGULATORY LEGAL BASIS OF MANAGEMENT OF EDUCATION” improves the management skills of applicants of the second level graduate students second as future education managers. The course is aimed at familiarizing the students with the current regulatory acts governing relations of administration of educational institution, mastering the ability to choose effective legal management mechanisms, in particular, those related to the protection of the rights and freedoms of participants in the educational process during conflict situations.

    The elective course: “COMBATING AND PREVENTING CORRUPTION IN UNIVERSITY” improves the moral-ethical and professional-pedagogical skills of graduate students as future lecturers and managers of higher education. active didactic, scientific, methodological and social activities in university on combating and preventing corruption in university. The course is aimed at acquainting students with domestic and international experience in combating and preventing corruption, understanding of the essence, consequences of manifestations of corruption in universities, the formation of their skills in organizing activities to combat and prevent corruption in university.

    The elective course: "ORGANIZATION AND SUPPORT OF SUDDENT SELF-GOVERNANCE" improves organizational, managerial and professional-pedagogical skills of graduate students as future teachers and managers of high education. The discipline is aimed at acquainting students with the history of formation and stages of development of student self-governance in the world and Ukraine, mastering by them methods of analysis of its activity, organization and management support in accordance with applicable law, disclosing the powers of student self-government as one of the main subjects of educational legal relations in university.

    The elective course: "INTERNATIONAL STANDARDS AND EDUCATIONAL REFORMS IN THE FIELD OF EDUCATION" improves the theoretical, methodological and professional-pedagogical skills of graduate students as future teachers and managers of educational institutions. The discipline is aimed at familiarizing graduate students with the requirements of international quality standards and European standards and recommendations for ensuring quality in the European Education Area, developing their ability to ensure the quality of education in university.

    The elective course: “PSYCHOLOGY OF EDUCATIONAL MANAGEMENT” improves the psychological and pedagogical skills of graduate students as future teachers and managers of educational institutions by developing their psychological competence and ability to carry out managerial activities. The discipline is aimed at acquainting students with the psychology of the personality of the education manager, styles, types of leadership and the modern typology of managers in education.

    The elective course: "INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY AND ACADEMIC ACHIEVEMENT" improves the moral and legal and professional-pedagogical skills of graduate students in the status of future scientific and pedagogical personnel of higher education. The discipline is aimed at familiarizing applicants with the legal and ethical aspects of the problem of intellectual property and academic integrity, mastering the protection of the results of intellectual, creative activity and organizing measures to counteract and prevent academic dishonesty in university.

    The elective course: “HUMAN RIGHTS” improves the legal and professional-pedagogical skills of graduate students as future teachers and managers of higher educational institutions by developing their legal culture and consciousness. The discipline is aimed at acquainting students with a system of theoretical views on human rights and freedoms, international experience in developing guarantees of human rights, mastering ways to use international and national mechanisms to protect their own rights, as well as the rights of pupils and students.

    The elective course: “PREVENTIVE PEDAGOGY” improves the legal, psychological and pedagogical skills of graduate students as future teachers and managers of higher educational institutions by recognizing the main directions of preventive activity in the field of their profession. The discipline is aimed at acquainting applicants with the basic concepts, structure and modern problems of preventive pedagogy, various types of deviations in personality behavior, mastery of the methods of social and pedagogical prevention and correction of deviant personality behavior.

    The elective course: "LEGAL PSYCHOLOGY" improves the legal and psychological-pedagogical skills of graduate students as future teachers and managers of higher law schools by developing their psychological competence and professional culture. The discipline is aimed at acquainting students with the features of legal activity and its main subjects, the formation of their ability to analyze human behavior as a subject of legal relations in specific life situations, to determine the motives of his actions, to predict subsequent actions and consequences.

    The elective course: "PEDAGOGICAL ASSESSMENT METHODS IN HIGHER EDUCATION INSTITUTIONS" improves the professional and pedagogical skills of graduate students as future tlecturers of higher education institutions by developing their ability to use correctly the types and methods of pedagogical assessment. The discipline is aimed at acquainting the students with the latest trends and methods for assessing student learning outcomes in university.

    Optional subject «Testing in the Human Science area» is contributed to professional-pedagogical improvement for applicants of master`s level, who will act as future foreign language lecturers with the ability to develop their pedagogical testing qualities in the right way. The subject is oriented for applicants to get acquainted with pedagogical testing specifications and criteria, including mastering test constructing methods, in the foreign educational sphere.

The choice of elective disciplines is carried out in accordance with the "Regulation on the Procedure for the Realization by Applicants of Higher Education of the Right to Free Choice of Study Disciplines at Odesa National University named after I.I. Mechnikov", in particular, in accordance with paragraphs. 4.3, 4.4, and 4.5:

4.3. The receiver of a higher education must register for the block of elective disciplines until March 15 of the academic year that precedes the academic year in which the study of elective disciplines begins.
If the study of elective disciplines begins in the second semester of the first academic year, then the registration is to be made until September 15 this academic year.
If the study of elective disciplines begins in the first semester of the first academic year, then the registration is to be made until September 15 of this academic year.
As to postgraduate students, the registration is to be made within two months of enrollment, appropriate records in the individual work plan are to be made.

4.4. Registration for a block of elective disciplines is made on the basis of a statement written by the receiver of a higher education addressed to the Dean of the Faculty.

4.5. Within two weeks of writing a statement, receivers of a higher education have the right to adjust the list of elective disciplines, modifying them by submitting a corresponding statement to the Dean's office.

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