The Faculty of Humanities was founded in July 2001 as a research and training unit designed to develop different areas of humanities (History, Philology, Cultural studies) based on combining the best traditions of university education, modern historiography and technical innovations. The faculty currently offers training programs in two areas: History and Social Pedagogy. Full-time training programs last for 11 semesters (8 semesters are required for obtaining a college degree, 3 semesters lead to MA). Correspondence courses last for 10 semesters (to obtain a bachelor’s degree).
The curriculum of the History program of the Faculty of Humanities is based on a national educational standard and is supplemented with basic theological disciplines and the courses in the history of Christianity. Particular emphasis is placed on the teaching history and spiritual heritage of the Middle Ages, intellectual and social history of Modern Europe, the history of Ukraine, as well as the study of foreign and classical languages.
The Social Pedagogy Program has been operating since 2006. It offers a four-year full-time BA program and, since 2009, a five-year distance-learning program. In addition to the standard national curriculum, the program includes a number of philosophical and theological disciplines, as well as a thorough study of modern foreign languages. It places particular emphasis on students’ practical field experience in public schools, boarding schools, preschool institutions, shelters, and rehabilitation centers.