English 2 hours/week (2 credits)
Compulsory foreign language, basic level
English (optional) 4 hours/week (8 credits)
Foreign language, advanced level
Physical Training 2 hours/week
Compulsory physical exercise that aims to maintain students’ physical health and wellness.
The Basics of Medicine 2 hours/week (1,5 credits)
The main objective of the course is to give students an idea about the methods of maintaining health, a healthy lifestyle, disease recognition and prevention, first aid in the case of poisoning, injuries and accidents.
Developmental physiology and valeology 2 hours/week (2 credits)
Physiology of the nervous system, its formation and operation at various ages, patterns of growth and development of the child. Physiology analyzers and age-specific peculiarities of their functioning, establishment of certain physiological functions of the body. Formation, strengthening and maintaining physical, mental and social health of the individual, the right mode of life, and prevention of major diseases
General Psychology 2 hours/week (5 credits)
Psychology as a science and the current state of its development. Possibilities for explaining human psyche and understanding the uniqueness of human personality. The concept of the Psychology of religion. Historical stages of development of Psychology. Methods of researching the human psyche. The nature of the human psyche.
Developmental Psychology 3 hours/week (3 credits)
Developmental psychology deals withthe basic laws of mental development, the characteristics of each age period, and age-specific psychological developments.
Basics of social and legal protection of the individual 2 hours/week (4 credits)
The essence of the concepts and theoretical foundations of social and legal protection of the population, family, youth, childhood and motherhood. Social and legal documents and instruments.
Ethno pedagogy 4 hours/week (4 credits)
The course provides an overview of the folk pedagogy and its relationship with the traditional formal pedagogy. Students are introduced to the characteristics of education and training within individual nations and ethnic groups in different periods of time. Students develop a deeper understanding of ethnic and cultural differences, which will help them to find themselves in today’s world.
Basics of Christian Education 2 hours/week (2.5 credits)
The course is a discipline of Christian worldview, cultural and pedagogical orientation that builds up the foundation of existential values in the modern person.
Foundations of Christian Faith 2 hours/week (2 credits)
The course will explore the basic concepts of Christian theology through the perspective of Biblical tradition, historical development, and contemporary relevance. Students learn the foundations of Christian belief, its doctrine and practice.
Christian Spirituality 2 hours/week (2 credits)
Upon completing the course the students will be able to identify important persons, events and schools of thought that influenced the development of Christian spiritual practices. Particular emphasis will be put on the forms of prayer, meditation and contemplation.
Logic 2 hours/week (2 credits)
The study of Logic is not only the prerequisite for the formation of culture of thinking, but also promotes natural human intellectual capacities, increases persons’ creative scientific and research potential.
History of European Art 2 hours/week (2 credits)
This course examines the art of Europe from Ancient times to the present, with a particular emphasis on painting. The course concentrates on a selected group of representative works that were shaped by European social, political, economic, and intellectual history.
Introduction to specialty 2 hours/week (2 credits)
General principles of social and educational work. The relevance of social and educational work in modern Ukraine. Origin and development of the theory and practice of social pedagogy and social work in Ukraine and abroad. Professional portrait of a social worker. Moral and ethical issues of social and educational work. Structure and function of social protection and social assistance to different categories of the population of Ukraine.
Basics of defectology 2 hours/week (2 credits)
The course consists of the following sections of special education: ASL (training and educating deaf and hard of hearing), tyflopedagogics (training and education of blind and visually impaired) olihofrenopedagogics (training and educating people with deficiencies in mental development) and speech therapy (training and educating individuals with speech disorders).
Person in a modern social environment 3 hours/week (4 credits)
This course involves the study of patterns of personality in modern society: social self-interaction with the environment, achieving success in life, social competence and competitiveness in a changing society, a healthy lifestyle and psychological comfort.
History of Ukraine 3 hours/week (3 credits)
The course covers prehistory, ancient history of Ukrainian lands, the Middle Ages (1340) and Lithuanian-Polish Commonwealth (1340-1648), as well as integration of Ukrainians into the Habsburg and Russian empires and the emergence of a modern Ukrainian nation. Other topics include the Revolution of 1917-1921, Soviet and Western Ukraine between the wars, the impact of the Second World War and developments in Soviet Ukraine in the post-war period.
Introduction to Biblical Studies 2 hours/week (2 credits)
The purpose of this course is to introduce students to the content of the Bible, discuss the history of the Book and the methods of study that scholars use to understand it.
Philosophy 3 hours/week (3 credits)
The course offers a comprehensive analysis of the fundamental problems of world philosophy. The purpose of this course is to familiarize students with the basic philosophical ideas, theories and views. The course is designed to introduce students to different philosophical directions, trends, schools, and the multi-faceted nature of philosophical knowledge.
English 2 (1) hours/week, 3 credits
Compulsory foreign language, advanced level.
Physical training 2 hours/week
Compulsory physical exercise that aims to maintain students’ physical health and wellness.
Modern Informational technologies 1.5 hours/week (2.5 credits)
The aim of the course is to prepare students for active use of the information technologies in modern office work and learning, providing knowledge about existing rules and ways to create and share various documents.
Technical facilities of teaching 2 hours/week (2 credits)
The course aims to familiarize students with technical facilities, ie, facilities and equipment used in the classroom in order to increase the effectiveness of teaching.
Pedagogical Psychology 1.5 hours/week (3credits)
The purpose of the course is to provide future professionals with theoretical knowledge on the basics of educational psychology, psychological laws of learning and education, psychological features of the educational activities as well as practical training for working with clients of different age.
Pedagogy 2-3 hours/week (5 credits)
Subject and main categories of Pedagogy. Methods of educational research. Personality of a teacher, his/her professionalism. Main features of educational activities. Holistic approach to teaching process: structure and principles. The concept of didactics as an academic discipline. The main categories of didactics. Learning process: structure, principles, types of training. Educational content, teaching methods. Monitoring and assessment of learning outcomes.
Social pedagogy 2+3 hours/week (6 credits)
The subject, structure and tasks of social pedagogy. The essence and content of the basic concepts and categories of social pedagogy. Ways, forms and methods of socio-pedagogical work. Specificity, scope and activities of social pedagogy. Socialization as a problem of social pedagogy. The theory of social education. Summary of professional activities in social institutions. Social and educational support for children and young people with social, psychological and physical abnormalities. Protection of the child. Factors of social identity formation. The family as a basic institution of social education. Mass communication in the social formation of personality. Ethical foundations of social and educational activities.
Pastoral Psychology 2 hours/week (2 credits)
The course offers the opportunity to discuss the work of caring for, understanding, and exploring human beings as persons, and their functioning in families, small groups, and in communities.
History and Theory of social education 1,5 hours/week (2,5 credits)
Profession and mission of a teacher in the socio-historical perspective. Current trends and concepts of social work.
Ethics of social pedagogy 1,5 hours/week (2,5 credits)
Ethics is a basic principle of social and educational activities. Proposed course enables students to familiarize themselves with the basic components of teaching ethics and moral obligations of social pedagogy. It focuses on mastering the abilities and skills necessary to deal with ethical problems in a variety of social and educational situations.
Technologies of a social tutor 3 hours/week (3 credits)
The essence of the social tutoring. Protecting the rights of a child as a profession. Psychological and pedagogical aspects of raising children in a family. Psychological support for the children. Methods of education for children of different age groups. Peculiarities of education of children with disabilities and chronic illnesses. Diagnostic and remedial work with children. Methods of preparing children for school. New approaches to promoting healthy lifestyles. Specificity of training children in foreign languages, music, dance, visual art.
Methods of working with children and youth organizations 1,5 hours/week (2,5 credits)
This course examines the organizational context within which social services are delivered: how funding and organizational arrangements influence the effectiveness of service, and factors to consider in order to modify existing organizational arrangements.
Ethics 2 hours/week (2 credits)
Students have the opportunity to explore the major schools and trends of ethical thought, read the main theoretical problems of morality, and discuss global problems of modern civilization.
Aesthetics 2 hours/week (2 credits)
The main objective of the course is the formation of aesthetic consciousness of the student, development of methods of philosophical understanding of cultural phenomena as the product of aesthetic practices in its history and modernity.
Old Testament 3 hours/week (2 credits)
The course examines the Old Testament as an expression of the religious thought of ancient Israel and a source of Christianity.
New Testament 3 hours/week (2 credits)
An introduction to the Gospels in the context of contemporary biblical research. By the end of this course, students will know the basic outlines and contents of each of the Gospels, and know the theories of the relationships between the parts of the New Testament.
Methodology 1 hour/week (2 credits)
This course is designed to familiarize students with the concept of the scientific methodology and its theoretical and practical aspects, the history of the modern scholarly methods and principles of their application.
Academic Ukrainian 1.5 hours/week (3 credits)
Course aims to help students learn important characteristics of a business and scholarly writing style, introduce the requirements for different types of texts, spelling rules and rules on preparing documents.
Religious studies 2 hours/week (2 credits)
Objective of the course is to give students knowledge on the origins of religious teachings and main stages of their evolution. Main attention is paid to the teachings of religious traditions of the ancient world, the doctrine of ethnic and world religions. The presentation of the course also provides clarification of specific new religious movements.
Basics of Economic theory 2 hours/week (2 credits)
The course teaches studens how to explain and analyze economic issues and arguments, and evaluate economic information. It covers a range of basic economic ideas, including the price system and government intervention, international trade and exchange rates, the employment and inflation, the price system, and economic growth and development.
Basics of Ecology 2 hours/week (1.5 credits)
The relationship and interaction between humans and environment. Global environmental problems. The role of ecology in the structure of the economy. Environment and human health.
Social Psychology 2 hours/week (2 credits)
The social psychology of groups. Main characteristics of large social groups. Psychological characteristics of ethnic groups. History of investigations of small social groups and structure relationships within them. Dynamic processes in small groups. Group norms and normative behavior. Interpersonal compatibility. Leadership in groups and small groups. The problem of identity in social psychology. The problem of socialization of the individual. Socio-psychological structure of the individual. Personality in the structure of group relations.
History of Pedagogy 2 hours/week (3 credits)
Education and training in different historical periods (Antiquity, Middle Ages, Renaissance and Reformation). Pedagogical ideas of the New Age and the Enlightenment. The development of the modern pedagogical schools.
Fundamentals of socialization of personality 4 hours/week (4 credits)
Course examines the sociological problems of the individual, the laws of social development. Stages, forms, conflicts of socialization.
Technologies of socio-educational work 4 hours/week (4 credits)
Methods of social and educational work as a field of knowledge. History of the methodological foundations of social work. Implementation of general pedagogical principles in social and educational activities. The main methods of influence on identity formation, their classification and characterization. Socio-pedagogical peculiarities of the individual outside the family.
Methods of socio-educational work 2 hours/week (2 credits)
Strategies, techniques and tactics of social and educational work with clients in light of the major psychological theories of personality. Methods of working with clients in times of crisis. Techniques for young disabled, sick and gifted students. Methods of supporting prisoners in penitentiaries and after leaving them. Techniques of pensioners and homeless adults.
Socio-educational work in schools 3 hours/week (4 credits)
The concept model of social and educational activities of the school. The strategy of developing the concept of school social and educational activities. The strategy of external social and educational activities of an educational institution. Prevention of suicidal behavior among high school students. Enhancing the role of classes in the socialization of the student.
Screenwriting in Social Pedagogy 3 hours/week (3 credits)
The course teaches students to write scripts for theatrical activities and children’s parties as effective forms of education and identifying creative abilities of students. The course aims to familiarize students with the basic laws and principles of drama, screenwriting work, elements of dramatic art.
Psycho diagnostics 4 hours/week (3 credits)
Course objective is to offer future psychologists and social workers the basic knowledge of psycho-diagnostic and psychology, enable them to practice psycho-diagnostics, using the general theoretical and methodological principles of the discipline.
History of Psychology 2 hours/week (3 credits)
The aim of the course is to see every phenomenon in its real dynamics in the historical context in relation to other phenomena, reveal the logical, socio-cultural and personal determinants that underlie the development of scientific knowledge. Proposed course covers the period from the birth of psychological thought to the present day, introducing the history of both domestic and foreign psychology.
Psychology of Religion 2 hours/week (2 credits)
This course gives an overview of psychological theory and research investigating religious beliefs, experiences, and practices. It focuses on the psychological elements of religious life.
History of Ukrainian Culture 2 hours/week (2 credits)
The purpose of this course is to acquaint students with the origins and sources of Ukrainian culture, peculiarities of its development at different historical stages, determine the essential features of the spiritual culture of the nation, teach students to freely operate with modern concepts of historical culture xand extensive factual material.
Basics of Rhetoric 2 hours/week (4 credits)
The art of rhetoric as a pedagogical skill. Modern rhetorical schools. The theoretical basis of art of eloquence. Laws of rhetoric. Basic types and forms of public speaking monologue: lecture, story, report, rallying speech, congratulations on various topics. Rhetorical dialogue: conversation, debate, the evening of questions and answers, lesson, lesson-game. The preparation of various forms of monologue and dialogue.
Sociology 2 hours/week (2 credits)
This course aims to develop a holistic view of sociology as a science. The program covers key issues of sociological science, namely: general, special and the theory of sociology, the main stages of the global and national sociological thought, methodology and techniques of specific sociological research.
Law 3 hours/week (2 credits)
The course involves the study of the theory of law and state as well as the other relevant areas of law. It also provides more in-depth study of selected issues of Ukrainian constitutional law, which is the specific feature of the legal training of students in Humanities.
Management of social and educational work 5 hours/week (4,5 credits)
The essence of leadership and management. New styles of leadership. The theoretical aspect of decision making. Human Factors and objective circumstances. Responsibility for decisions. Tools for decision-making and leadership. Centralized and decentralized decision making. Ways to avoid errors. Decision-making and structural types of organizations. Staffing and effectiveness. Methods of increasing business activity. Methods of control and self-control. Culture of decision making in social and educational work.
Technologies of socio-pedagogical work in foreign countries 3 hours/week (3 credits)
This course involves the study and analysis of features of social technologies existing abroad.
Social and educational methods of crime prevention 3 hours/week (2 credits)
Theoretical, methodological and practical achievements of preventive work with risk groups: students, youth and dysfunctional families. The causes of deviant behavior of juveniles in the modern world. Prerequisites of deviations in the behavior of students. Basic methods of crime prevention based on humanization of the modern school. Forms and methods of prevention and combating illegal behavior of students in different types of educational work.
Social support of families 3 hours/week (3 credits)
This course provides the foundation for social work practice with individuals, families and groups. It emphasizes basic knowledge, analytic and practice skills, and values necessary for practice.
Social Psychology 2 hours/week (2 credits)
Objective of the course is mastering theoretical knowledge about human beings, their psychology in relation to the social environment, and skills of social-psychological research. Particular attention will be paid to the skills of psychological research and familiarization with the functions of a practicing psychologist in the social sphere: in small and large social groups in health care, law, education, manufacturing, etc.
Social and educational work in the healthcare system 3 hours/week (3 credits)
Health-care systems are examined in the context of social policy and healthcare needs.
Social and educational work in the sphere of entertainment 3 hours/week (3 credits)
The course will help future professionals to more fully realize their vocation in the chosen field of activity as teachers, organizers, daycare and boarding schools teachers, group leaders of children’s clubs and associations, teaching staff children’s art centers, educators at summer camps,xx etc.
Ethics and Psychology of Family Life 3 hours/week (3 credits)
The main objective concerns the psychological readiness in young people for marriage, improvement of family life, the formation of social prestige of paternity and maternity, discussion of typical marriage problems.
Youth Policy 2 hours/week (2 credits)
The purpose of this course is to familiarize students the most important factors shaping social policy in Ukraine and in developed foreign countries, the specific formation of the legislative framework in the field of social protection and the problems of state social policy in Ukraine at different levels. Considerable attention is also given to the analysis of statistical data and the performance of state agencies xdesigned to implement social policy.
Physiology of higher nervous activity 3 hours/week (4 credits)
Study of the structural elements of the human nervous system, the specifics of the formation and progression of nerve processes, possible deviations in the nervous system, ways of their expression and correction. Types of nervous system. Major mental cognitive processes and their characteristics. Diagnosing disorders of the nervous system, their causes and correction. Analysis of mental cognitive processes: thinking, memory, language, attention, perception.