Knowledge of literature is necessary both for humanists – journalists, lawyers, economists and for people of technical professions. Literature studies is a science that studies fiction as a phenomenon of human culture. Its tasks include the analysis and study of the works of the past and the present and the determination of the prospects for the development of literature in future.
This educational program is aimed at an in-depth study of classical and modern literature, literary criticism and literary theory. The program is designed to give the necessary skills for successful work as a teacher of literary disciplines at universities, as a researcher or expert.
The master's program is aimed not only at acquiring theoretical knowledge in the field of philology, Russian and foreign literature. Its important component is the solution of practical problems: the development skills of independent practical analysis of a literary work in students.
Modern Russian and foreign writers and poets are invited to deliver lectures at the faculty, creative events are held. There is also a literature club.
The program is aimed at deepening the literary knowledge of students in Philology, at shaping ideas about the forms and laws of the literary process, at mastering the practical skills of comparative and contrastive analysis of fiction, as well as expanding the humanitarian horizon.
Historical Poetics, Literature of the Russian Abroad, History of Literary Criticism (assumes, for example, a workshop on writing reviews and critical articles on given topics), Literature of Postmodernism, Comparative Historical Literature, Methods of Teaching Russian Literature etc. In the course of the master's program, special disciplines are taught in the field of translation studies and methods of teaching Russian as a foreign language.
Students undergo practical training as teachers of the Russian language and literature at schools and universities; participate in research projects jointly with their professors.
Graduates can teach at schools and universities, engage in research work, become editors, translators, literary critics.