Russian State University For The Humanities

Introduction

Moscow Public University, founded in 1908 through the initiative of Alfons L. Shanyavsky, an eminent Russian patron of arts, played a special role in Russian education.

Up to 1918, it was Russia’s first “free” university center unfettered by formal limitations and open to everyone “truly thirsting for knowledge”. It implemented the progressive principles of alternative education in conjunction with a sound academic foundation available to all.

In 2012, Russian State University for the Humanities celebrates the 100th anniversary of its main building, which belonged to Moscow Public University before the Russian Revolution of 1917.

Moscow State Institute for History and Archives was founded in 1930 for training archive studies specialists.

Over the years it became a center of academic research. In its archival pursuits in the areas of history and such auxiliary realms as the study of primary sources, archaeology and palaeontology, it managed to preserve the very best of the Russian research tradition.

By the beginning of the 1990s this institution achieved the level of “university”, which naturally enabled it to become the structural heart of RSUH, which was founded in 1991.

Several RSUH departments are located next door to the Kremlin. It is literally within a 5-minute walking distance. Thus our students can enjoy Medieval Rus architecture as well as the very heartbeat of Moscow, its main street Tverskaya.

Russian State University for the Humanities is one of the leading universities in Russia. Based on century-long traditions, it is also poised on the cutting edge of innovations. 

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Course - 20th century Russian literature

Campus Full time September 2017 Russia Moscow

The course includes 16 classes: 10 lectures and 6 seminars. It aims to familiarize the students with the general trends in the late 19th - early 20th century Russian literature before the revolution, during [+]

Course - 20th century Russian literature 

Language: English

Time of courses: Available starting academic year 2012-2013

Any semester if a group assembles

The course includes 16 classes: 10 lectures and 6 seminars. It aims to familiarize the students with the general trends in the late 19th - early 20th century Russian literature before the revolution, during the Soviet times, and after the collapse of the USSR in the 1991. The reading list includes Silver Age poetry and prose, works by M. Gorky, I. Babel, M. Bulgakov, N. Ostrovsky, M. Zoshchenko, A. Akmatova, B. Pasternak, V. Pelevin, and others. The lectures serve to give the students a brief introduction to the Russian history and culture and to provide them with the tools necessary to perform their own analysis of selected works from the syllabus; their readings of individual literary works will be presented at seminars to be further discussed with in class. The course requirements include class presentations, participation in class discussion, and two papers: a mid-term paper of 10-15 pages, and a final paper of 20-25 pages.... [-]


Course - Analysis of Consumer Behavior

Campus Full time September 2017 Russia Moscow

Consumer Behavior and Analysis Course examines the consumer decision-making process and its societal, environmental, group, and economic determinants. Includes research, analysis and strategy [+]

Course - Analysis of Consumer Behavior 

Language: English

Time of courses: Autumn

This course is available from the academic year 2012-2013

Consumer Behavior and Analysis Course examines the consumer decision-making process and its societal, environmental, group, and economic determinants. Includes research, analysis and strategy development in consumer motivations, values, wants, needs, and behavior.

Consumer Behavior and Analysis Course explores consumer behavior that is specific to the Internet and analyzes methods that motivate consumers to purchase products and/or services. The emphasis of this course is to identify specific Internet marketing campaigns and gauge their success and/or failure in inspiring the consumer to purchase the product or service. One approach studied is personalized marketing — a valuable tactic which allows an Internet marketer to track specific consumer interests and make suggestions on future purchases. This course examines how to develop Internet marketing plans that incorporate a consumer behavioral analysis.  ... [-]


Course - Consumer Behavior

Campus Full time September 2017 Russia Moscow

Consumer Behavior and Analysis Course examines the consumer decision-making process and its societal, environmental, group, and economic determinants. Includes research, analysis and strategy [+]

Course - Consumer Behavior

Language: English

Time of courses: Autumn

This course is available from the academic year 2012-2013

Consumer Behavior and Analysis Course examines the consumer decision-making process and its societal, environmental, group, and economic determinants. Includes research, analysis and strategy development in consumer motivations, values, wants, needs, and behavior.

Consumer Behavior and Analysis Course explores consumer behavior that is specific to the Internet and analyzes methods that motivate consumers to purchase products and/or services. The emphasis of this course is to identify specific Internet marketing campaigns and gauge their success and/or failure in inspiring the consumer to purchase the product or service. One approach studied is personalized marketing—a valuable tactic which allows an Internet marketer to track specific consumer interests and make suggestions on future purchases. This course examines how to develop Internet marketing plans that incorporate a consumer behavioral analysis.  ... [-]


Course - Electronic Business

Campus Full time September 2017 Russia Moscow

This course is designed to provide an overview of E-Commerce models, applications, decisions and issues. Examples of materials covered in this course are E-Commerce Business and revenue [+]

Course - Electronic Business

Language: English

Time of courses: Spring. This course is available from the academic year 2012-2013

This course is designed to provide an overview of E-Commerce models, applications, decisions and issues. Examples of materials covered in this course are E-Commerce Business and revenue models, E-Commerce Strategies and marketing concepts, specific applications such as B2B, web 2.0, E-Learning and E-Government, as well as technology, security and payments. This course will benefit students with an interest in working in an E-Commerce environment, starting their own E-Commerce business or evaluating E-Commerce activities.

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Course - Historical science and political practice in Russia

Campus Full time September 2017 Russia Moscow

Course structure: The course is devoted to the experience of development of Russian historical science in the political conditions of soviet and contemporary Russian époque. It presents the main problems of historical researches concerned the political [+]

Course - Historical science and political practice in Russia

Language: English/French

Time of course: Spring

Course structure: The course is devoted to the experience of development of Russian historical science in the political conditions of soviet and contemporary Russian époque. It presents the main problems of historical researches concerned the political, economical and intellectual history of Russia during the period of XIX – XX centuries. In the terms of historiographic sources there will be analyzed not only the scientific works (books, articles) but also the works of political and ideological leaders made the great influence on the soviet historical science.   ... [-]


Course - International Tourism: Cultures and Behaviour

Campus Full time September 2017 Russia Moscow

Annotation: This course explains how national cultures influence social behavior and why tourists and hosts behave the way they do. In order to understand the behavioral differences among [+]

Course - International Tourism: Cultures and Behaviour

Language: English

Time of courses: Autumn / Spring

Annotation: This course explains how national cultures  influence social behavior and why tourists and hosts behave the way they do. In order to understand the behavioral differences among international tourists and hosts,one must learn about the concept of human behavior in tourism and the factors that influence this behavior.

The first half of the course is devoted mostly to the theoretical aspects covering diverse definitions and theoretical approaches to the study of human behavior. The concept of human behavior is multidisciplinary. It has borrowed many ideas developed in other scientific disciplines, such as psychology, sociology, social psychology, anthropology, economics, marketing, and management. One of the topics here is cultural factors as the most significant determinants of international tourist behavior,  and, therefore, this topic has been also included into the course syllabus. The second half of the course is the analysis of culture in a multidisciplinary tourism context and the application of the concept of culture to the abstract psychological concepts of perception, attitude, or satisfaction, all of which have different meanings in different cultures, creating problems. This part  offers  solutions to a number of exiting problems by emphasizing the importance of being culturally aware and sensitive to international tourist markets’ needs and understanding how the cultural background of these markets influences tourist experiences. One of the most important topics in this part of the course is in-depth analyses of case studies which are all international... [-]


Course - Party system and party politics in modern Russia

Campus Full time September 2017 Russia Moscow

Course structure: The course is dedicated to the evolution of political party system in modern Russia from the 90-th of XX century. Periods of party building, changes of legislation about [+]

Course - Party system and party politics in modern Russia 

Language: English

Time of courses: Autumn / Spring

The course is available from the academic year 2013-2014

Course structure: The course  is dedicated to the evolution of political party system  in modern Russia  from the 90-th of XX century.  Periods of party building, changes of legislation about parties, developing of  organizational structure of party and its subsidiaries in regions are observed.  Parties as subjects of analyze are considered according different theoretical and methodological approaches. 

Considering developing of parties in the broad context it is shown how party politics and parties activity influence public opinion and perceptions of parties as political institutions.  Electoral sympathies and results of elections on federal, regional and local level are viewed as well.    Parties preferences are analyzed in the terms of the system of values and attitudes.  It s also supposed to consider ideological grounds of different political parties and organizations and how different ideological principles are transforming in concrete social context.... [-]


Course - Public Relations: International Pespectives

Campus Full time September 2017 Russia Moscow

Course structure: The course consists of 10 classes. This course is designed in such a way that offers important insights into the development of public relations and communications strategies. The cases examined in this course demonstrate the breadth of [+]

Course - Public Relations: International Pespectives 

Language: English

Time of courses: Autumn / Spring

The course is available from the academic year 2013-2014

Course structure: The course consists of 10 classes. This course is designed in such a way that  offers important insights into the development of public relations and communications strategies. The cases examined in this course demonstrate the breadth of contemporary public relations practice and the increasing importance of the public relations function in both public and private sector organizations worldwide. The first half of the course is devoted mostly to the theoretical aspects covering. The practice of public relations that has developed significantly, particularly in western countries, from its post-World War II technical and media relations roots into a more sophisticated function that is recognised as an integral part of all organisational efforts to communicate with groups of people ranging from the media to employees.... [-]


Course - Russian poetry of the Silver Age

Campus Full time September 2017 Russia Moscow

The course includes 16 classes: 4 lectures and 12 seminars. It aims to familiarize the students with the general trends in the Silver Age poetry, including Symbolism, Acmeism, Futurism, etc. Lectures serve as general introduction to the brief history of Russia and culture [+]

Course - Russian poetry of the Silver Age

Language: English

Time of courses: Available starting academic year 2013-2014

Any semester if a group assembles

The course includes 16 classes: 4 lectures and 12 seminars. It aims to familiarize the students with the general trends in the Silver Age poetry, including Symbolism, Acmeism, Futurism, etc. Lectures serve as general introduction to the brief history of Russia and culture, and to the general principles of analyzing poetry, including formal analysis. The syllabus includes, among other, poems by V. Bruisov, A. Blok, A. Akhmatova, O. Mandelshtam, N. Gumilev, V. Mayakovsky, V, Khlebnikov, M. Tsvetaeva. After one or two sample poem analyses presented by the lecturer, the students present their own readings of the poems they select from the reading list. The course involves an active use of various visual aids, and students are encouraged to draw upon non-visual arts such as music. The course requirements include class presentations, participation in class discussion, and two papers: a mid-term paper of 10-15 pages, and a final paper of 20-25 pages.... [-]


Courses - Internet-Technologies in Marketing and Advertising

Campus Full time September 2017 Russia Moscow

Internet-Technologies in Marketing and Advertising educates students on how to meet online advertising and Internet marketing challenges for both present and future tactics, how to use internet-technologies. The course will outline the changes and challenges [+]

Courses - Internet-Technologies in Marketing and Advertising

Language: English

Time of courses: Spring

This course is available from the academic year 2012-2013

Internet-Technologies in Marketing and Advertising educates students on how to meet online advertising and Internet marketing challenges for both present and future tactics, how to use internet-technologies. The course will outline the changes and challenges that have impacted how online advertising decisions are being made and how decision-makers are getting their information in an online world. The course provides solid foundations that are useful for explanation, prediction and control of electronic business activities.... [-]