New PhD Programme

Мероприятия и Конфренции 2019

Duration of the program: 12 months
Full price: GBP 29 000.00
Grants available: European Economic Committee (GBP 21 500,00)
Grant cost: GBP 7 500.00
Audience: Management companies, Department Directors, CEO
Format: individual training with a Personal tutor.
Language: English or Russian (depending on region and nationality).
Form of education: distance, correspondence, digital technologies online.

 

PHD COURSE PROGRAMME "SOCIOLOGY, POLITICAL SCIENCE, CULTUROLOGY, PHILOSOPHY"

THEME 1. THEORY AND HISTORY OF SOCIOLOGY

Sociology - the science of society and the social world
Formation and development of sociology
Society as an object of scientific knowledge
The object and subject of sociology
Sociology structure
Sociology and political science
Sociology and other social sciences
Functions of sociology
Features of the formation and development of sociology in the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries
We note three fundamental considerations.
Dialectical materialism and sociology
Classes and class struggle
Sociology in the early twentieth century

Society and personality. Social changes
Social and mental personality structure
The essence of the socialization process
Theoretical ideas about the direction of social change
Social evolution and social revolution
Formational and civilizational approaches to the study of society
Types of societies
Features of social transformations in modern society
Types of civilization development
Russia and catch-up modernization
Social change and social development

Social interaction and social structure
The classic concept of social action M. Weber
Concepts of action, interaction, social space and sociocultural dynamics in integral sociology P. Sorokin
General theory of social action of T. Parsons
The concept of action in the dynamic sociology of A.Turen
Theory of the communicative action of J. Habermas
Concepts of social action and social space P. Bourdieu
E.Giddens structuring theory
The concept of self-reference system N. Luman
Symbolic interactionism
Social Exchange Theories

Social structure of society
Social structure as a result of social differentiation
Sociological meaning and historical significance of the theory of classes and class struggle
Social groups and social communities, their typology
The essence of social stratification
Characteristics of social mobility in modern society

THEME 2. SOCIAL INSTITUTES AND SOCIAL MANAGEMENT

Social institutions
Social organization as a process and hierarchical target system of social interaction
Social institutions as subjects of social change and development. Ideological functions of social institutions
Society as a regulated and managed social system
Place and role of social factors in the management structure
Management culture, its essence, features of formation

Social management
Social management as an independent branch of scientific knowledge
The essence and content of social management
History of managerial social thought
Laws and principles of social management
Social management methods
Goal-setting management
Strategic goal setting - a resource of crisis management
Value Impact in Social Management
Information support of social management
Social management system. Essence, content, structural elements of the system
Organizational relationships and organizational activities
Social leader of managerial type
Management decision making
Making joint decisions. Collegiate-liberal leadership style
Social control and management effectiveness

Management features in the XXI century
Geopolitics in modern management
The state is the main subject of social management
Social management as a system
Modern management and its classification
Social management system
Social systems and their components

Sociological research: its types, structure and functions
Methods of collecting sociological information
Sociological research in the structure of sociological knowledge
The main types and types of sociological research
Mapping the logic of sociological research in its program
Representativeness of the study
Sociological information, its main types
Sociological observation, especially its organization
The method of expert assessments, its types, features of the organization
Analysis of sociological information and sociological forecast

THEME 3. SOCIAL FORECASTING

Historical conditions for the emergence and development of social forecasting
The development of ideas about the future in the early stages of human existence. Presentation of primitive thinking.
Religious, utopian and philosophical and historical roots.
Forecasting Theories
Social forecasting at the turn of the XIX — XX centuries
Scientific-publicistic genre of "thinking about the future"
Historical, political and economic conditions for the formation of a technological forecasting paradigm

The development of social forecasting
"Antifuturological waves" A. Toffler
Club of Rome and its role in the study of the future
The current stage of development of future research.
Global Studies and Alternative Studies

The concept of "technological forecasting" and its essence
Brief history of the emergence and development of the concept of "technological forecasting"
Methodology of technological forecasting (forms of concretization of foresight, typology of forecasts)
Foresight, forecasting and prognostics
Forecasting tools

Technology predictive development of social processes
Drawing up a research program - pre-forecast orientation
Stages and procedures for developing a prognostic study program
Construction of the original base model and its analysis
Predicting background model building

THEME 4. APPLIED SOCIAL FORECAST

Forecasting of problem situations in the spheres of labor sociology and politics
Projections in the field of labor sociology
Sociology Policy Predictions
Expected and desired changes in the social structure of society, in social organization and social management

Forecasting of problem situations in the spheres of family sociology, education, science and medicine
Family Sociology Forecasts
Prospects for the beginning of the depopulation process
Forecasts in the field of sociology of education
Forecasts in the field of sociology of science
Forecasts in the field of sociology of medicine

Prediction of problem situations in the fields of sociology of culture, resettlement, ecology and crime
Forecasts in the field of sociology of culture
Forecasts in the field of sociology of resettlement
Environmental Sociology Forecasts
Forecasts in the sociology of crime

At the forefront of modern social prediction
The ripening of the fourth world war and the ways to prevent it
Personal cyborgization - process optimization

THEME 5. THEORETICAL AND METHODOLOGICAL BASES OF CULTUROLOGY

Culturology in the system of socio-humanitarian knowledge: its structure and typology
Features of cultural studies
Culturology as an integrative scientific discipline
Tasks and functions of cultural studies
Structure (morphology) of culture
Material culture
Spiritual culture
Classification of values ​​(conditional)
Typology of culture
The main approaches to the historical typology of culture
Culture of social and ethnic communities
Professional and folk culture
Economic background and social functions of mass culture
Dominant culture, subculture, counterculture

Types of culture
Economic culture
Political culture
Functions of political culture
Legal culture
Functions of legal culture
Moral culture
Religion and culture
Religion structure
Art culture
Sign-symbolic function of art
Art as a catharsis

Historical stages of the formation and development of world culture:
primitive culture, ancient east
The main features of primitive culture
Anthropomorphism
Traditionalism
Spiritual culture of primitive man
Forms of religion
Magic as a way of knowing and mastering the world
Myth as the main form of archaic consciousness
Myth functions
Culture of the ancient societies of the East
Dvorichche (Mesopotamia)
Ancient Egypt
Ancient india
Ancient China

Historical stages of the formation and development of world culture:
ancient Greece, ancient Rome and the European Middle Ages
Characteristic features of the ancient Greek culture
Anthropocentric culture presupposes the cult of the human body
Mythology, Philosophy, Science, Literature
Roman culture
Religion
Architecture
Science and art
Culture of the European Middle Ages
The origins of medieval culture
Antiquity and the Middle Ages
Christianity in the culture of the Middle Ages
Paganism in medieval culture
Carnival, laughter character of folk culture
Education and science in the Middle Ages
Knightly culture
Artistic culture of the Middle Ages

THEME 6. CULTURE OF THE EPOCH OF REVIVAL, NEW TIME AND THE XX CENTURY.
ACTUAL PROBLEMS OF CULTURE

Culture of the Renaissance, New Age and the twentieth century
Formation of the Renaissance culture
The ideas of ancient humanism
Science and art
Northern Renaissance
Culture of the New Age XVII-XIX centuries
The era of capitalism
The development of European science
The development of the educational movement
The development of science in the XIX century
The development of art and architecture
XX century culture
Science in the culture of the twentieth century
Art directions in the culture of the XX century
Musical culture of the twentieth century

Actual problems of culture: culture and civilization, culture and nature
Modern understanding of civilization
Development of the civilization theory of local cultures
Formation of world civilization
Culture and nature
Naturalistic concepts of culture and man
Modern forms of naturalism
Ecology

Actual problems of culture: culture and personality, language and culture
The interaction of culture and personality
Socialization of personality
The emergence of various psycho-cultural personality types
Language and culture. Language as an element of culture
Process of language
Forms of language existence
Artificial languages
Formation of ethnic identity
Search and regulatory forecast
Search Forecast: Forecast Search Technique
Problem situation and prospects for its development
Social problems and their systematization
Building a "tree of social problems"
Sequence of operations in the development of a search forecast
Regulatory forecast. Forecast verification
Idealization and prediction of ideal situations
Optimization and prediction of optimal situations
Standardization and forecasting of regulatory situations
Basic methods for predicting target situations
The sequence of operations normative forecast

THEME 7. POLITICAL SCIENCE

Political science as a science. Political system.
Political science as an independent scientific discipline
The main paradigms of political science are theological, naturalistic, social and rational-critical.
The place of political science in the system of social and human sciences
Methodology and methods of political research
History of political studies. Political ideas of antiquity and the Middle Ages
Political thought of the Renaissance and New Age
Modern political teachings of the West
Socio-political thought
Political elite as a subject of the political process
Causes and functions of political elites
The political elite of modern society
The political system of society
Types, structures and functions of the political system
Modern political system

Elections. Political regimes. Party Political conflicts.
Election systems: mechanisms and procedures
Election campaign
Democratic Principles of Suffrage
Principles for the organization of democratic elections
The main types of electoral system
Election procedure
Political regimes
Democratic regime
Totalitarian regime
Authoritarian regime
Interest groups and parties
Political parties and their essence
Types of parties and party systems
The state as an institution of the political system of society
Political conflicts as a type of political relationship
Typology of political conflicts
Conflict management strategy
Civil society, its origins and features

The essence of politics and political science. Politics as a science and academic discipline
Functions of political science: philosophy, history, theory, sociology, psychology, anthropology, geography
Subject and object of political science
Social structure and social policy
The contents of the world of politics
Methods of political science
Place of political science in the humanities
Political life and socialization
Social control
The essence and content of the political life of society

THEME 8. SOCIOLOGY AS A WORLD PRESENT

Sociology: problems and prospects
Changes in the modern world
Sociological issues: factual, comparative, developmental and theoretical issues
Intentional and unintended consequences of human actions
The development of a sociological worldview
Culture and society. Meeting cultures
Nature and nurture. Sociobiology
Semiotics and material culture
Types of premodern societies
The main features of the traditional state
Societies in the modern world
Industrial societies

Socialization
Socialization and life cycle
Early stages of infant development. The development of the senses
Babies and mothers
Formation of social reactions
Basic Theories of Child Development
Personal development
Stages of cognitive development
Family
Media
Resocialization
Socialization and individual freedom

Daily social life
Nonverbal communication
Social rules, conversations and conversation
Mutual understanding
Conversation forms
Face, posture and speech in the process of interaction
Situations and circumstances
Impression management
Collisions and personal space
Interaction in time and space
Cultural and Historical Perspective
Microsociology and macrosociology

Society and Deviant Behavior
Rules and Sanctions
Laws, Crime, and Punishment
Biological and psychological theories, crimes and deviations
Anomie as the cause of crime
Stigma theory
Rational choice and “situational” interpretation of crime

THEME 9. CRIMES, GENDER, POWER STRUCTURES AND ETHNIC GROUPS

Crime and crime statistics
Murder and other serious crimes
Crimes of rich people and people endowed with power
Government crimes
Organized crime
Politics, social pressure and psychiatry
The concept of mental illness
Deviations and social order

Gender and sexuality
Gender, Gender and Biology
Socialization and gender
Books and Stories
School and peer influence
Gender Identity and Gender: Three Theories
Patriarchate and production
Women and the workplace: a historical overview
Inequality in labor
Women's movements
Domestic Abuse
"Normal" sexual behavior
Sexual behavior

Power structures
Stratification and class structure
Theories of Stratification in Modern Societies
The complexity of class systems
Differences in wealth and income
Reputation method
Qualified professionals, managers, administrators
White-collar, blue-collar: feminization and proletarianization
Class division and gender
Social mobility
Poverty and inequality

Ethnicity and race
Ethnic groups, minorities and races in pluralistic societies
Minorities
Race and Biology
Ethnic contradictions, prejudices and discrimination
Authoritarian personality
Ethnicity and childhood
Sociological interpretations
Ethnic relations in historical perspective
Race, racism and inequality

THEME 10. ORGANIZATIONS AND GROUPS. GOVERNMENT. STATE. WAR.
SOCIAL INSTITUTES

Groups and organizations
Types of associations
Bureaucracy
Non-oligarchic organizations
Factors Affecting Organizations in the Modern World
Supervision and discipline in organizations

Politics, government and state
State Characteristics
Modern states
Citizens' rights
Party systems
Political parties and voting
Theories of state overload and crisis of legitimacy
Women's participation in politics
Non-institutionalized political actions
Replenishment of the elite, prestige and privileges
Totalitarianism

War and military forces
Past military action
Industrialization warriors
Total war
Types of military organization
Characteristics of the modern armed forces
Military, politics and society
Military-industrial complex
Global military spending and armament
War and global security

Social institutions
Kinship, marriage and family
Genesis of the family
Family Shift Worldwide
New family forms
Impacts on family and marriage now
Divorce and termination of marriage
Single parent family
Remarriage and step parents
Alternatives to marriage and family

THEME 11. EDUCATION. COMMUNICATION. RELIGION. WORK. SOCIAL CHANGES

Education, communication and media
Gender and school education
Intellect and Inequality
IQ and genetic factors
Communication and Media
Newspaper publishing
The influence of television

Religion
Definition of religion and magic
Varieties of religions
Theories of Religion
Types of religious organizations
Religious images
Membership in religious organizations and faith
Religious fundamentalism

Labor and economic life
Division of labor
Work and alienation
Low and high trust systems
Automation
Trade unions and industrial disputes
Strikes
Corporations and Corporate Power
Types of corporate capitalism
Unemployment
Informal economy

Social changes in the modern world
Globalization of social life
Third World Societies
The economic consequences of colonialism
Food production and the problem of world hunger
Imperialism
Theory of the World System
Transnational corporations
International Economic Integration
Non-state structures
Global retail chains
Threat to the global environment
Globalization of the media

THEME 12. URBANISM. POPULATION. SOCIAL CHANGES

Modern urbanism
The development of modern cities: self-awareness and culture
Theories of Urbanism
Sunset inner city
Privatization of public housing
Global city

Population, health and aging issues
World population growth
Basic demographic concepts
Health and Disease
Colonialism and the spread of disease
Social problems in old age

Revolutions and Social Movements
Twentieth Century Revolutions
Theories of Revolution
Consequences of revolutions
Riots, crowd disturbances and other forms of collective action
Rational crowd action
Social movements

Social change: past, present and future
Theories of social change
Unilinear and multilinear evolution
Historical materialism
Capitalism and socialism
Social change: a look into the future
Structuralism and semiotics
Symbolic interactionism
Consensus and conflict
Images of the modern world
Gender problem
Theoretical Thought in Sociology

 

PRACTICAL PART OF THE PROGRAM OF TRAINING: SEMINARS AND DISSERTATION

The concept of a practical course
The course will reveal the meanings of the main philosophical categories of world cultures, such as good, evil, justice, religion, God, the absolute, the truth, and their perception by people in different historical eras and societies. Special attention will be paid to the historical periods of antiquity and the Middle Ages, as well as their influence on modern life. The course will provide an opportunity to understand and realize the basic cultural codes, historical and religious patterns that were and remain the axis of the spiritual life of human communities, and without which it is impossible to get an adequate picture of modern life on Earth.

Course objective
Studying the course will show the connection of the philosophical meanings of the past with the present, allow doctoral students to trace the continuity of historical patterns and teach them to perceive the world without borders.
Modern people using computers and mobile phones, spending most of their time in the virtual space, are connected with the axial categories of culture no less than people of the past. It is from the understanding of these historical meanings that today's decisions of most of the most pressing issues, from public to personal, follow.

Teaching method
In the process of learning, a unique phased method of presentation of material prepared in the style of the best classical philosophical schools will be used. The presentation of the material will resemble an exciting computer game, where the course will be organized from easier to more complex levels, and philosophy and cultural studies will become your weapon for solving the most complex external and internal problems. The proposed educational concept is that philosophy and culture are not boring disciplines, but an exciting intellectual game for the development of free thinking, in which everyone can take part.

 

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DIPLOMAS ON THE BASIS OF MUTUAL RECOGNITION
Graduate Diploma in Doctor of Philosophy
British Business Academy Research & Teaching International, United Kingdom.

Graduate Diploma in Doctor of Philosophy
Singapore Academy of Corporate Management, Singapore.

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Autumn, 2019

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