Faculty of Philology

The History of the Philological Faculty

The Philological Faculty is one of the oldest in Tomsk State University. It was founded in 1917 as the Faculty of History and Philology and included three departments: Historical, Philosophical and Philological. In 1974 the Philological Department acquired the status of an independent faculty with several departments, among which there were the Departments of the Russian Language, the Department of General Slavonic-Russian Linguistics and Classical Philology, the Department of Russian and Foreign Literature, the Department of the 20th century Russian Literature History, and the Department of Journalism. The Department of Romance and Germanic Philology was opened in 1994. In 2000, the Faculty established the Department of General Literature Studies that was later renamed as the Department of General Literature Studies, Publishing, and Editing. In 2004, the Department of Journalism became an independent faculty.

Nowadays the Philological Faculty takes part in TSU innovation programme, develops innovation educational techniques and applies the advantages of classical education to modern needs in different spheres of life.

We are proud of our worldly recognized academic staff who ensure a high level of education.

Among us are:

The Faculty consists of six Departments, the Regional Methodical Council for Classic Philology, the Center of Antique Culture, the Laboratory of General and Siberian Lexicography Research, the Scientific–Educational Laboratory of Cognitive Technologies in Applied Linguistic.

We also have the Testing Center in Russian for Foreign Citizens.

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 The Structure of the Philological Faculty

Department of the Russian Language

The Department of the Russian Language is focused on fundamental research and applied knowledge integrated with the educational process. The Department has scientific potential on the highest level. Scientific activity has always been the Department's priority.

The Department successfully develops such new branches of philology as:

The Department professors lecture the extension courses for professors of TSU.

The most popular programmes of the Department are "Linguistics at the turn of the century", " Russian as a foreign language", "The Russian language and the Standards of Speech". The Department organizes some conferences and seminars, including:
 

The department is headed by Professor Tatyana Demeshkina, Doctor of Philology.

Department of General Slavonic-Russian Linguistics and Classical Philology

Founded in 1974, the Department embodies the best features of a classical university department and continues traditions introduced by Professors E.V. Dil, B.L. Bogaevsky, P.I. Kagan, A.L. Pinchuck and E.F. Molina.

The department is headed by Professor Zoya Rezanova, Doctor of Philology.

The main fields of study:

Department of Russian and Foreign Literature

The Department was opened in 1957 and was long headed by F.Z. Kanunova, Doctor of Philology, the founder of Tomsk School of Zhukovsky Heritage Studies.

Since 1991, the Department has been headed by Professor A.S. Yanuschckevich, Doctor of Philology, expert in history, textology and poetics of the Russian Literature of the 19th century.

The main research directions are:

Department of 20th Century Russian Literature History

The Department was formerly known as the Department of Soviet Literature (1957) and the Department of Theory of Literature and the XX century Russian Literature (1993).

Among the scientific events initiated and organized by the Department were the All-Russian Conference “Philology and Philosophy in Contemporary Cultural Space” and International Internet-Conference “The Problems of Development of the Russian Language Literature and the Destiny of East-Slavonic Cultural Society”.

The department is headed by Professor Vyacheslav Sukhanov, Doctor of Philology.

Department of General Literature Studies, Publishing and Editing

In 2000the Department of the Theory of Literature and Russian Literature of the 20th century was reorganized to form the Department of General Literature Studies, which later became the Department of General LiteratureStudies, Publishingand Editing.

The curriculum includes such courses as Theory of Literature, History of Literary Criticism, Introduction toLiterature Studies, Folklore, Theory and Methods of Literature Teaching.

The Department is headed by Professor Irina Ayzikova, Doctor of Philology.

Department of Romance and Germanic Philology

The Department enrolled first students in 1994. The first head of the department was the TSU graduate Associate Professor Natalia Vetsheva who succeeded to integrate the long-standing experience and research potential of the Philological Department with professionalism of Tomsk State Pedagogical University graduates who came to teach foreign languages.

At present the students of the Department major in Professional Communication in Foreign Languages (English, German and French).

The Department is headed by Associate Professor Darya Olitskaya, Ph.D. in Philology.

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DEGREE PROGRAMMES

Bachelor Programmes

PHILOLOGY

1. Russian Philology

Form of study: Daytime  
Degree: Bachelor  
Language: Russian, English  
Admission requirements: document of previous education

Entrance examinations:

Length of study: 4 years

2. Professional Communication in Foreign Languages

Form of study: Daytime  
Degree: Bachelor  
Language: Russian, English, German, French  
Admission requirements: document of previous education

Entrance examinations:

Length of study: 4 years

BOOK PUBLISHING

Form of study: Daytime  
Degree: Bachelor  
Language: Russian, English  
Admission requirements: document of previous education

Entrance examinations:

Length of study: 4 years

FUNDAMENTAL AND APPLIED LINGUISTICS

Form of study: Daytime  
Degree: Bachelor  
Language: Russian  
Admission requirements: document of previous education

Entrance examinations:

Length of study: 4 years

LITERARY WORK

Form of study: Daytime  
Level: Specialist  
Language: Russian  
Admission requirements: document of previous education

Entrance examinations:

Length of study: 4 years

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