P.G. Demidov
Yaroslavl
State University

Summer School 2017

Internationale Sommerakademie Jaroslavl

Contemporary Russia Studies and Russian Language

Moderne Russlandstudien und Russische Sprache


Kursart
Degree / Level
Fachkurs, Russischkurs
Short Course, Russian Language
Termine
Dates
15.08.2016 - 02.09.2016
Anmeldeschluss
Deadline
25.04.2016
Kursort
Course location
Jaroslavl
Yaroslavl
Kurssprachen
Course languages
Englisch, Russisch
English, Russian
Sprachniveau
Language Level
Russisch A1-B1, Englisch B1-C1
Russain A1 – B1, English B1 – C1
Zielgruppe
Target group
Alle Interessenten
All interested
Thema
Subject
Moderne Geschichte und Politik Russlands
Contemporary History and Politics of Russia
Stunden pro Woche
Hours per week
20( darunter 10 Stunden Russischunterricht )
20 (incl. 10 hours of Russian Language)
Voraussetzungen
Requirements
Mindestalter 18 Jahre Englischkenntnisse werden vorausgesetzt.
Participants must be at least 18 years old. Good command of English required
ECTS-Punkte
ECTS credits
3 ECTS
Unterkunft
Accommodation
Die Unterkunft wird vom Veranstalter organisiert.
Accommodation arranged by the course provider.
Kosten
costs
850,- EUR
In den Kosten enthalten
Costsincluded

In den Kosten nicht enthalten
Costs not included
Kursgebühren+Rahmenprogramm
Course Fees + Social Programme

Unterkunft+Verpflegung
Accommodation+Meals
Rahmen- und Freizeitprogramm
Socialandleisureprogramme
Den Teilnehmern werden kulturelle und gesellige Aktivitäten angeboten, z. B. einige Exkursion nach Rostov oder Uglitsch und eine Abschiedsparty.
We offer cultural and social events like a sightseeing tour in Rostov or Uglitsch and a farewell party.
Form der Teilnahmebescheinigung
Certificates
Teilnahmebestätigung
Certificate

ENGLISH

Short description of the programme of the summer school:

In summer 2016 we offer Summer School “Contemporary Russia Studies and Russian Language”. The academic programme comprises three modules: seminars in special fields with tuition in English, workshops, Russian language course.

Participants will find more about contemporary Russian history and politics. The seminars are conducted by Anna V. Uryadova, professor, Doctor of Science (PhD), and Andrei A. Nekrasov, Associate Professor, Candidate of Science (PhD) – Department of Contemporary Russian History.


Outline of the Course by prof. Andrei A. Nekrasov:

This course will focus on the political translations and transformations unfolding in post-Soviet Russia. Since the Soviet past strongly influences present-day Russian politics, we will start with a brief outline of the late-Soviet period in the Russian history. The rest of the course is easily divided into two parts, clearly distinctive, sometimes even opposite, in political and ideological trends: “liberalization” of Russia under Yeltsin in the 1990s and Putin’s “tightening the screws” policy in the last 15 years. We will examine various aspects of Russian political system and politics: major political parties and the parliament, political portraits of the Russian Presidents B. Yeltsin, V. Putin and D. Medvedev in comparison, political opposition and the government attempts at its suppression, ethnic policy and the rise of nationalism, Chechen wars and the problem of terrorism, social policy and current educational reform efforts, foreign policy and the deterioration of relations with the West.

COURSE TOPICS:

  1. AN OUTLINE OF RUSSIAN HISTORY (SINCE 1985)

  2. BORIS YELTSIN AND POLITICS OF TRANSITION

  3. STATE AND SOCIETY IN PUTIN’S RUSSIA
  4. CENTER – PERPHERY RELATIONS

  5. RUSSIA AND THE WORLD
  6. CULTURE AND EVERYDAY LIFE IN RUSSIA


Outline of the course by Prof. Anna V. Uryadova:

“Image of Russia”

  1. Conceptual bases of the image strategy of Russia. The concept of nation branding in Russia: milestones and technology.

  2. The image of Russia in the world’s communication channels.

  3. Social and cultural bases of the image strategy of Russia: archetypes and characters.

  4. Strategy and technology of regional branding (including the example of the brand “Golden Ring”, the brand of Myshkin and other regional brands of the Yaroslavl region).

Participants are encouraged to discuss the following questions:

  1. The image of Russia in Europe and particularly in Germany.

  2. Stereotypes, myths and realities in the country’s image.

  3. The transformation of the image of Russia in the last 2 years. The factors affecting the change of image.

  4. The image of Russia for each participant personally.

Workshops “Decorative Art in the World Culture”

The main purpose of the course “Decorative Art in the World Culture” is the awareness of the importance of decorative art and creativity in personal and cultural self identification.

Classes are aimed at:

  • The formation of the active attitude to the traditions of the artistic culture of Russia as semantic, aesthetic and personal-significant value;

  • The mastering of practical skills of perception, interpretation and evaluation of works of Russian folk art among the foreigners;

  • The creation of tolerant environment in relations between representatives of different cultures.

The content of the courses:

  1. “Golden Khokhloma”. Handicrafts “Khokhloma” and Khokhloma painting.

  2. “Rvanki-motanki”. The sacred world of Old Russia. Handicrafts “doll-talisman”.

  3. Dymkovo toy. Handicrafts “Dymkovo toy” and Dymkovo painting.

Along with the academic seminars the participants of the Summer School are invited to take up an intensive course of the Russian language. The course is intended for beginners and intermediate learners.

The course aims to develop the following skills: listening, reading, writing, speaking and also to enlarge participants’ Russian language vocabulary, improve grammar and phonetics skills. Special importance is devoted to communication in Russian. The participants will also learn about the country, people and Russian culture.

Sightseeing tours supplement the academic programme and help participants receive rich impression of the Yaroslavl region.

Three trips are included in the Summer School programme:

  • Vyatskoe – the most beautiful village in Russia (The Most Beautiful Villages of the World)

  • Uglich or Rostov (both towns are among the most ancient Russian towns, they are in the “Golden Ring” of Russia)

  • Nikulskoe - Valentina Tereshkova’s native village, where participants will attend the Cosmos museum.

Social programme includes visiting such places of interest in Yaroslavl as: the Art Museum, Museum of the City History, Historic- and Architectural Museum.

The participants will have an opportunity to participate in “Transfiguration” (Preobrazhenie) folklore festival. The festival starts on August 19 with a big celebration and lasts for a week. The festival includes concerts, performances and other cultural events.


DEUTSCH

Kurzbeschreibung des Inhalts und des Programms der Sommerschule :

Im Sommer 2016 bieten wir die Sommerschule „Contemporary Russia Studies andRussian Language“ (Moderne Russlandstudien und Russische Sprache )an. Das akademische Programm unserer Sommerschule besteht aus drei Teilen: den Fachseminaren in englischer Sprache, Workshops und dem Russischkurs.

Die Teilnehmer setzen sich mit Aspekten neuerer russischer Geschichte auseinander. Die Seminare werden von Prof.Dr.hab.Uryadova A.V. und Dr.Nekrasov A.A. (Lehrstuhl für moderne Geschichte Rußlands) geleitet.

Schwerpunkte der Seminare von Dr. Nekrasov sind:

This course will focus on the political transitions and transformations unfolding in post-Soviet Russia. Since the Soviet past strongly influences present-day Russian politics, we will start with a brief outline of late-Soviet period in Russian history. The rest of the course is easily divided into two parts, clearly distinctive, sometimes even opposite, in political and ideological trends: “liberalization” of Russia under Yeltsin in the 1990s and Putin’s “tightening the screws” policy in the last 15 years. We will examine various aspects of Russian political system and politics: major political parties and the parliament, political portraits of Russian Presidents B. Yeltsin, V. Putin and D. Medvedev in comparison, political opposition and the governmental attempts at its suppression, ethnic policy and the rise of nationalism, Chechen wars and the problem of terrorism, social policy and current educational reform efforts, foreign policy and the deterioration of relations with the West.

COURSE TOPICS:

  1. AN OUTLINE OF RUSSIAN HISTORY (SINCE 1985)
  2. BORIS YELTSIN AND POLITICS OF TRANSITION

  3. STATE AND SOCIETY IN PUTIN’S RUSSIA

  4. CENTER – PERIPHERY RELATIONS

  5. RUSSIA AND THE WORLD

  6. CULTURE AND EVERYDAY LIFE IN RUSSIA

Schwerpunkte der Seminare von Pr. Dr.hab.Uryadova sind:

"Image of Russia".

1. Conceptual bases of image strategy of Russia. The concept of nation branding in Russia: milestones and technology.

2. The image of Russia in the world's communication channels.

3. Social and cultural bases of image strategy of Russia: archetypes and characters.

4. Strategy and technology of regional branding (including the example of the brand "Golden Ring", brand of Myshkin and other regional brands of Yaroslavl region)/

Students are encouraged to discuss the following questions:

1. The image of Russia in Europe and in Germany.

2. Stereotypes, myths and realities in the country's image.

3. The transformation of the image of Russia in the last 2 years. The factors affecting the change of image.

4. The image of Russia for each student personally.

Workshops «Decorative art in the world of culture»

The main purpose of the course «Decorative art in the world of culture» is the awareness of the importance of decorative art and creativity in personal and cultural self identification.

Classes are aimed at:

  • the formation of the active attitude to the traditions of the artistic culture of Russia as semantic, aesthetic and personal-significant value;

  • the mastering of practical skills of perception, interpretation and evaluation of works of Russian folk art among the foreigners;

  • the creation of tolerant environment in relations between the cultures.

The content of course  

  1. Golden Khokhloma». Handicrafts «Khokhloma» and Khokhloma painting.
  2. «Rvanki-motanki». The sacred world of Old Russia. Handicrafts «doll-talisman»
  3. Dymkovo toy. Handicrafts «Dymkovo toy» and Dymkovo painting.

Neben den akademischen Seminaren besuchen die Teilnehmer einen intensiven Russischkurs, der auf zwei Schwierigkeitsstufen (Anfänger und Fortgeschrittene) angeboten wird.
Der Kurs zielt darauf ab, die Fertigkeiten Hören, Lesen, Schreiben und Sprechen zu entwickeln sowie Wortschatz und Kenntnisse der Grammatik und Phonetik zu erwerben. Besonderer Wert wird jedoch auf die Kommunikation in der russischen Sprache gelegt. Ebenso werden Kenntnisse über Land, Leute und Kultur vom Dozenten anschaulich vermittelt.

Exkursionen und Führungen ergänzen das Unterrichtsprogramm und erlauben den Teilnehmern kontrastreiche Eindrücke von der Region Jaroslavl zu gewinnen.

Drei Ausflüge:

  • nach Vjatskoje - das schönste Dorf Rußlands (The mostbeautifulVillages oft the World)

  • nach Uglitsch oder Rostov (die beiden Städte gehören zu den ältesten Städten Rußlands und zum „Goldenen Ring Russlands“

  • nach Nikulskoe mit der Besichtigung des Museums „KOSMOS“.

Außer der Wochenendexkursionen sind einige Besichtigungen in der Woche geplant, nämlich das Kunstmuseum Jaroslavl, das Museum für Geschichte der Stadt und das historische Architektur- und Kunstmuseumsreservat. Die TN bekommen die Möglichkeit am Christi-Verklärungsfest teilzunehmen. Das Fest beginnt am 19.08. und eröffnet die Festspiele „Verklärung“, die eine Woche dauern. Im Rahmen dieser Festspiele werden Konzerte, Vorstellungen und andere kulturelle Veranstaltungen stattfinden.


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