The Faculty of Natural and Social Sciences and Humanities
The Faculty of Natural and Social Sciences and Humanities reflects the great diversity of the present day MTU. It has grown from the School of Engineering Fundamentals that traditionally provided basic instruction for all first and second year students.
The main educational goal of the Faculty is to prepare students for advanced studies in the chosen areas. The Departments listed below currently contribute to any Degree or Diploma program:
In recent years new educational programmes have been developed. They are designed to provide full-course instruction within the Faculty. Five year programmes supervised by the Departments of Mathematics and Physics allow students to qualify as secondary school teachers. Along with the development of degree and Diploma courses in Engineering the MTU is particularly anxious to attract students equally concerned with humanities and social sciences.
Those students who prefer concentrating on social studies can undertake full-time courses leading to a Diploma of Sociologist or a Diploma of Lawyer; one of the options in Jurisprudence courses being International Marine Legislation The graduates are expected to have job careers far beyond the engineering sphere.
We are persuaded that modern society has been unduly constricted intellectually by the tradition that has tended to segregate scientific and humanistic education. And we will be moving increasingly to the collaborative endeavours which connect the sciences, engineering and humanities. In the context of this tendency every student is exposed to a wide range of cultural and intellectual influences through a great variety of options in the national and world history, art, philosophy, political and social sciences.
The cycle of political subjects has been totally revised and a one-sided outlook has been removed. At present political sciences are undertook as systematic studies of government and political processes. Within these disciplines students analyse the development, distribution and uses of political power, the determinants and consequences of various forms of political behaviour and sources of political conflicts, the ways in which conflicts are both intensified and resolved and the relationship between an individual and the state.
The cycles of humanities and languages provide students a general cultural background and also develop skills necessary for successful practical activity in profession: creativity, adaptability to new situations, ability to work in teams, flexibility and affective communications.
The Russian Language Department primarily offers courses for overseas students including standard and individual programmes taking into account their initial language preparation and required proficiency.
The Faculty Departments are well provided with teaching facilities and learning resources including Computer Centre and a net of laboratories, the Laboratory of Material Sciences known to be one of the best among educational institutions.
Postgraduate programmes leading to Doctoral degrees are offered by Departments of Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry, Strength of Materials, Materials Science, Philosophy, Mechanics, Applied Geometry and Computer-Aided Drawing.
The Dean of the Faculty is professor Uri V.Belkin
Contact addresses are:
Fax: ( 7 ) 812 1138109, ( 7 ) 812 1570911; Phone: ( 7 ) 812 1570733, ( 7 ) 812 1144168
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