Faculty of Sociology
Prof. Viktor Y. Machnev
Dean, Ph.D. in History
Honorary Figure of Russian Higher Education
Tel: +7 (846) 337-99-95
The Faculty of Sociology of Samara State University was established 20 years ago. The history of the faculty dates back to 1989 when the Department of Applied Sociology was opened at the Faculty of History in Kuibyshev State University. In 1993 the Department was reformed into the Faculty of Sociology. Today the Faculty of Sociology of Samara State University is widely known for its innovative approach to both teaching and research in the Volga Region and Russia as well.
The teaching staff is undoubtedly the keystone of success for the faculty. At present it consists of nine professors, thirty nine assistant professors and over forty lecturers with various degrees. All of them are highly qualified professionals, who are devoted to their work and democratic to their students.
The Faculty of Sociology comprises 6 Departments:
Department of sociology and political sciences
Head of the Department – Dr. habil., Prof. Evgeniy F. Molevich
Tel: +7 (846) 334-54-53
Department of social and market research methodology
Head of the Department – Dr. habil., Prof. Anna S. Gotlib
Tel: + (846) 337-99-88
Department of sociology of social services and demography
Head of the Department – Dr. habil., Prof. Nina P. Shchukina
Tel: +7 (846) 337-99-14
Department of theory and technology of social work
Head of the Department – Dr.habil., Prof. Ludmila V. Kurilenko
Tel: +7 (846) 270-32-13
Department of theory and history of culture
Head of the Department- Prof. Viktor Y. Machnev
Tel: +7 (846) 337-99-53
Department of theory and history of journalism
Head of the Department – Prof. Valentina N. Simatova
Tel: +7 (846) 334-54-09
Today the faculty of Sociology offers educational programmes that lead to:
- Bachelor degree in Sociology;
- Bachelor degree in Cultural Studies;
- Bachelor degree in Social Work;
- Bachelor degree in Journalism.
Major in “Sociology” includes the following specializations:
- Sociology of social sphere;
- Social psychology;
- Sociology of communication;
- Sociology of management;
- Sociology of marketing;
- Sociology of security.
Major in “Cultural studies” provides education in the following specializations: Russian culture, Management of cultural sphere, Tourism, Cultural heritage protection.
Within major in “Social work” students can specialize in Social work management, and Social and legal protection of population.
Students of Journalism can choose between two specializations in Mass media and PR and advertising.
Institute of Social Techniques is founded at the Faculty of Sociology which enables students to participate in researches and surveys ordered by the Governor and Government of Samara region and other authorities of the city and the region. The Faculty of Sociology has strong connections with Institute of Sociology of the Russian Academy of Sciences, faculties of the best Russian Universities as well as with the universities of Great Britain, Germany and the USA.
The Department of cultural studies has long-term contacts with Russian association of managers of culture, Russian association of theatre arts, Institute of cultural studies of the Russian Academy of Sciences. Department of theory and technology of social work cooperates with Russian department of UNESCO, International research institute of senior citizens’ problems, Russian state social university; it actively participates in different events held by Ministry of public health and social development of Samara region. Department of theory and history of journalism collaborates with editorial boards of the leading Samara mass media, non-governmental organizations of journalists of the regions as well as of Russia, with the best universities of the country.