Topical issues of Asian communities

Department that provides study

Sociology of Faculty of Sociology and Law

Possible limitations

Students studying in English-language educational programs are of the highest precedence.

Quantitative limit is 100 persons per semester

Level of higher education

First (bachelor's)

Specialties for which the course is adapted

For all specialties

Year of study, semester

2 year, fall or spring semester

Course total scope and hours distribution of classroom work and self-study

2 credits ECTS – 60 hours

classroom classes: lectures – 18 hours, practical – 18 hours,

self-study – 24 hours

Language of study


Requirements for begin studying the course

There are no requirements

What will be studied

1. Dynamism of the development of the countries of the Asian region. The systemic nature of the conditions for the formation of successful examples of economic growth.

2. The rise of East Asia: the lucky chance of the "Asian Tigers" or the outcome of nation-state politics.

3. Comparison of successful and unsuccessful examples of the activities of the states of the Asian region. The uniqueness of the West: a natural evolution or historical  conjuncture.

Why is this interesting / worth exploring

The goal of the discipline is for students to acquire knowledge about the political-economic, socio-cultural and historical origins of the economic rise of the countries of the Asian region. Understanding the importance of such experience for improving the managerial and civic competences of our compatriots.

What can you learn

The ability to conduct a comparative analysis of various historical cases. A critical and systemic vision of the unfolding of the dynamics of various structures and institutions. Understanding global and local trends in community development. The ability to distinguish the latter from societies. Ability to distinguish the values of the rights of the individual as an individual and as a representative of the collective. Ability to see the importance of the state, which promotes development. Relevance of modernization as a form of historical progress. Specifics of research interest in Japan, China and the “four Asian tigers” (Singapore, South Korea, Hong Kong, Taiwan). Learn to use a macrosociological and interdisciplinary approach when studying the life activities of various societies.

How to use the acquired knowledge and skills

Acquired knowledge and skills are important for working with any information of the socio-behavioral plan. They help to understand the geopolitical, socio-economic and cultural-psychological dimensions of human life. Use successful and unsuccessful examples of the dynamics of development in the Asian region for your own practice. It is essential to be able to rely on this knowledge for academic mobility. Thanks to the interactive conduct of the course, students can acquire cognitive modeling skills. Apply this to resolve intercultural communication conflicts. To solve the tasks facing them as specialists and citizens.

Information support of the course

Textbook, presentation materials for lectures, methodical materials for conducting seminars and independent work, electronic lecture notes.

Semester assessment


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