The Faculty of Philology

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The Faculty of Philology with its rich traditions and qualified teaching staff is one of the youngest at the university. It originates from the Faculty of History and Philology, where more than 1,000 qualified specialists were prepared over the period of its existence. The history of the Faculty is associated with such famous writers and researches as S. I. Oliinyk, R. M. Volkov, S. S. Dlozhevsyi and others.

The Department of Ukrainian Philology and Methods of Teaching Professional Disciplines

The Faculty prepares teachers of the Ukrainian language and literature, Russian language and literature with the specialisations in the English language and literature and Ukrainian studies. Students gain professional experience in the course of practical training at leading educational institutions. Having graduated from the Faculty students can work as teachers of the Ukrainian, Russian and English languages, Ukrainian and foreign literature as well as work in mass-media sphere (as journalists, broadcasters, radio and TV presenters), translators/interpreters, translators/interpreters-consultants, civil servants.  

Upcoming trends in the Faculty’s international collaboration is internationalisation of educational and research activity, development of scholar schools, cooperation with European institutions, organising international research conferences, academic competitions, contests, festivals, summer schools; participating in scientific and educational associations, academic and cultural exchanges.

Teaching staff of the Faculty implement actively new teaching forms and use innovative technologies. They work on educational process modernisation and research activities. Theoretical and practical training is provided by the qualified teaching personnel including 6 Doctors of Sciences, professors, 29 Candidates of Sciences, associate professors. A widely known scholar school established by professor V. P. Drozdovskyi has been developed by some of his successors, such as Doctors of Sciences and professors M. Kh. Humennyi, O. A. Kopus and others.

Work with gifted youth is an important part of the Faculty life. Time after time, the Faculty students participate in research and practice conferences, win academic and creativity competitions. The Faculty has drama school, literature school “KOMA”, humour competition team (KVN) called “Narecheni U”; “Andriivski vechornytsi” (traditional gatherings with music, songs and jokes), Shevchenko’s readings, game shows, national Ukrainian holidays are organised. The Faculty students have become winners of “Student Autumn Festival” for many times.     

The Faculty address: 34, Staroportofrankivska Str., Odesa, Ukraine, 65020.

Telephone: +38-048-721-69-32.

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The Department of Ukrainian Philology and Methods of Teaching Professional Disciplines

has come a long way in its development. First it was the Department of Ukrainian Language, then - Ukrainian and Russian languages, after that - Ukrainian language and literature, later - Ukrainian philology, and since January 2011 it has been operating in its current name. Each stage is marked by significant achievements in education and science. The department conducts fruitful and important work on research, popularization, and introduction of the Ukrainian language in all spheres of life, training of teachers both for the southern region of the state, and all Ukraine.

At one time the Department was headed by Moskalenko Artem Amvrosiyovych, PhD in Philology, Associate Professor; Taranenko Ivan Yosypovych, PhD in Philology, Associate Professor; Kasim Yuriy Fedorovych, PhD in Philology, Associate Professor; Drozdovsky Volodymyr Petrovych, Doctor of Philology, Professor; Belchenko Valentyna Pylypivna, PhD in Philology, Associate Professor; Spodarets Volodymyr Ivanovych, PhD in Philology, Associate Professor; Meizerska Tetyana Severinivna, Doctor of Philology, Professor; Kopus Olha Antonivna, Doctor of Philology, Professor. Since 2019, the Department has been headed by Oksana Anatoliivna Kucheryava, PhD in Philology, Associate Professor.

The range of scientific interests of the teachers of the Department is quite wide, as evidenced by the names of research projects: "National image of the world in words", awarded by the International Renaissance Foundation, "Poetics, semantics, and pragmatics of the verbal text", "Suggestive aspects of language and linguistic communication". "Linguo-cultural concepts in linguistic consciousness and discourse". In 2017, the scientific topic "Ukrainian literature in the cultural and educational space" was launched.

The research work of the department synthesizes the scientific interests of teachers who conduct research in the field of lexicology and phraseology, onomastics, syntax, discourse, linguoculturology, linguodidactics, literary criticism, and annually prepare them for publications in educational, methodological and scientific literature.

Student youth also joins the scientific life of the Department. Thus, the teachers of the Department started a good tradition of holding the annual All-Ukrainian scientific conference of students and young scientists "Philological science of the XXIst century" (2007-2009), "Philological science at the turn of the millennium: achievements and prospects" (2010), "Linguistics and linguodidactics: achievements and prospects for development "(2011-2020).

Based on the main regulations, the Department has prioritized the development of cultural and linguistic personality of the student, future philologist, which is reproduced in the educational and methodological framework, the scientific direction of the Department, and most importantly - in the prospects of the specialty.

Today the Department trains specialists in the educational program Secondary Education (Ukrainian language and literature), and also participates in the training of specialists in all areas that are licensed at the University.

The educational process at the Department of Ukrainian Philology and Methods of Teaching Professional Disciplines is provided by 13 scientific and pedagogical workers; 90% of the teaching staff of the Department is Doctors of Sciences and Doctors of Philosophy.

Teachers of the Department of Ukrainian Philology and Methods of Teaching Professional Disciplines, serving all Faculties of the University, teach more than 20 disciplines of linguistics, literature and linguodidactic cycles, various special courses and seminars. In addition, the Department conducts active educational work. Creative meetings and readers' conferences with the city's writers, presentations of new books, language and literature exhibitions, round tables in response to significant dates in the development of the Ukrainian language and literature, etc. have become traditional. For many years of fruitful work, significant contribution to the Development of science, training of future teachers of Ukrainian language and literature, teachers of the Department are awarded both by the University and the city, region, Ministry of Education and Science of Ukraine.

The Department of Ukrainian Philology and Methods of Teaching Professional Disciplines is always open for scientific and creative cooperation.





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