Core Curriculum

EHU’s Core Curriculum is designed to equip students with an understanding of various disciplines within the humanities and social sciences. The goal is a well-rounded individual capable of drawing on a wide range of knowledge and applying that knowledge to contemporary challenges.

The following courses are required for all undergraduate students:

  • Belarus in the Context of the History of Central and Eastern Europe
  • The Nature of Knowledge in Humanities
  • Science and Technology in a Knowledge Society
  • European Historical Consciousness: Past and Present
  • World History from a Cultural Anthropological Perspective

Eighteen credits in English language instruction, eighteen credits in either German or French language, and nine credits in Lithuanian language are required as a part of the core curriculum.

Additionally, every undergraduate student must complete at least two courses from each of the following modules:

Module 1: Philosophy and Religion

  • Introduction to Philosophy
  • Introducing Identity
  • Research Methods
  • Religion in European History and Culture

Module 2: Politics and Law 

  • Basics of Politics 
  • Political History of Europe
  • Political Phenomenology in the 21st century: Introduction to Contemporary Political Theory
  • Encyclopaedia of Law
  • Introduction to European Law

Module 3: Economics, Psychology, and Sociology

  • Foundations of Economic Analysis
  • Social History of Internet
  • Corporeality Politics
  • Sociological Imagination

Module 4: History, Literature, and Art

  • Between the Private and the Public: Transformation of Autobiography as Genre of European Literature between the 6th and 21st centuries
  • Practicing Literary Work Analysis
  • The Phenomenon of the Classics
  • Rhetorics and Standards of Speech (Introducation to Communication Theory)
  • An Individual and Society in the Era of Value Crisis: F. Kafka, H. Hesse, A. Camus
  • Art of the 20th century

Professional English

  • Writing Scholarly Articles in English
  • British Short Stories of the 20th century
  • Digital Humanities in the Global Village
  • Linguistic Anthropology
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