The Subfaculty of History and Philosophy belongs to the Faculty of Social Sciences and Humanities.
There are the following departments at the Subfaculty:
– The Department of Philosophy, Social Studies and Management of Sociocultural Activity;
– The Department of World History and Methodology of Science;
– The Department of History of Ukraine.
There are 9 Doctors of Sciences, professors and 25 Candidates of Sciences, associate professors working at these departments. The scientific schools of Professor A. O. Dobrolyubsky, O.V.Lisienko and others are well-known.
The Subfaculty of History and Philosophy provides training of specialists in the following fields of study:
• Secondary Education (History);
• Museum Studies, Landmark Studies;
• Management of Sociocultural Activity;
• Social Studies.
Graduates of the Subfaculty work at general and higher educational institutions, mass-media, state and local administrative bodies, social services; they take postgraduate and doctoral training programs in various Ukrainian and European universities.
The Subfaculty offers postgraduate and doctoral training programs in the fields of study:
• History and Archaeology
There is a Specialized Academic Council for obtaining Doctor’s degree in philosophy. Academic journals “Scientific Cognition: Procedure and Technology” and “Perspectives” are published on a regular basis.
Students together with lecturers took part in the establishing of an archaeological museum, the Museum of Heroic Defense of Odesa in 1941 (unique artifacts found at the scenes of fighting during August-September, 1941 are exhibited in it); they are members of a speleological team “Poshuk”; organize archaeological expeditions, etc.
The main mission of the Subfaculty of History and Philosophy is to prepare qualified philosophers, teachers of history, who possess modern scientific techniques of obtaining knowledge and can introduce the gained knowledge into the process of education at a high professional level. The graduates are qualified to contribute into the activities of various governmental institutions, social organizations, etc.