General courses are aimed at broadening students' outlook, mastering instruments and methods of allied sciences, enhancing critical thinking.
"General courses" section contains compulsory courses in safe living bases, physical training as well as other courses offered by the university.
This section includes the following courses:
- Law/Legal literacy
- Russian History
- Foundations of Russian Statehood
General courses in law, economics, Russian history and foundations of russian statehood are compulsory for students of all degree programmes (for students enrolling in 23/24 academic year or later) unless similar courses are present in major. In such cases degree programme academic supervisor may introduce other courses (changes will be stated in the curriculum).
Elective General Courses (for students enrolled in 22/23 academic year)
For students who have enrolled in 2022/2023 academic year third general course is elective.
Place of elective general courses in the curriculum is determined by porgramme's academic supervisor (may be planned for any semester of any academic year).
Students for whom elective general course was planned for 22/23 or 23/24 academic year, will be able to select the course in September 2023 (courses for the first semester only).
Elective general courses are accessible for students from all the campuses. Lectures are in the form of online course, format of seminars is determined by a department providing the course (online or offline in a student's campus, see the schedule).
For English-taught degree programmes elective general courses are available in English. Students of Russian-taught programmes may also select courses in English if places are available.
All elective general courses include an online course (at SmartLMS platform). Students are signed up for the courses automatically.
You can change selected general course or exclude it from your curriculum if no more than 10 (ten) working days have passed after the start of the respective course; or, no more than 20% of contact classes have been held under the course (online or offline).
To exclude selected general course from your curriculum please contact your programme office.
To change selected general course (if there are vacant places) contact us at https://pmo.hse.ru/servicedesk/customer/portal/122
If you are not satisfied with teaching mode, class format etc. you can transfer to a different seminar group if no more than 10 (ten) working days have passed after the start of the respective course.
You can transfer to a different group outside of the above stated period in case of schedule overlays.
To change a group (if no more than 10 (ten) working days have passed after the start of the respective course) you should contact us at: https://pmo.hse.ru/servicedesk/customer/portal/122, state your selected course, include information on to which group you would like to transfer (group number) and why.
Where to see the schedule: at ruz.hse.ru
- search by professor's last name in "Lecturer" tab;
- search by group number in "Group" tab (group number looks like М_Ф_Г_340056_1#Г#Философия, where the red digit is an actual group number; if you want to change your group, you may copy the number from your schedule, change the red digit to a group number you are interested in and check this group's schedule).
To change a group (if more than 10 (ten) working days have passed after the start of the respective course) you should contact a professor of a group you want to transfer to, recieve their approval; contact us at: https://pmo.hse.ru/servicedesk/customer/portal/122, state your selected course i, include information on to which group you would like to transfer (group number) and include professor's approval e-mail.
A student must attend classes with the assigned group and according to the assigned shedule.
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