Core Curriculum

What is Core Curriculum?

Core Curriculum of the European Humanities University resides within the intellectual tradition of liberal arts and sciences.

Higher education shall not be limited to the acquisition of professional knowledge and skills, but rather develop competencies necessary for a full and dynamic life. Professional and labor markets increasingly rely on interdisciplinary skills and competencies, combined organically with contemporary knowledge and creativity, provided by EHU.

Knowledge in the social sciences and humanities resides within a constant process of historical self-reflection, particularly within the European intellectual tradition. EHU Core Curriculum is designed to help students understand, that it is only through creative and relevant interpretation of the fundamental values of traditions and practices within specific social, national and regional contexts that individual and cultural character is formed.

For EHU, in particular, a liberal arts education is intended to promote democratic social transformations in Belarus and the region through the direct application of Western socio-cultural patterns to historical and social contexts. Comprehensive analysis of the post-Soviet tradition and a thorough study of the possible methods of cultural translation of European values into the languages of regional social practices, can become an important factor to ensure that transformation processes are systemic and efficacious.

EHU Core Curriculum faculty are highly qualified specialists from over 10 different countries. Thus the students can learn the best practices from Belarusian, Western European and American experts. Among main EHU advantages are a high quality academic process and a personal approach towards each student: at EHU, faculty/student ratio is 1:10. Every EHU faculty member possesses vast international experience and applies state-of-the-art pedagogical approaches. EHU creates a unique intellectual atmosphere, where students are learning to make balanced decisions, work in groups, put their knowledge and skills into practice, publicly present their own arguments, etc.