Person as the subject of life

Course unit code:

Type of course unit: optional

Level of course unit: basic

Year: second

Semester/trimester when the course unit is delivered : autumn semester

Credits: 3 ECTS

Name of lecturer(s): Ass.Prof. Marina Kubyshkina

Learning outcomes of the course unit: After the studies a student:

Mode of delivery: face-to face

Prerequisites and co-requisites: no

Recommended optional programme components: no

Course contents: The course helps a student to understand philosophical and psychological ideas of life, personal life path and life style; it marks the characteristics of a person as the subject of life, reveals life path as: realization of a stereotype scenario or the subject`s individual and recognized choice. Students have an opportunity to reflect their own life aims and strategy, their own life meaning and the ways of personal self-actualization. Students get to know the integrative characteristics of the subject of life (self-esteem, responsibility, picture of the world), analyze and discuss the subject of life in different social, political, cultural contexts. The important part of the course is mastering a number of research methods for analyzing a person as the subject of life, profession, wide social and family relations.

Recommended or required reading

  1. Heckhausen J.,Wrosch C., Schulz R. (2010) A Motivation Theory of Life-Span Development. Psychological Review, vol.117, 1, P. 32-60. http://crdh.concordia.ca/Wrosch_Lab/Publications/pdfs/PR_2010.pdf
  2. Frankl, V. E. (1984). Man‘s Search for Meaning. Revised and enlarged edition. Washington Square Press, New York, NY., .93-129, 284-306.
  3. Yetim, U (1993). Life satisfaction: A study based on the organization of personal projects. Social Indicators Research, 277-289.
  4. Bach Richard (2009) Hypnotizing Maria. Hampton Roads Publishing Company.
  5. Marshall Maria (2011) Prism of Meaning. Guide to the Fundamental Principles of Viktor E. Frankl’s Logotherapy. http://www.logotherapy.ca/prismofmeaning.pdf
  6. Veenhoven Ruut (2003) NOTIONS OF ART-OF-LIVING Introduction to this special issue http://charlie.eur.nl/fsw/research/veenhoven/Pub2000s/2003a-full.pdf
  7. Tammmelin Mea (2009) Working time and family time. http://www.uta.fi/laitokset/sostut/tutkimus/labournet/pdf/Tammelin_dissertation.pdf
  8. Garhammer V. (2002) PACE OF LIFE AND ENJOYMENT OF LIFE / Journal of Happiness Studies 3: 217–256.
  9. Dohmen, J. (2003) Philosophers about the art-of-living / Journal of Happiness Studies, vol. 4, pp. 351-371.
  10. Sologub L.I., Aronova I.M. (2006) LIFE AND TIME http://publisher.samsu.ru/archive/2006/files/20060315.pdf
  11. Personality theories: ALFRED ADLER /http://webspace.ship.edu/cgboer/adler.html
  12. Personality theories: ABRAHAM MASLOW /http://webspace.ship.edu/cgboer/maslow.html
  13. Representational Theories of Consciousness /Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy / http://plato.stanford.edu/entries/consciousness-representational.

Planned learning activities and teaching methods: Introductory lectures (8 h), seminar and practical classes (6 hours), 2 individual tasks.

Assessment methods and criteria: Active participation in seminars, carriing out 2 personal tasks, final essey ; grades: A-F scale

Language of instruction: English

Work placement(s): no