European Culture

Department of Higher Education Pedagogy and Social Sciences

Responsible for implementation – Associate Professor Pylypyshyn O.I.

Man began to separate himself from the environment at the beginning of its existence. The first evidence of this process is the primitive drawings on the walls of the caves, at an early stage, our ancestors simply left their handprints or painted “waves” with their fingers, which probably already indicates a desire to change the world through their own creative forces.

The word “culture” – of Latin origin, which literally meant cultivation, care, improvement (colo, colere – cultivation, engage in agriculture). In classical antiquity, it was first recorded in the work of Mark Portius Cato the Elder «De agri cultura» (3rd century BC), dedicated to the concerns of a landowner who cultivated land using slave labor. The concept of culture combines science (including technology) and education, art (literature and other fields), morality, lifestyles and worldview. Culture is studied by the humanities, primarily cultural studies, ethnography, cultural anthropology, sociology, psychology, history.

Subject: formation of students of spiritual culture of developed personality; creation of worldview prerequisites for understanding the ways of spiritual development of European countries during the historical development of European peoples, to help students to become a subject of cultural creativity.

Aim: – Introducing students to the general directions and patterns of the European culture development process;

– Discovering the nature of the links between the cultural heritage of the peoples of Europe;

– Identification of basic approaches to understanding contemporary problems of European culture;

– Illumination of the process of development of certain kinds of art of the peoples of Europe