The Faculty of Foreign Languages and Humanities is one of the main organizational and educational structural units of the Academy for implementation of academic, scientific, cultural and educational tasks.
The faculty provides courses for the specialists at the first (Bachelor’s degree) and second (Master’s degree) levels of higher education in the majors of “Philology” and “Psychology”. In addition, the faculty provides professional foreign language training for the officers, cadets and students of other faculties of the Academy.
The scientific potential of the faculty consists of 7 doctors of sciences and 43 candidates of sciences, (among them 5 full professors and 23 assistant professors). The leading specialists of the faculty are Doctors of pedagogical sciences, professors Bloshchynskyi I.H. and Torichnyi O.V., Doctor of psychological sciences, professor Mateiuk O.A., Doctor of historical sciences, professor Kabachynskyi M.I., Doctor of pedagogical sciences, assistant professor Miroshnichenko V.I., Doctor of psychological sciences, assistant professor Oleksandrenko K.V. and Doctor of philosophy Hanaba S.O.
The faculty consists of 5 departments and 2 training divisions. The faculty actively co-operates with leading higher educational establishments of Ukraine, Germany, Poland, Hungary and Slovakia.
THE ENGLISH LANGUAGE DEPARTMENT
The English Language Department was created in August 2011.
The department provides training for the cadets and students who study at the Bachelor’s level of higher education in the specialities of state border security, law, law enforcement activity, psychology, telecommunications and radio technology, vehicle maintenance as well as for the officers (students) who acquire second (Master’s level) of education in the specialities of national security (border activities’ sphere), state border security, combat management, law and law-enforcement activities.
The department is also responsible for training of the officers and warrant officers (midshipmen) for military service abroad and intensive English language courses, which are provided on constant basis.
The following basic subjects are taught at the department: “Foreign language”, “English for specific purposes”, “Foreign language of scientific communication”, “English for professional purposes”, “English for everyday use”.
Structure of the department. The staff of the department comprises 13 instructors who have vast teaching experience. Twelve lecturers of the department have scientific degrees of the “candidate of sciences” (7 of them are assistant professors).
The scientific achievements of the department staff members are published in prestigious collections of scientific works and internationally recognized scientific journals. Cadets and students also take active part in linguistic researches as authors of scientific publications.
The department maintains contacts with other educational institutions in Ukraine and abroad. The staff of the department are invited to various international seminars as moderators on the issues of teaching English for representatives of border agencies within the framework of FRONTEX and EUBAM projects.
THE DEPARTMENT OF TRANSLATION
The Translation Department was created in August 2011.
The main task of the department is providing profound language training for the specialists speaking foreign-language and having communication and translation competencies at a level sufficient to fulfill the professional tasks: communication with foreign travellers, interpreting during international events, translation of reports, articles and other materials on the issues of border protection and management.
Twenty-nine practical and theoretical disciplines are taught in the department. The structure of the department: 13 instructors, including 2 doctors of sciences, 9 candidates of sciences, 2 full professors and 3 associate professors. In recent years, the scientific and pedagogical staff of the department have prepared and published 1 monograph, 3 textbooks (2 approved by the Ministry of Education and Science of Ukraine), 31 textbooks (8 with the stamp of the Ministry of Education and Science), 3 dictionaries and more than 500 scientific articles.
Within the framework of cooperation in the field of personnel training for law enforcement agencies, the scientific and pedagogical staff of the department take part in international projects, exercises, trainings, symposia, seminars and conferences in Germany, Poland, Romania, Slovakia, Georgia, Moldova, organized by US and British embassies, NATO, the International Organization for Migration, FRONTEX, EUBAM, TESOL, and other international organizations.
The Department maintains close ties with other scientific institutions and foreign educational establishments such as: Military Institute of Kyiv National Taras Shevchenko University, Kyiv National University, National Academy of the National Guard of Ukraine, Lviv State University of Life Safety (Ukraine); University of York College and Rippon (the United Kingdom); Federal Law Enforcement Training Center, Defense Languages Institute, Department of Defense (the USA), and others.
Fruitful experience exchange, discussion of various scientific and methodological problems, sharing the results of contemporary linguistic researches contributes to the development of mutually beneficial, creative cooperation of the teachers of the Translation Department with leading specialists of Ukrainian and foreign law-enforcement educational institutions.
DEPARTMENT OF GERMAN AND OTHER FOREIGN LANGUAGES
The Department of German and other second foreign languages was created on July 1, 1997.
The main task of the department is to instruct the specialists (cadets and students) in the major of “Philology”, foreign language training of the officers of commanding staff training faculty and the officers in charge of foreign diplomatic institutions’ security as well as cadets of other training specialties.
Educational process at the department is provided by scientific and pedagogical personnel having many years of pedagogical experience, among them are: 1 doctor of philology, 5 candidates of sciences, (4 of them have a scientific degree of associate professor). Among the employees of the department are also the Knight of the Order of Academic Palms (the award of the Government of the French Republic for the contribution to the promotion of language outside France).
The department teaches 28 disciplines. It maintains close international relations with educational institutions of foreign countries, among them are: a Border guard school of the Republic of Poland, the Academy of the Ministry of Internal Affairs and the Academy of the Police Corps of the Slovak Republic, the National Center for International Training of Rochefort and the National Police School of France, the School of Agents Training Avram Yanku Border Police (Oradea, Romania), Hungarian Center for Border Guard NCO’s training named after Saint Laszlo, The George C. Marshall European Center for Security Studies and Academy of the Federal Police (Germany). Fruitful cooperation with the embassies of Germany and France had been established and continues, which allows for annual language training of cadets and students abroad.
DEPARTMENT OF PSYCHOLOGY AND MORAL-PSYCHOLOGICAL SUPPORT
The Department of Psychology and Moral and Psychological Support was created in accordance with the Resolution of the Head of the Administration of SBGSU No.127 dated 07.07.2015.
Doctor of pedagogical sciences, professor D.V. Ishchenko, doctor of psychological sciences, professor O.D.Safin, doctor of psychological sciences, professor Ye.M. Potapchuk, candidate of pedagogical sciences, associate professor Yu.I.Serdiuk made a great contribution into the creation and development of the department. It is currently represented by 2 doctors of sciences, 6 candidates of sciences (among them 2 full professors and 3 associate professors).
The staff of the department makes every effort to develop and enhance the scientific potential of the National Academy. Its instructors took part in the development of doctoral and candidate dissertations, approbation of dissertations and other scientific works of Ph.D students, representing the Academy departments and other universities of Ukraine. The members of the department staff participate in international projects for sharing knowledge and expertise on the issues of the psychological principles of personnel management, conducting various trainings in this sphere.
DEPARTMENT OF PEDAGOGY AND SOCIAL-ECONOMIC DISCIPLINES
The Department of Pedagogy and Socio-Economic Disciplines was established on July 7, 2015.
The academic process at the department is provided by highly skilled scholars and educators with many years of pedagogical experience, including 7 candidates of sciences, 3 doctors of sciences, 1 professor and 7 associate professors.
The department is tasked with teaching the block of pedagogical, socio-economic and linguistic disciplines and carries out training of border guards of tactical and operational-tactical units for the State Border Guard Service of Ukraine, as well as civilian students who obtain higher education (Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees) for specialties “State border security and protection”, “Law Enforcement”, “Automobile Transport”, “Telecommunications”, “Law”, “Psychology”, “Philology”.
The scientific and pedagogical staff of the department actively developing their knowledge and skills, which is proved by:
- Participation in NATO Workshop «Integrity and Good Governance in the Security and Defense Sector dated October 19, 2017;
- Participation in the scientific and practical training seminar “Higher Education of Ukraine in the Context of Integration into the European Educational Space” (in November 24-26, 2016, Kyiv) – certificate № ЕЕ-27 -116 dated November 28, 2016;
- Participation in the “Cloud Technologies” training at Vinnytsia Institute of Postgraduate Pedagogical Education (February 2016, Vinnytsia).
In 2017, the teachers of the department updated their qualification at the Classic Private University (Zaporizhzhia). In 2018, the teachers of the department trained cadets who became prize-winners of the second stage of the All-Ukrainian Student Olympiad on the speciality of “Professional Education”.
Each year, the staff of the department moderates the National unity dictation, organizes various events dedicated to the International Day of the Ukrainian Language (February 21) and the Day of Ukrainian Writing.
Every year the cadets supervised by the department instructors take part in the International competition on the Ukrainian language named after Petro Yatsyk and in the International linguistic and literary students’ competition named after Taras Shevchenko, repeatedly winning first prizes.