American Journal of Applied Sciences

Interdisciplinary Format of the New Master's Program "Popular Science Journalism" at Saint Petersburg State University (Russia)

Yuliya B. Balashova

DOI : 10.3844/ajassp.2016.1437.1441

American Journal of Applied Sciences

Volume 13, Issue 12

Pages 1437-1441


The article discusses the new Master's program "Popular science journalism", which started two yeas ago at Saint Petersburg State University, Russia. In 2016 the first students graduated from this program. Together with Moscow State University St. Petersburg University is in the top of Russian universities. The author of this article is the creator, developer and head of the designated program. Currently there is a demand for the science communication development in Russia. The purpose of this article is to describe the structure, content and audience of the "Popular science journalism" Master's program. Modern knowledge tendency to interdisciplinary, convergence should be implemented not only in science, but also in the field of education. Interdisciplinary format of the "Popular science journalism" program is laid down at the conceptual level and in the curriculum. The article aims to show productivity of the interdisciplinary educational programs, combined into modules.


© 2016 Yuliya B. Balashova. This is an open access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.