The Faculty of Adyghe Philology and Culture was established in 1990 on the basis of the department of the Adyghe language and literature, which was part of the Faculty of Philology since 1953. Until October 1999, it was called the faculty of the national school and actively implemented the tasks of preparing national pedagogical personnel for the senior and elementary classes.
In 1999, by the decision of the Academic Council of the ASU, the faculty was transformed into the faculty of the Adyghe philology and culture, designed to solve both the problems of vocational training and the problems of reviving and developing the Adyghe language and literature, as well as conducting research on the history and culture of the Adyghe people.
The Faculty of Adyghe Philology and Culture, relatively recently (in 1990) created as a separate subdivision, has long traditions, it was established on the basis of the Adyghe branch of the Faculty of Philology, which is at the origins of our university. The faculty is unique because it is the only higher education institution in the world where specialists with higher education in the Adyghe language and literature are trained, where special subjects are taught in the Adyghe language.
In different years the Faculty was headed by Chamokov Turkubiy Nukhovich, doctor of philological sciences, professor, Kudayev Murat Rashidovich, doctor of pedagogical sciences, professor, Bersirov Batyrbiy Makhmudovich, doctor of philological sciences, professor, Chirg Askhad Yusufovich, doctor of philological sciences, professor. Since 2014, the faculty is headed by Nuriet Aslanovna Hamerzokova, Candidate of Philology, Associate Professor.
The faculty conducts training in the areas of training “Pedagogical education” with the directions “Native language and literature” and “Russian language”, “Native language and literature” and “Culturology” and the specialty “Literary creativity”, is admitted to the Master in education “for the master’s programs” Literary education (Adygei literature) “and” Language education (Adygei language) “.
The Faculty of Adyghe philology and culture has a qualified faculty with significant scientific potential: doctors of science – 2, candidates of science – 16, professors-2, associate professors-14.
The educational process at the faculty is provided by three departments: Adyghe philology, Russian philology, history and culture of the Circassians and the Center for Adygology.
Head Department of Adyghe Philology – Nuriet Aslanovna Hamerzokova, Associate Professor, Candidate of Philological Sciences (59-39-26)
Head Department of Russian Philology – Heishho Faizet Ismailovna, Associate Professor, Candidate of Philology (59-39-24)
Head Chair of History and Culture of the Circassians – Unarokova Raisa Batmirzovna, Professor, Doctor of Philology (59-39-25)
Head Center for Adygology – Unarokova Raisa Batmirzovna, Professor, Doctor of Philology (59-39-23)
The faculty conducts extensive scientific work with the involvement of students in research and collection of materials. The Adygology Center functions, where unique sources on the history, culture, and folklore of the Adyghes of both the historical homeland and the Adyghe diaspora are collected and systematized. The faculty has an archive of the scientific heritage of Professor Z.I. Kerasheva, where unique language and folklore-ethnographic materials are concentrated. Archives of the Center for Adygology and the Cabinet of Scientific Heritage of Professor Z.I. Kerasheva, numbering thousands of items, is the basis for conducting folklore, dialectological and ethnographic students’ practices.
At the faculty, there are SSS (student scientific society). Student Scientific Society was organized since the establishment of the faculty. The teaching staff pays a lot of attention to working with gifted and efficient students, orienting them to future scientific activities. SSS at the faculty has streamlined this process. Scientific creativity is an individual phenomenon and SSS is a community of like-minded people united by scientific creative interests. The composition of the SSS Faculty is very mobile. The most active students are 3 and 4 courses. The main requirements for membership in SSS are participation in conferences, competitions, creative competitions. And for this, the faculty has all the conditions.
A highly qualified faculty provides an opportunity to provide guidance for students’ research work and their orientation in the future to enroll in graduate school. Various areas of training and specialties at the faculty give the opportunity to choose scientific interests. Many graduates of the faculty come to graduate school in the specialties: “Literature of the Peoples of Russia”, “Folklore”, “Caucasian Languages”, etc.
Since 2000, the descendants of the Adyghe poet, Khusen Khamkhoko, established an award for the best poem, prose work and scientific work in the Adyghe language for students, which is presented annually at the final April student scientific-practical conference.
The students of the faculty take part in the work of the annual university scientific-practical conference: speak at the sections “Adygei Literature”, “Adygei language and its teaching methods”, “Theory and practice of literary translation”, “History, culture and folklore of the Circassians”, “Russian language and methods of teaching it “,” Theoretical and applied aspects of bilingualism “,” Sustainable combinations and expressions in the Russian language “,” Russian language and culture of Russian speech “,” History of Russian literature “,” Genre originality of Russian folklore ” and Adyghe and Russian.
According to the results of the conference, students have the opportunity to publish their work in the university scientific student magazine “Ab ovo” and “Conference materials”. The best scientific researches of students on language, literature, culture, history of the Circassians are printed in the Adyghe and Kabardian languages in the scientific journal “Psal” (“Word”), which is published by the Center for Adygology.
For a number of years, students published the youth student magazine Neplyagu (“Vzglyad”) in the Adyghe language, which published author’s poems, fiction, translations, journalistic essays, etc.
“The week of science and art” has become traditional at the faculty, within which Olympiads in the Adyghe language and literature, the Russian language and literature, creative contests of author’s works (poetry, prose) are held. By the decision of the Academic Council of the Faculty, student winners of competitions and creative competitions in the relevant academic discipline in the current session will automatically receive a credit or mark “excellent.”
Students of the faculty take part in contests and competitions of various levels. So, on November 27, 2015, 6 students of the faculty took part in the regional qualifying round of the All-Russian literary contest “Pushkin’s Path”, established by the “Association of Teachers of Russian Language and Literature of Higher Education”, and successfully reached the final. The final of the competition was held from 27 to 30 June 2016 in the city of Sevastopol.
In order to preserve and develop the state languages of the Russian Federation, the Kazan Federal University, under the auspices of the Ministry of Education and Science of the Russian Federation, held the First All-Russian School Olympiad. The regional tour in RA was held on the basis of the Faculty of Adyghe philology of the Adyghe State University on October 11, 2016. Tasks of the regional tour in accordance with the recommendations of the organizers were developed by the Department of Adyghe philology and the Department of Russian language of the Faculty of Philology. The Olympics were designed for bilinguals. The regional tour included assignments aimed at assessing the level of knowledge of the Adyghe and Russian languages, linguistic knowledge of the history and current state of the state languages of the Republic, awareness of the fundamentals of the regional and federal language policy, knowledge of the main provisions of the Federal Law “On the state language of the Russian Federation”, Federal Law ” About the languages of the peoples of the Russian Federation “, as well as assignments aimed at identifying the creative abilities of the participants, based on knowledge of history and culture, traditions and customs of the people. Tasks were carried out in three forms: test, essay, translation. The winners of the regional tour: 5 high school students and 5 ASU students (including 3 students of the Faculty of Adyghe philology and culture) took part in the final round of the First All-Russian Olympiad of schoolchildren and students in the state languages of the republics of the Russian Federation under the auspices of the Russian language in Moscow from 2 to 4 November 2016. Outcome-4 winners of the Olympiad.
To activate students, it is also necessary to be an example. Following this rule, teachers of the faculty conduct active scientific activities. Otherwise, it is impossible, since the scientific and methodological literature on Adyghe philology is created by the teachers of the faculty themselves. This is also an important feature of teaching at the faculty. These works you can see on the website of the faculty under the heading “Library”.
Creative people always find application to their knowledge and skills. Our graduates work on Adygea television (80%), as amended by Adyge Mak, in schools and childcare institutions of the republic, abroad, teaching the diaspora in the literacy of the native language. We meet our graduates among poets and writers. To be able to help discover and realize your creative potential is the main task of the creative directions created at the faculty.