Introduction. The content of educational programs of higher education significantly affects the quality of training of future specialists. With the beginning of the transition to new educational standards in the group of specialities and areas of study «Political Science and Regional Studies», it is important to evaluate the modern one and try to predict the future stages of the institutionalization of political science in Russian higher education.
Materials and methods. As the main research method, a comparative analysis of the curricula of twelve leading Russian and twelve western universities, as well as methods of synthesis and analogy, with the help of which the components of the educational model are outlined, which are more consistent with modern requirements for professional political scientists, were selected.
The results of the study. Political science in the Russian higher school is unjustifiably positioned among the disciplines of the humanitarian cycle, which attracts applicants who do not want to study quantitative methods and receive a wide range of social and scientific knowledge to study the specialities. Domestic programs in this group of specialities lack numerous components that could increase the chances of graduates of political science specialities in the labor market.
Discussion and conclusion. The curriculum of political science specialities must include disciplines that can form competencies that meet the new requirements of information civilization to the level and content of the competencies of a modern political scientist, including “Big Data”, a deep understanding of the relationship of the Internet with the political and other social spheres.
Keywords: political sciences, higher education, big data, Big Data, information society
For Reference: Nikiporets-Takigawa, G. Yu., Afonin, M. V., Krivova, A. L., & Otyutskiy, G. P. (2020). The main trends and development prospects of modern political science education in Russia. Perspektivy nauki i obrazovania – Perspectives of Science and Education, 46 (4), 164-179. doi: 10.32744/pse.2020.4.11
Information about the authors:
Galina Yu. Nikiporets-Takigawa (Russia, Moscow) - Doctor of Political Sciences, PhD in Historical Sciences, Dean of the Faculty of Humanities, Department of Political Science and International Relations. Russian State Social University. E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org. ORCID ID: 0000-0002-5611-8396. Scopus Autor ID: 55676680000 Mikhail V. Afonin (Russia, Moscow) - PhD in Law, Associate Professor of the Department of Political Science and International Relations of the Faculty for Humanities. Russian State Social University. E-mail: AfoninMV@rgsu.net. ORCID ID: 0000-0002-6291-3732 Anna L. Krivova (Russia, Moscow) - Lecturer at the Department of Political Science and International Relations. Russian State Social University. E-mail: KrivovaAL@rgsu.net Gennady P. Otyutskiy (Russia, Moscow) - Doctor of Philosophy, Professor, Professor at the Department of Political Science and International Relations. Russian State Social University. E-mail: email@example.com. ORCID ID: 0000-0001-9680-1918. Scopus Autor ID: 57188817382