It was founded in 1991.

Head of the department - Nickolaj Ragozin.

For the students of DonSTU the department provides main courses, such as "Ukrainian and Foreign Culture", "Politology", special courses in ethics, aesthetics and course "Human rights in modern world".

Teachers of the department also lecture in the courses for Masters of state governing: "History and theory of political doctrines", "Basis of theory and history of state", "Basis of state service" and others.

The main directions of scientific researches:

International connections:

Department has partner relations with philosophical faculty of Rostov State University (Russia), Humanitarian University of Higher Pedagogical School (Krakow, Poland).