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Teacher: Arseniy Svynarenko, MA (Tampere)/ PhD (Kiev), Finnish Youth Research Network

The course is open for all University of Helsinki degree and exchange students.

Please note:
-Teaching programme might be subject to changes and additions, so please check course-specific information before the start of the course.
-Registration is binding. In case you cannot participate, please cancel your participation in WebOodi. After end of registration time, contact the planning officer (see contact information below) for cancellation.
-In case the registration period has ended, but you wish to participate, please turn to the planning officer (see contact information below).

ANNOUNCEMENT 1.9.19: Due to schedule changes, the course will take place as a web course. Lecture topics will be introduced on Mondays starting from 28.1. until 29.4. (except for 4.3. and 22.4.).

Objective:
This course will address the preconditions, aims and outcomes of mass protests in 2004 and 2013-14 in Ukraine. Students will learn about main political actors and transformation of political system. Students will also learn about civil society in Ukraine, the role of both civic and military volunteering.

Outline:
1. Political system in Ukraine in early 2000s. Political and business clans.
2. Ukraine without Kuchma protests in 2001 as preparation stage for Orange revolution
3. Two Victors: Yushchenko and Yanukovich in presidential elections in 2004.
4. Administrative resources. Media wars. Main aims of protest movement.
5. PORA and other organizations in civic protest.
6. The aftermath or Orange revolution. Transformation of political system.
7. Populism instead of reforms. ‘Gaz wars’. Return of Yanukovich.
8. Free Trade and Association Agreement with the EU VS Customs Union with Russia – no more balancing between East and West? Main aims of Euromaidan.
9. First stage of Euromaidan/Revolution of Dignity – Sich. Civic organizations in Maidan across Ukraine. Activists vs tytushki and police.
10. Second stage of Euromaidan/Revolution of Dignity - War. Transformation of Ukrainian nationalism. Ukrainian far-right.
11.Volunteer organizations during and after Euromaidan. From Sotni and volunteer battalions to National Guard and Armed Forces.
12. The hybrid war in Ukraine.

Completion:
(Lecture attendance (24 h lectures), reading, and 10 page essay) -> 12 web lectures, reading, web discussions and and essay (lenght of essay will be confirmed when the course starts)

Realisation and working methods :
Reading and other eventual material will be posted to Moodle. Ukrainian Studies Planning Officer will send instructions how to log in for those who have registered to the course. NB: Moodle instructions will be sent to your University of Helsinki email address (Helsinki.fi). The enrolment key will also appear at the Course page when the course begins.

Course can be also accepted as:
• KIK-UK106
• ENS-317, ENS-339
• ExpREES optional studies
• Please note that in most BA/MA programmes you can transfer credits to optional studies. In case you wish to transfer the credits to some other study unit please contact the teacher responsible for the study unit / module or BA/MA programme
• This course is part of Bachelor's Programme in Languages, but it can also be accepted as master level study units (for example ExpREES optional studies)

Other information:
This course is organized by the Ukrainian Studies module (KIK-UK100, 30 ECTS) that is carried out in cooperation with Bachelor's Programme in Languages and the Aleksanteri Institute.

Contact person: Ukrainian Studies Planning Officer minna.oroza at helsinki.fi
Ukrainian Studies: https://www.helsinki.fi/en/aleksanteri-institute/ukrainian-studies

Enrol
10.12.2018 at 15:00 - 24.1.2019 at 23:59

Description

Opintojaksosta vastaa kielten kandiohjelma.

Opintojakso on pakollinen Ukraina-opintokokonaisuutta suorittaville. Opintojakso on avoin muiden ohjelmien opiskelijoille.

Opintojakson suoritettuaan opiskelijalla on kattavat perustiedot ja ymmärrys Ukrainan alueen historiallisesta kehityksestä sekä menneisyyden merkityksestä nykyisen Ukrainan yhteiskunnan rakentumisesta.

Järjestetään lukuvuosittain.

Opintojaksossa perehdytään Ukrainan historian käännekohtiin ja niiden poliittisiin, sosiaalisen ja taloudellisiin vaikutuksiin.

Opintojaksossa käytettävä kirjallisuus määräytyy suoritettavan kurssin mukaan.

Opetusmenetelmät ja aktiviteetit määräytyvät kurssikohtaisesti. Palaute kerätään systemaattisesti.

Opintojakso arvostellaan asteikolla 0-5. Opintojakson arvosana määräytyy suoritustavan (esim. luentokurssi) mukaisesti määriteltyjen tehtävien, aktiivisuuden ja muiden suoritusvaatimusten perusteella. Arviointimenetelmät ovat kiinteässä yhteydessä osaamistavoitteisiin ja opintojakson opetusmenetelmiin.

Opintojaksoon soveltuva luentokurssi, johon sisältyy kirjallisuutta ja kurssin mukaan sovellettuja tehtäviä. Vaihtoehtoisena suoritustapana kirjallisuuskuulustelu.