Kaisa_2012_3_photo by Veikko Somerpuro

Teacher: Arseniy Svynarenko, PhD (Kyiv), Finnish Youth Research Network

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

Learning outcomes:
Students will learn the key aspects in development of Ukrainian culture, national identity and statehood. The course will introduce to students a wide range of literature about Ukrainian culture and society, including both classic works and most actual studies to date. Students will learn theories of identity, ethnicity, nation and nationalism and will apply them to Ukrainian context. Students will also learn the central aspects of political and social developments in Ukraine.

Course outline:
1. Ukraine: geography, people, economy.
2. Theoretical approaches in the studies of national identity. Theories of nationalism.
3. Key elements of Ukrainian national identity.
4. Nationalist movement in Western Ukraine. Ukrainian Renaissance in the 1920s.
5. Holodomor. Stalin’s Terror in Ukraine in 1930.
6. Ukrainian nationalism in late Soviet Union and in present day Ukraine.
7. Religion in Ukraine. Main church organizations and their role in society and politics. Formation the national church of Ukraine -Autocephaly of Orthodox Church of Ukraine.
8. Ukraine’s foreign policies. The Ukraine-Russia-EU triangle.
9. Civil society in Ukraine and its role in Orange Revolution.
10. Euromaidan.
11. Russia-Ukraine war: from hybrid war towards a new frozen conflict in Europe?
12. Representative democracy: political parties and political system in present day Ukraine

Completion:
Lectures 24 h, group work, reading, exam

Background reading:
You can take a look at the following book in case you are not familiar with the course topic:
• Wilson, Andrew. The Ukrainians: unexpected nation. Third edition. New Haven: Yale University Press, 2009.

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 accepted as:
• KIK-UK105, KIK-UK106, KIK-UK104
• ExpREES optional studies
• Please note that in most bachelor’s/master’s 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 bachelor’s/master’s programme

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).

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
1.10.2019 at 09:00 - 28.10.2019 at 23:59
Moodle
Log in to view the registration key for Moodle.

Timetable

Here is the course’s teaching schedule. Check the description for possible other schedules.

DateTimeLocation
Mon 28.10.2019
12:15 - 13:45
Wed 30.10.2019
12:15 - 13:45
Mon 4.11.2019
12:15 - 13:45
Wed 6.11.2019
12:15 - 13:45
Mon 11.11.2019
12:15 - 13:45
Wed 13.11.2019
12:15 - 13:45
Mon 18.11.2019
12:15 - 13:45
Wed 20.11.2019
12:15 - 13:45
Mon 25.11.2019
12:15 - 13:45
Wed 27.11.2019
12:15 - 13:45
Mon 2.12.2019
12:15 - 13:45
Wed 4.12.2019
12:15 - 13:45
Mon 9.12.2019
12:15 - 13:45
Wed 11.12.2019
12:15 - 13:45

Results

The results will be announced at the course Moodle site. Information on the distribution of grades (a graph showing how many grades were given and how they were distributed to the grade categories 0-5) will appear on this site once the results have been registered and show on your transcript of studies.

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.