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Note: Due to the corona pandemic teachers cannot travel between countries, thus the course is unfortunately cancelled.

Teachers:
Prof. Dr. Andriy Meleshevych, Law and Politics, National University of “Kyiv-Mohyla Academy” (NaUKMA), Ukraine
Doc. Dr. Maksym Yakovlyev, Political Science, National University of “Kyiv-Mohyla Academy” (NaUKMA), Ukraine

Course outline:

This course is aimed at providing the broader academic audience (i.e. those who have very little to no knowledge about Ukrainian contemporary politics) with both a general overview of the last elections in Ukraine – presidential and parliamentary – and with an in-depth analysis of social and political processes and trends in Ukraine that led to the victory of Volodymyr Zelenskiy and allowed his political party “The Servant of the People” to win the majority in Ukraine’s parliament Verkhovna Rada. The logic of this course is to start with Ukraine’s political and social context before the presidential elections and the institutional constellation of country’s political system, then proceed to the interrelations between the presidential and parliamentary elections and to look into the details of what aspiring presidents had to offer to their voters, into the ideological landscape of the political parties, the role of media in electoral campaigns as well the role of civil society organizations. The main (geo)political topics that were of high importance for both electoral campaigns will also be covered.

There will be four lectures per week during weeks 17, 19 and 20 (see also the Timetable below):

Week 17
1) April 20. Ukraine’s political and social life before presidential elections
2) April 22. Institutional constellation of Ukraine’s political system
3) April 23. Electing president and parliament (Verkhovna Rada) in Ukraine in 2019
4) April 24. Candidates and aspiring presidents

Weeks 19 and 20
1) May 5. Introduction and preliminary discussion
2) May 6. Political landscape
3) May 7. Analysing presidential electoral campaign
4) May 8. How candidates wanted to reshape or rebuild Ukraine
5) May 12. Foreign perception of the Ukrainian electoral campaigns
6) May 13. Geopolitics and the programmes of presidential candidates
7) May 14. Implicit debates regarding Ukrainian national identity
8) May 15. Final lecture and course (political trends) discussion and evaluation

Completion:
24 h lectures, reading, and lecture diary

Moodle:
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
• 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
11.2.2020 at 09:00 - 20.4.2020 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.