University of Washington
Ukraine: History, Culture and Identities
University of Washington

Ukraine: History, Culture and Identities

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Beginner level
No prior experience required
5 hours to complete
3 weeks at 1 hour a week
Flexible schedule
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What you'll learn

  • A short introductory course in the history, culture, and society of Ukraine from the Middle Ages to the present.

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There are 2 modules in this course

INDEPENDENT UKRAINE: You will be able to explain how Ukraine's independence was declared, list all the major Ukrainian revolutions and describe the objectives of Ukrainian foreign policy vectors. KYIVAN RUS' IN THE MIDDLE AGES: You will be able to describe the origins of Ukraine in Rus’ state, explain the historical significance of Christianization and discuss the origin of Rus’ culture. UKRAINIAN LANDS IN THE EARLY MODERN TIMES: You will be able to identify peculiarities of the Ukrainian Reformation, explain the origins of the Cossack community and interpret its course of development.

What's included

6 videos6 readings6 quizzes

UKRAINE IN THE LONG XIX CENTURY: You will be able to compare the Ukrainian National Revival with similar movements in other European nations, explain the key features of the industrialization and the Ukrainian national movement. UKRAINE IN THE XX CENTURY: You will be able to summarize postwar territorial arrangements regarding the Ukrainian lands, determine the features of Stalin’s “Great Turn” in 1929, analyze the development of political movement.

What's included

5 videos5 readings6 quizzes


Instructor ratings
4.6 (88 ratings)
Ukrainian Institute Staff
University of Washington
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