UCL School of Slavonic and East European Studies (SSEES)


SEES0080 The Making of Modern Ukraine

UCL Credit Value: 30

ECTS Value: 15

Terms 1 and 2

Module Coordinator: Dr Andrew Wilson

Taught by: Dr Andrew Wilson

Weekly Contact Hours: 2.0
Prerequisites: None

Summative Assessment

2 Hour Examination (50%), 3000 word coursework (50%)

Formative Assessment

Each student prepares one essay (3,000 words each) and one presentation per term.

Students can choose one of the seminar discussion questions for their essay title. If they wish to propose their own essay title, they would have to discuss this with their course tutor.

Module Outline

The aim of this course is to provide a synthetic study of the history, politics and political economy of modern Ukraine. The course looks at the Orange Revolution in 2004 and covers events right up the present day, including the election of President Yanuk ovych in 2010.

Particular attention will be paid to the themes of nationalism, ethnicity and language in Ukraine, and to the complex historical interrelationship between Ukraine and Russia. The course will draw on a number of disciplines, particularly in Political Science, Historyand Economics.

There is no language requirement, but an expanded bibliography will be available to students with knowledge of Ukrainian and/or Russian.

Please note: This outline is accurate at the time of publication. Minor amendments may be made prior to the start of the academic year.