Course overview

This is an introductory course to the country of Ukraine through its Arts, Literature, and Music, led by the experienced university lecturer, who used to visit Ukraine. Since the Russian invasion in February 2022, the world has admired the Ukrainian people, wondering what the sources of their valour and resilience are. This course will help you understand Ukraine and its people, put their traditions in a historical context and provide some background to the current conflict in the region. The course is suitable for people of all abilities.

Course description

Ukraine is the largest country in Europe but has been almost unknown to Europeans until recently, which makes it difficult to fully understand the situation in the region of the military conflict. Studying Ukrainian Literature, Arts, Music and Culture will help you comprehend the historical sources of the Ukrainian people’s attitudes and behaviour, their motives and personality traits.

What do the country’s landmarks and monuments tell us about its history? Who are Ukraine’s most popular writers, musicians and artists? How Ukrainian national features are revealed through the language, traditions, food and songs? These are the topics you will discuss in a very informal way, with the tutor who used to visit Ukraine in the past.

All the sessions are illustrated with PowerPoint presentations. You will get handouts with additional information, excerpts from literary sources and quizzes for your further research. This short introductory course could be a stepping stone on your way to discovering this beautiful country independently in more depth.

What financial support is available?

We don't want anything to stand in your way when it comes to bringing Adult learning within reach so if you need anything to support you to achieve your goals then speak to one of our education experts during your enrolment journey. Most of our courses are government funded but if you don't qualify or need alternative financial help to access them then let us know.

What other support is available?

All of our digital content, teaching and learning activities and assessments are designed to be accessible so if you need any additional support you can discuss this with the education experts during your enrolment journey and we will do all we can to make sure you have optimal access.

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