The first English-language online course about Ukraine’s history and culture launches on Udemy

The Ukrainian Institute, Kyiv-Mohyla Academy, and online education studio EdEra have created the first English-language online course about Ukraine – Ukraine: History, Culture, and Identities. The online course will cover the most significant events of Ukrainian history – from the founding of Kyivan Rus’ to the proclamation of independence.

The aim of the course is to introduce Ukraine and show that it has always played an extensive role in global history.

About the course

The course Ukraine: History, Culture, and Identities is available free of charge. To start the course, you need to register on the Udemy platform.

The course consists of video lectures and supporting materials, such as a syllabus, a glossary, and a list of recommended primary sources for reading.

The course Ukraine: History, Culture, and Identities comprises five modules dedicated to particular historical periods:

  • Kyivan Rus’ in the Middle Ages
  • Ukrainian Lands in the Early Modern Times
  • Ukraine in the Long XIXth Century
  • Ukraine in the XXth Century
  • Independent Ukraine

The lecturers of the course are acclaimed Ukrainian researchers, professors of the Kyiv-Mohyla Academy – Vadym Aristov, Tetiana Grygorieva, Kateryna Dysa, Nataliia Shlikhta, and Maksym Yakovliev.

About the developers

The developers of the course believe that Ukraine should not only be associated with the war and the Chornobyl disaster. It is the largest country in Europe, the birthplace of Kazymyr Malevich, Alla Horska, Oleksandr Dovzhenko, and many other talented artists and public figures known all around the world.

The Ukrainian Institute is a public institution affiliated with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine. Its mission is to strengthen Ukraine’s international standing through the means of cultural diplomacy.

EdEra is a Ukrainian educational project that has been creating full-fledged online courses and supporting materials for six years.

The National University of “Kyiv-Mohyla Academy” (NaUKMA) is a classic university that creates preserves and spreads knowledge in the natural, social, humanitarian, and technical sciences. Kyiv-Mohyla Academy represents a community that forms nationally-conscious, honest, caring, creative personalities who can think independently and act responsibly following the universal principles of Good and Justice for the development of an open and democratic society.