European Studies: Russia and Eastern Europe - the Present and the Past
Course · 15 credits
The course focuses on historical processes and their role in identity building in modern Russia and its three neighbouring countries - Ukraine, Belarus and Moldova, which all were included into the Union of the Soviet Socialist Republics before 1991. Borderline events of Russian and Soviet history before and after 1917 (such as the Bolshevik October Revolution, the Famine and Great Terror of the 1930s, the World War II/Great Patriotic War, the Cold War and the breakup of the Soviet Bloc and Soviet Union in 1989 and 1991) are therefore studied and discussed in their historical context as well as from new post-Soviet and post-communist perspectives. Which history – old or recent - is found worth remembering and which is to be “forgotten”? How are the most important events being included into various historical narratives in order to give different meanings and develop new collective (national, religious, political etc.) identities? Who are the main activists behind these processes? And how have the developments in Russia, Ukraine, Belarus and Moldova since 1991 been related to the process of Europeanization, i.e. attempts to create a new, all-European identity?
More information can be found at https://www.sol.lu.se/kurs/EUHR07
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Helgonabacken 12, Lund
Box 201, 221 00 Lund
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Requirements and selection
Completion of 90 credits, of which at least 60 credits must be in European Studies, Central and Eastern European Studies, Russian Studies with a specialization in literature/culture, or equivalent. English 6/English Course B.
English language requirements
Most of Lund University’s programmes require English Level 6 (unless otherwise stated under 'Entry requirements'). This is the equivalent of an overall IELTS score of 6.5 or a TOEFL score of 90. There are several ways to prove your English language proficiency – check which proof is accepted at the University Admissions in Sweden website. All students must prove they meet English language requirements by the deadline, in order to be considered for admission.
Check if there are any country-specific eligibility rules for you to study Master's studies or Bachelor's studies in Sweden.
Start Autumn Semester 2022
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Full programme/course tuition fee: SEK 27 500
First payment: SEK 27 500
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Lund University Global Scholarship programme
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