History of Ukrainian Culture

The topics for lectures

Phenomenon of culture and its theoretical basis. (2 hours).

  1. Concept of culture: category, problem. Material and spiritual culture. The person in the culture world.
  2. Main content and functions of culture.
  3. Traditional and modern culture.
  4. Methodology and principles of culture analysis, its structure and functions. Philosophical concepts of culture.

Culture and civilization. (2 hours).

  1. The concept of a civilization.
  2. Culture and civilization ratio.
  3. Typology of civilizations.
  4. Modern civilization and its features.

Cultural scenarios of activity. (2 hours).

  1. Concept of the cultural and life scenario.
  2. Culture of thinking.
  3. Culture of communication.
  4. Culture education.
  5. Culture of labour.

Spiritual and material culture of Ukrainian people. (2 hours).

  1. Features of the inner world of Ukrainian people: outlook, mentality, national character.
  2. Archaic (Indo-European), Old Slavic, Christian representations.
  3. National character. Mentality. Mental and characteristic features of Ukrainian people.
  4. Ukrainian and problems of national identity.
  5. Stages of development of Ukraine.
  6. Traditional material culture of Ukraine.

Culture of primitive society. Ukrainian culture of a pre-Christian era. (2 hours).

  1. Features of primitive culture.
  2. Specifics of mythological consciousness.
  3. Monuments of primitive culture in the territory of Ukraine.
  4. Trypillya culture as one of the ancient cultures in the territory of Ukraine.
  5. The Scythians’ and the Sarmatians’ culture in the territory of Ukraine.
  6. Influence of antiquity on formation of early Slavonic culture.
  7. The problem of Slavonians’ origin: main scientific theories and hypotheses.
  8. Stages of cultural and ethnic consolidation of Slavonians and their characteristics.

Culture of ancient civilizations and their influence on Ukrainian culture. (2 hours).

  1. Characteristic features and peculiarities of civilizations of the first generation.
  2. Culture of Ancient Mesopotamia.
  3. Culture of Ancient Egypt.
  4. Culture of Ancient Greece.
  5. Culture of Ancient Rome.

Culture of the Middle Ages. Ukrainian culture of 14th century. (2 hours).

  1. Presentation of the Middle Ages and its influence on culture.
  2. Clerical culture of the medieval society.
  3. Secular culture of the Middle Ages.
  4. Cultural paradigm of Kyiv Rus’: its essence and features of formation.
  5. Development of Kyiv Rus’art.

World and Ukrainian culture of Renaissance and New time. (2 hours).

  1. Periodization and general characteristics of culture of Renaissance.
  2. Main stages of culture of the Renaissance.
  3. The role of Renaissance in the history of European culture and art.
  4. Reformation: new system of values.
  5. Scientific revolution of 17th century and formation of world outlook bases of New time culture.
  6. Secular culture. Main values of the era of Education.
  7. Features of development of Ukrainian culture in 17th – 18th centuries.
  8. Culture of «Cossack baroque».

Tendencies and features of development of world culture of 19th– early of 20th centuries. National and cultural Revival in Ukraine. World and Ukrainian culture of 20th – early of 21st centuries. (2 hours).

  1. General characteristic features of European culture in 19th century.
  2. Main art directions: neoclassicism, romanticism, realism.
  3. Ukrainian national and cultural Renaissance. Preconditions, periodization, motive forces.
  4. Ukrainian problem on the international scene.
  5. Periodization, features and general tendencies of development of Ukrainian culture in 20th century.
  6. Panorama of art process of 20th century (modernist style, modernism, neo-realism, pop art).
  7. Searching for the solution of global problems of mankind.
  8. Peculiarities of the development of Ukrainian culture in 20th – early of 21st centuries.

The topics for seminars

Phenomenon of culture and its theoretical judgment. (2 hours).

  1. The subject, object and the main objectives of the History of Ukrainian culture.
  2. The role of the course in education of specialists in pharmacy.
  3. Concept of culture: category and problem.
  4. Material and spiritual culture.
  5. The person in the culture world.
  6. Main content and functions of culture.
  7. Traditional and modern culture.
  8. Methodology and principles of culture analysis, its structure and functions. Philosophical concepts of culture.
  9. Ukrainian culture science thought.

Culture and civilization. (2 hours).

  1. The concept of a civilization.
  2. Culture and civilization ratio.
  3. Typology of civilizations.
  4. Modern civilization and its features.

Culture of primitive society. Ukrainian culture of a pre-Christian time. (2 hours).

  1. Syncretism of primitive culture.
  2. Monuments of primitive culture in the territory of Ukraine.
  3. Preconditions of formation of a civilization.
  4. Trypillya culture as one of the ancient cultures in the territory of Ukraine.
  5. The Scythians’ and the Sarmatians’ culture on the territory of Ukraine.
  6. Main monuments of material culture of the antique cities of the Black Sea Coast.
  7. Characteristic features of material culture: ritual character of burials, funeral symbols, kurgan ceremony.
  8. Stages of cultural and ethnic consolidation of Slavonians and their characteristics.
  9. Social and economic development and political system of Slavonic tribes as a defining factor of identity of Slavonic culture.

Culture of ancient civilizations and its influence on the Ukrainian culture. (2 hours).

  1. Characteristic features and peculiarities of civilizations of the first generation.
  2. Culture of Ancient Mesopotamia.
  3. Culture of Ancient Egypt.
  4. Culture of Ancient Greece.
  5. Culture of Ancient Rome.

Medieval culture. Ukrainian princely culture. (2 hours).

  1. Presentation of the Middle Ages and its influence on culture.
  2. Clerical culture of the medieval society.
  3. Secular culture of the Middle Ages.
  4. Cultural paradigm of Kyiv Rus’: its essence and features of formation.
  5. Development of Kyiv Rus’ art.
  6. Folklore and literature of Kyiv Rus’ as a forerunner of modern Ukrainian literature.

World and Ukrainian culture of Renaissance and New time. (2 hours).

  1. Periodization and general characteristics of culture of Renaissance.
  2. Main stages of culture of Renaissance.
  3. The role of Renaissance in the history of European culture and art.
  4. Reformation: new system of values.
  5. Scientific revolution of 17th century and the formation of world outlook bases of culture of New time.
  6. Secular culture.
  7. Main values of the era of Education.
  8. Features of development of the Ukrainian culture of 16th – 17th centuries. Culture of «Cossack baroque».
  9. Differences of Ukrainian and European Education.

Tendencies and peculiarities of the development of world culture in 19th – early of 20th centuries. National and cultural Revival in Ukraine. (2 hours).

  1. General characteristic features of European culture in 19th century.
  2. Dynamics of world outlook paradigms in European public consciousness in 19th century.
  3. Main art directions: neoclassicism, romanticism, realism.
  4. The Ukrainian national and cultural Revival late of 18th – early of 20th centuries as the precondition of formation of Ukrainian national culture in 20th century.
  5. Ukrainian national and cultural Revival: preconditions, periodization, motive forces.
  6. Characteristic features of the academic (noble) stage of national and cultural revival.
  7. Features of interaction of policy and culture at a turn of centuries.
  8. Ukrainian problem on the international scene.
  9. Features and characteristic features of the political (state) the period of the national and cultural Revival in Ukraine.

World and Ukrainian culture in 20th – early of 21st centuries. (2 hours).

  1. Periodization, features and general tendencies of development of Ukrainian culture in 20th century.
  2. Panorama of art process in 20th century (modernist style, modernism, neo-realism, pop art).
  3. Searching for the solution of global problems of mankind.
  4. Peculiarities of the development of Ukrainian culture in 20th – early of 21st centuries.

Questions to the final module control

  1. The subject and objectives of the course.
  2. The term “culture”. The essence of the scientific approach to defining culture.
  3. Culture space and culture forms.
  4. Basic culture science concepts.
  5. The functions of culture.
  6. Typology of culture. The main approaches.
  7. Mental field of culture. Specific features of Ukrainian mentality.
  8. Monuments of a primitive society culture.
  9. Material culture of Ukrainian people and its peculiarities.
  10. Features of the spiritual culture of Ukrainian people and its types.
  11. Ukrainian art as a form of spiritual culture.
  12. World and a man in the archaic culture of Ukraine.
  13. Culture and traditions of Eastern Slavonic culture.
  14. Kyiv Rus’ as a new stage in the development of Slavonic culture.
  15. The emergence of Slavonic written language, libraries and schools in Kyiv Rus’.
  16. Urban Development. Outstanding architectural monuments of Kyiv Rus’.
  17. Monuments of written works in Kyiv Rus’.
  18. Features of culture in Halychyna‑Volyn state.
  19. Conditions and peculiarities of development of Ukrainian culture in the Polish-Lithuanian period.
  20. Lavra as a center of literature and education.
  21. Origin of Printing, the first printers and publishers in Ukraine.
  22. Features of Ukrainian Cossacks culture.
  23. The role of Cossacks in the development of Ukrainian culture.
  24. Features of Zaporizhzhya Sich culture.
  25. Reformation movement in Ukraine. The development of Ukrainian language and education (16th – 17th centuries).
  26. Kyiv Mohyla Academy – all-Ukrainian higher educational establishment.
  27. The development of science in Ukraine in 16th – 17th centuries.
  28. Polemic literature and its prominent representatives.
  29. The National Liberation War of 1648-1654 and the revival of Ukrainian culture.
  30. Development of education in Left Bank Ukraine and in Right Bank Ukraine in the mid to late 17th century.
  31. Music and art in 17th century.
  32. Enlightenment: the development of political and philosophical thought in Ukraine.
  33. Hryhorii Skovoroda as an outstanding figure of Ukrainian culture.
  34. The activities of Theofan Prokopovych.
  35. Ukrainian Baroque.
  36. Appearance and development of Ukrainian theatre.
  37. Professional music in 18th century.
  38. Genesis and the periods of National Cultural Revival in Ukraine in the late 18th – early 20th centuries.
  39. National and cultural revival in Halychyna.
  40. Features and trends in the Ukrainian literature of 19th century.
  41. The development of theatre and drama in Ukraine in 19th century.
  42. Musical Culture of Ukraine in 19th century.
  43. Major trends in the development of fine arts in 19th century.
  44. The place of Taras Shevchenko in the development of Ukrainian and Slavonic cultures.
  45. Taras Shevchenko as a founder of Ukrainian realist painting and graphics.
  46. Tsarist government policy in relation to the Ukrainian language.
  47. Sunday schools, the system of secondary and higher education in Ukraine in 19th century.
  48. The development of scientific and technical societies in Ukraine in 19th century.
  49. Ivan Franko and Lesia Ukrainka and their role for the Ukrainian culture.
  50. New national-cultural revival (late 19th – early 20th centuries)
  51. Revolutionary-democratic trends in literature and the rise of literary life in Ukraine (late 19th – early 20th centuries)
  52. New style of architecture in Ukraine (late 19th – early 20th centuries)
  53. Development of education in Ukraine in the early 20th century.
  54. Mychailo Hrushevsky – a scientist and culture studies’ researcher.
  55. Cultural Revival in the 1920-ies.
  56. The development of science in Ukraine in 20th century.
  57. Ukrainization in the 1920 – 1930-ies. Its essence and meaning.
  58. Development of Ukrainian Soviet literature.
  59. Art Associations in Ukraine in the 1920 – 1930-ies.
  60. “Executed Renaissance” in the 1920 – 1930-ies in Ukraine.
  61. The tragic consequences in the development of Ukrainian culture in the period of Stalin’s personality cult.
  62. The development of culture in the modern period.
  63. Devastating consequences of World War II in the development of cultural processes in Ukraine.
  64. The role of traditions in the development of content and form of spiritual culture of Ukrainians.
  65. The process of democratization of state and the development of culture.
  66. Perspectives of education, science, literature and art in Ukraine today.
  67. Cultural, educational and artistic associations of Ukraine today.
  68. Contemporary revival of Ukrainian culture.
  69. National Ukrainian culture and its connection with other cultures.
  70. Cultural processes in Ukraine (1950 – 1980-ies).
  71. The role of history and culture in shaping of national identity.
  72. The role of cultural institutions (libraries, museums, clubs, theatres) in the development of national consciousness.
  73. The traditions of people as a mean of training the younger generation.
  74. Culture of Ukrainian Diaspora.

LITERATURE to the course

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  3. Di Scala, Spencer M. Twentieth century Europe: politics, society, culture / Spencer M. Di Scala. – Boston; Burr Ridge; Dubuque etc.: McGraw-Hill Higher Education, 2004. – 757 p.
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