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The history of the culture of the countries of the region after 1918 (II) Lithuania

General data

Course ID: 3224-D2HISLIT
Erasmus code / ISCED: (unknown) / (unknown)
Course title: The history of the culture of the countries of the region after 1918 (II) Lithuania
Name in Polish: Historia kultury krajów regionu po 1918 r. (II) - Litwa
Organizational unit: Department of Central and East European Intercultural Studies
Course groups:
ECTS credit allocation (and other scores): 3.00 Basic information on ECTS credits allocation principles:
  • the annual hourly workload of the student’s work required to achieve the expected learning outcomes for a given stage is 1500-1800h, corresponding to 60 ECTS;
  • the student’s weekly hourly workload is 45 h;
  • 1 ECTS point corresponds to 25-30 hours of student work needed to achieve the assumed learning outcomes;
  • weekly student workload necessary to achieve the assumed learning outcomes allows to obtain 1.5 ECTS;
  • work required to pass the course, which has been assigned 3 ECTS, constitutes 10% of the semester student load.
Language: Polish


Short description:

Classes are endeavoured at familiarizing students with Lithuanian culture history on the background of political and social development from 1918 to modern times.

Full description:

Pełny opis: The class aims to familiarise students with the main problems of Lithuanian culture history on the background of political and social accounts from 1918 to modern times. Issues such as the interaction of cultures, national and state ideologies, social movements, changes in mentality, mental and cultural transformations and discussion over the meaning of national history will be addressed. The Student develops his research skills, learns to acquire knowledge independently, using the support of a supervisor.

The following issues will be discussed:

1. Concepts of Independence during World War I.

2. The Kaunas Modernism-Lithuanian Republic in the years 1920-1926: nationality, economy, regime.

3. The Problem of the loss of Vilnius as a factor affecting Lithuanians ' attitudes towards Poles.

4. The Governments of tautinoids and their impact on Lithuanian society's awareness in the 30s.

5. Lithuanian state on the eve of World War II.

6. Recovery of the Vilnius and annexation of Lithuania by the USSR.

7. Lithuanian lands during the German occupation (1941-1944).

8. The LSSR from 1944-1953 to 2005. Stalinism in culture.

9. "The friars of the brothers" – the guerrilla movement in Lithuania after World War II. Meaning for the Lithuanians the myth of "fight to the end".

10. Persecution of the church in the LSSR.

11. Lithuanian emigration.

12. Functioning of the Soviet system in the LSSR in the reign of Khrushchev and Brezhnev.

13. Pieriestrojka and the political and cultural changes in Lithuania.

14. The period of two powers in the LSSR and the announcement of independence on 11 March 1990 year.

15. The political regime of the Republic of Lithuania.

16. Place of modern Lithuania in a geopolitical arrangement.

Student workload:

Participation in the classroom – 30 hours (1 ECTS)

Preparation for classes-30 hours (1 ECTS)

Preparation for classes-30 hours (1 ECTS)


Literatura: Anušauskas A., Lietuvių tautos sovietnis naikinimas 1940-1958 metais, Vilnius 1996.

Grzegorz Błaszczyk, Litwa współczesna, Warszawa-Poznań 1992.

Lewandowska S., Życie codzienne Wilna w latach II wojny światowej, Warszawa 2001.

Lietuvos kovų ir kančių istorija. Lietuvos gyventojų trėmimai 1941, 1945-1952, Vilnius 1994.

Piotr Łossowski, Po tej i tamtej stronie Niemna. Stosunki polsko-litewskie 1883-1939, Warszawa 1995.

Piotr Łossowski, Ultimatum polskie do Litwy 17 marca 1938, Warszawa 2010.

Piotr Łossowski, Litwa, Warszawa 2001.

Motyka G., Wnuk R., Stryjek T., Baran Adam F., Wojna po wojnie. Antysowieckie podziemie w Europie Środkowo-Wschodniej w latach 1944-53, Gdańsk-Warszawa 2012.

Jerzy Ochmański, Historia Litwy, Warszawa 1990.

Paczoska A., Dzieci Jałty. Exodus ludności polskiej z Wileńszczyzny w latach 1944-1947, Toruń 2003.

Pilietinis pasipriešinimas Lietuvoje ir Lenkijoje: sąsajos ir ypatumai 1939-1956, red. Arvydas Anušauskas, Vilnius 2004.

Streikus A., Sovietų valdžios antibažnytinė politika Lietuvoje (1944-1990), Vilnius 2002. [Streikus A., Antykościelna polityka władzy sowieckiej na Litwie (1944-1990), przekł. Korzeniewska K., Kraków 2010].

Tininis V., Sovietinė Lietuva ir jos veikėjai, Vilnius 1994.

Henryk Wisner, Litwa. Dzieje państwa i narodu, Warszawa 1999

oraz inne publikacje podane na zajęciach.

Learning outcomes:

Efekty kształcenia: Learning outcomes

Knowledge: A graduate knows and understands:


1) has a basic knowledge of the terminology of cultural studies, taking into account the research perspectives of Central-Eastern Europe (directions, texts, researchers in the field of cultural studies) and the specifics of the development of these studies in the countries of the region; has a basic knowledge of the terminology of related disciplines, which is indispensable in becoming acquainted with and understanding the cultural phenomena of these countries.

2) has a basic knowledge of the specifics of various cultural models in anthropological terms (traditional, nobility, bourgeoisie, the masses), the processes of their transformation and interconnections as well as their emanations in the symbolic and semiotic spheres, and thus in the arena of the culture, art, literature, and history of Central-Eastern Europe.


3) is able to search, select, analyse, and make use of the information he or she needs from various sources.

4) is able to develop his or her research skills; acquire knowledge independently, making use of the support of an academic supervisor; skilfully formulate thoughts; and present the results of research in the form of oral or written statements (of various types).

[Social competences:]

5) is prepared to critically assess his or her knowledge, engage in continuous learning, and supplement acquired knowledge.

6) to set priorities for the implementation of tasks assigned to him or her and others in the area of social obligations.

Assessment methods and assessment criteria:

Metody i kryteria oceniania: One condition for passing the subject is compulsory attendance at classes in accordance with the Details of principles of study at the Faculty of Applied Linguistics (resolution no. 114 of the LS Division Council of 19 December 2017).

Classes will be conducted in the form of exercises. Active participation in the exercises means substantive participation in at least 50% of the classes.

The final grade comprises:

Active and substantive participation in classes (10%)

Written work or presentation on the subject designated by the lecturer (30%).

Written work (60%)

Written work (3-6 pages) or a presentation on the material provided by the lecturer - this will include the matter discussed during the classes.

The final deadline for submitting a paper is the date set by the teacher during the first or second class. Students absent from these classes are required to obtain information from the teacher conducting the class.

Oral (40%): full answer = 40%, partial = 20%.

Grading scale:

0‒49%: 2

50‒60%: 3

61‒70%: 3+

71‒80%: 4

81‒90%: 4+

91‒100%: 5

Additional knowledge: 5+

Classes in period "Summer semester 2023/24" (future)

Time span: 2024-02-19 - 2024-06-16
Selected timetable range:
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Type of class:
Seminar, 30 hours more information
Coordinators: Joanna Kozłowska
Group instructors: Joanna Kozłowska
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