Academic Calendar

Ukrainian (Slavic Studies) (UKRN)

UKRN 1230  Language Seminar in Ukraine 1  3 cr  

The study of Ukrainian language at an intensive language school in Ukraine. The course is designed for students aiming at near-native fluency.

PR/CR: A minimum grade of C is required unless otherwise indicated.
Prerequisite: written consent of department head.

Attributes: Humanities, Recommended Intro Courses

UKRN 1310  Introductory Ukrainian  6 cr  

(Lab required) Three hours of lectures plus one hour of lab per week. Basic grammar, conversation, composition and reading. Emphasis is placed on communication skills. Cultural content is introduced through a range of audio-visual materials. Not open to native speakers and students with Ukrainian 40S credit. Students may not hold credit for both UKRN 1310 and UKRN 1320.

Mutually Exclusive: UKRN 1320

Attributes: Humanities, Recommended Intro Courses

UKRN 1320  Introductory Ukrainian 2  3 cr  

(Lab required) Three hours of lectures plus one hour of lab per week. This course is intended for students who already have a knowledge of the alphabet and the sound system and elementary oral comprehension and reading, writing, and speaking skills equivalent to those that would be achieved in the first term of UKRN 1310. Students may not hold credit for both UKRN 1320 and UKRN 1310.

PR/CR: A minimum grade of C is required unless otherwise indicated.
Prerequisite: successful completion of a placement test administered by the department.

Mutually Exclusive: UKRN 1310

Attributes: Humanities, Recommended Intro Courses

UKRN 2100  Exploring Ukrainian Literature  3 cr  

An introduction to Ukrainian literature. A number of works by major authors and from different genres are discussed.

Attributes: Humanities

UKRN 2200  Ukrainian Myth, Rites and Rituals  3 cr  

An exploration of folk mythology, and the rites, rituals and festivals associated with the calendar cycle. Lectures and readings in English. Students may not hold credit for UKRN 2200 and any of: the former UKRN 2510 or the former UKRN 2520.

Equiv To: UKRN 2510, UKRN 2520

Attributes: Humanities, Written English Requirement

UKRN 2260  Ukrainian Culture Seminar Abroad  3 cr  

This course is offered as part of the Summer Session. It is a study experience in Ukraine. The course features extensive exploration of contemporary Ukrainian culture. The course is taught in English. Students are given the maximum individual attention. Mornings are spent in class. Excursions are planned in Kyiv and neighboring sites.

PR/CR: A minimum grade of C is required unless otherwise indicated.
Prerequisite: [a grade of "C" or better in UKRN 1310 or UKRN 1320 (or equivalent)] and written consent of the department head.

Attributes: Humanities

UKRN 2410  Ukrainian Canadian Cultural Experience  3 cr  

A study of the legacy left by several generations of Ukrainian Canadians in literature and the performing arts, music, art and architecture, with particular attention to the construction of identity and the critique of culture. Lectures and readings in English. Students may not hold credit for both UKRN 2410 and the former UKRN 2420.

Equiv To: UKRN 2420

Attributes: Humanities, Written English Requirement

UKRN 2590  Ukrainian Literature and Film  3 cr  

An examination of the relationship of Ukrainian literature and film. Students read literary works which have inspired films and analyze the unique formal qualities of each. The course considers the stylistic influence of film on literature and vice versa; the relationship between writer and director, especially in the case where they are one and the same person. Readings in the original and/or in English. Films in Ukrainian with English subtitles or plot summaries.

Attributes: Humanities, Written English Requirement

UKRN 2600  Special Topics in Ukrainian Studies  3 cr  

Language of Instruction: English. Study of selected topics in Ukrainian literature or culture. The course content may vary. Students can earn multiple credits for the course only when the topic subtitle is different.

Attributes: Humanities, Written English Requirement

UKRN 2720  Intermediate Ukrainian  6 cr  

Grammar review, conversation, translation and reading of selected texts. Development of communication skills through practical exercises. Cultural content is introduced through audio-visual materials. Students may not hold credit for both UKRN 2720 and UKRN 2730.

PR/CR: A minimum grade of C is required unless otherwise indicated.
Prerequisite: [a grade of "C" or better in UKRN 1310 or UKRN 1320] or [Ukrainian 40S] or written consent of department head.

Mutually Exclusive: UKRN 2730

Attributes: Humanities, Recommended Intro Courses

UKRN 2730  Intermediate Ukrainian 2  3 cr  

This course is the second term of UKRN 2720 Intermediate Ukrainian, and is intended for students who already have basic oral comprehension and reading, writing, and speaking skills equivalent to those that would be achieved in the first term of UKRN 2720. Students may not hold credit for both UKRN 2730 and UKRN 2720.

PR/CR: A minimum grade of C is required unless otherwise indicated.
Prerequisite: successful completion of a placement test administered by the department.

Mutually Exclusive: UKRN 2720

Attributes: Humanities, Recommended Intro Courses

UKRN 2770  Ukrainian Culture until 1900  3 cr  

A survey that examines the Ukrainian Culture Heritage from the pre-Christian era, through medieval times and the baroque to the end of the 19th century. Issues in mythology, religion, the arts and literature are discussed. Lectures in English. Readings are available in both English translation and the original.

Attributes: Humanities, Recommended Intro Courses, Written English Requirement

UKRN 2780  Ukrainian Culture from 1900 to the Present  3 cr  

Major trends in thought, the visual arts, film and literature from the end of the 19th century to the present day. Lectures in English. Readings are available in both English translation and Ukrainian.

Attributes: Humanities, Recommended Intro Courses, Written English Requirement

UKRN 2800  Literature and Revolution in Ukraine  3 cr  

A study of literature and its relationship to the arts in the decade that followed the Revolution of 1917. Lectures in English. Readings available in English and in the original. Viewing and discussion of films.

Attributes: Humanities

UKRN 2820  Holodomor and Holocaust in Ukrainian Literature and Culture  3 cr  

A study of how the Holodomor (Famine) of 1932-33 and the Holocaust have been represented, and of the international impact of these representations. References to art and film. Lectures and readings in English.

Attributes: Humanities, Written English Requirement

UKRN 3100  Ukrainian Story Writing Through the Ages  3 cr  

Masterpieces of the short story genre from early modern times to the present. Focusing on great works and writers, the course provides insights into the genre and into different periods in Ukrainian literature. Film adaptations of some works will be viewed and discussed. Students may not hold credit for both UKRN 3100 and the former UKRN 3850.

Equiv To: UKRN 3850

Attributes: Humanities

UKRN 3300  Literature of Independent Ukraine  3 cr  

A study of recent writings from Ukraine, focusing on the post-1991 period. References to art and film of the period.

Attributes: Humanities

UKRN 3440  Ukrainian Poetry  3 cr  

A study of some of the best Ukrainian poetry with a particular emphasis on the modern period. Lectures and readings in Ukrainian.

PR/CR: A minimum grade of C is required unless otherwise indicated.
Prerequisite: [a grade of "C" or better in UKRN 1310 or UKRN 1320] or written consent of department head.

Attributes: Humanities

UKRN 3840  Ukrainian Novel  3 cr  

A study of representative novels of the 19th and 20th centuries. The course begins with the Romantic period and ends with contemporary writing. Lectures in English. Readings in the original or in English.

Attributes: Humanities

UKRN 3880  Special Studies  3 cr  

The content of this course will vary from year to year, depending on the needs and interests of instructors and students. A description of the course is available in advance at the department office. The course content may vary. Students can earn multiple credits for this course only when the topic subtitle is different.

PR/CR: A minimum grade of C is required unless otherwise indicated.
Prerequisite: [a grade of "C" or better in a minimum of 24 credit hours of courses at the 1000-level or above] or written consent of department head.

Attributes: Humanities

UKRN 3910  Shevchenko  3 cr  

A study of the greatest works, focusing on the writer’s intellectual and artistic development. References to his art and the imperial context. Lectures in English.

PR/CR: A minimum grade of C is required unless otherwise indicated.
Prerequisite: [a grade of "C" or better in a minimum of 24 credit hours of courses at the 1000-level or above] or written consent of department head.

Attributes: Humanities

UKRN 3952  Advanced Ukrainian Conversational Practice  3 cr  

Development of oral and comprehension skills within the context of contemporary Ukrainian living culture via a variety of sources, such as: short stories, news articles, comics, cartoons, films, music, etc. Students may not hold credit for both UKRN 3952 and the former UKRN 3950.

PR/CR: A minimum grade of C is required unless otherwise indicated.
Prerequisite: a grade of "C" or better in UKRN 2720 or UKRN 2730 or written consent of department head.

Attributes: Humanities

UKRN 3962  Advanced Ukrainian Through Short Stories  3 cr  

Development of advanced language skills in modern Ukrainian: writing, reading, listening comprehension, and speaking. Continued work in advanced composition, translation, readings and study of selected literary and other texts within the context of short stories. Students may not hold credit for both UKRN 3962 and the former UKRN 3960.

PR/CR: A minimum grade of C is required unless otherwise indicated.
Prerequisite: a grade of "C" or better in UKRN 2720 or UKRN 2730 or written consent of department head.

Attributes: Humanities

UKRN 3970  Women and Ukrainian Literature  3 cr  

A study of the literature produced by Ukrainian women writers in the nineteenth, twentieth, and twenty-first centuries. Lectures in English. Readings in the original and/or in English.

Attributes: Humanities, Written English Requirement

UKRN 4640  Selected Topics 1  3 cr  

A program of independent reading and/or research on selected topics to 1900, undertaken by a student in consultation with his or her prospective instructor. The course content may vary. Students can earn multiple credits for this course only when the topic subtitle is different.

PR/CR: A minimum grade of C is required unless otherwise indicated.
Prerequisite: written consent of department head.

Attributes: Humanities