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  • Academic Title
    Bachelor of Arts in Ukrainian Studies
  • Course description
    Ukrainian Courses

    SLA108Y1 - Elementary Ukrainian

    Basic vocabulary, simple sentence patterns, essential morphology. Regular language laboratory sessions. Open only to students with little or no knowledge of the language.

    SLA208Y1 - Intermediate Ukrainian

    Study of morphology through grammar drills; oral practice in the language laboratory; reading of texts from Ukrainian literature.
    Prerequisite: Permission of instructor

    SLA218Y1 - Ukrainian Literature and Culture

    A general survey of Ukrainian culture through an examination of selected literary works and their historical context. The course covers the period from Kievan Rus’ to the present. Readings in English. (Offered in alternate years)

    SLA228H1 - Soviet Ukrainian Fiction in Translation

    A selection of Soviet Ukrainian novels and short prose in English translation. From the intellectual novel of the 1920s, through socialist realism, to the new prose of the 1980s. Authors include Pidmohylny, Antonenko-Davydovych, Honchar, Zahrebelny, Tiutiunnyk, and Drozd. (Offered in alternate years)
    Recommended preparation: any course in literature

    SLA238H1 - Literature of the Ukrainian-Canadian Experience

    A selection of literary texts depicting or reflecting the experience and perceptions of Ukrainians in Canada from the first immigrants to the present. Texts include works originally written in English, French and Ukrainian, but all readings are in English. Authors include: Kiriak, Kostash, Ryga, Galay, Suknaski, Haas. (Offered in alternate years)
    Recommended preparation: any course in literature

    SLA248H1 - Women and Women’s Themes in Ukrainian Literature

    This course examines the presentation of women and women's themes in works of Ukrainian literature. The subjects covered include: role models, freedom, socialism, nationalism, feminism, and sexuality.

    SLA308Y1 - Advanced Ukrainian

    Review of morphology and study of syntax. Short compositions based on literary and critical texts. Voluntary language laboratory.
    Prerequisite: Permission of instructor

    SLA318H - Kyiv—Kiev—Kijow: A City through Cultures and Centuries

    A cultural history of the Ukrainian capital; Ukrainian, Russian, Polish and Jewish “versions” of the city; artworks and literary texts that capture the complexity of Kyivan history and culture. Readings in the original languages encouraged but not required.

    SLA328H1 - The Culture of Contemporary Ukraine

    Contemporary Ukraine is an amalgam of various cultural traditions. This course examines its languages, religions, nationalities, literature, cinema, arts, print and broadcast media, regions, education, and social groups. Special attention is given to the factors that influence public perceptions of identity. All readings are in English.

    SLA408H1 - The Ukrainian Short Story

    The development of the short story from Kvitka-Osnovianenko to the present day. All readings in the original. (Offered every four years)
    Prerequisite: Permission of instructor

    SLA418H1 - Ukrainian Drama

    The development of Ukrainian drama from Kotliarevsky to the present day. All readings in the original. (Offered every four years)
    Prerequisite: Permission of instructor

    SLA419Y1 - Ukrainian Poetry

    A survey of Ukrainian poetry from Skovoroda to the present day. All readings in the original. (Offered every four years)
    Prerequisite: Permission of instructor

    SLA428Y1 - The Ukrainian Novel

    Major works by Kulish, Nechui-Levytsky, Myrny, Franko, Kotsiubynsky, Kobylianska, Vynnychenko, Ianovsky, Pidmohylny, and Honchar. Readings in Ukrainian. (Offered every four years)
    Prerequisite: Permission of instructor

    SLA429H1 - Shevchenko

    A critical study of Taras Shevchenko. Life, works, and significance. Readings in Ukrainian. (Offered every four years)
    Prerequisite: Permission of instructor

    SLA438H1 - Style and Structure of Ukrainian

    Beginning with an overview of the synchronic structure of Ukrainian (phonetics, phonology, morphology, syntax), the course introduces various styles of contemporary Ukrainian. Emphasis is on the practical usage of various styles. A number of sociolinguistic questions are examined: dialects, jargons, slang, and the language situation in contemporary Ukraine.
    Prerequisite: Permission of instructor

    SLA448H1 - Ukrainian Literature of the 17th and 18th Centuries

    A survey of Ukrainian literature from the Renaissance to the National Revival: polemical literature, baroque poetry, school drama, religious and philosophical treatises, history-writing, dumy and satire. Major figures include Smotrysky, Vyshensky, Prokopovych and Skovoroda. Works are read in modern Ukrainian and English translations. (Offered every four years)
    Prerequisite: Permission of instructor
    Recommended preparation: A 400-level course in Ukrainian literature

    SLA458H1 - Ukrainian for the 21st Century

    This course introduces students to contemporary Ukrainian using approaches beyond grammar and traditional classroom interaction. Emphasis is on the enhancement of language skills in the context of contemporary Ukraine. Students develop practical skills based on traditional media as well as on multimedia resources, including those of the Internet.
    Prerequisite: Permission of instructor
    Recommended preparation: SLA208Y, 308Y

    SLA468H1 - Aspects of Literary Translation of Ukrainian

    This course introduces the problems of written translation of literary works from Ukrainian into English: evaluation and comparison of existing translations, practical exercises; treatment of common difficulties in translating, various literary genres and styles, dialectical, social, generational and other subvarieties of language, as well as idiomatic and figurative language.
    Prerequisite: Permission of instructor
    Recommended preparation: SLA308Y or permission of instructor

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