This Course and Program Catalogue is effective from May 2022 to April 2023.

Not all courses described in the Course and Program Catalogue are offered each year. For a list of course offerings in 2022-2023, please consult the class search website.

The following conventions are used for course numbering:

  • 010-099 represent non-degree level courses
  • 100-699 represent undergraduate degree level courses
  • 700-999 represent graduate degree level courses

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UKR 114.3: Elementary Ukrainian I

Develops elementary proficiency in speaking, reading, understanding, and writing Ukrainian. Basic grammatical structures, sound patterns, spelling and vocabulary will be studied. Students will be introduced to Ukrainian life and culture, politics, geography and society.

Weekly hours: 3 Lecture hours and 1 Tutorial hours
Note: Students who have completed Ukrainian 20 (Grade 11 Ukrainian) or have completed Ukrainian 30 (Grade 12 Ukrainian), may not take this course for credit. Students who have some background in Ukrainian or who have taken any other courses in Ukrainian and native speakers of Ukrainian are not allowed to register in this course. Students with credit for UKR 115 may not take this course for credit.


UKR 117.3: Elementary Ukrainian II

This course is a continuation of UKR 114. It develops elementary proficiency in speaking, reading, understanding, and writing Ukrainian. Basic grammatical structures, sound patterns, spelling and vocabulary will be studied. Students will be introduced to Ukrainian life and culture, politics, geography and society. Students will develop the ability to understand spoken Ukrainian and respond to it within certain everyday topics.

Weekly hours: 3 Lecture hours and 1 Tutorial hours
Prerequisite(s): UKR 114 or Ukrainian 20 (Grade 11 Ukrainian).
Note: Students who have completed Ukrainian 30 may not take this course for credit. Students who have a background in Ukrainian or have taken any other Ukrainian courses and native speakers of Ukrainian are not allowed to register in this course. Students with credit for UKR 115 may not take this course for credit.


UKR 202.3: Europe Borderland A Survey of Ukrainian History and Culture

This course offers a multidisciplinary introduction to Ukraine, its history, culture, and peoples from historical, cultural, political and anthropological perspectives. Along with an overview of major developments in Ukrainian history, culture and nation building, the course also focuses on the outcomes and meanings of these developments to contemporary Ukrainians, their neighbors, and the Ukrainian diaspora. Topics include the rise and fall of Kyivan Rus and Galicia-Volhynia, the Polish and Lithuanian rule, the Kozak Era, the impact of Russian and Austrian Imperial rule on Ukraine, the growth of national consciousness in the 19th century, the first World War and the quest for independence, industrialization and collectivization in Soviet Ukraine in the 1920-30s, the famine of 1932-33, Stalin's repressions of 1930s, Western Ukraine between the Wars, Ukraine during the Second World War, Soviet Ukraine in the 1950-1980s, and independent Ukraine in a global context.

Weekly hours: 3 Lecture hours
Prerequisite(s): UKR 214.3 or 18 credit units at the university level.
Note: Students with credit for INTS 202 An Introduction to Ukrainian History and Culture may not take this course for credit.


UKR 214.3: Intermediate Ukrainian I

This course will concentrate on improving speaking, reading, and writing skills by further expanding the basic syntactic, morphological, lexical, and phonetic structure of modern Ukrainian. Students will be introduced to contemporary life and culture of Ukraine.

Weekly hours: 3 Lecture hours and 1 Tutorial hours
Prerequisite(s): UKR 117 or Ukrainian 30 (Grade 12 Ukrainian).
Note: Native speakers of Ukrainian are not allowed to register in this course. Students with credit for UKR 215 may not take this course for credit.


UKR 217.3: Intermediate Ukrainian II

This course builds on skills acquired in UKR 214. Emphasis is placed on improving oral and written skills through the extensive study of Ukrainian grammar. This course will continue providing students with a view of contemporary life and culture.

Weekly hours: 3 Lecture hours and 1 Tutorial hours
Prerequisite(s): UKR 214.
Note: Native speakers of Ukrainian are not allowed to register in this course. Students with credit for UKR 215 may not take this course for credit.


UKR 233.3: From the Forge SocioCultural Perspectives on Contemporary Ukraine

This course explores the effects of post-Soviet transition in today's Ukraine on the lives, identities and practices of its people. The emphasis is placed on how ethnography - a key research tool - helps to account for the changes that Ukrainian society has undergone since the late 1980s.

Prerequisite(s): 18 credit units at the university level including 3 credit units from Humanities or Social Sciences.
Note: Students with credit for ANTH 233 Anthropological Perspectives on Contemporary Ukraine may not take this course for credit.


UKR 236.3: Ethnicity In Action The Ukrainian Canadian Experience

This course introduces students to the Ukrainian Canadian culture and ethnicity from the perspective of ethnic and diaspora studies. Examining the cultural practices and heritage of Ukrainians in Canada, we will look at Ukrainian Canadian community development and the early settlers’ spiritual and material culture. We will discuss major social and cultural changes in the community life of Ukrainian Canadians as they were taking place throughout the last century, and place those in broader historical context. To deal with the questions of cultural vitality, and continuity and change, we will look at Ukrainian Canadian folklore and ‘high’ art as cultural practice and analyze the relationship between the cultural heritage, cultural practice, and ethnic identity of Ukrainians in Canada. Given recent historical developments, we will pay special attention this year to the relationship between diaspora and homeland and discuss the foundations of their connections and disconnections.

Weekly hours: 3 Seminar/Discussion hours
Prerequisite(s):18 credit units at the university level including 3 credit units from Humanities or Social Sciences.
Note:Students with credit for ANTH 236 Ethnicity in Action Ukrainian Canadian Experience may not take this course for credit.


UKR 298.3: Special Topics

Offered occasionally by visiting faculty and in other special situations to cover, in depth, topics that are not thoroughly covered in regularly offered courses.

Weekly hours: 3 Lecture hours


UKR 299.6: Special Topics

Offered occasionally by visiting faculty and in other special situations to cover, in depth, topics that are not thoroughly covered in regularly offered courses.

Weekly hours: 3 Lecture hours


UKR 314.3: Advanced Ukrainian I

Selected readings, composition exercises and a grammar review focusing on phonetics and morphology are used to improve the student's command of oral and written Ukrainian. There is no translation and the course is conducted entirely in Ukrainian.

Weekly hours: 3 Lecture hours and 1 Tutorial hours
Prerequisite(s): UKR 217.3
Note: Native speakers of Ukrainian may not take this course for credit.


UKR 317.3: Advanced Ukrainian II

Selected readings, composition exercises and a grammar review are used to improve the student's command of oral and written Ukrainian.

Weekly hours: 3 Lecture hours and 1 Tutorial hours
Prerequisite(s): UKR 217.3
Note: Native speakers of Ukrainian may not take this course for credit.


UKR 354.3: Lenses of Belief Ritual Spaces in Ukrainian Culture

This undergraduate course offers an exploration of Ukrainian culture through the prism of ritual analysis. In this course, through the examination of scholarly approaches taken up by folklorists and ethnographers to the study of ritual, we will investigate several sites of Ukrainian traditional and post-traditional culture in order to understand complex processes of cultural continuity and cultural change. What is the ritual and how can ritual analysis help us to enter the domain of Ukrainian culture? Is ritual only about traditional Ukrainian weddings, Christmas and Easter celebrations, or can such events as Taras Shevchenko’s reburial, the Orange and Euromaidan Revolutions of 2004 and 2013, and recent political events in Ukraine be studied similarly, as well? And why ritual? How can ritual account for the dynamic nature of ethnic or nation building processes? What can it teach us about ourselves, our history, our culture? These and other questions will be addressed in class.

Weekly hours: 3 Seminar/Discussion hours
Prerequisite(s): A 200-level course in UKR, or permission of the department.
Note: Students with credit for ANTH 354 Ritual Spaces in Ukrainian Culture may not take this course for credit.


UKR 398.3: Special Topics

Offered occasionally by visiting faculty and in other special situations to cover, in depth, topics that are not thoroughly covered in regularly offered courses.

Weekly hours: 3 Seminar/Discussion hours


UKR 399.6: Special Topics

Offered occasionally by visiting faculty and in other special situations to cover, in depth, topics that are not thoroughly covered in regularly offered courses.

Weekly hours: 3 Seminar/Discussion hours


UKR 498.3: Special Topics

Offered occasionally by visiting faculty and in other special situations to cover, in depth, topics that are not thoroughly covered in regularly offered courses.

Weekly hours: 3 Seminar/Discussion hours


UKR 499.6: Special Topics

Offered occasionally by visiting faculty and in other special situations to cover, in depth, topics that are not thoroughly covered in regularly offered courses.

Weekly hours: 3 Seminar/Discussion hours


UKR 899.6: Special Topics

Offered occasionally in special situations. Students interested in these courses should contact the department for more information.