Subject: Ukrainian
Credit units: 3
Offered: Either Term 1 or Term 2
Weekly hours: 3 Seminar/Discussion hours
College: Arts and Science
Department: Lang, Lit and Cultural Studies


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.

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.

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