Ukrainian at Yale
115 Elementary Ukrainian(Fall and Spring) 5HTBA I Introduction
to the fundamentals of Ukrainian designed for those with little or no previous
knowledge of the language. Course acquaints students with basic grammar
structures and sufficient vocabulary to give an elementary command of spoken
and written Ukrainian. Listening and reading comprehension will be developed
through films, audio tapes, music, and selected readings on topics of Ukrainian
culture. Students are expected to devote one hour per week doing aural/oral
exercises in the Language Laboratory.
130 Intermediate Ukrainian (Fall and Spring) 5HTBA I A systematic
review of Ukrainian grammar, with attention to relevant linguistic problems.
Short written compositions are assigned on a regular basis. Readings from
newspapers and twentieth-century Ukrainian literature, with a critical
discussion of the texts. One hour per week is to be spent in the Language
Laboratory working with audio and video tapes. Prerequisite: Ukrainian
115 or permission of the instructor.
UKRAINIAN 240b Topics in Ukrainian Culture (Spring)
III A survey of key debates in Ukrainian literature, intellectual history,
and the arts with a strong contemporary focus. Topics include oral traditions;
medieval culture; the Cossack period; Ukraine in the Russian empire; populists
vs. feminists; nationalism and the Soviet experience; minorities and the
diaspora. Examination of modern art (Archipenko, Boychuk), film (Dovzhenko,
Paradzhanov), theater (Kurbas), music and literature (1920s modernism to
the 1990s new wave). All readings in English. All films subtitled. SLAVIC
485a and/or 485b Directed Readings or Individual Research in Slavic Languages
and Literatures (Fall and Spring). (not offered in the year 2000)
For those students wishing to improve their Ukrainian language skills
beyond the Intermediate level or to pursue a particular area of Ukrainian
studies. Must be approved by the director of undergraduate studies .
342b Twentieth Century Ukraine: Arts and Society (Spring T00)
Ukrainian courses may be applied toward a Russian and East European
Area Studies major or as fulfillment of the Requirement of Competence on
a Foreign Language. Interested students are also directed to Yale-Ukraine
Initiative, which sponsors a regular speaker series on Ukrainian issues,
exchange programs with Ukraine, a weekly Ukrainian Table and numerous excursions.
Financial aid is available to those wishing to pursue further studies in
the Ukrainian field.
For more information please contact:
Department of Slavic Languages and Literatures,
Hall of Graduate Studies 2710,
phone: (203) 432-1300;
Council on Russian and East European Studies,
242 Luce Hall,
phone: (203) 432-3423;
Monthly Speaker Series
Chopivsky Family Foundation