Minor in Ukrainian Studies 

The Minor in Ukrainian Studies is an interdisciplinary study of Ukrainian culture, language, history, religion and politics from historical and cross-cultural perspectives. The Ukrainian Studies Minor will provide students with the opportunity, on one end, to engage in the multidisciplinary nature of Ukrainian studies. On the other end, students will be able to pursue the study of one or more aspects of Ukrainian culture which are of relevance to their personal interests, field of study, and future career.

The Minor may be completed in conjunction with any Three-Year, Four-Year or Honours degree in another subject area in the College of Arts and Science. As such, it differs from the former Minor in Ukrainian (language), offered by the Department of Languages and Linguistics until 2001-02.

Area A — Ukrainian Language courses
Area B — Central Courses in Ukrainian Studies (in Anthropology and Political Studies)
Area C — Courses related to Ukrainian Studies (in Anthropology, Economics, History, Linguistics, Political Studies, Religious Studies)

Requirements (18 credit units):

Not all courses listed in the program requirements are offered every year. Students are advised to consult with the program coordinator (ukrstudiesminor@stmcollege.ca) to plan their program.


(1) INTS 202.3 Ukrainian History and Culture: An Introduction

INTS 202.3 — 1/2(3L)
An Introduction to 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 Kylvan Rs and Galicia-Volhynia, the Polish and Lithuanian rule, the Cossack Era, the birth and decline of Hermanate, the impace 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 the global context.

Prerequisite(s): 15 credit units of university studies.

NOTE. This course is offered every two years and is next slated to be offered in 2016-17.

(2) 6 credit units from Area A*
UKR 114.3 Elementary Ukrainian I
UKR 117.3 Elementary Ukrainian II
UKR 214.3 Intermediate Ukrainian I
UKR 217.3 Intermediate Ukrainian II
UKR 314.3 Advanced Ukrainian I**
UKR 317.3 Advanced Ukrainian II**
*Students with credit in the Ukrainian language from K-12 shall consult the program coordinator for language options available to them.
** 200- and 300-level Language courses will be offered on campus when there is sufficient demand, otherwise they will be available (whenever possible) through the STM Study abroad program “Spring Session in Ukraine”

(3) 3 credit units from Area B
ANTH 233.3 Anthropological Perspectives on Contemporary Ukraine
ANTH 236.3 Ethnicity in Action Ukrainian Canadian Experience
ANTH 354.3 Ritual Spaces in Ukrainian Culture
POLS 343.3 Ukraine Processes and Problems of Nation and State Building

(4) 6 additional credit units from Areas A, B, or C
ANTH 227.3 Cultures of Central and Eastern Europe
ANTH 233.3 Anthropological Perspectives on Contemporary Ukraine
ANTH 236.3 Ethnicity in Action Ukrainian Canadian Experience
ANTH 354.3 Ritual Spaces in Ukrainian Culture
ECON 272.3 Economics of Transition
HIST 217.3 The Early Byzantine Empire circa 285 to 565 CE from Constantine to Justinian
HIST 218.3 Byzantium and the World 565 to 1453
HIST 220.6 Russian History from the 9th Century to Present
HIST 388.3 Mass Killing and Genocide in the Twentieth Century
LING 112.3 Dynamics of Language
LING 244.3 Sociolinguistics
POLS 343.3 Ukraine Processes and Problems of Nation and State Building
POLS 465.3 Nationalism
UKR 214.3 Intermediate Ukrainian I
UKR 217.3 Intermediate Ukrainian II
UKR 314.3 Advanced Ukrainian I**
UKR 317.3 Advanced Ukrainian II**
** 200 and 300-level Language courses will be offered on campus when there is sufficient demand, otherwise they will be available (whenever possible) through the STM Spring Session in Ukraine study abroad program