SSU Study Format

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Photo: Michael Morien, SSU 2010 participant

Time Frame
5 weeks: May 1 - June 2, 2017.

Format

  • Regular classes and tutorials
  • Each 3-credit unit language class (there are two) meets daily for 3.5 academic hours for 10 days; the culture course meets daily for 4 academic hours for 9 days
  • Language tutorials may be arranged to meet daily for 1 hour during the language courses
  • Each 3-credit unit course meets for 36 class hours, total contact hours for 9 credits are 108 hours

Courses
Students participate in two 3-credit language courses per level. Students at all language levels participate in the same culture course, concurrently. Students may earn up to 9 credit units in total. Daily individual tutoring is provided and is part of the course requirement. The courses for each category are as follows:

ELEMENTARY UKRAINIAN (Level 100)
UKR 114.3 (3 credit units) 
Elementary Ukrainian I is designed to accommodate students with no previous knowledge of the Ukrainian language. The objectives of the courses are to develop elementary proficiency in four basic linguistic skills: speaking, reading, listening, and writing. Basic grammatical structures, sound patterns, spelling, and vocabulary will be introduced in an engaging and interactive manner. Additional emphasis will be placed on developing sociolinguistic communicative skills necessary for successful intercultural interaction. Course material will engage students to explore Ukraine's living cultural and linguistic environment through the study of its living language onsite.

UKR 117.3 (3 credit units) 
Elementary Ukrainian II is a continuation of Elementary Ukrainian I (normally offered during the winter term on the University of Saskatchewan campus). The course follows the format and goals of the above course. The objectives of the course are to develop elementary proficiency in four basic linguistic skills: speaking, reading, listening, and writing. Basic grammatical structures, sound patterns, spelling and vocabulary will be introduced in an engaging and interactive manner. Additional emphasis will be placed on developing sociolinguistic communicative skills necessary for successful intercultural interaction. Course material will engage students to explore Ukraine's living cultural and linguistic environment through the study of its living language on site.

INTERMEDIATE UKRAINIAN (Level 200)
UKR 214.3 (3 credit units) 
Intermediate Ukrainian I aims to further the student's knowledge of the Ukrainian language. The course materials are organized around various themes to enhance the student's involvement and interaction with the living culture of Ukrainians and introduce students to various discourses of the Ukrainian language. An in-depth overview of grammar and syntax is offered. Further mastering of four basic linguistic skills: speaking, reading, listening, and writing is emphasized at the higher levels of language proficiency. Course material will engage students to explore Ukraine's living cultural and linguistic environment through the study of its living language onsite. 
 
UKR 217.3 (3 credit units) 
Intermediate Ukrainian II is a continuation of Intermediate Ukrainian I (normally offered during the winter term on the University of Saskatchewan campus). The course follows the format and goals of the above course. The course materials are organized around various themes to help students to enhance their interaction with the living culture of the Ukrainians, and introduce students to various discourses of the Ukrainian language. An in-depth overview of grammar and syntax is offered. Further mastering of four basic linguistic skills: speaking, reading, listening, and writing is emphasized at the higher levels of language proficiency. Course material will engage students to explore Ukraine's living cultural and linguistic environment through the study of its living language onsite.

ADVANCED UKRAINIAN (Level 300)
UKR 314.3 (3 credit units) 
Advanced Ukrainian I aims to strengthen all four communicative skills of students of Ukrainian (speaking, reading, listening, and writing). The course will engage students in a variety of interactive activities which will range from communicating with members of local academic and non-academic communities to working with locally available cultural and literary texts from Ukraine in print and other media, literature, and everyday life. A thorough overview of grammar patterns and their relationship to the discursive practices of the Ukrainian language are emphasized throughout the course. This course is conducted entirely in Ukrainian, enhancing the further improvement of students' sociolinguistic skills at the advanced level of language proficiency. 
 
UKR 317.3 (3 credit units) 
Advanced Ukrainian II is a continuation of Advanced Ukrainian I. The course follows the format and goals of the above course and aims to strengthen all four communicative skills of students of Ukrainian (speaking, reading, listening, and writing). The course will engage students in a variety of interactive activities which range from communicating with members of local academic and non-academic communities to working with locally available cultural and literary texts from Ukraine in print and other media, literature, and everyday life. A thorough overview of grammar patterns and their relationship to the discursive practices of the Ukrainian language are emphasized throughout the course. This course is conducted entirely in Ukrainian, enhancing the further improvement of students' sociolinguistic skills at the advanced level of language proficiency.

CULTURE COURSE (for all students, regardless of language level)
ANTH 233.3 (3 credit units)
Anthropological Perspectives on Contemporary Ukraine explores the effects of post-soviet transition in today's Ukraine on the lives and identities of its people. The emphasis is placed on how ethnography, a key research tool of anthropologists, helps to account for the changes the Ukrainian society has undergone since the late 1980s.

Note: All professors of these courses from Ternopil National Pedagogical University are accredited with the University of Saskatchewan. This year's culture course will be taught by Dr. Natalia Khanenko-Friesen of STM College, U of S.