Ukrainian

The courses below are offered through the Department of Slavic Languages and Literature.

For questions about specific courses, contact the department:

Departmental Office: 708 Hamilton
212-854-3941
Office Hours: Monday–Friday, 9:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m.

Web: www.columbia.edu/cu/slavic


Directory of Classes

The course information displayed on this page relies on an external system and may be incomplete. Please visit Slavic Languages on the Directory of Classes for complete course information.

After finding your course in the Directory of Classes, click on the section number to open an expanded view. The "Open To" field will indicate whether the course is open to School of Professional Studies students. If School of Professional Studies is not included in the field, students may still be able to cross-register for the course by obtaining permission after being admitted to an academic program.

UKRN GU4002 Advanced Ukrainian II. 3 points.

Prerequisites: UKRN W2102 or the equivalent.

The course is for students who wish to develop their mastery of Ukrainian. Further study of grammar includes patterns of word formation, participles, gerunds, declension of numerals, and a more in-depth study of difficult subjects, such as verbal aspect and verbs of motion. The material is drawn from classical and contemporary Ukrainian literature, press, electronic media, and film. Taught almost exclusively in Ukrainian.

Spring 2017: UKRN GU4002
Course Number Section/Call Number Times/Location Instructor Points Enrollment
UKRN 4002 001/21528 M W 1:10pm - 2:25pm
709 Hamilton Hall
Yuri Shevchuk 3 0/20

UKRN UN1101 Elementary Ukrainian I. 3 points.

Designed for students with little or no knowledge of Ukrainian. Basic grammar structures are introduced and reinforced, with equal emphasis on developing oral and written communication skills. Specific attention to acquisition of high-frequency vocabulary and its optimal use in real-life settings.

Fall 2017: UKRN UN1101
Course Number Section/Call Number Times/Location Instructor Points Enrollment
UKRN 1101 001/13786 M W F 8:40am - 9:55am
Room TBA
Yuri Shevchuk 3 0/12

UKRN UN1102 Elementary Ukrainian II. 3 points.

Designed for students with little or no knowledge of Ukrainian. Basic grammar structures are introduced and reinforced, with equal emphasis on developing oral and written communication skills. Specific attention to acquisition of high-frequency vocabulary and its optimal use in real-life settings.

Spring 2017: UKRN UN1102
Course Number Section/Call Number Times/Location Instructor Points Enrollment
UKRN 1102 001/12392 M W F 8:40am - 9:55am
351a International Affairs Bldg
Yuri Shevchuk 3 2/15

UKRN UN1202 Intermediate Ukrainian I and II. 3 points.

Prerequisites: UKRN W1102 or the equivalent.

Intensive rapid review of grammar, with some emphasis on conversational skills. Strong emphasis on reading/translating skills, using selections from contemporary Ukrainian periodicals.

UKRN UN2101 Intermediate Ukrainian I. 3 points.

Prerequisites: UKRN W1102 or the equivalent.

Reviews and reinforces the fundamentals of grammar and a core vocabulary from daily life. Principal emphasis is placed on further development of communicative skills (oral and written). Verbal aspect and verbs of motion receive special attention.

Fall 2017: UKRN UN2101
Course Number Section/Call Number Times/Location Instructor Points Enrollment
UKRN 2101 001/67418 M W F 10:10am - 11:25am
Room TBA
Yuri Shevchuk 3 2/12

UKRN UN2102 Intermediate Ukrainian II. 3 points.

Prerequisites: UKRN W1102 or the equivalent.

Reviews and reinforces the fundamentals of grammar and a core vocabulary from daily life. Principal emphasis is placed on further development of communicative skills (oral and written). Verbal aspect and verbs of motion receive special attention.

Spring 2017: UKRN UN2102
Course Number Section/Call Number Times/Location Instructor Points Enrollment
UKRN 2102 001/96946 M W F 10:10am - 11:25am
351a International Affairs Bldg
Yuri Shevchuk 3 0/20

UKRN UN4001 Advanced Ukrainian I. 3 points.

Prerequisites: UKRN W2102 or the equivalent.

The course is for students who wish to develop their mastery of Ukrainian. Further study of grammar includes patterns of word formation, participles, gerunds, declension of numerals, and a more in-depth study of difficult subjects, such as verbal aspect and verbs of motion. The material is drawn from classical and contemporary Ukrainian literature, press, electronic media, and film. Taught almost exclusively in Ukrainian.

Fall 2017: UKRN UN4001
Course Number Section/Call Number Times/Location Instructor Points Enrollment
UKRN 4001 001/73424 M W 1:10pm - 2:25pm
Room TBA
Yuri Shevchuk 3 0/12

UKRN UN4002 Advanced Ukrainian I and II. 3 points.

Development of integrated performance in speaking, listening, reading, and writing in the Ukrainian language. Examines grammar, syntax, and new vocabulary, primarily focusing on the further study of the usage of verbs of movement and their aspects, adjectival and adverbial participles, and their contextual impact.

UKRN W1201 Intermediate Ukrainian I. 3 points.

Not offered during 2017-18 academic year.

Prerequisites: UKRN W1102 or the equivalent.

Reviews and reinforces the fundamentals of grammar and a core vocabulary from daily life. Principal emphasis is placed on further development of communicative skills (oral and written). Verbal aspect and verbs of motion receive special attention. This course number has been changed to UKRN 2101

UKRN W1202 Intermediate Ukrainian II. 3 points.

Not offered during 2017-18 academic year.

Prerequisites: UKRN W1102 or the equivalent.

Reviews and reinforces the fundamentals of grammar and a core vocabulary from daily life. Principal emphasis is placed on further development of communicative skills (oral and written). Verbal aspect and verbs of motion receive special attention. This course number has been changed to UKRN 2102

UKRN W3997 Supervised Individual Research. 2-4 points.

Not offered during 2017-18 academic year.

Prerequisites: the department's permission.

UKRN W3998 Supervised Individual Research. 2-4 points.

Not offered during 2017-18 academic year.

Prerequisites: the department's permission.

UKRN W4021 Introduction to Ukrainian Literature and Culture: Beginnings Through the 19th Century. 3 points.

Not offered during 2017-18 academic year.

Prerequisites: Some familiarity with at least one Slavic language.

UKRN W4054 Creating Identity in Contemporary Ukrainian Culture. 0 points.

This course presents and examines post-Soviet Ukrainian culture.  Students will learn about the significant achievements, names, events, scandals and polemics in contemporary Ukrainian culture and will see how they have contributed to Ukraine’s post-Soviet identity.  Centered on the most important successes in literature, the course will also explore the key developments in music and visual art in this period.  The course will look at what images have come to represent Ukraine and how they were created.  By also studying Ukrainian culture with regards to its relationship with Ukraine’s changing political life, students will obtain a good understanding of the dynamics of today’s Ukraine and the development of Ukrainians as a nation in the 21st century.  The course will be complemented by audio and video presentations and, through the Harriman Institute’s on-going Contemporary Ukrainian Literature Series, will offer students the unique opportunity to meet several leading Ukrainian writers in-person.   Entirely in English with a parallel reading list for those who read Ukrainian.

The University reserves the right to withdraw or modify the courses of instruction or to change the instructors as may become necessary.