Ukrainian Studies

Department of Slavic Languages and Literatures

SLA328H1S, The Culture of Contemporary Ukraine, 2016

Instructor:Maxim Tarnawsky121 St. Joseph St. Alumni Hall 403 926-1300 x3338FAX 416-926-2076

Class meets Wednesdays from 1:00 – 3:00 PM in Alumni Hall, Rm. 204

Contemporary Ukraine is an amalgam of various cultural traditions. This course examines its languages, religions, nationalities, literature, cinema, arts, print and broadcast media, regions, education, and social groups. Special attention is given to the factors that influence public perceptions of identity. All readings are in English.

Graded course requirements:
Writing assignment 1 Feb. 10, 2016 15%
Writing assignment 2 March 16, 2016 15%
Term Paper, 7–8 pgs. April 6, 2016 20%
Term test April 6, 2016 20%
Attendance, Participation, and Class Presentations As scheduled 30%

Writing assignments are due February 10 and March 16. These are short essays of 2–3 pages on an assigned topic. They will require the completion of specific readings.

Term papers are due at the last class, April 6, 2016, in class. Students will also be writing a test on that day in class. No paper will be accepted after the test begins. Papers are to be 7–8 pages, typed, double spaced, and in English. Papers are to be written on the topic outlined here.

Class Presentations will be scheduled for most classes other than the first and the last. Each week particular students are responsible for summarizing one of the required readings for that week and initiating class discussion of it. Your presentation should be brief (5–10 minutes) and should focus on the issues raised by the reading rather than the facts it presents. You will be graded on your understanding of the issues and your ability to formulate points for discussion. Everyone in the class is required to read the selections each week and to participate in the discussion. Failure to participate lowers your grade. Students are expected to be present at every class.

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