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UKR2050 - Ukrainian Studies 5

6 points, SCA Band 1, 0.125 EFTSL

Undergraduate Faculty of Arts

Leader: Marko Pavlyshyn


Clayton First semester 2007 (Day)


  1. Language: A review of Ukrainian grammar; development of conversation and composition skills using texts on contemporary themes.
  2. Literature and society: An introduction to major cultural, social and political developments in Ukraine since 1960, with a focus on the contemporary situation. Selected literary texts of the period are studied.


Students who have completed this unit and its continuation, UKR2060, will be expected to demonstrate a knowledge of Ukrainian grammar based on D.S. Struk, Ukrainian for Undergraduates. Students should have acquired vocabulary relating to selected subjects from everyday life. They should be able to read, write, speak and understand standard Ukrainian correctly at the level of non-technical communication.
Students will be expected to have a knowledge of the main developments in Ukrainian literature from the 1960s to the present day and of representative works of poetry and short prose from that period (Symonenko, Drach, Kalynets, Hutsalo, Shevchuk, Berdnyk, the "Bu-Ba-Bu" group). They should have acquired basic skills in the analysis and interpretation of literary texts, and should have an awareness of various approaches to the study of these texts.


Examination (2 hours): 40%
Language weekly homework (1000 words): 20%
Tutorial paper: 10%
Essay (1500 words): 30%
Students will choose from a list of essays requiring more advanced analytic skills than students of UKR1050.

Contact hours

4 hours (2 x 1 hour lectures and 2 x 1 hour tutorials) per week


UKR1010 and UKR1020


UKR1050, UKR1060