Ukrainian Studies Minor: Update

During the 2015-2016 academic year, the Ukrainian Studies Minor offered Ukrainian language courses (UKR114 and 117, and UKR 214 and 217), a course in political studies (POLS 465 Nationalism) and two courses in anthropology (ANTH 236 Ethnicity in Action: Ukrainian Canadian Experience and ANTH 233 Contemporary Ukraine). The new course ANTH 236 Ethnicity in Action: Ukrainian Canadian Experience was developed and taught in Term 1, 2015-16 by Prof. Natalia Khanenko-Friesen (STM Teaching Award 2015-16).

To allow for students to complete all three levels of Ukrainian language instruction at the UofS, third-year Ukrainian language courses UKR 314 and 317 are offered through STM’s Spring Session in Ukraine. All students participating in this program are signed up to take these two courses.

Overall the program enjoys good student enrolments and has attracted the first registrants for the Minor degree. For a number of consecutive years now, the language courses — taught by Prof. Nadya Foty-Oneschuk (who was nominated for an STM Teaching Award in 2015) — have registered a record number of students — the highest in North America for first-year Ukrainian language courses.