Ukrainian (UKRN)

UKRN 590 Elementary Ukrainian I

An introduction to the fundamentals of the Ukrainian language, acquisition of conversational, reading and writing skills. This course is designed for students who have no or little background in studying Ukrainian. Students will be able to develop the base for the further study of the Ukrainian language. This course provides a comprehensive introduction to modern Ukrainian language and culture for those who would like to speak Ukrainian or use the language for reading and research. The course stresses all four major communicative skills (speaking, listening comprehension, reading, writing). Prerequisition: Offered through the Penn Language Center.

For BA Students: Language Course

Taught by: Rudnytzky

Two terms. student may enter either term.

Activity: Lecture

1.0 Course Unit

Notes: Offered through the Penn Language Center

UKRN 591 Elementary Ukrainian II

Continuation of SLAV 590. During the second semester, the students The grammar part of the course will be mostly focused on the Ukrainian nouns and the cases, students will learn and practice each case in the context of the real-life situations. In addition, students will become acquainted with various aspects of Ukrainian culture and traditions with the special focus on the festive customs (i.e. Christmas and Easter culture in Ukraine). The course stresses all four major communicative skills (speaking, listening comprehension, reading, writing) and is a solid foundation for learning Ukrainian in future. Prerequisite: Offered through the Penn Language Center.

For BA Students: Language Course

Taught by: Rudnytzky

Two terms. student may enter either term.

Prerequisite: SLAV 590

Activity: Lecture

1.0 Course Unit

Notes: Offered through the Penn Language Center

UKRN 592 Intermediate Ukrainian I

This is a first-semester intermediate-level Ukrainian language course which is designed to make students practice reading, speaking and writing in Ukrainian. Current issues of Ukrainian newspapers, especially the weekly , will serve as the basic source for the study of the contemporary Ukrainian idiom. Reading, translation and discussion of featured articles on such topics as business, education, politics, science, sports et al. including advertising and horoscope style and terminology will not only be used to hone the language skills and build up vocabulary but also to acquaint the student with the latest linguistic developments in Ukraine, such as the loan-words and loan-translations, abbreviations and acronyms, ancient folk proverbs and sayings as well as contemporary technical terms. Prerequisite: Offered through the Penn Language Center.

For BA Students: Language Course

Taught by: Rudnytzky

Two terms. student may enter either term.

Prerequisite: SLAV 591

Activity: Lecture

1.0 Course Unit

UKRN 593 Intermediate Ukrainian II

This second-semester intermediate-level Ukrainian language is the continuation of the SLAV 592. Students will be able to practice reading, listening, writing and speaking Ukrainian more in the context of Ukrainian history politics, and culture. Students will be provided with the newspapers in Ukrainian and other authentic materials that will be the basis of both the classroom discussions and homework. Prerequisite: Offered through the Penn Language Center.

For BA Students: Last Language Course

Taught by: Rudnytzky

Two terms. student may enter either term.

Prerequisite: SLAV 592

Activity: Lecture

1.0 Course Unit

UKRN 594 Advanced Ukrainian I

This advanced Ukrainian course is addressed to the students who have taken SLAV592 and SLAV593 or can already speak and read Ukrainian. The course emphasizes on the advanced vocabulary building, conversation and reading skills. It also includes the advanced grammar review with the use of Ukrainian grammar terms. Students will learn more about Ukrainian literature, history, and modern life through the authentic materials, poems and parts literature extracts. Prerequisite: Offered through the Penn Language Center.

For BA Students: Advanced Language Course

Taught by: Rudnytzky

Two terms. student may enter either term.

Prerequisite: SLAV 593

Activity: Lecture

1.0 Course Unit

UKRN 595 Advanced Ukrainian II

Continuation of SLAV 594. The course focuses on all the language skills (reading, writing, speaking, listening) on the level with the use of the authentic materials mostly from Ukrainian literature and newspapers. Students will work on reading one of the modern Ukrainian plays to be able to perform it at the end of the course. This course is a good foundation for doing the research in Ukrainian or working or studying in Ukraine. Prerequisite: Offered through the Penn Language Center

For BA Students: Advanced Language Course

Taught by: Rudnytzky

Two terms. student may enter either term.

Prerequisite: SLAV 594

Activity: Lecture

1.0 Course Unit

Notes: Offered through the Penn Language Center