U-M is the only North American University to offer a minor in Ukrainian Studies. The academic minor in Ukrainian is a multi-faceted program that integrates Ukrainian studies into broader intellectual and policy agendas while promoting research and scholarly work on contemporary Ukraine in the United States.
Prerequisites to the Academic Minor: UKR 251 (with a grade of “C” or better) or equivalent as determined by the Departmental placement examination.
Academic Minor Program: 16 credits of courses, including UKR 252 (4 credits) and 12 credits in courses selected from the following two categories, with at least 6 credits coming from category A.
Category A: Ukrainian Language, Literature, and Culture
At least 6 credits from this category
- UKR 351 (3rd Year Ukrainian I)
- UKR 352 (3rd Year Ukrainian II)
- UKR 421 (Directed Readings in Ukrainian Literature)
- UKR 320 (An Introduction to Ukrainian Poetry)
- UKR 470 (Cultures of Ukraine)
- SLAVIC 490 (Topic: Introduction to Ukrainian Culture)
Category B: Eastern European Slavic Culture
No more than 6 credits from this category
- HISTORY 432 (Medieval and Early Modern Russia)
- SLAVIC 240 (Slavic Folklore)
- SLAVIC 270 (Contact and Conflict: Jewish Experience in Eastern Europe)
- SLAVIC 313 (Russian and Ukrainian Cinema)
- SLAVIC 395 (Survey of Russia: The Russian Empire, the Soviet Union, and the Successor States)
- RUSSIAN 435 (Cultural History of the Russian Jew)
- SLAVIC 490 (Topics: Rock Kills Communism; Revolution the Attic)
- (Up to 3 Credits) Study Abroad, Summer Internships in Ukraine and/or Field Work in Ukrainian Communities in Metro Detroit. The Department offers to help in negotiating summer internships with companies in Ukraine or within local Ukrainian communities.
Typical Courses Offered
|Course No.||Typically Offered||Course Title|
|151||F||First Year Ukrainian|
|152||W||First Year Ukrainian|
|251||F||Second Year Ukrainian|
|252||W||Second Year Ukrainian|
|421||F; W||Directed Reading: Ukrainian Literature|
|470||F||Cultures of Ukraine|
Ukrainian Internship Opportunities
The department has a relationship with a few organizations in Metro Detroit and in Ukraine for students interested in internships focused on Ukraine. Please contact Svitlana Rogovyk, firstname.lastname@example.org, for more details.
The Virtual Student Foreign Service (VSFS) has three open internship positions for 2016-17 for Ukrainian engergy research. For more information, see this news item, written by U-M alumna and U.S. Embassy Kyiv Energy Officer Monica Sendor: https://lsa.umich.edu/slavic/news-events/all-news/search-news/virtual-student-foreign-service--ukraine-projects-available.html.
Ukrainian Language Studies Scholarship
The Department of Slavic Languages and Literatures is offering scholarships of $500 for Ukrainian language study at U-M during the academic year. See the scholarship page for more information.