Early Ukrainian Canadian Culture (SLAV-399) is an online course that explores the settlement history and immigration narratives of the first two waves of Ukrainian immigration to Canada (1891-1939).
This course explores cultural identity, folklore and key issues facing immigrants when integrating into a new community. Early Ukrainian Canadian Culture is for students from all faculties with an interest in working with archival materials and acquiring a basic familiarity with Ukrainian traditions in the diaspora.
Commitment: 6 weeks of study, 3-5 hours/day
This course consists of a required Introductory Unit plus a choice of 6 Units.
The course is divided into 14 thematic units. All student are required to do the Introduction plus any 6 units of their choice. The Introduction and each of the units consists of readings and/or audio/video recordings. At the end of each unit and the introduction, students are required to complete a quiz. Each quiz can only be taken twice - the best score will count towards the final mark. Students may choose to complete quizzes for more than 6 units, however, only the best 6, plus introduction, will be chosen for grading. The course will be marked as follows: Introduction (10%) + 6 units (15% each) = 100%
Each unit includes:
- required readings and/or audio and video recordings
- a unit quiz
- Early Settlement Patterns
- Material Culture
- Life Cycle Rituals
- Calendar Cycle Customs
- Religious Culture
- Church Architecture and Decoration
- Ukrainian Canadian Women
- Bilingual Education
- Communication 1 - Letter Writing Culture
- Communication 2 - Newspapers and Reading Rooms
- Folk Art & Fine Art
- Music & Performance