The Harvard Ukrainian Summer Institute (HUSI) is pleased to announce its program for the year 2003 (June 23 to August 15). For the thirty third time since HUSI's establishment in 1971, students from all over the world will have a unique opportunity to study Ukraine at the leading American University. This summer, HUSI will be offering seven university-accredited courses:
Beginning Ukrainian (8 units)
Alla Parkhomenko, PhD, Kyiv State University
An intensive course for students with little or no knowledge of
Ukrainian. Basic grammatical structures are introduced and reinforced
through an active oral approach. By the end of the course students are
expected to develop the ability to conduct short conversations in a range of familiar situations related to daily activities, understand simple factual texts, and write routine messages they will be able to create with language, initiate, maintain and bring to a close simple exchanges by asking and responding to simple questions. A variety of genuine sources will be used to establish an authentic environment."
Intermediate Ukrainian (8 units)
Yuri I. Shevchuk, Ph.D., Kyiv State University
An intensive review of basic structures is followed by expansion of these grammar fundamentals. Emphasis will be on oral communication using basic conversational patterns. Major emphasis will be placed on the development of vocabulary, with readings and videotaped programs focusing on contemporary cultural and political issues. By the end of the course students will be able to narrate and describe in major time frames, deal effectively with unanticipated complications in most informal, and some formal, settings on topics of personal and some general interest.
Advanced Ukrainian (8 units)
Volodymyr Dibrova, Preceptor, Department of Slavic Languages and
Literatures, Harvard University
This is an intensive course for students who wish to develop their
mastery of the language. Reading selections include annotated articles on contemporary issues in business, economics, politics, and culture. Short written reports and oral presentations will be part of the course. By the end of the course the students will be able to discuss extensively a wide range of general interest topics and some special fields of interest, hypothesize, support opinions and deal with linguistically unfamiliar situations. Classes will be conducted largely in Ukrainian.
Foreign Language Area Studies (FLAS) funding is available to US graduate students.
20th-Century Ukrainian Literature: Rethinking the Canon (4 units)
George G. Grabowicz, the Dmytro Cyzevs'kyj Professor of Ukrainian
Literature, Harvard University
A survey of the major writers and works of 20th century Ukrainian
literature with a special focus on how their reception and evaluation has been reconfigured by Ukraine's independence. The course will examine among others such movements and developments as modernism, the "executed renaissance" (rozstriliane vidrodzhennia), socialist realism, the literature of dissent and emigration, underground literature and post-modernism through close readings of representative works.
Prerequisites: Reading knowledge of Ukrainian or permission of the
Modern Ukraine (4 units)
John-Paul Himka, Professor of History, University of Alberta
The course explores the emergence of the "Ukrainian idea" at the turn of the 19th century, its thickening in a literary renascence and political discussions, its transplantation and transformation in Galicia, and its fate in the international crisis of 1914-20. Then the course examines the Soviet Ukrainian state in the 1920s and 1930s, the Ukrainians living outside it in "Central Europe", the cause and effects of World War II, the crystallization of Soviet Ukrainian nationhood, and the transformation of the Ukrainian Soviet Socialist Republic into independent Ukraine.
Theorizing Ukraine: Politics, Theory, and Political Theory (4 units)
Alexander J. Motyl, Professor of Political Science, Rutgers University, Newark
A historically and comparatively informed examination of social science approaches to conceptualizing and theorizing politics and political developments in Ukraine. The course investigates concepts and theories of the state, revolution, nation, nationalism, empire, elite, socialism, totalitarianism, transition, civil society, modernization, political culture, and democracy. Both concepts and theories will be discussed in relation to one another, in light of modern Ukrainian history, and with reference to other countries.
Studying 20th-Century Ukraine: Theory, Methodology, Identity. (4 units)
George G. Grabowicz
The goal of this interdisciplinary seminar is to examine the theory and methods that are applied to the study of 20th-century Ukrainian history, political science and literature. The seminar will focus on the present state of the disciplines, their interaction and the problems and issues such an interdisciplinary approach raises. Topics treated will be Ukrainian political and cultural historiography and the larger comparative context; the theoretical, social and artistic articulations of nationalism and communism; the uses of ideology and cultural politics; and the range of articulations of post-modernism and post-colonialism.
Primarily for graduate students and for qualified undergraduates.
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