Ukrainian Language and Literature

A.Y. 2020/2021
Overall hours
Learning objectives
The course aims to provide a knowledge of the essentials of Ukrainian grammar (phonology and morphology) and to develop the ability to communicate, orally and in writing, in a number of straightforward situations. It also introduces students to some aspects of the culture and literature of modern and contemporary Ukraine.
Expected learning outcomes
Knowledge and understanding: elementary knowledge of Ukrainian language; basic knowledge of modern and contemporary Ukrainian culture and literature. Applying knowledge and understanding: understanding familiar words and basic sentences; using simple phrases and sentences to talk about everyday topics; understanding and interpreting at least two Ukrainian literary texts in Italian translation.
Course syllabus and organization

Single session

Lesson period
The course will be held on the Microsoft Teams platform. Students are invited to participate in the lessons to follow the teacher's explanations live and to participate in the exercises. Those who will not be able to participate in some lessons can still follow them asynchronously; in fact, all lessons will be recorded and left available to students on the same platform.
The teaching material will be available in electronic format.
Course syllabus
Form A and B:

Vowels and consonants of the Ukrainian language, the alphabet
Strong consonants and weak consonants, palatalization
The main rules of pronunciation of some letters of the alphabet
Personal pronouns
The possessives
The gender of nouns and the Nominative case
The main features of the Ukrainian verb
The Vocative case: main forms and functions
The main characteristics of adjectives
The Accusative case: main forms and functions
The Genitive case: main forms and functions
The verb: I and II conjugation
The aspect of the Ukrainian verb
The past tense of the Ukrainian verb
The instrumental case: main forms and functions
The modifiers
The Dative case: main forms and functions
The future tense of the Ukrainian verb

Mudule C:

The following Ukrainian authors will be presented:

Taras Ševčenko, Lesja Ukrajinka, Mychajlo Kocjubinskyj, Vasyl 'Barka, Serhij Žadan.

The selected texts are available in Italian language.
Prerequisites for admission
The course does not require the possession of particular prerequisites.
Teaching methods
The teaching activities are divided into lectures and exercises, written and oral reports.
Teaching Resources
L. Chomenko, G. Cerrai Corso elementare di ucraino, Padova 1998.
Т. Д. Фролова Українська за 26 днів, Видавництво А.С.К., 2004.

1. Giovanna Brogi, Oxana Pachlovska Taras Ševčenko: Dalle carceri zariste al Pantheon ucraino, Mondadori education, 2015
\2. Lesja Ukrajinka, Lisova pisnja, Osnovy, 2014
3. Mychajlo Kocjubinskyj Le ombre degli avi dimenticati, Apice libri, 2014
4. Vasyl' Barka Il principe giallo. Lo sterminio per fame dei contadini in Ucraina, Pentagora, 2016
5. Serhij Žadan La strada del Donbas, Voland, 2016
6. Serhij Žadan Depeche Mode, Castelvecchi, 2009
Assessment methods and Criteria
An oral exam is scheduled at the end of the academic year. The final evaluation will take into account the starting level and the commitment shown by the student during the lessons. At the end of each module, a written test will be proposed to verify the level of skills achieved.
Unita' didattica A
L-LIN/21 - SLAVIC STUDIES - University credits: 3
Lessons: 20 hours
Unita' didattica B
L-LIN/21 - SLAVIC STUDIES - University credits: 3
Lessons: 20 hours
Unita' didattica C
L-LIN/21 - SLAVIC STUDIES - University credits: 3
Lessons: 20 hours
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