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Introduction

For nearly two hundred years the countries of the Slavic world have played an increasingly prominent role in international life, and have provided our civilization with numerous writers, musicians, philosophers, religious and political thinkers, and scientists of note. The richness of the Slavic cultures has a special significance for Canada, since the vast influx of Slavs, which began in the last century, has contributed greatly to the Canadian cultural mosaic.

The Department of Slavic Languages and Literatures offers an extensive range of courses in Russian, Polish, Ukrainian, Czech and Slovak, Croatian, Serbian, and Macedonian languages and literatures, as well as in Slavic linguistics. Within this range there are courses suitable for inclusion in a wide variety of programs of study, whether or not the student has studied any Slavic language previously. Some students may specialize in Slavic Languages and Literatures, i.e. Russian, Polish or Ukrainian (see Programs of Study). Others may simply wish to gain a working knowledge of Russian or another Slavic language to aid their reading of important material in another field. Language study emphasizes small instructional groups, with some laboratory or conversational practice, and the use of literary materials.

Courses in the literatures and cultures of various Slavic countries explore the artistic, intellectual, and social currents of their civilizations, trace the literary history of each country, and examine the works of major authors. To encourage an awareness of the significance and pertinence of Slavic literatures and cultures, many of our courses are offered in translation.

The growing importance of Eastern Europe in contemporary affairs has had the effect of making academic study of this area especially lively and relevant. The student whose interest in the Russian or East European world is political, historical, or sociological can specialize in Russian and East European Studies, or pursue a course in Political Science, History, or Sociology, and at the same time take language courses, and perhaps selected courses in literature, in this Department. Students planning to specialize in Economics, Psychology, Mathematics, or any number of other fields, who have a special interest in the Russian or East European area, will find an advanced knowledge of Russian or of another Slavic language an important intellectual and professional asset.

Students intending to take a Program offered by the Department are asked to study carefully the Programs of Study and are urged to begin their language training as soon as possible. A Departmental brochure is available on request.

Undergraduate Secretary:

Professor K.A. Lantz, 121 St. Joseph Street, Room 409 (416-926-1300, ext.3286)

Web site:

www.utoronto.ca/slavic

Slavic Languages and Literatures Programs

Enrolment in the Slavic Languages and Literatures programs requires the completion of four courses; no minimum GPA required.

Croatian And Serbian Studies (Arts program)


Major program:
(6 full courses or their equivalent)
1. SLA307Y1 or SLA316Y1. Prerequisite for SLA307Y1 is SLA207Y1 or equivalent knowledge. Prerequisite for SLA316Y1 is SLA237Y1 or equivalent knowledge
2. SLA217Y1 or SLA227Y1
3. A minimum of two full courses or equivalent from: SLA217Y1, SLA227Y1, SLA327H1, SLA337H1, SLA347H1, SLA407H1, SLA417H1
4. Additional courses needed to satisfy requirements chosen from any in groups A, B, and C below:

Group A: Slavic
SLA202H1, SLA330Y1

Group B: History
HIS251Y1

Group C: Political Science
POL440Y1

Minor program:
(4 full courses or their equivalent)
Four approved courses from the offerings indicated in the major program above.

Czech And Slovak Studies (Arts program)


Major program:
(6 full courses or their equivalent)

First Year:
SLA205Y1

Higher Years:
1. SLA305Y1
2. Four courses from: HIS251Y1; POL†; SLA215H1, SLA225H1, SLA405Y1, SLA414H1, SLA425Y1, SLA435Y1, SLA445H1, 455Y1

Minor program:
(4 full courses or their equivalent)
1. SLA205Y1/SLA305Y1
2. Three courses from: HIS251Y1; SLA215H1, SLA225H1, SLA305Y1, SLA405Y1, SLA414H1, SLA425Y1, SLA435Y1, SLA445H1, 455Y1
NOTE: † POL440Y1 is a limited enrolment course; see Registration Handbook and Timetable for details

Polish Language And Literature (Arts program)


Specialist program:
(9 full courses or their equivalent, including at least one 400-series course)

First Year:
SLA106Y1

Higher Years:
1. SLA206Y1, SLA216Y1, SLA306Y1, 406Y1/SLA406H1, SLA426H1, SLA446H1
2. Two courses from: SLA226H1, SLA326Y1, SLA414H1, SLA416Y1, SLA424Y1, SLA434Y1, SLA466H1, SLA476H1

Major program:
(6 full courses or their equivalent)

First Year:
SLA106Y1

Higher Years:
1. SLA206Y1, SLA216Y1, SLA306Y1
2. Two courses from: SLA226H1, SLA326Y1, 406Y1/SLA406H1, SLA414H1, SLA416Y1, SLA424Y1, SLA426H1, SLA434Y1, SLA446H1, SLA466H1, SLA476H1

Minor program:
(4 full courses or their equivalent)
1. SLA106Y1/SLA206Y1, SLA216Y1
2. Two other Polish offerings, including at least one 300+ series course
Polish: see also Modern Languages And Literatures; Linguistics And Languages

Polish Studies (Arts program)


Major program:
(7 full courses or their equivalent)
1. A sequence of two of the following language courses, depending on the student’s skill level: a) SLA106Y1, SLA206Y1; b) SLA206Y1, SLA306Y1; c) SLA306Y1, SLA326Y1
2. SLA216Y1
3. HIS353Y1
4. Three courses chosen from each of the groups Groups A, B and C below:

Group A: Slavic
SLA226H1, SLA326Y1, 406Y1/SLA406H1, SLA416Y1, SLA426H1, SLA434Y1, SLA446H1, SLA466H1, SLA476H1

Group B: History
HIS251Y1, HIS433H1, HIS461H1

Group C: Political Science
POL440Y1†
NOTE: †POL440Y1 is a limited enrolment course; see Registration Handbook and Timetable for details

Minor program:
(4 full courses or their equivalent)
1. A sequence of two of the following language courses, depending on the students skill level: a. SLA106Y1, SLA206Y1; b. SLA206Y1, SLA306Y1; c. SLA306Y1, SLA326Y1
2. SLA216Y1
3. HIS353Y1

Russian And East European Studies (Arts program)


Specialist program:
(9 full courses or their equivalent including at least one full course at the 400-level)
1. Two consecutive language courses from: SLA, FIN, HUN or EST
2. Three courses from: FIN210Y1, SLA215H1, SLA216Y1, SLA217Y1, SLA218Y1, SLA227Y1, SLA240Y1, SLA250Y1, SLA251H1, SLA340Y1, SLA440Y1 or an introductory language course from SLA, FIN, HUN or EST not already taken in 1.
3. A total of four courses from the list below as follows: one from Group A, one from Group B, and two from Group C

Major program:
(6 full courses or their equivalent)
1. Two courses from: SLA215H1, SLA216Y1, 217H1, SLA218Y1, 227H1, SLA240Y1, SLA250Y1, SLA251H1, SLA340Y1, SLA440Y1
2. A total of four courses from the list below as follows: one from Group A, one from Group B, and two from Group C

Group A:
HIS250Y1, HIS251Y1, JHP204Y1

Group B:
HIS334Y1, 351H1, HIS353Y1, HIS421Y1, HIS433H1, HIS434Y1, 439Y1, HIS449Y1, HIS453H1, HIS455H1, HIS458Y1, HIS461H1; JHP454Y1

Group C:
ECO330H1; GGR344H1; POL204Y1, POL422Y1, POL440Y1†
NOTE: †POL440Y1 is a limited enrolment course; see Registration Handbook and Timetable for details

Russian Language And Literature (Arts program)


Specialist program:
(9 full courses or their equivalent including at least one full course at the 400-level)

First Year:
SLA100Y1

Higher Years:
1. SLA220Y1, SLA240Y1, SLA320Y1, SLA339H1, SLA340H1, SLA420Y1
2. Three courses from: SLA234H1, SLA235H1, SLA252H1, SLA312H1, SLA314H1, SLA315H1, SLA317H1, SLA321Y1, SLA330Y1, SLA343H1, SLA344H1, SLA367H1, SLA370H1, SLA415H1, SLA420Y1, SLA440Y1, SLA452Y1, SLA460H1, SLA461H1, SLA464H1

Major program:
(7 full courses or their equivalent)

First Year:
SLA100Y1

Higher Years:
1. SLA220Y1, SLA240Y1, SLA320Y1, SLA339H1, SLA340H1
2. Two courses from: SLA234H1, SLA235H1, SLA252H1, SLA312H1, SLA314H1, SLA315H1, SLA317H1, SLA321Y1, SLA330Y1, SLA343H1, SLA344H1, SLA351H1, SLA367H1, SLA370H1, SLA415H1, SLA420Y1, SLA440Y1, SLA452Y1, SLA460H1, SLA461H1, SLA464H1
NOTE: Students with OAC Russian or equivalent will take the language sequence SLA220Y1, SLA320Y1, SLA420Y1.

Minor program:
(4 full courses or their equivalent)
Any combination approved by the Department of two Russian language courses and two courses in Russian literature, including at least one course at the 300+series level

Minor program in Russian Language (Arts program):
(4 full courses or equivalent, including one 300+series course)
Four courses from: SLA100Y1, SLA220Y1, SLA320Y1, SLA321Y1, SLA330Y1, SLA420Y1, SLA452Y1
Russian - See Also Modern Languages And Literatures, Linguistics And Languages

Slavic Languages (Arts program)


Consult Department Of Slavic Languages And Literatures

Specialist program:
(11 full courses or their equivalent, including at least one 400-series course)

First Year:
LIN100Y1 and approved first courses in any two Slavic languages

Higher Years:
1. LIN (LIN228H1, LIN229H1)/(LIN231H1/LIN232H1); SLA330Y1
2. Remainder of 3-year sequences in the two Slavic languages
3. Two courses from: SLA425Y1, 430Y1, SLA438H1, SLA452Y1, SLA468H1 chosen to correspond with the Slavic languages studied

Slavic Languages and Literatures (Arts program)


Consult Department of Slavic Languages and Literatures

Specialist program:
(14 full courses or their equivalent, including at least one 400-series course from any TWO of Groups A, B, C above)
A. Russian

First Year:
SLA100Y1

Higher Years:
1. SLA220Y1, SLA240Y1, SLA320Y1, SLA339H1, SLA340H1
2. Two courses from: SLA312H1, SLA314H1, SLA315H1, SLA317H1, SLA321Y1, SLA330Y1, SLA343H1, SLA344H1, SLA367H1, SLA370H1, SLA415H1, SLA420Y1, SLA440Y1, SLA452Y1, SLA460H1, SLA461H1, SLA464H1
B. Polish

First Year:
SLA106Y1

Higher Years:
1. SLA206Y1, SLA216Y1, SLA306Y1, SLA406H1/406Y1, 416Y1 2. Two courses from: SLA226H1, SLA326Y1, SLA330Y1, SLA406H1/406Y1, SLA414H1, SLA416Y1, SLA426H1, SLA434Y1, 436Y1, SLA446H1, SLA466H1, SLA476H1
C. Ukrainian

First Year:
SLA108Y1

Higher Years:
1. SLA208Y1, SLA308Y1
2. Four courses from: SLA218Y1, SLA228H1, SLA238H1, SLA248H1, SLA253H1, SLA318H1, SLA330Y1, SLA408H1, SLA418H1, SLA419Y1, SLA428Y1, SLA429H1, SLA438H1, SLA448H1, SLA458H1, SLA468H1

Ukrainian Language And Literature (Arts program)


Consult Department of Slavic Languages and Literatures.

Specialist program:
(9 full courses or their equivalent, including at least one 400-series course)

First Year:
SLA108Y1

Higher Years:
1. SLA208Y1, SLA218Y1, SLA308Y1, SLA438H1, SLA468H1
2. Four courses, including at least one 400-series, from: SLA228H1, SLA238H1, SLA248H1, SLA253H1, SLA318H1, SLA330Y1, SLA408H1, SLA418H1, SLA419Y1, SLA428Y1, SLA429H1, SLA448H1, SLA458H1

Major program:
(6 full courses or their equivalent)

First Year:
SLA108Y1

Higher Years:

1. SLA208Y1, SLA218Y1
2. Three courses, including at least one 400-series course, from: SLA228H1, SLA238H1, SLA248H1, SLA253H1, SLA308Y1, SLA318H1, SLA408H1, SLA418H1, SLA419Y1, SLA428Y1, SLA429H1, SLA438H1, SLA448H1, SLA458H1, SLA468H1

Minor program:
(4 full courses or their equivalent)
1. SLA218Y1
2. Three Ukrainian courses, including one language course and at least one course at the 300+level
Ukrainian - See Also Modern Languages And Literatures; Linguistics And Languages


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