CENES Courses Online in Term 1 of Winter 2020

To ensure the health and wellbeing of students, staff and faculty, UBC’s Faculty of Arts has announced that the Bachelor of Arts Program will be offered online in term 1 of the 2020 Winter term. Read the full announcement here.

This means that all courses taught in the Department of Central, Eastern and Northern European Studies will be meeting in virtual spaces until at least the end of December 2020. In this time, our students will not need to be on campus, in Vancouver or even in Canada.

If you have questions about our offerings, in the upcoming fall term or in general, feel free to connect with one of our undergraduate advisors:

Bozena Karwowska: Slavic

Lena Karlström: Scandinavian

Florian Gassner: German

You can also reach out to one of our language coordinators:

Angelika (Gela) Struch: 1st-year German

Florian Faller: 2nd-year German

Uma Kumar: Business German

Veta Chitnev: Russian


Course Delivery for Winter 2020 Term 1

This list will be updated weekly as needed.

As of July 27, 2020, our faculty have confirmed that students can successfully complete the following courses without attending scheduled meetings:

  • CENS 201-001 Contrasts and Conflicts, taught by Elizabeth Nijdam
  • CENS 202-003 Great Works of Literature from Central, Eastern and Northern Europe (in English): The Uniform, taught by Ilinca Iurascu
  • CENS 303A-99A Representations of the Holocaust, taught by Anja Nowak
  • CENS 303B-99A Representations of the Holocaust, taught by Anja Nowak
  • GERM 301-002 German Literature 1900 – 1945 (in English): The Literature of Interior Spaces, taught by Ilinca Iurascu
  • GERM 390-001 Progress and Disaster: Studies in the 20th and 21st Centuries, taught by Daniela Hempen
  • RUSS 306A-001 Russian Literature in Translation (The 19th-Century Novel), taught by Katherine Bowers
  • RUSS 321A-001 Imagining Location in Russian Literature (Imagining St Petersburg), taught by Katherine Bowers

As of July 27, 2020, our faculty have confirmed that students will need to attend scheduled meetings to successfully complete the following courses:

  • GERM 100, all sections
  • GERM 110, all sections
  • GERM 200, all sections
  • GERM 304-002 German Cinema, taught by Ervin Malakaj
  • GERM 325-001 German Translation, taught by Caroline Rieger
  • GERM 412-001 German Media Studies, taught by Elizabeth Nijdam
  • GERM 501A-001 Literary Theories, taught by Ervin Malakaj
  • SCAN 336-001 Scandinavian Crime Fiction, taught by Lena Karlstrom
  • SCAN 337-001 Scandinavian Cinema, taught by Lena Karlstrom
  • SWED 100-001 Elementary Swedish I, taught by Lena Karlstrom
  • SWED 110-001 Elementary Swedish II, taught by Lena Karlstrom
  • SWED 200-001 Intermediate Swedish I, taught by Lena Karlstrom
  • SWED 210-001 Intermediate Swedish II, taught by Lena Karlstrom