Guntis I. Smidchens
Course content varies. Offered occasionally by visitors or resident faculty.
Over the past decade and a half, great transformations have taken place in the three Baltic countries of Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania since they regained independence from the Soviet Union. This interdisciplinary course gives an intensive introduction to social, political and economic issues in the Baltic since 1991, with emphasis on the situation after the Baltic countries joined the EU and NATO in 2004.
Reading assignments and class discussions will include critical analysis of primary and secondary source materials. Students will write a research paper related to current issues in the Baltic.
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