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Guntis I. Smidchens
SISRE 590
Seattle Campus

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Class description

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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The information above is intended to be helpful in choosing courses. Because the instructor may further develop his/her plans for this course, its characteristics are subject to change without notice. In most cases, the official course syllabus will be distributed on the first day of class.
Last Update by Guntis I. Smidchens
Date: 03/22/2007