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Guntis I. Smidchens
SCAND 455
Seattle Campus

Baltic States Since 1991

Intensive interdisciplinary survey of social, political, and economic developments in Estonia, Latvia, and Lithuania since 1991. Offered: jointly with JSIS A 455.

Class description

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.

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General method of instruction

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Class assignments and grading

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.

Grades will be based on the following: Class participation and responses to readings: 40% Final Examination: 10% Research Paper (proposal, bibliography, outline, draft, final) 50%


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.
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Last Update by Guntis I. Smidchens
Date: 12/26/2005