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Baltic Studies Program

Department of Scandinavian Studies 

European Studies Program

SCAND 344 / EURO 344: The Baltic States and Scandinavia
Syllabus, Winter Quarter 2008
Instructor: Guntis Ğmidchens 
Office: Raitt Hall 305 T 
Office Hours: TBA 
Phone: (206) 616-5224 

Class Meets Mondays and Wednesdays, 1:30-3:20, Smith Hall 107 

Course Description 

This course will survey the history of Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania from the Viking Age to the present, with particular attention to contacts Between the East Baltic and Scandinavia.   Class discussion will include critical analysis of primary and secondary sources.


Final grades will be assigned as follows:  

  • 25% quizzes, discussion, two source critiques (500 words each) ;  
  • 25% Final Examination (Monday, March 17, 2006, 2:30-4:20)
  • 25% Historiographic essay (1000 words) 
  • 25% Research paper (2000 words)


Required Readings   

Alan Palmer, The Baltic: A New History of the Region and Its Peoples (Woodstock: Overlook Press, 2006). 

Mary Lynn Rampolla, A Pocket Guide to Writing in History, 5th ed. (Boston: Bedford/St.Martin's, 2006)

Encyclopedia of Baltic History, 

Supplemental Readings, as listed in the class schedule


Last Updated 01/09/2008  

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