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Scand 455 / SISRE 465
Baltic States since 1991
Syllabus, Winter Quarter 2009
Instructor: Guntis –midchens††
Office: Raitt Hall 305 V 
Office Hours: Tuesdays, 3:00-5:00 pm
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Phone: (206) 616-5224†

Meeting Times: Mon and Wed, 4:30-6:20 pm, Sieg Hall 229

Course Description

This interdisciplinary course gives an intensive introduction to social, political and economic issues in the Baltic today. 

Course Objectives

  • Learn about the political and economic institutions of Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania today;
  • Engage current issues in Baltic politics, economy and society;
  • Learn how to find and use a variety of primary sources in the study of  contemporary issues in the Baltic;
  • Write research that is more than an exercise.  Student research projects will offer an original introduction to the Baltic today. 


  • Three short research reports (1-2 paragraphs each): 15%
  • Three short presentations on assigned readings (1-2 paragraphs each): 15%
  • Participation in class and online discussion: 20%
  • Final Research Report (10-15 pages): 30%
  • Final Examination: 20%



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