History | The Baltic States Since 1918
T500 | 19028 | T. Raun

Above class meets with CEUS-R 501 and R500.

This course offers a graduate-level introduction to the Baltic
states and peoples in the twentieth century. The approach will be
comparative both chronologically and geographically within the
Baltic region. We will also view the Baltic states in the larger
context of Scandinavia, Eastern Europe, and the Russian
Empire/Soviet Union. Three main periods are covered: the interwar
independence era, Soviet rule, and the reestablishment of
independence and its aftermath, 1987-2007. In addition to political
developments, socioeconomic change, and cultural life will receive
considerable attention.

Weekly meetings will be centered on discussion of common readings.
The requirements of the class are as follows: (1) a 15-20-pp.
research paper, due December 13; (2) a 6-7-pp. book review on a
significant work on Baltic history, due October 23; (3) a 20-minute
oral book review on the work reviewed in (2) above, and (4) a 20-30-
minute oral report on the subject of the research paper at the final
class meeting. Students will be evaluated as follows: research paper-
-45%, book review--20%, and oral work (including the oral book
review and report)--35%.