Introduction to Estonian Studies
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Course code
EKK7401.HT
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Course title in Estonian
Sissejuhatus Eesti uuringutesse
Course title in English
Introduction to Estonian Studies
ECTS credits
6.0
Assessment form
Examination
lecturer of 2021/2022  Autumn semester
Piret Viires (language of instruction:English)
lecturer of 2021/2022  Spring semester
lecturer not assigned
Course aims
The ojectives of the subject are to create possibilities to acquire basic knowledge of Estonian studies in the broadest sense (Estonian language, culture, identity, national self-image, history and society). To create possibilities for sythesis of the acquired knowledge. To create possibility for acquisition of competences necessary for the orietnation in Estonian cultural space and society.
Brief description of the course
Main principles of Estonian studies. Definition and analysis of Estonia and Estonianness. Approaches to Estonian culture (ethnocentric vs. areal). Nationalism and its challenges. Formation of Estonian identity. Connections between language and identity. History of research on Estonian language as reflection of self-image. Polysystem of Estonian culture and literature. Dynamics of self-image in time. Multiculturalism in Estonia. State, policy and society in Estonia.
Learning outcomes in the course
Upon completing the course the student:
- has acquired basic knowledge of Estonian studies in the broadest possible sense (Estonian language, culture, identity, national self-image, history and society) and are able to synthesize their knowledge.
- has acquired competence for orientation in Estonian cultural space and society.
Teacher
Piret Viires
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