Introduction to Estonian Culture
Course code
old course code
Course title in Estonian
Sissejuhatus eesti kultuuri
Course title in English
Introduction to Estonian Culture
ECTS credits
approximate amount of contact lessons
Teaching semester
Assessment form
lecturer of 2020/2021  Autumn semester
Tiina Rüütmaa (inglise keel) tavaline kursus
lecturer of 2020/2021  Spring semester
lecturer not assigned
Course aims
Support students in achieveing the basic knowledge of Estonian culture and ability to interact in Estonian cultural enviroment.
Brief description of the course
The most important problems of Estonian culture are analyzed both in historical perspective as well as in relation to contemporary developments. The main stages in the development of Estonian culture, important persons. The relations of Estonian folklore, customs and beliefs with contemporaray Estonian society. Modern Estonian culture, media and culture, cultural establishments.
Independent work
A group work, the aim of which is to analyze various problems related to Estonian culture. The assignments are distributed by the instructor in the beginning of the class.
Learning outcomes in the course
The capability to cope in Estonian cultural enviroment and to understand basic cultural processes.
Assessment methods
Lektor Tiina Rüütmaa
Replacement literature
Indrek Rohtmets. A cultural guide to Estonia. Tallinn 2006.
Mart Laar, Birds-eye view of Estonian history . (2005) Estonian Heritage (2014)
Estonian Cultural Guide.
Kalev Keskküla, A brief history of Estonian culture