Seminar on Estonian and Baltic History
Course code
old course code
Course title in Estonian
Eesti ja Balti ajaloo seminar
Course title in English
Seminar on Estonian and Baltic History
ECTS credits
approximate amount of contact lessons
Teaching semester
Assessment form
lecturer of 2019/2020  Spring semester
Uku Lember (eesti keel) tavaline kursus
lecturer of 2020/2021  Autumn semester
lecturer not assigned
Course aims
The main purpose of the course is to give in-depth knowledge of the main periods, currents and terms of Estonian history and the core questions of contemporary historical research in the region.
Brief description of the course
The course gives an overview of the core themes in the Estonian history and historiography in their regional context and develops students' thematic discussion skills through seminars. The course will touch upon the main currents, processes and terms and historiography of local historical research. In the auditory part of the course there are lectures which map themes generally and seminars which focus on more specific issues.
Independent work
Working through the compulsory literature (most of which shall be uploaded into the Moodle). Delivering a short presentation analysing one particular phenomenon related to the Estonian or Baltic history. Writing a short essay on the same topic.
Learning outcomes in the course
Student is ..
- able to analyse thematic literature, materials and sources both in oral and written form,
- has advanced knowledge of the main periods, currents and concepts in Estonian history,
- able to analyse core questions and problems of Estonian history and historiography in relation to different periods and in their regional context.
Assessment methods
1. Active participation in seminars and knowledge of the compulsory literature (30%) 2. Oral presentation and the short essay on the same topic (around 10 000 characters) (30%) 3. Structured written exam (40%)
Lektor Uku Lember
Replacement literature
Seminare ei saa kirjandusega asendada.