Kuupäevad - 30/03/2020 - 10/05/2020
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Course authors:
Anastasiia Turusinova, David Wheeler, Elis Henell, Peeter Pals, Taisiia Shentseva, lecturers: Thomas M. Linsenmaier, Heiko Pääbo, William M. Combes, Laura Oolup
Training volume:
1 ECTS (26 hours)
Course duration:
6 weeks
Course dates:
30.03.2020 to 10.05.2020
Course target group:

Primarily Bachelor students of the University of Tartu from the ‘Government and Politics’ program. However, the course has no prerequisites, and the aim is to allow the course to be accessible to students (and other interested persons) from outside UT.

Course certification:

The students who have successfully passed the course will be issued a certificate of completion by the University of Tartu.

Course preliminary knowledge:

Basic knowledge of the Baltic Sea Region (geography and recent history), the EU, NATO and their role. Sufficient level of academic English.

Course description:
This course was coordinated and developed by students of the European Union – Russia (EURUS) Master’s programme at the Johan Skytte Institute of Political Studies within the University of Tartu. It is introduction to the security issues in the Baltic Sea region. We think that the features of this region make it a particularly interesting region through which to explore concepts and issues from the field of security studies. The course was developed with the help of Baltic Defence College, located in Tartu, Estonia. We hope that you find the course interesting and useful!
Course completion requirements:
In order to pass the course with a positive grade students have to:
  • complete 6 multiple choice quizzes with a minimum score of 80%
  • complete multiple choice exam with a minimum score of 60%
Course outcomes:

The course aims to provide students with an introduction to security politics through the case study of the Baltic Sea Region and introduce students to the different theoretical dimensions of security politics in the aforementioned region. The course allows to address different aspects of security politics and provide students with a foundation of security knowledge that can be applied not just in this region, but can be a basis for further study in this field.

By the end of this course, students should be able to:
  • differentiate between various dimensions of security politics
  • understand the major theoretical approaches to and terminology of security politics
  • understand how this theory applies to the Baltic Sea Region
  • understand the major geopolitical interests and political alignments of the actors in the region
  • explain how security politics and security theory applies in the current security landscape

Materials and registration