Full course description
The Intermediate Module on Contemporary Estonia builds off topics covered in the introductory module. If you are not already familiar with these topics please complete the introductory module first. The Intermediate Module on Contemporary Estonia offers a deeper look at Estonia's local and regional politics. This module covers the structure of Estonia's government and its political parties, minority integration, Russia’s public diplomacy towards Estonia, attitudes toward NATO and reactions to the Russian invasion of Ukraine.
By the end of this course, students will be able to:
- Recognize major political parties and figures in Estonia.
- Demonstrate familiarity with the political, strategic, and social issues related to Estonia's Russian-speaking minority.
- Demonstrate familiarity with Russia's public diplomacy in Estonia and Estonia’s responses to Moscow's efforts to influence Russian speakers in Estonia.
Meet the Instructor
Dr. Jennie Schulze is an Associate Professor in the Department of Political Science at Duquesne University, where she teaches classes in comparative politics and international relations. Her research interests include the influence of European institutions and kin-states on minority integration and minority rights in Central and Eastern Europe, as well as how cultural, structural, and social variables effect minority integration and democratic participation.
For more information, contact Dr. Jennie Schulze