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.
The students who have successfully passed the course will be issued a certificate of completion by the University of Tartu.
Basic knowledge of the Baltic Sea Region (geography and recent history), the EU, NATO and their role. Sufficient level of academic English.
- complete 6 multiple choice quizzes with a minimum score of 80%
- complete multiple choice exam with a minimum score of 60%
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.
- 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
Baltic Sea Region Studies