Latvia, Riga

International Baltic Summer School in Canadian Studies: Rethinking Canada

when 9 July 2019 - 16 July 2019
language English
duration 1 week
credits 6 EC
fee EUR 320

We welcome students interested in Canadian studies to participate in the first International Baltic Summer School in Canadian studies which introduces major themes and events of Canadian history by exploring the socio-political domain and examining literary texts and visual and popular culture of Canada. The Summer school adopts a multi-disciplinary approach and is organized into four modules:
Socio-political dimensions of Canadian identity
Economic dimensions of Canadian identity
Historical dimensions of Canadian identity
Cultural dimensions of Canadian identity
The course aims to encourage academic debate on topical issues in Canadian history, politics and culture and enhance the attendees’ knowledge of topical methodological and conceptual issues in Canadian studies. The course introduces identity research in the Canadian context, thus developing the analytical and research skills of attendees. Attendees are introduced to the topicalities in Canada and discuss their reflection in the media and literary discourse in the context of anglophone and francophone culture.

Course leader

The lectures are delivered by professors from Latvia, Lithuania, Estonia, Russia and Canada.

Target group

Undergraduate and graduate students

Course aim

The course aims to encourage academic debate on topical issues in Canadian history, politics and culture and enhance the attendees’ knowledge of topical methodological and conceptual issues in Canadian studies.

Credits info

6 EC
Requirements for awarding credit points
The attendance of face-to-face lectures and seminars is mandatory.
The credit points are awarded on successful meeting of the following requirements:
Task completion in seminars- 50%.
Exam: simulation/project-50%.

Fee info

EUR 320: The tuition fee - covers Summer school classes and study materials and is set at 320EUR
The study fee does not cover accommodation and meals.