Course target group
Everyone interested in international affairs and EU-Russia relations, especially master degree and bachelor students in European and Russian studies, international relations and political science.
The course also serves as an introductory course for the students interested in, or accepted to, the master’s degree programme in EU-Russia Studies offered by the Johan Skytte Institute of Political Studies.
Students who successfully complete the weekly quizzes and pass the final exam will receive the University of Tartu certificate.
Basic knowledge of international relations and EU-Russia relations terminology is recommended, but not required as the course will provide some background material to all students interested in the course.
- 60% weekly quizzes
- 40% final exam
In order to pass the quizzes and the final exam, students are required to watch the video lectures and read the compulsory reading material. Students also have to fill in the pre-course and post-course surveys.
- Describe and compare the changing dynamics of EU-Russia relations from political science, international relations, economics, and media studies perspectives.
- Name and list the main institutional actors of the EU as well as their role in forming relations with Russia.
- Describe how Russian domestic politics impacts its bilateral relations with the EU.
- Be able to explain theoretical concepts such as ‘state identity’ and the principles of economic sanctions in EU-Russia relations.
- Be able to carry on analysis of important documents and media texts in the field of EU-Russia relations, and explain the results.