Eastern European Perspectives

A not-to-be-missed new interpretative spin on a diversity-wise challenging area of study

OVERVIEW:

This JASSY module is undoubtedly a good route to embark upon if you are in search of a unique learning experience, which, would ultimately enable you to interpret the peculiarities of the Eastern-European cultural horizon, to discover the Latin heritage of the easternmost Romance language spoken in Europe or to uncover the role of Romania as the EU member state in developing cooperation with its Eastern neighbours. Boasting ample teaching and research backgrounds, your lecturers will ensure that you will get richer in learning by doing and will provide you with the conceptual tools necessary to interpret and understand an intriguing cultural and spatial territory.

The EEP module addresses students, graduates and professionals from all over the word who aim at acquiring a broad cultural, social and historical perspective on Eastern Europe.

Number of contact hours: 76

Assessment method(s): Oral exam / poster presentation

Contact (module coordinator): Prof. dr. Daniela Soitu (danielag@uaic.ro)

MODULE OUTLINE

Lectures (L)

  • Eastern Europe: Identities and social perspectives (L)
  • Territorial disputes in Eastern Europe between history and memory (L)
  • Romanian, a Romance linguistic island at the gates of Orient (L)
  • Minority rights in Romania and its neighbouring states (L)
  • Current challenges on the Eastern European Sphere. (L)
  • Untethered Romania at the EU Eastern Border (L)
  • Building institutions for economic development in post-communism (L)
  • Assessing the EU’s international actorness in the Eastern neighbourhood (L)
  • Emerging Adulthood: global and local factors (L)
  • Demographic and social phenomenon (L)

Workshops (W) and field actvities (FA)

  • Inter-generational perspectives (FA in the Botanical Garden)
  • Romanian Folk treasures: clothes and dances (FA)
  • Jewish culture (W/FA)
  • Rroma culture (W/FA)
  • Iasi: Pilgrimage, interpretation of Orthodox rituals, architecture and iconography (FA)
  • Guided tour of the city and of The Palace of Culture
  • Kayaking and outdoor activities