Eastern Europe: Cultural Frames, Identities and Social-Political Perspectives

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


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)


Lectures(L) and workshops(W)

  • Eastern Europe: Identities and social perspectives (L)
  • Inter-generational perspectives (W)
  • Territorial disputes in Eastern Europe between World War I and World War II (L)
  • Territorial disputes in Eastern Europe (1939 -1989): between history and memory (L)
  • Romanian, a Romance linguistic island at the gates of Orient (L)
  • Onomastics, ethnography and folklore in the Romanian culture (L)
  • Romanian Folk treasures (clothes and dances) W
  • Iasi: Pilgrimage, interpretation of Orthodox and Romano-Catholic rituals, architecture and iconography(W)
  • Minority rights in Romania and its neighbouring states (L)
  • Jewish culture / Rroma culture (W/FA)
  • Social change, democracy and contention. (L)
  • Building institutions for economic development in post-communism (L)
  • Abstruse Romania at the EU Eastern Border (L)
  • Assessing the EU’s international actorness in the Eastern neighbourhood (L)
  • Tutoring Economic and Social – Political perspectives
  • Emerging Adulthood: global and local factors (L)
  • Psychological profile (W)
  • Demographic and social phenomenon (L)
  • New social challenges in society (L)
  • Tutoring Cultural frames and identities

Informal activities