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Course catalogue (continuing education)

Vēst2102 : A History of Latvian Culture: 20th Century

Course code
Credit points and study hours
Credit pointsECTS creditsTotal contact hoursNumber of hours for lecturesNumber of hours for seminars and practical assignmentsIndependent study hours
Course abstract
Course is based on the chronological principles. In terms of certain historical period, certain cultural processed are analyzed in 20th century and contemporary Latvia, paying more attention towards the history of intellectual thoughts and cultural development under different political, economical and ideological influences.
Students will have thematic lectures in Riga's museums, group discussions, and movie analysis
Learning outcomes
Students will gain knowledge and understanding of cultural processes in Latvia in 20th century, learn cultural facts, ideas and detect the most famous Latvian intellectuals, visit museums etc.
Requirements for awarding credit points
Attendance – optional
Seminars and practical classes: 50%
Written exam and study diaries – 50%