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  • Academic Title
    Bachelor of Arts in Estonian Studies
  • Course description
    Estonian

    EST100Y1 - Elementary Estonian

    The basics of Estonian: elementary phonology, morphology, and syntax. Emphasis on reading and speaking as well as writing skills. (Offered in alternate years)
    Exclusion: Native Speakers

    EST200Y1 - Intermediate Estonian

    Continued emphasis on basic language skills, on acquisition of both active and passive vocabulary. (Offered in alternate years)
    Prerequisite: EST100Y or permission of instructor

    EST210H1 - Introduction to Baltic Folklore

    A comparative survey of oral traditions of peoples on the eastern shore of the Baltic Sea (Finns, Carelians, Estonians, Livonians, Latvians) and their impact on these national cultures (e.g. Kalevala, Lalevipoeg, Lacplesis). No knowledge of Finnic or Baltic language required.

    EST300Y1 - Advanced Estonian

    Advanced grammar and stylistics through study of a variety of texts; problems of composition; translation; oral and written practice. (Offered in alternate years)
    Prerequisite: EST200Y or permission of instructor

    EST400Y1 - Estonian Literature from 1700

    A survey of the major writers and literary periods in Estonian literature. From Käsu Hans’, Lament of Tartu to the National Awakening. Republican, Soviet, expatriate literature, and the New Awakening. Readings in Estonian or English. (Offered in alternate years)
    Prerequisite: Permission of instructor
    Recommended preparation: EST300Y

    EST420Y1 - Independent Study
    TBA

    A reading and research project of significant depth in a major topic in Estonian language, literature or culture approved and supervised by an instructor.
    Prerequisite: EST300Y/400Y; permission of instructor

    EST421H1 - Independent Study
    TBA

    A reading and research project of significant depth in a major topic in Estonian language, literature or culture approved and supervised by an instructor.
    Prerequisite: Permission of instructor

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