The Area Studies courses are undergraduate courses that treat the Baltic Sea region and its societies under eight headings: history, culture, languages, democracy, multiculturality, social conditions, economics, and security. The courses deal mostly with the conditions in the region after the systems change in 1989-91. Regional development is in focus with emphasis on democracy, human rights and economics.
The full course, The Baltic Sea Region (15 ECTS), consists of two parts: Peoples of the Baltic (7.5 ECTS) and Regional Development and the Baltic Sea Region (7.5 ECTS). The individual parts can be studied as separate courses. All three courses use the same textbook: The Baltic Sea Region – Cultures, Politics, Societies.