Uusi opinto-opas (sisältäen myös opetusohjelmat) lukuvuodelle 2018-2019 sijaitsee osoitteessa https://opas.peppi.utu.fi . Tältä sivustolta löytyvät enää vanhat opinto-oppaat ja opetusohjelmat.

The new study guide (incl. teaching schedules) for academic year 2018-2019 can be found at https://studyguide.utu.fi. This site contains only previous years' guides.

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Arkistoitu opetusohjelma 2015–2016
Selaat vanhentunutta opetusohjelmaa. Voimassa olevan opetusohjelman löydät täältä.
MPAS2160 Introduction to Mongolian Politics and Society 2 ECTS
Period I Period II Period III Period IV
Language of instruction
Type or level of studies
Advanced studies
Course unit descriptions in the curriculum
MDP in Asian Studies
MDP in Asian Studies
Department of Philosophy, Contemp.History and Political Sc.

Learning outcomes

By the end of this course, students will be able to understand significant political points/foci/events of Mongolian history since its establishment in 1206 as Great Mongol Empire to nowadays political settings; describe the essential features of Mongolian politics, including constitutional system of government, elections and foreign political and economic interests; and understand significant keys to Mongolian traditional and nowadays culture and society.

General description

This course is designed to help student understand the dynamics of Mongolian politics by exploring major points in Mongolian political history, Central Asian geo-political location in the 20th century, political democracy, changing political and economic interests towards East Asia since the 1990s democracy. Moreover, structure of government, political institutions, and elections will be discussed in the lectures.


Application form on the course website. Continuous application during the academic year 2015-2016. Fill out the form and you will receive instructions on how to access the lectures and course content.

Teacher responsible

Lauri Paltemaa

Homepage URL


Lectures 10 h Web-based

Evaluation criteria

online lectures and a final exam (1 per month), see dates on moodle. You are recommended, but not required, to read the suggested literature.

Further information

Academic year 2015-2016, continuous application