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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North American Studies

Periodit

Below you can find the North American Studies teaching programme. Please visit the NAMS web page for a list of independent study electives available throughout the academic year as well as for information on North America Residency and Final Project.

Valinnaiset

International conference in Canadian Studies
University of Turku, 12-14 Aug 2015
Rosetta and Signum buildings

Requirements:
- Participation in at least 1 keynote and two paper sessions, or two keynotes and one paper session
- learning journal of approximately 1500 words, submitted to Janne Korkka, jkorkka@utu.fi by 21 Sep 2015

Free attendance to keynotes and paper sessions to all university students based in Turku. Lunches, coffees etc. require registering to the conference (50 € for students/graduate students). Open to exchange students.

Further information and guidelines on the learning journal will be available at the conference.

The conference program is now available on the homepage (link below).

Teacher responsible
Janne Korkka
jkorkka[ät]utu.fi
Teaching
12-Aug-2015 – 14-Aug-2015
Seminar
Independent work
Periods:
Language of instruction: English

“North American In/Securities: A Local-Global Nexus” is a two-day symposium organized by the John Morton Center for North American Studies that can be taken as a 5-credit course by the University of Turku students. This course deals with late twentieth century and early twenty-first century security concerns in the United States, Canada, and Mexico, and their global implications.  In particular, we will examine three tensions that characterize current security concerns: 1) national security vs. human security, 2) policy measures vs. grassroots activism, and 3) scholarly discourses vs. popular culture interventions. The multidisciplinary sessions include "Urban Ethnoracial Insecurites"; "Policy, Practice, and Rhetoric of In/Security"; "Grassroots Activism against Insecurity"; "Cross-border In/Securities"; and "Playing, Performing, and Reading In/Security."  Underscoring the multiple scales at which security issues are explicated, experienced, and represented, the symposium points to their far-reaching geographic, political, socioeconomic, military, and cultural ramifications.

The evaluation of the course consists of attendance on both days of the symposium, a 6-page lecture diary, and an 8-10-page essay.

For instructions, please see http://www.utu.fi/en/units/jmc/conferences/north_american_in-securities/for_university_of_turku_students/Pages/home.aspx

Enrolment

Kurssille on ilmoittauduttava etukäteen NettiOpsussa. Ilmoittautuminen avautuu 1.6.2015 klo 06.00 ja sulkeutuu 25.9.2015 klo 23.59.

Teachers responsible
Benita Heiskanen
beanhe[ät]utu.fi
Samira Saramo
Teaching
1-Oct-2015 – 2-Oct-2015
Seminar 16 h
Thu 1-Oct-2015 at 9.00-17.15, Pub3
Fri 2-Oct-2015 at 9.30-17.15, Pub3
Periods:
Language of instruction: English

The seminar “Transnational North America” considers Finland’s relations with the United States, Canada, and Mexico as well as recent developments between Cuba and the United States.

 

Chair

Dr. Markku Henriksson, Professor Emeritus, University of Helsinki

 

Speakers

Dr. Vesa Vares, Professor of Contemporary History, University of Turku

“America as a Stranger and a Friend: The Image of the United States in Finland during the 20th Century”

Dr. Samira Saramo, Post-Doctoral Researcher, John Morton Center for North American Studies, University of Turku

“A Hundred Years of Finnish-Canadian Letters”

Ph.D. Candidate Nadia Nava Contreras, Department of Political and Economic Studies, University of Helsinki

“Modern, Western: Mexico and Finland through the Olympic Lens”

Dr. Benita Heiskanen, Director, John Morton Center for North American Studies, University of Turku

“‘A New Chapter in the Americas’: USA-Cuba Détente”

University of Turku students can earn 2 ECTS credits by attending the seminar and writing a 6-page lecture diary. To earn a total of 5 ECTS credits, students may (in addition to attending the seminar and writing the lecture diary) write an 8-10-page essay based on assigned readings.

The credits may be given as part of either Contemporary History (A3.1.2, A4, A7), NAMS, Finnish History (A4.4., S3), or European and World History (A3.6.) studies.

Registration for the course via NettiOpsu is open until September 4, 2015. For more information, please see http://www.utu.fi/en/units/jmc/events or contact Malla Lehtonen, email: malla.lehtonen@utu.fi

 

Enrolment

Kurssille on ilmoittauduttava etukäteen NettiOpsussa. Ilmoittautuminen avautuu 11.6.2015 klo 06.00 ja sulkeutuu 4.9.2015 klo 23.59.

Teacher responsible
Benita Heiskanen
beanhe[ät]utu.fi
Teaching
11-Sep-2015 – 11-Sep-2015
Seminar 6 h
Fri 11-Sep-2015 at 10.30-16.45, Pub3, Publicum
Periods:
Language of instruction: English

This seminar course allows students to expand their understanding of Canadian history and the Canadian immigrant experience by focusing specifically on women’s experiences. Immigrant women’s encounters with home life, the immigrant community, labour force, wider Canadian public, and the state and official policy will be examined. The course delves into the ways that gender, class, race, ethnicity, sexuality, religion, and citizenship intersect in different ways.

The course provides a thematic overview of key issues in gendered immigrant experiences. However, the themes are also temporally grounded in order to provide students with a clear understanding of the changes and continuities over time from pre-Confederation to wartime Canada. The course introduces students to the history of a wide array of immigrant groups and communities present in Canada.

Students will be evaluated on their participation and contribution to seminar discussion, on a group presentation assignment, and on a series of short written responses to selected topics and readings. Seminar attendance is mandatory. 

  

Korvaavuudet muissa oppiaineissa:

Yleinen historia A3.2

Kulttuurihistoria A4.7, A4.8

Enrolment

The course has a cap of 20 students. Registration for the course via NettiOpsu is open from October 1, 2015 to January 8, 2016.

Teacher responsible
Samira Saramo
samisar[ät]utu.fi
Teaching
Lectures 36 h
Tue 12-Jan-2016 - 24-May-2016 weekly at 14.15-15.45, Publicum, Seminar Room 269, 2ndFloor
Periods:
Language of instruction: English

Periodi
Perusopinnot [I Periodi]

The course covers the history of North America and the Caribbean from the first European contacts to the present day. Key concepts addressed include: definitions of 'North America', and its regional geographies; its states, populations, and cultures, and the dynamics of their interaction; and the major historical phases and events.

Teacher responsible
Justin Parks
justin.parks[ät]utu.fi
Teaching
Lectures 28 h
Wed 9-Sep-2015 - 16-Dec-2015 weekly at 12.15-13.45, Lecture hall I
Exceptions:
21-Oct-2015 at 12.15 –13.45 , Auditorio, Arc1
Independent work 80 h
Periods: I II
Language of instruction: English
Further information:

The NAMS program is available as a Minor to any degree student at Turun yliopisto or Åbo Akademi University. All classes and study units in the NAMS program are also open to any student registered with Turun yliopisto for a degree or as a visiting international or exchange student.

We will put all students registered for this course on a new mailing list created for students enrolled in NAMS. The list will be used to keep students informed about new courses or events in NAMS, or when possible, changes in the teaching programme. Please e-mail saylka@utu.fi if you do not want us to add you on the list.

Each October, the North American Studies program hosts all the visiting American university teachers and graduate students who are in Finland through the Fulbright Program for a two-day seminar called American Voices, covering many different aspects of American society and culture.

The tentative seminar program is available on the NAMS website, link below.

Teaching
9-Oct-2015 – 10-Oct-2015
Seminar
Friday
Fri 9-Oct-2015 at 14.00-18.30, Main building
Saturday
Sat 10-Oct-2015 at 10.00-14.00, Main building
Periods: I
Language of instruction: English
Aineopinnot [I Periodi]

Each October, the North American Studies program hosts all the visiting American university teachers and graduate students who are in Finland through the Fulbright Program for a two-day seminar called American Voices, covering many different aspects of American society and culture.

The tentative seminar program is available on the NAMS website, link below.

Teaching
9-Oct-2015 – 10-Oct-2015
Seminar
Friday
Fri 9-Oct-2015 at 14.00-18.30, Main building
Saturday
Sat 10-Oct-2015 at 10.00-14.00, Main building
Periods: I
Language of instruction: English
Periodi
Valinnaiset [III Periodi]

The United States has been called a melting pot of different cultures and ethnicities. As a prominent constructor of American identity and a reflector of that identity both internationally and domestically, Hollywood has always had a major role in influencing the way both American and international audiences perceive various ethnic groups. The course examines the ways in which images of different ethnic groups have been constructed and re-constructed throughout the history of American cinema from the beginning of the 20th century to the present day. The course work includes an exam that will give the student 3 op. To earn extra study points the student has an option to write an essay worth 1, 2 or 3 op.

Teacher responsible
Pirkka Kivenheimo
Teaching
Lectures
Mon 25-Jan-2016 - 2-May-2016 weekly at 16.15-17.45, Publicum 2
Independent work
Periods: III IV
Language of instruction: English

Mondays 11.1. - 29.2.2015 at 14 - 17, Media Studies seminar room E325.

The course consists of a series of lectures - with plenty of film clips - on genre theories and history of major classical genres in Hollywood cinema. In addition, students are required to watch selected films at home and write short essays on them, with the help of some additional readings. The final examination is based on the course material and a selection of scholarly articles on film genres.

Korvaavuus mediatutkimuksessa  A2. c Lajityypit ja tyylihistoriat, A2.d Populaarikulttuuri ja S3 Projektiopinnot.

Kurssilla on korvaavuuksia Popular Culture -kokonaisuuteen (S3) ja lisäksi North American Studies  American Film -suorittajille on omat korvaavuudet: 5 op:n kurssi käy sellaisenaan NAMSille. 8 op:n pakettia tavoitteleville tarjolla olisi 3 op:n laajuinen lisäessee. Tarkemmin http://www.utu.fi/en/units/hum/units/nams/studying/teaching/Pages/home.aspx

Enrolment

Registration in NettiOpsu, code METU0189 Lajityypit ja tyylihistoriat/METU0189 Genres and Style Periods.

Teacher responsible
Veijo Hietala
vhietala[ät]utu.fi
Periods: III
Language of instruction: English

As a follow-up to Crossing the Atlantic, this course will explore the context and development of the American West in history, as well as in popular representations such as films. It will also cover the ethnic groups associated with the region and examine the political and environmental factors that have shaped the region from the nineteenth century to the present.

Teacher responsible
Justin Parks
Teaching
Lectures
Mon 18-Jan-2016 - 2-May-2016 weekly at 14.15-15.45, Lecture hall II, main building
Exceptions:
7-Mar-2016 , No meeting!
18-Apr-2016 , Lecture hall XXI, Agora
25-Apr-2016 , Lecture hall XXI, Agora
Independent work
Periods: III IV
Language of instruction: English
Further information:

Course registration on Nettiopsu Dec 17 - Jan 12.

Independent study modules available, please visit the NAMS web page (link above).