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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FNSC9007 Finland in Northern European Contemporary History 5 ECTS
Organised by
Finnish-Nordic Society and Culture
Person in charge
Dr. Louis Clerc, Department of Political Science and Contemporary History

Learning outcomes

The course will familiarize students with Finland’s contemporary history. On completion of the course, students
- have gained basic knowledge of Finnish contemporary history
- are able to situate Finnish contemporary history into broader Northern European history
- are aware of Turku’s place in Finnish and Northern European history


The course will present the main developments of Finnish contemporary history. The focus on contemporary history means the period of autonomy under Russian rule (1809-1917), the 1917 declaration of independence, the Civil War of 1918, the development of Finnish democracy and the Finnish welfare state model, and Finland during the World War II and the Cold War. The lecture series will end up with the 1995 accession of Finland to the European Union.

Teaching methods

Teaching method Contact Online
Group work

lectures, readings, groupwork

Teaching language


Modes of study

Option 1
Available for:
  • Degree Programme Students
  • Other Students
  • Doctoral Students
  • Exchange Students
Participation in classroom work
  • In English

The course consists of lectures and a learning diary (3 ECTS). In addition, the students may write an optional essay (2 ECTS)


Numeric 0-5.

Belongs to following study modules

Faculty of Social Sciences
Basic module (Finnish-Nordic Society and Culture)
Faculty of Social Sciences
Basic module (Finnish-Nordic Society and Culture)
Archived Teaching Schedule. Please refer to current Teaching Shedule.
Faculty of Social Sciences
Studies at the Faculty of Social Sciences
Postgraduate Degrees, soc
Finnish-Nordic Society and Culture