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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Archived Curricula Guide 2016–2018
Curricula Guide is archieved. Please refer to current Curricula Guides
BSRS9715 Urban Layers in Turku from Medieval Times to the Present 5 ECTS
Organised by
Baltic Sea Region Studies
Person in charge
PhD Silja Laine

Learning outcomes

After the course students will have a basic knowledge of the built environment and urban historical layers existing in the present-day Turku. They will also have a basic understanding of how local, national and international features intertwine in the built environment.


The course will give an outline of the development of urban structure and built environment in Turku from medieval times to the present. Architecture will be understood in a wide sense; not only as a form of art but also as a scene of everyday urban life. The focus will be in the ways local, Baltic, European and global influences have intertwined in the building of Turku. The course will have a chronological structure, but thematic and theoretical threads concerning cultural interaction, nationalism and the role of history in urban life will run through the course. Due to the long period of time that the course will cover, a special attention will be given to the continuities in the material environment.

Teaching methods

Teaching method Contact Online
Lectures 22 h 0 h

Lectures (22 hours), city walks, reading, and group work

Teaching language


Modes of study

Option 1
Available for:
  • Degree Programme Students
  • Other Students
  • Doctoral Students
  • Exchange Students
Participation in classroom work
  • In English
Study journal / learning diary
  • In English
  • In English

Learning diary + presentation based on group work

Evaluation and evaluation criteria

Numeric 0-5.
Attendance to lectures and a study diary.

Further information

Kurssi voi korvata kulttuurihistorian perusopintoja.

Belongs to following study modules

Faculty of Humanities
Archived Teaching Schedule. Please refer to current Teaching Shedule.
Faculty of Humanities
Studies at the Faculty of Humanities
MDP in Baltic Sea Region Studies
Finnish Study Modules
Postgraduate Degrees, hum