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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BSRS0018 Variations and the Development of the Finnish Language 3 ECTS
Organised by
Baltic Sea Region Studies
Person in charge
MA Mikael Varjo

Learning outcomes

After the course students will have knowledge about the development of Finnish language within the Uralic language family, as well as the development of written Finnish, and recognize and discuss different types of variation in Finnish and in their native languages.


The course will give students a theoretical insight into regional and social variations of Finnish, as well as the development of literary Finnish. In addition, students will learn about the development of the Finno-Ugric languages, especially the Baltic Finnic languages, starting from Proto Finno-Ugric and continuing to modern Baltic Finnic languages, with emphasis on Finnish.

Teaching methods

Teaching method Contact Online
Lectures 14 h 0 h

Teaching language


Modes of study

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

lectures, and literature

Evaluation and evaluation criteria

Numeric 0-5.
course participation, essay based on lectures, and assignments based on required reading (ca. 50 pages provided by the teacher).

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