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.

x !
Archived Curricula Guide 2013–2014
Curricula Guide is archieved. Please refer to current Curricula Guides
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 provides students with a knowledge of various aspects of Finnish contemporary history, replacing it in the background of Northern European historical developments. The course also aims at helping foreign students getting a sense of Turku’s place in Finnish and Northern European History.


The lecture series will be split into two parts. The first part will be a series of 6 lectures based on readings provided to the students by the responsible teacher. These sessions will deal with Finnish history from 1809 to 1995, going through the period of autonomy under Russian rule, the 1917 declaration of independence, the Civil War of 1918, the development of Finnish democracy and the Finnish welfare state model, Finland during World War II and the Cold War, and the 1995 accession of Finland to the European Union. This will run from September to October.

The students will then be given some time to choose an essay subject, and the second part of the course will be made of discussion sessions on essay subjects and a period of two weeks for the students to write a short essay, based on sources, eventually illustrated. These presentations will be downloaded by the students on the blog attenant to the course (http://summerschoolfinnishcontemporaryhistory101.wordpress.com/ ). These presentations will be evaluated, commented upon, and corrected, during a final session.

The final grade for the course will be decided on a threefold basis: 1. Attendance and participation to the first series of lectures: Attendance is required and will be checked using an attendance list. Exceptions to the attendance rule will be granted on a case by case basis and providing sufficient justification is given by the student. 2. The quality of the essay.

Teaching methods

Teaching method Contact Online
Group work

lectures, readings, essay

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
Participation in classroom work and Essay


Numeric 0-5.

Belongs to following study modules

Faculty of Social Sciences
Archived Teaching Schedule. Please refer to current Teaching Shedule.
Faculty of Social Sciences
Studies at the Faculty of Social Sciences
Finnish-Nordic Society and Culture