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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BSRM3200 Introduction to the Baltic Sea Region 5 op
Organised by
MDP in Baltic Sea Region Studies
Person in charge
Dr Nina Tynkkynen
Planned organizing times
Period(s) I II III IV
2014–2015 X

Learning outcomes

The students become familiar with the concepts of region, regionalization, regionalism and region-building from historical, political, geographical, economic and cultural perspectives. They understand how a region is formed and learn about different ways of defining a region. They will know the central features and particularities of the Baltic Sea Region, its countries and peoples, and understand the unique historical trajectory behind the region’s development. They will also gain an insight on the current state of the region and the most topical challenges it faces.


Course will first introduce the concepts of region and regionalization and then apply them to the particular case of the Baltic Sea Region (BSR). Regionalization and various phenomena contributing towards region-building in the BSR are examined from historical, political, geographical, economic and cultural perspectives. Students are presented with an overall portrayal of the political, economic, social, military and ecological developments in the region from the Viking era to the current day realities. In the context of regionalization, various transnational interactions, cultural transfers, regional commonalities and shared traditions will be discussed. Special emphasis is given to the post-Cold war years as the Golden era of Baltic Sea regionalization.

Teaching methods

Teaching method Contact Online
Lectures 20 h 220 h
Group work 5 h 7 h

Lectures (24 hours), literature, group presentations.

Modes of study

Essay (for the BSRS Masters students), exam (for the others).


Numeric 0-5.

Recommended year of study

1. year autumn

Study materials

Will be specified and downloaded on the moodle during the course.

Belongs to following study modules

Humanistinen tiedekunta
Thematic Subject Studies (MDP in Baltic Sea Region Studies)
Humanistinen tiedekunta
Archived Teaching Schedule. Please refer to current Teaching Shedule.
Humanistinen tiedekunta
Hum.tdk:n suoritukset
Baltic Sea Region Studies
MDP in Baltic Sea Region Studies