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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BSRS0026 Spaces of Cross-cultural Interaction in the Baltic Sea Region 5 op
Organised by
Baltic Sea Region Studies
Person in charge
PhD Heli Rantala
Planned organizing times
Period(s) I II III IV
2014–2015 X X

General description

Not offered in 2015-16

Learning outcomes

After the course the students will have a deepened understanding on the interconnectedness of different cultural processes. The course provides introduction to the cultural analysis of various human phenomena and offers also theoretical tools (such as the concepts of cultural transfer and transnationalism) for further studies. Students will also gain some basic information on the cultural diversity of the Baltic Sea Region as well as on various connecting routes, ideas and practices that make the region a place for different overlapping, leaky and overarching cultural manifestations.


The course examines the cultures of the Baltic Sea Region from a cross-cultural and transnational perspective, focusing on the cross-national nature of cultural processes, examining various ways of interaction, exchange and travel between the members of different cultural backgrounds or national cultures. In the course culture is understood as a broad concept referring to people’s ways of life and thought, ideologies, practices and material factors that can be manifested on national or regional level, as different subcultures as well as on the lives of the individuals. The overall theme of cross-cultural interaction and exchange will be examined by concentrating on the topics of national narratives, identity formation issues as well as on the transfer of people and ideas across different national or cultural borders. The course takes notice also on the spatial dimension of interaction or transfer. Course themes will be examined with the help of examples including material from literature, art and visual culture. The course connects the historical perspective to the study of the contemporary phenomena laying emphasis on the wider historical context of the various phenomena of the contemporary world.

Teaching methods

Lectures with additional reading material provided by the teacher, individual assignments (in the Moodle) based on the course literature and a short group presentation based on a material provided by the teacher. Final exam includes assignments where the student will analyze a piece of material (text, visual image or so) connected to the course themes.

Modes of study

Lectures 18 hours. (80 % attendance required), obligatory reading material with individual assignments, participation in the group presentation and a written exam.


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Belongs to following study modules

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