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BSRM3200 Introduction to the Baltic Sea Region 5 ECTS
Organised by
MDP in Baltic Sea Region Studies
Person in charge
Senior lecturer Nina Tynkkynen

Learning outcomes

The students become familiar with the Baltic Sea region and region-building from historical, political, geographical, economic and cultural perspectives. They understand how the region has been formed and learn about different ways of defining the 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 development of the region. They will also gain an insight on the current state of the region and the most topical challenges it faces.


Course will introduce the processes of regionalization and various phenomena contributing towards region-building in the Baltic Sea region. These processes and phenomena 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 24 h 0 h
Group work

lectures, independent work, group work, literature

Modes of study

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

Evaluation and evaluation criteria

Numeric 0-5.
course participation, participation in group work, exam

Recommended year of study

1. year autumn

Belongs to following study modules

Faculty of Humanities
Thematic Subject Studies (MDP in Baltic Sea Region Studies)
Faculty of Humanities
Archived Teaching Schedule. Please refer to current Teaching Shedule.
Implementation details are unavailable.
Faculty of Humanities
Studies at the Faculty of Humanities
MDP in Baltic Sea Region Studies
Finnish Study Modules
Postgraduate Degrees, hum