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Archived Curricula Guide 2016–2018
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BSRM0279 Baltic Sea Region in the Context of Regional and Global Studies 5 ECTS
Organised by
MDP in Baltic Sea Region Studies
Person in charge
Senior lecturer Nina Tynkkynen

Learning outcomes

Students become familiar with diverse methodological and theoretical approaches and topical issues in regional and global studies. They learn about the concepts of region, regionalization, regionalism and region-building from multidisciplinary perspectives. Through examples from European, North American, East Asian and Baltic Sea region studies the students gain knowledge of concepts such as transnational interaction, cultural transfer, regional commonalities and shared traditions. The students will learn to compare and reflect the Baltic Sea region on other regions in the world.


This course aims to provide the students with an understanding of the processes and the study of regionalization and macro-regions of the world. The course gives an overview of current perspectives of area studies, and use specific cases to demonstrate their significance. The special focus is on theoretical and methodological approaches and topical issues in area studies, explored from the viewpoint of European, North American, East Asian and Baltic Sea region studies. The course consists of two parts, the first giving an overview of all areas and the second focusing on the Baltic Sea region in the global context and vis-a-vis other regions.

Teaching methods

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
  • In English
  • In English

Evaluation and evaluation criteria

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

Further information

During the academic year 2016-2017 the full 5 ECTS will be taken as a combination of the course POLHXXXX Approaches to Regional and Global Studies (2 ECTS) and this BSRM course.

Belongs to following study modules

Faculty of Humanities
Thematic Subject Studies (MDP in Baltic Sea Region Studies)
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