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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Archived Curricula Guide 2016–2018
Curricula Guide is archieved. Please refer to current Curricula Guides
FNSC9018 Finnish Society: Culture and Institutions, Lectures 3 ECTS
Organised by
Finnish-Nordic Society and Culture
Person in charge
Elina Kilpi-Jakonen

Learning outcomes

The course offers a sociological introduction to central social structures, institutions and cultural patterns of Finnish society. On completion of the course, students
- are familiar with key societal and cultural developments of Finnish society
- recognize sociological concepts and theories associated with these developments
- are familiar with recent sociological research on Finnish society


The course will give an overview of topical and sociologically relevant phenomena of contemporary Finnish society and discuss them in relation to the broader Nordic and European contexts. It will also explore the historical processes that have shaped these phenomena. The course will cover a range of topics, such as multiculturalism, cultural production and consumption, collective action and social inequalities. It will familiarize students with key sociological concepts and theories associated with these topics.

Teaching methods

Teaching method Contact Online
Lectures 16 h 0 h

Teaching language


Modes of study

Option 1
Available for:
  • Degree Programme Students
  • Other Students
  • Doctoral Students
  • Exchange Students
Participation in classroom work
  • In English
Study journal / learning diary
  • In English

The course consists of lectures and a learning diary (3 credits).


Numeric 0-5.

Belongs to following study modules

Faculty of Social Sciences
Finnish Society: Culture and Institutions (Finnish-Nordic Society and Culture)
Faculty of Social Sciences
Finnish Society: Culture and Institutions (Finnish-Nordic Society and Culture)
Archived Teaching Schedule. Please refer to current Teaching Shedule.
Faculty of Social Sciences
Studies at the Faculty of Social Sciences
Postgraduate Degrees, soc
Finnish-Nordic Society and Culture