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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CEAS1024 Localising Theories 4 ECTS
Organised by
Asian Studies
Person in charge
Outi Luova

Learning outcomes

The course enables the doctoral candidate to pursue for locally relevant theoretical forms and concepts.


The course introduces the doctoral candidate to the academic discussion on the relevance of area studies and the applicability of universal theories on localities.

Teaching methods

Teaching method Contact Online

Online lectures.

Teaching language


Modes of study

Option 1
Available for:
  • Degree Programme Students
  • Other Students
  • Doctoral Students
  • Exchange Students
  • In English

Based on the course materials, the doctoral candidate writes a 3,000-4,000 word essay to present a locally relevant theoretical and/or conceptual framework for the thesis, with a justification for its applicability. Ideally, the essay can be incorporated into the theory section of the PhD thesis.


Numeric 0-5.

Study materials

Selected readings list on the course website

Further information

Application periods are 1-14 September 2014 and 10-23 November 2014 through the website of the Finnish University Network for Asian Studies (http://www.asianet.fi).The essay can be submitted twice a year. The deadlines are May 31 and December 31.

Belongs to following study modules

Department of Philosophy, Contemp.History and Political Sc.
Archived Teaching Schedule. Please refer to current Teaching Shedule.
Implementation details are unavailable.
Department of Philosophy, Contemp.History and Political Sc.
Contemporary History
Political Science
Finnish Study Modules