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.

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MAAN7563 Legal geography 3 ECTS
Period I Period II Period III Period IV
Language of instruction
Type or level of studies
Advanced studies
Course unit descriptions in the curriculum
DP in Geography
Department of Geography and Geology

Learning outcomes

After completing this course, students will know the most important concepts and theories, and the most topical research questions concerning the theme of the course.

General description

This is a course about current legal geographical theories and discussions. Legal geography will be examined as a branch of human geography, and the special focus of the course will change every year.

The course has three parts: Firstly, students will have a study group related to background articles. Secondly, they will prepare posters that they will present in the mini-symposium. And thirdly, the students will part in a two-day mini-symposium and will have a writing task during the event.

Teacher responsible

Päivi Rannila


Tue 6-Mar-2018 - 24-Apr-2018 weekly at 10-12, sh 412, Natura 4. krs
3-Apr-2018 at 10 –12 , Maatila, Natura 4. krs
Tue 20-Mar-2018 at 12-14, Maatila, Natura 4. krs
Study Group
Minisymposium, Aboa Vetus
Wed 18-Apr-2018
Thu 19-Apr-2018
Group work


Numeric 0-5.

Further information

The course is targeted for students who are interested in legal geographical thinking, and who are conducting their advanced studies at the moment. These requirements are taken into account when students (max 6) are selected to the course. No prerequisite examination is required to sign up for the course.

The specific theme of the course is this year “Legal geography: Property”.

A related mini-symposium with a keynote lecture from Professor Nicholas Blomley (Simon Fraser University, Canada) will be held on 18–19 April 2018, at Aboa Vetus museum (Factory hall). In the symposium, the students will practice their scientific presentation skills and network with scholars.