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MDP in Baltic Sea Region Studies

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MASTER’S DEGREE PROGRAMME IN BALTIC SEA REGION STUDIES

Description of the programme: The Baltic Sea Region Studies (BSRS) is a multidisciplinary international Master’s Programme that looks at the world from the perspective of the region formed by the nine coastal states of the Baltic Sea and the sea itself. The programme combines thematic studies from history, international relations, human geography and cultural studies with training in transferable skills that the students will need in their post-graduation working life.

Contents: The BSRS study plate offers an innovative combination of traditional academic discipline-based perspectives such as history and IR and emerging novel fields of study such as spatial planning, cross-border area studies, environmental studies and popular culture studies. By preparing and updating their personal portfolios the students will also learn to identify and further develop the professional skills that they accumulate during their studies, such as oral and written presentation, project management and group working skills.

Learning outcomes: The BSRS students gain a broad understanding of the past, ongoing and future developments in a region that the European Union has promoted as a model for the rest of Europe to follow. They will be equipped with the ability to see things from a regional perspective and the capacity to operate in regional contexts, which will be centrally important skills in the emerging Europe of macro-regions. Concurrently with acquisition of knowledge-based expertise in historical, political, social and cultural processes of regionalization the students will become fluent in intercultural interaction.

120 ECTS, 2 years of full time study

Contact: baltic@utu.fi

Syventävät opinnot
Enrolment

Autumn groups: Coordinators of Master's Degree Programmes inform Jenni Laine about the students who are coming to the course.

Number of students admitted to the course: 20 per group.

Teacher responsible
Jenni Laine (Autumn Semester 2016)
jrenie[ät]utu.fi
Teaching
Tutorials 60 h
Autumn Semester 2016: Group A (morning group)
Mon 12-Sep-2016 - 21-Nov-2016 weekly at 10.15-11.45, Studio 2 (Room 246), Agora, (no teaching in week 43)
Tue 13-Sep-2016 - 22-Nov-2016 weekly at 8.30-10.00, Room 251C, Agora, (no teaching in week 43)
Thu 15-Sep-2016 - 24-Nov-2016 weekly at 8.30-10.00, Room 251C, Agora, (no teaching in week 43)
Autumn Semester 2016: Group B (afternoon group)
Mon 12-Sep-2016 - 21-Nov-2016 weekly at 14.15-15.45, Studio 1 (Room 243), Agora, (no teaching in week 43)
Wed 14-Sep-2016 - 23-Nov-2016 weekly at 14.15-15.45, Room 251C, Agora, (no teaching in week 43)
Thu 15-Sep-2016 - 24-Nov-2016 weekly at 14.15-15.45, Room 245, Agora, (no teaching in week 43)
Independent work 71 h
Periods:
Language of instruction: English

This course is only for the students of the following Master's Programmes:

  • Baltic Sea Region Studies
  • Bioinformatics
  • Biomedical Imaging
  • European Heritage and Information Society
  • East Asian Studies
  • Learning, Learning Environments and Educational Systems
  • Molecular Biotechnology and Diagnostics
  • Molecular Systems Biology
  • Popular Culture Studies
  • Social sciences students who are writing their thesis in English

Students from the following Master’s Programmes may also be admitted if there are places in the groups:

  • Embedded Computing
  • Food Development  
  • Information Security and Cryptography
Enrolment

Autumn semester 2016: Enrolment is through your Master's Programme coordinator.

Spring semester 2017: Enrolment in Nettiopsu begins 16.1.2017 at 8.00 and ends 7.2.2017 at 23.59. The spring group is for the Social Sciences students who are writing their thesis in English.

Teachers responsible
Kelly Raita
kelly.raita[ät]utu.fi
Jeremy Palmer
jerpal[ät]utu.fi
Teaching
Tutorials 20 h
AUTUMN SEMESTER 2016
Baltic Sea Region Studies, European Heritage, Popular Culture (Collins)
Thu 15-Sep-2016 - 8-Dec-2016 weekly at 10.15-11.45, Room 251B, Agora
East Asian Studies, LLEES (Collins)
Tue 13-Sep-2016 - 22-Nov-2016 weekly at 10.15-11.45, Room K126C, Agora
Bioinformatics, Biomedical Imaging (Raita)
Thu 8-Sep-2016 - 17-Nov-2016 weekly at 12.15-13.45, Room 251A, Agora
SPRING SEMESTER 2017
Social Sciences (Jeremy Palmer): Mon 13 Feb - Fri 31 March 2017, this is an ONLINE course (through Moodle)
It is compulsory to attend ONE of the introductory group meetings held in week 7:
Tue 14-Feb-2017 at 14.00-15.00, ONLINE via Adobe Connect, (link will be sent via email after acceptance on the course)
OR:
Tue 14-Feb-2017 at 16.00-17.30, Room 250, Agora, (face-to-face session)
Independent work 20 h + 13 h Web-based
Personal instruction
Periods:
Language of instruction: English

This course is for students writing their Master's thesis in English and/or studying on an English-medium Master’s degree on the LLEES, Baltic Sea Region Studies, East Asian Studies, and Astronomy Master’s degree programs. If you are unsure whether this course is compulsory for you, please contact your MA program coordinator.

You must be actively writing your thesis during the course.

Teaching:

  • Lectures 6 h
  • Personal instruction 2 h
  • Independent work 45 h

Teaching times and places:

This course will run from the 16th of January 2017 - 5th May 2017

This course will mainly be taught online, through Moodle, with group sessions and individual sessions with the teacher arranged as needed throughout the course.

Students must attend ONE of the introductory meetings at the beginning of the course:

Tuesday 17th January 16.00 - 17.30, Room 249, Agora

OR

Wednesday 18th January 16.00 - 17.30, Room 249, Agora

Exemption

If this course is compulsory for you, but you feel you have enough experience and skill in writing English at a high academic level, you can apply for an exemption from the course. This exemption is not automatically granted to native English speakers. If you are unsure whether this course is compulsory for you, please contact your MA program coordinator.

Students applying for exemption should contact the teacher in charge at the beginning of the course, outlining why they think the exemption is justified, along with a sample of their academic writing in English. The teacher will then assess each application on a case-by-case basis.

Enrolment

Enrolment is arranged directly with your course coordinator.

Priority is given to students for whom the course is compulsory.

Teacher responsible
Suzanne Collins
suzcol[ät]utu.fi
Periods:
Language of instruction: English

Period
Syventävät opinnot [Period I]

The mix of mutually complementing and synergetic national economies together with geographical closeness and political proximity of its states BSR has been able to enjoy sustainable economic growth, welfare, innovation and employment. The course will analyze the reasons for this successfulness by studying the various national, regional and EU-level fiscal, monetary, trade and industrial policies in the BSR. It will also highlight the efforts of fostering economic growth and attracting foreign investment in the region through increased harmonization of national norms, policies and infrastructures. Course analyzes the specific features of national economic environments, labor markets and welfare systems of the BSR states.

Teacher responsible
SocScD Aleksandra Maslowska-Jokinen
Teaching
13-Sep-2016 – 12-Oct-2016
Lectures 24 h
Autumn 2016
Tue 13-Sep-2016 - 11-Oct-2016 weekly at 14-16, E119, Juva seminar room
Exceptions:
20-Sep-2016 at 14 –16 , Pha5 seminar room
4-Oct-2016 at 14 –16 , Pha4 seminar room 1204
11-Oct-2016 at 14 –16 , Pha4 seminar room 1204
Wed 14-Sep-2016 - 12-Oct-2016 weekly at 12-14, E323 Media studies seminar room
Thu 22-Sep-2016 - 6-Oct-2016 every other week at 12-14, E123 Gender studies seminar room
Periods: I II
Language of instruction: English

At the beginning of the course students will present research plans for their Master’s thesis. After receiving feedback from the supervisors they will then present a corrected and updated version of this plan. Third paper to be presented is a literature review, where the student introduces and discusses the most important thematic, theoretical and methodological scholarly publications in the field of her/his subject area. Finally the students will present a chapter of their own choosing from their thesis. In addition to paper presentations the thesis seminar also functions as a common discussion and support forum for general thesis-related challenges, e.g. scheduling of the work, fine-tuning the focus and research questions, staying motivated, problem-solving strategies etc.

Teacher responsible
Senior Lecturer Nina Tynkkynen
Teaching
15-Sep-2016 – 4-May-2017
Seminar 16 h
Autumn 2016
Thu 15-Sep-2016 - 8-Dec-2016 every other week at 12-14, E123 Gender studies seminar room
Exceptions:
27-Oct-2016 at 12 –14 , E117 Litzen seminar room
10-Nov-2016 at 12 –14 , E117 Litzen seminar room
24-Nov-2016 at 12 –14 , E117 Litzen seminar room
Spring 2017
Thu 15-Sep-2016 - 4-May-2017 every other week at 12.00-14.00, V108 Musicology seminar hall Salonki V108
Periods: I II III IV
Language of instruction: English
Further information:

Only for Baltic Sea Region Studies Master's students.

Aineopinnot [Period I]

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.

Enrolment

Registration on NettiOpsu

Teacher responsible
Nina Tynkkynen, Senior Lecturer
Teaching
9-Sep-2016 – 4-Oct-2016
Lectures 24 h
Autumn 2016
Fri 9-Sep-2016 - 30-Sep-2016 weekly at 12.00-14.00, Porthan lecture room, Maaherran makasiini
Mon 12-Sep-2016 - 3-Oct-2016 weekly at 12.00-14.00, Dent3 280
Tue 13-Sep-2016 - 4-Oct-2016 weekly at 12.00-14.00, Dent3 280
Periods: I
Language of instruction: English
Further information:

Starting on Fri Sept 9, at 12-14.

Mondays, Tuesdays and Fridays 12-14

Fri  Sept 9th – Tue Oct 4th

Period
Syventävät opinnot [Period II]

Course introduces the concept of methodology and discusses the function of method in scientific research. Students are familiarized with various research approaches used in social sciences and humanities (qualitative/quantitative, basic/applied, inductive/deductive) and relevant methodologies such as case-studies, qualitative/descriptive analysis, surveys, interviews, discourse analysis, longitudinal and cross-sectional studies, quantitative and statistical analysis, and participant observation. Main emphasis is on the qualitative methods, but also some quantitative methods that are applicable to the research carried out in the BSRS will be discussed. The main goal is to prepare the students to the independent use of scientific method in the research papers they are required to write in the Thematic Subject studies.

Teacher responsible
Senior Lecturer Nina Tynkkynen & al
Teaching
18-Oct-2016 – 31-Jan-2017
Lectures 26 h
2016-2017
Tue 18-Oct-2016 - 31-Jan-2017 weekly at 12.00-14.00, E123, Gender studies seminar room
Periods: II III
Language of instruction: English
Further information:

For BSRM Master's programme's first year students.

Students are familiarized with various skills required by academic professionals in today’s working life. They will be instructed how to identify and market their knowledge-based personal expertise and skills. Course will include various presentation, discussion, debate and problem-solving tasks and simulations where students get to practice and develop their skills. Students participate also in the courses offered by the UTU Career Services, such as Career Planning Group, Working in Finland, Project Management and CV Clinic. They will prepare and update personal professional portfolios, where they record the development and accumulation of their skills. These portfolios have to be submitted in the middle of the third semester.

Teacher responsible
Senior Lecturer Nina Tynkkynen
Teaching
28-Oct-2016 – 4-Nov-2016
Exercises 16 h
Autumn 2016
Fri 28-Oct-2016 - 4-Nov-2016 weekly at 12.00-14.00, E123, Gender studies seminar room
Periods: II III IV
Language of instruction: English
Further information:

Only for students in the BSRS Master's programme.

This course opens perspectives to the pressuring challenges related to energy and environment and unfolds their historical constitution in the Baltic Sea region. It describes the ecological state of the Baltic and makes sense of the ways in which processes like eutrophication and land-use changes are in the nexuses of political, economic, environmental and social factors, making the solving of these pressuring challenges multi-disciplinary in character. It also familiarizes the students with the legal and political framework of the Baltic, which is multi-level and multi-scalar as municipalities, nation states, the European Union, HELCOM and international organisations are being intertwined in tackling the manifold environmentally detrimental processes in this fragile sea area.

Enrolment

Registration on NettiOpsu

Teacher responsible
PhD Daria Gritsenko
Teaching
7-Nov-2016 – 5-Dec-2016
Lectures 16 h
Autumn 2016
Mon 7-Nov-2016 - 5-Dec-2016 weekly at 10.00-14.00, Janus lecture hall
Exceptions:
28-Nov-2016 at 10.00 –14.00 , E119 Juva seminar room
Group work 4 h
Periods: II
Language of instruction: English

The mix of mutually complementing and synergetic national economies together with geographical closeness and political proximity of its states BSR has been able to enjoy sustainable economic growth, welfare, innovation and employment. The course will analyze the reasons for this successfulness by studying the various national, regional and EU-level fiscal, monetary, trade and industrial policies in the BSR. It will also highlight the efforts of fostering economic growth and attracting foreign investment in the region through increased harmonization of national norms, policies and infrastructures. Course analyzes the specific features of national economic environments, labor markets and welfare systems of the BSR states.

Teacher responsible
SocScD Aleksandra Maslowska-Jokinen
Teaching
13-Sep-2016 – 12-Oct-2016
Lectures 24 h
Autumn 2016
Tue 13-Sep-2016 - 11-Oct-2016 weekly at 14-16, E119, Juva seminar room
Exceptions:
20-Sep-2016 at 14 –16 , Pha5 seminar room
4-Oct-2016 at 14 –16 , Pha4 seminar room 1204
11-Oct-2016 at 14 –16 , Pha4 seminar room 1204
Wed 14-Sep-2016 - 12-Oct-2016 weekly at 12-14, E323 Media studies seminar room
Thu 22-Sep-2016 - 6-Oct-2016 every other week at 12-14, E123 Gender studies seminar room
Periods: I II
Language of instruction: English

At the beginning of the course students will present research plans for their Master’s thesis. After receiving feedback from the supervisors they will then present a corrected and updated version of this plan. Third paper to be presented is a literature review, where the student introduces and discusses the most important thematic, theoretical and methodological scholarly publications in the field of her/his subject area. Finally the students will present a chapter of their own choosing from their thesis. In addition to paper presentations the thesis seminar also functions as a common discussion and support forum for general thesis-related challenges, e.g. scheduling of the work, fine-tuning the focus and research questions, staying motivated, problem-solving strategies etc.

Teacher responsible
Senior Lecturer Nina Tynkkynen
Teaching
15-Sep-2016 – 4-May-2017
Seminar 16 h
Autumn 2016
Thu 15-Sep-2016 - 8-Dec-2016 every other week at 12-14, E123 Gender studies seminar room
Exceptions:
27-Oct-2016 at 12 –14 , E117 Litzen seminar room
10-Nov-2016 at 12 –14 , E117 Litzen seminar room
24-Nov-2016 at 12 –14 , E117 Litzen seminar room
Spring 2017
Thu 15-Sep-2016 - 4-May-2017 every other week at 12.00-14.00, V108 Musicology seminar hall Salonki V108
Periods: I II III IV
Language of instruction: English
Further information:

Only for Baltic Sea Region Studies Master's students.

Period
Syventävät opinnot [Period III]

Course introduces the concept of methodology and discusses the function of method in scientific research. Students are familiarized with various research approaches used in social sciences and humanities (qualitative/quantitative, basic/applied, inductive/deductive) and relevant methodologies such as case-studies, qualitative/descriptive analysis, surveys, interviews, discourse analysis, longitudinal and cross-sectional studies, quantitative and statistical analysis, and participant observation. Main emphasis is on the qualitative methods, but also some quantitative methods that are applicable to the research carried out in the BSRS will be discussed. The main goal is to prepare the students to the independent use of scientific method in the research papers they are required to write in the Thematic Subject studies.

Teacher responsible
Senior Lecturer Nina Tynkkynen & al
Teaching
18-Oct-2016 – 31-Jan-2017
Lectures 26 h
2016-2017
Tue 18-Oct-2016 - 31-Jan-2017 weekly at 12.00-14.00, E123, Gender studies seminar room
Periods: II III
Language of instruction: English
Further information:

For BSRM Master's programme's first year students.

Course will familiarize the students with more advanced theoretical approaches and methodologies in the disciplines represented in the program (international relations, human geography, history, and cultural studies). They read thematic, theoretical and methodological literature related to their individual thesis topics and write essays.

Teacher responsible
Senior Lecturer Nina Tynkkynen
Teaching
Seminar
Periods: III IV
Language of instruction: English
Further information:

For second year students in the BSRM Master's programme.

Students are familiarized with various skills required by academic professionals in today’s working life. They will be instructed how to identify and market their knowledge-based personal expertise and skills. Course will include various presentation, discussion, debate and problem-solving tasks and simulations where students get to practice and develop their skills. Students participate also in the courses offered by the UTU Career Services, such as Career Planning Group, Working in Finland, Project Management and CV Clinic. They will prepare and update personal professional portfolios, where they record the development and accumulation of their skills. These portfolios have to be submitted in the middle of the third semester.

Teacher responsible
Senior Lecturer Nina Tynkkynen
Teaching
28-Oct-2016 – 4-Nov-2016
Exercises 16 h
Autumn 2016
Fri 28-Oct-2016 - 4-Nov-2016 weekly at 12.00-14.00, E123, Gender studies seminar room
Periods: II III IV
Language of instruction: English
Further information:

Only for students in the BSRS Master's programme.

At the beginning of the course students will present research plans for their Master’s thesis. After receiving feedback from the supervisors they will then present a corrected and updated version of this plan. Third paper to be presented is a literature review, where the student introduces and discusses the most important thematic, theoretical and methodological scholarly publications in the field of her/his subject area. Finally the students will present a chapter of their own choosing from their thesis. In addition to paper presentations the thesis seminar also functions as a common discussion and support forum for general thesis-related challenges, e.g. scheduling of the work, fine-tuning the focus and research questions, staying motivated, problem-solving strategies etc.

Teacher responsible
Senior Lecturer Nina Tynkkynen
Teaching
15-Sep-2016 – 4-May-2017
Seminar 16 h
Autumn 2016
Thu 15-Sep-2016 - 8-Dec-2016 every other week at 12-14, E123 Gender studies seminar room
Exceptions:
27-Oct-2016 at 12 –14 , E117 Litzen seminar room
10-Nov-2016 at 12 –14 , E117 Litzen seminar room
24-Nov-2016 at 12 –14 , E117 Litzen seminar room
Spring 2017
Thu 15-Sep-2016 - 4-May-2017 every other week at 12.00-14.00, V108 Musicology seminar hall Salonki V108
Periods: I II III IV
Language of instruction: English
Further information:

Only for Baltic Sea Region Studies Master's students.

During this course, some of the key developments of 20th century history of the Baltic Sea region from both regional and national perspectives will be discussed. With the help of theoretical and conceptual tools, our understanding about the public and ideological uses of history, collective remembering, commemoration and silencing, and the politics of memory and memory conflicts will be discussed. From these premises, the course discusses how states, societies and selected other actors in history have striven to come to terms with their past, how they have debated it and how they continue to do so today around the Baltic Sea region.

Enrolment

Registration in Nettiopsu

Teachers responsible
Ville Laamanen
Pertti Grönholm
Teaching
24-Jan-2017 – 2-Mar-2017
Lectures 24 h
Spring 2017
Tue 24-Jan-2017 - 28-Feb-2017 weekly at 14.00-16.00, B2039 hall, ICT-City
Exceptions:
14-Feb-2017 at 12.00 –16.00 , B2039 hall, ICT-City, 4 hours
28-Feb-2017 at 12.00 –16.00 , Janus hall, Artium bldg, 4 hours, different lecture hall
Thu 26-Jan-2017 - 2-Mar-2017 weekly at 14.00-16.00, E221 Art history seminar hall, Minerva bldg
Periods: III
Language of instruction: English
Further information:

lectures, independent work, group work, literature

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.

Enrolment

Registration in Nettiopsu.

Teacher responsible
Nina Tynkkynen
Teaching
10-Jan-2017 – 14-Mar-2017
Lectures 24 h
POLH3042
Tue 10-Jan-2017 - 21-Feb-2017 weekly at 10.00-12.00, PUB269, No lecture on Feb 28
Tue 7-Mar-2017 - 14-Mar-2017 weekly at 10.00-12.00, PUB269
BSRM0279
Wed 1-Feb-2017 at 14.00-16.00, Pha4 seminar room, PharmaCity
Fri 3-Feb-2017 at 12.00-16.00, Pha4 seminar room, PharmaCity
Wed 15-Feb-2017 at 10.00-12.00, Pha4 seminar room, PharmaCity
Fri 17-Feb-2017 at 12.00-16.00, Pha4 seminar room, PharmaCity
Periods: III IV
Language of instruction: English
Further information:

During the academic year 2016-2017 the full 5 ECTS will be taken as a combination of the course POLH3042 Approaches to Global and Regional Studies (2 ECTS) and this BSRM course.

Spring 2017.

Period
Syventävät opinnot [Period IV]

Course will familiarize the students with more advanced theoretical approaches and methodologies in the disciplines represented in the program (international relations, human geography, history, and cultural studies). They read thematic, theoretical and methodological literature related to their individual thesis topics and write essays.

Teacher responsible
Senior Lecturer Nina Tynkkynen
Teaching
Seminar
Periods: III IV
Language of instruction: English
Further information:

For second year students in the BSRM Master's programme.

Students are familiarized with various skills required by academic professionals in today’s working life. They will be instructed how to identify and market their knowledge-based personal expertise and skills. Course will include various presentation, discussion, debate and problem-solving tasks and simulations where students get to practice and develop their skills. Students participate also in the courses offered by the UTU Career Services, such as Career Planning Group, Working in Finland, Project Management and CV Clinic. They will prepare and update personal professional portfolios, where they record the development and accumulation of their skills. These portfolios have to be submitted in the middle of the third semester.

Teacher responsible
Senior Lecturer Nina Tynkkynen
Teaching
28-Oct-2016 – 4-Nov-2016
Exercises 16 h
Autumn 2016
Fri 28-Oct-2016 - 4-Nov-2016 weekly at 12.00-14.00, E123, Gender studies seminar room
Periods: II III IV
Language of instruction: English
Further information:

Only for students in the BSRS Master's programme.

Focus of the course:
- Baltic Sea regional cooperation from a practical perspective: structures, levels, finances and career opportunities.

Contents:

- Historical and political background and relevant actors in Baltic Sea regional cooperation
- Macro-regional strategies (EU Strategy for the Baltic Sea region) and their impact on regional cooperation
- EU Cohesion Policy 2014-2020 and financing of Baltic Sea regional cooperation
- Project cooperation in the BSR: The project lifecycle I (Project planning)
- Project cooperation in the BSR: The project lifecycle II (Project implementation) and project examples
- Working for and in Baltic Sea regional cooperation

Teacher responsible
Philipp Schwartz
Teaching
16-Mar-2017 – 11-May-2017
Lectures 16 h
Spring 2017
Thu 16-Mar-2017 - 20-Apr-2017 weekly at 16.00-17.30, E223 Comparative literature seminar hall / Minerva, Teaching starts at exactly 16:00
Mon 24-Apr-2017 at 16.00-17.30, E223 Comparative literature seminar hall / Minerva, Teaching starts at exactly 16:00
Thu 4-May-2017 - 11-May-2017 weekly at 16.00-17.30, E223 Comparative literature seminar hall / Minerva, Teaching starts at exactly 16:00
Periods: IV
Language of instruction: English
Further information:

For students in the BSRS Master's programme only.

At the beginning of the course students will present research plans for their Master’s thesis. After receiving feedback from the supervisors they will then present a corrected and updated version of this plan. Third paper to be presented is a literature review, where the student introduces and discusses the most important thematic, theoretical and methodological scholarly publications in the field of her/his subject area. Finally the students will present a chapter of their own choosing from their thesis. In addition to paper presentations the thesis seminar also functions as a common discussion and support forum for general thesis-related challenges, e.g. scheduling of the work, fine-tuning the focus and research questions, staying motivated, problem-solving strategies etc.

Teacher responsible
Senior Lecturer Nina Tynkkynen
Teaching
15-Sep-2016 – 4-May-2017
Seminar 16 h
Autumn 2016
Thu 15-Sep-2016 - 8-Dec-2016 every other week at 12-14, E123 Gender studies seminar room
Exceptions:
27-Oct-2016 at 12 –14 , E117 Litzen seminar room
10-Nov-2016 at 12 –14 , E117 Litzen seminar room
24-Nov-2016 at 12 –14 , E117 Litzen seminar room
Spring 2017
Thu 15-Sep-2016 - 4-May-2017 every other week at 12.00-14.00, V108 Musicology seminar hall Salonki V108
Periods: I II III IV
Language of instruction: English
Further information:

Only for Baltic Sea Region Studies Master's students.

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.

Enrolment

Registration in Nettiopsu.

Teacher responsible
Nina Tynkkynen
Teaching
10-Jan-2017 – 14-Mar-2017
Lectures 24 h
POLH3042
Tue 10-Jan-2017 - 21-Feb-2017 weekly at 10.00-12.00, PUB269, No lecture on Feb 28
Tue 7-Mar-2017 - 14-Mar-2017 weekly at 10.00-12.00, PUB269
BSRM0279
Wed 1-Feb-2017 at 14.00-16.00, Pha4 seminar room, PharmaCity
Fri 3-Feb-2017 at 12.00-16.00, Pha4 seminar room, PharmaCity
Wed 15-Feb-2017 at 10.00-12.00, Pha4 seminar room, PharmaCity
Fri 17-Feb-2017 at 12.00-16.00, Pha4 seminar room, PharmaCity
Periods: III IV
Language of instruction: English
Further information:

During the academic year 2016-2017 the full 5 ECTS will be taken as a combination of the course POLH3042 Approaches to Global and Regional Studies (2 ECTS) and this BSRM course.

Spring 2017.

Among global risks are, to name but a few, economic and political instabilities, human mobility, state transformation, terrorism and climate change both with its consequences that need to be addressed, and the challenges for e.g. energy production systems that its prevention and mitigation bring along. These risks need to be managed so as to maintain sustainability: to be capable of securing our living now, without jeopardizing the future.

 

This course aims to give a comprehensive overview of regional aspects and solutions of various kinds of global risks mentioned above. These risks and possible solutions are addressed from both global, regional and local perspectives, demonstrating the multi-level structure of the governance of global risks. The objective is also to give students an insight of the concept of security and of the ways in which new kinds of threats and risks enter the regional security agendas. Special emphasis is put on Russia’s role and performance in the production, articulation, prevention and governance of global risks in the regional context.

Enrolment

Registration in Nettiopsu.

Teacher responsible
Nina Tynkkynen
Teaching
18-Apr-2017 – 11-May-2017
Lectures 24 h
Spring 2017
Tue 18-Apr-2017 - 9-May-2017 weekly at 12.00-16.00, Janus hall, Artium building
Thu 20-Apr-2017 - 4-May-2017 weekly at 14.00-16.00, E221 Art history seminar hall, Minerva building
Thu 11-May-2017 at 14.00-16.00, Porthan hall, Maaherran makasiini
Periods: IV
Language of instruction: English