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RES002/POLKVS32 Russian and European Studies in International Relations 5 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
Master's Degree Programme in Russian and European Studies
Kansainvälinen politiikka
School of Management

Learning outcomes

Upon completion of the course students are able to

• identify main concepts in International Relations

• pose analytical questions in a way characteristic to IR

• apply IR concepts and politological imagination in analyzing and interpreting events in Russian and European affairs

General description

This course brings key concepts in International Relations into a dialogue with events and dynamics in Russian and European relations. We will familiarize ourselves with concepts such as integration, empire, foreign policy, globalization, hegemony, human rights, levels of analysis, nationalism, peace and war, power, sovereignty, territoriality, and borders.

Enrolment for University Studies

The course is compulsory for RES Master's Programme students. Other students should sign-up by 3.9. (anni.kangas@uta.fi).

Enrolment for Open University Studies

Study option 1: participating to contact teaching
Enrolment starts on 13th of August 2015

Study option 2: essay
Enrolment starts 13th of August 2015

Admission requirements: a completed university-level Bachelor's degree or equivalent in the field of specialization, or in a related field


Anni Kangas, Teacher responsible


7-Sep-2015 – 15-Oct-2015
Lectures 24 hours
Mon 7-Sep-2015 - 14-Sep-2015 weekly at 10-12, Linna K110
Thu 10-Sep-2015 at 14-16, Atalpa 140
Thu 17-Sep-2015 at 14-16, Linna K110
Mon 5-Oct-2015 - 12-Oct-2015 weekly at 10-12, Linna K110
Thu 8-Oct-2015 - 15-Oct-2015 weekly at 14-16, Linna K110

Study materials

Diez-Bode-Fernandes da Costa, Key Concepts in International Relations. Sage 2011.  Academic journal articles available on the Moodle site of the course