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Arkistoitu opetusohjelma 2016–2017
Selaat vanhentunutta opetusohjelmaa. Voimassa olevan opetusohjelman löydät täältä.
HISA2 Modern Mediterranean History: From Periods of Colonialism to Current Migration, Integration and Crises 5 ECTS
Implementation is also a part of open university teaching
Period I Period II Period II Period IV
Language of instruction
Type or level of studies
Intermediate studies
Course unit descriptions in the curriculum
Historian tutkinto-ohjelma
School of Social Sciences and Humanities

General description

This course focuses on the history and geography of the Mediterranean area from the era of the 19th century colonialisms until today’s current history shaped by the Arab Spring, European integration and migration. Analyzed here are topics such as violence and race as subjects of colonialism, the politics of empires, the politics of climate change and modernization processes in post-colonial states.  In the second part of the course significant attention is paid to Cold War international relations and military history of the area, decolonization as well as post-Cold War developments.  Key concepts discussed throughout the course include anatomy of languages, circular migration, pan-Arabism, the Ottoman past, European Union integration, revolution, Communism, the global south, pan-Africanism, Superpower politics, peace, dictatorship, war, authoritarianism, democracy, the Third World and Europe.

Enrolment for University Studies

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Enrolment for Open University Studies

Ilmoittautuminen suoraan opettajalle: Rinna.Kullaa@staff.uta.fi.


Rinna Kullaa, Teacher responsible


1-Feb-2017 – 24-Feb-2017
Lectures 16 hours
Wed 1-Feb-2017 at 12-14, Pinni A, Paavo Koli -sali
Fri 3-Feb-2017 - 24-Feb-2017 weekly at 10-12, Päätalo C5
Wed 8-Feb-2017 - 22-Feb-2017 weekly at 12-14, Päätalo C7


Numeric 1-5.

Evaluation criteria

Lectures (16 h; attendance obligatory, one missed lecture accepted) + exam (lectures and some literature, announced on the first lecture) + a short essay (6-8 pages, based on literature).

Study materials

Antti Blåfield (ed): The Use and Abuse of History. Helsinki: Siltala, 2016.

Richard J. Crampton:  The Balkans since the Second World War. Taylor and Francis, 2002.

Henry S. Wilson: African Decolonization. Oxford University Press, 1994.

Robert Tignor and Jeremy Adelman: Worlds Together Worlds Apart. Fourth edition. W.W. Norton, 2014.

Other literature (articles, other shorter texts) announced and (partly) copied to the participants during the course.