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Arkistoitu opetusohjelma 2017–2018
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SOCYKV1 Finnish Society and Culture (autumn 2017) 3–5 ECTS
Implementation is also a part of open university teaching
Period I Period II Period III Period IV
Language of instruction
Type or level of studies
Basic studies
Course unit descriptions in the curriculum
Yhteiset opinnot/SOC
Faculty of Social Sciences

Learning outcomes

The course is especially designed for international students who wish to know more about the Finnish society and culture. The main purpose is to introduce the students to the society and culture of contemporary Finland. After the course, the students will have an idea of the development and cultural, political and economic background of one of the Nordic welfare states.

Obtaining 3 ECTS credits: participation in the lectures, passing the lecture exam organised at the end of the lecture series. The exam will be a multiple choice exam which possibly also includes writing some short essays.

Obtaining 5 ECTS credits: in addition to participation in the lectures and in the lecture exam, student must also pass an exam based on additional reading organized together with the lecture exam. Additional reading consists of scientific articles on Finnish Society and Culture and is to be confirmed in the course programme in Moodle.

General description

6.9. Finland – 100 years of Independency (Seija-Leena Nevala)

13.9. Finnish forests and forestry (Ari Vanamo)

20.9. Finnish Welfare and Social Services (Lina van Aerschot)  

27.9. How to communicate in Finland? (Katja Keisala)

4.10. Finnish Gastronomy (Arja Luiro)

11.10. Technology and Innovation in Finland: Current Issues and Future Challenges (Tomi Nokelainen)

18.10. Boundaries of Finnishness and Ethnic Minorities in Finland (Hannu Sinisalo)

25.10. Finnish Education System (Raisa Harju-Autti)

1.11. Finnish Art History in a Nutshell (Katja Fält)

8.11. Finnish Literature (Toni Lahtinen)

15.11. Finnish Political System (Johanna Peltoniemi)

22.11. About Music Scenes in Finland (Tarja Rautiainen-Keskustalo)

4.12. exam

6.12. no lecture (Finland's Independence Day!)

13.12. exam retake

Enrolment for University Studies

Enrolment to the course

- TUT and TAMK students: enrolment with electronic form during the enrolment period 25.8.- 5.9.2017
- UTA students: enrolment in NettiOpsu, click below

Enrolment time has expired


Helena Siipo, Contact person


6-Sep-2017 – 13-Dec-2017
Lectures 24 hours
Wed 6-Sep-2017 - 13-Dec-2017 weekly at 18-20, Väinö Linna hall in Linna building


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Evaluation criteria

Participation in the lectures and an exam. The exam will be organised at the end of the lecture series. It will be a multiple choice which, possibly, also includes writing some short essays.