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Arkistoitu opetusohjelma 2012–2013
Selaat vanhentunutta opetusohjelmaa. Voimassa olevan opetusohjelman löydät täältä.
Studies on Society, Culture and History

Periodit

I Periodi (3.9.2012 – 19.10.2012)
II Periodi (22.10.2012 – 14.12.2012)
III Periodi (7.1.2013 – 8.3.2013)
IV Periodi (11.3.2013 – 17.5.2013)
Periodi (3.9.2012 - 19.10.2012)
Studies on Society, Culture and History [I Periodi]

Vieraalla kielellä annettava opetus [I Periodi]

On Periods I-II, Wed 14-16

Lectures:


18.9. Practicalities & introduction to the course / Lina Van Aerschot
25.9. Nordic welfare model and unversalism / Anneli Anttonen
2.10. The Nordic healthcare system from a comparative perspective / Katri Sieberg
9.10. Nordic child care policies / Katja Repo

16.10. Period break, no lecture


23.10. Labour markets and employment in the Nordic countries / Jouko Nätti
30.10. Labour market institutions / Aart-Jan Riekhoff
6.11. Income inequality in Nordic countries / Elina Tuominen
13.11. Poverty policies
20.11. Conclusions, instructions & formulating research questions for essays / Lina Van Aerschot

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Lina Van Aerschot (coordinator), Teacher responsible
lina.van.aerschot[ät]uta.fi
Teaching
19-Sep-2012 – 21-Nov-2012
Lectures
Periods: I II
Language of instruction: English

See: http://verkko-opetus.utu.fi/historia/lukukausi.php?kurssi=176&lukukausi=19

Enrolment for University Studies

Enrolment starts on August 15. at 12.00 and ends September 10. at 12.00.

Periods: I II
Language of instruction: English

V306-8/ STYÖP2 Finnish Social Welfare and Social Work 5 ects

Objective of course :

Student is able to

  • Describe Finnish social welfare system and social work practices
  • Analyze social work methods and approaches used within different working fields in practice  
  •  Analyze and compare challenges of social service / social work practices at present
  • Compare analytically differences and similarities between Finnish social protection and that of student's own origin

Course contents :

  • The structure, present status and development history of Finnish social protection system
  • Social welfare services
  • Social work and social work methods in different contexts
  • Social problems and future challenges for service development

Teaching methods :

  • Orientative lectures (18 hours + seminar 6 hours)
  • Study visits (5-6 different social work/service fields) in small groups
  • Seminar with a presentation
  • Virtual learning space Moodle is used for discussions and background material

Assessment methods:

  • Active participation in the lectures and study visits
  • Portfolio based on literature, lectures and study visits and its presentation in the seminar
  • Presentation in the seminar


Required/Recommended reading :

  • Background literature related to each theme is given during the lessons.
  • Background documents in Moodle.

Year of study :
Free

Teaching place: TAMK Social services, Pyynikintie. 2A, 
Language of instruction
English

Lecturers
Principal lecturer informed later.    

TAMK University of Applied Sciences
Pyynikintie 2A, 33230 Tampere
Tel. +358-50-5702471
Fax. +358-3-2452401
 

Satu Ranta-Tyrkkö, Teacher responsible
satu.ranta-tyrkko[ät]uta.fi
Teaching
14-Sep-2012 – 2-Nov-2012
Lectures 18 hours
Fri 14-Sep-2012 - 26-Oct-2012 weekly at 9-12
Seminar 6 hours
Fri 2-Nov-2012 at 9-16
Stydy visits on a separate schedule outside teaching times. Minimum of 5 study visits are mandatory.
Periods: I II
Language of instruction: English

Lectures ny experts in the fields of e.g. Finnish history, the wellfare state, foreign policy, mass media, information society, technology, innovations, literature, culture, music, art, environmental issues, forestry, business etc. A detailed syllabus of the course will be posted online.

Students can sign up for to the course online.

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Teaching
12-Sep-2012 – 12-Dec-2012
Lectures 22 hours
Lectures on Finnish Society and Culture
Wed 12-Sep-2012 - 12-Dec-2012 weekly at 18.15-19.45, UTA Main Building Lecture hall D 10 B, No teaching 17.10.
Independent work 20 hours
Periods: I II
Language of instruction: English

SOS6.4.1/SOS6.4 Feminist Methodology, 5 ECTS

Lectures: Tuesdays 12-14, 4 September - 13 November 2012. NB Place: Main building, room A32 (25.9.-13.11.) (The course will be videoed to the University of Jyväskylä).

No enrolment.

Objectives: The course will deepen the students´ knowledge about feminist epistemology and methodology. The students will understand the central discussions of situating knowledge and the meaning of experience and commitment in relation to knowledge. The students can relate the readings of empirical research to larger debates on knowing and apply this to their own studies.

Modes of study: Active participation in the lectures and a lecture diary.

The lecture diary may be written in Finnish or in English.
Program:

4.9. Lecturer Jaana Kuusipalo (TaY): “Introduction to the course”
11.9. Lecturer Taina Kinnunen (TaY): "Construction of interview material through interacting bodies"
18.9. Lecturer Kirsti Lempiäinen (University of Lapland): “Methodological reflexivity: Discussing feminist frames in interview research”
25.9. Dr. Astrida Neimanis (LSE): "Donna Haraway’s 'Situated Knowledges"
2.10. Dr. Astrida Neimanis (LSE): "Nature, Culture and Feminist Methodology”
9.10. Lecturer Minna Nikunen (TaY): "Membership categorization analysis"

16.10. No lecture

23.10. Professor Päivi Korvajärvi (TaY): “Interdisciplinarity as a Methodological Question”
30.10. Lecturer Elina Penttinen (TaY): “Posthumanism”

6.11. PhD. Eira Juntti (University of Jyväskylä): Methodological debates on the histories of gender”
13.11. Dr. Tuula Juvonen (TaY): “Queer Feminist Methodology”

Teacher responsible
Jaana Kuusipalo
Jaana.Kuusipalo@uta.fi

Teaching
4-Sep-2012 – 13-Nov-2012

Jaana Kuusipalo, Teacher responsible
Teaching
4-Sep-2012 – 13-Nov-2012
Lectures
Feminist Methodology
Tue 4-Sep-2012 - 13-Nov-2012 weekly at 12-14
Periods: I II
Language of instruction: English

YOUTH TRANSITION TO ADULTHOOD

Teacher: Aurélie MARY e-mail: aurelie.mary@uta.fi

(Kurssi kuuluu Perhe ja elämänkulku teemaan.

Kurssi voi korvata seuraavat kohdat:

SOS 10.2.2 Lapsuus, nuoruus ja perheen vuorovaikutus

Tai/ja SOS 10.2.1 Perhe, muutos ja yhteiskunnan rakenteet)

24h course including 12h lectures, 12h seminars (6-weeks course)


Course intended for 18-20 students (20 maximum)

Lectures on Mondays 14-16, beginning on 8.10.2012 until 12.11.2012

Seminars on Wednesdays 12-14, beginning on 10.10.2012 until 14.11.2012

Room: Linna  5016   

Teaching periods:

-         Periodi I – II: October-November 2012

Starting: week 41 (8th October) – Finishing: week 46 (mid-November)

 Course content:

Lecture 1: course introduction, mention course assessment, introduction to youth studies and youth transition + given material

Seminar 1: discussing existing theories on youth transition, course assessment: presentations & essay writing

Lecture 2: youth extension in figures and re-contextualisation; present socio-economic situation

Seminar 2: presentations + discussing young people’s present social context

Lecture 3: school to work transition; + general info about Finland and France (differences, etc…) + comparative research

Seminar 3: presentations + discussing cross-country research and the cases of Finland and France (differences, similarities…)

Lecture 4: integrating the labour market; + situation in Finland and France + young people’s expectations from working life + dilemmas

Seminar 4: presentations + discussing strategies of integration

Lecture 5: leaving home and plans for family formation, living arrangements + Finnish and French youths’ desires

Seminar 5: presentations + discussing today’s young people’s attitudes towards living arrangements and starting a family

Lecture 6: becoming adult, re-conceptualising concepts, new perspectives on transition, new pathways to adulthood

Seminar 6: presentations + discussing patterns of transition and concept change; course conclusion

 

 

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Aurélie MARY, Teacher responsible
Teaching
8-Oct-2012 – 11-Nov-2012
Seminar 12 hours
Lectures 12 hours
Periods: I II
Language of instruction: English
Further information:

The course will be also organized in the spring semester.

SOS10.4.3 World Culture and Global Society (5 ECTS)

Wed 12.9.2012 – 7.11.2012 at 14-16

Objectives: The aim of this course is for students to acquaint themselves with sociological theories and conceptions of world culture and world society. The course begins with the recognition that the world is looking institutionally similar. Building on explanations of this observation by neoinstitutionalist theory of world society, the course explores the structuring of world society as institutionalization of global models of rationality. The specific focus of the course is on the interface between global and local, especially in understanding how global models are created and localized in national settings. The course emphasizes readings on the institutional nature of world culture, and how it informs national institutions. However, some attention is also paid to the observation that while global models are emerging and being institutionalized nationally, the actual processes of growing harmonization are not uniform or simplistic top-down adoption, as is often assumed. Rather, the growing similarity of institutions and policies transnationally is matched by rhetoric of nationalism on a domestic level.

Language of instruction: English.

Modes of study: Active participation in the lectures and seminar, reading articles, giving a presentation based on an article read in the seminar. 

Teachers: Coordinators: Jukka Syväterä and Ali Qadir. Other teachers: Pertti Alasuutari, Elina Mikola, Marjaana Rautalin, Laura Valkeasuo.

Grading: 1-5. The students may choose either to write a learning diary or to sit for an exam at the end of the course. To pass the course, active participation is required during the lectures and seminars. Students also give a presentation based on an article read during course.

Max. 25 students, preliminary enrollment required.

 

 

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Jukka Syväterä (koordinaattori), Teacher responsible
Teaching
12-Sep-2012 – 7-Nov-2012
Lectures
Wed 12-Sep-2012 - 31-Oct-2012 weekly at 14-16, Linna 4026, Examination 7.11.
Periods: I II
Language of instruction: English

Kinship has been a central concept in anthropology from its very onset, one of the few which anthropology managed to make its own. Radical shift in kinship studies came in 1970s and 1980s. The traditional approach has been challenged as too static, too fixed, too algebraic. The analytical feasibility of the very category of kinship has been undermined. The aim of this course is to shed light on these new critical developments. We will look at the demise of kinship studies brought about by the argument on their essentially Western ideas of biological reproduction, and their subsequent revitalization. This would include introduction of the Schneider’s critique and the feminist anthropologists’ works on kinship, gender and power; motherhood and fatherhood; concept of relatedness; studies on the new reproductive technologies; gay and lesbian kinship; new family forms emerging in a consequence of divorces, separation, domestic and transnational adoptions and migration. We will discuss how recent theoretical and empirical works reformulated kinship, putting stress on process, flexibility negotiation, human agency, local meanings and symbols. How they countered the notions of “naturalness” of marriage, sex, procreation and parenthood; kinship obligations and duty. We will deconstruct the very notion of biology and nature, as themselves the culturally-created categories. After the course students are expected to identify central trends in the contemporary studies of kinship, and in a critical manner look at the folk assumptions on a family present in a public Euro-American discourse. 

 

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Anna Matyska, Teacher responsible
anna.matyska[ät]uta.fi
Teaching
7-Sep-2012 – 9-Oct-2012
Seminar 20 hours
Contemp. Perspectives on...
Fri 7-Sep-2012 - 5-Oct-2012 weekly at 14.15-15.45, Linna 5015
Tue 11-Sep-2012 - 9-Oct-2012 weekly at 10.15-11.45, Linna 5015
Periods: I
Language of instruction: English
Further information:

Priority is given to students in social anthropology, sociology and social psychology.

Periodi (22.10.2012 - 14.12.2012)
Studies on Society, Culture and History [II Periodi]

Vieraalla kielellä annettava opetus [II Periodi]

Teachers:

  • Coordinator: Katja-Maria Miettunen
  • Various lecturers
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Katja-Maria Miettunen, Teacher responsible
Katja-Maria.Miettunen[ät]uta.fi
Teaching
23-Oct-2012 – 11-Dec-2012
Lectures 16 hours
Lectures
Tue 23-Oct-2012 - 11-Dec-2012 weekly at 14-16, Pinni B3107
Periods: II
Language of instruction: English

Aim: To provide students with basic understanding about different perspectives to social work activity in different social contexts, as well as regarding the relationship between local and global in social work.

 Form of Educ. Lecture seminars, readings and assignments given by the teachers.

 Target group: Undergraduate students

 Language: English

 Study materials: Articles delivered and materials designed by the teachers.

 Mode of studying: Active participation in at least 75% of lecture seminars, readings and assignments.

 Completion: Active participation in the lecture seminar and accomplishment of the tasks given. Participation in the introductory lecture is necessary, because the information about the course and tasks will be given by the teacher. Students write a reflective essay (3-4 pages, in English or in Finnish) on their cultural identity.

 Course coordination. Kaisa-Elina Kiuru.

 Feedback: Written feedback from students in English or in Finnish.

 Reading assignments: Informed by the teacher in the beginning of the course.

The themes of the course are: Social work in India and Lithuania, Children, women and social work in Africa, Peace, war and social work, and Health and social work in Russia.  The lecture themes can partly be changed before the course starts.

Lecture room: Pinni B3107

Notice exception: Tue 20 Nov at 12-14 lecture room is Pinni A1078

Social Work in Different Social Contexts, autumn term 2012

“Social work in Algeria, England, Estonia, India, Mozambique and Tanzania.”

Mon 22 Oct at 12-14 Kaisa-Elina Kiuru, introductory lecture, Ph.D. ,University of Tampere    

Tue 23 Oct at 12-14 Social work in India, Dr. Satu Ranta-Tyrkkö, University of Tampere

Wed 24 Oct at 12-14  Social work in India, Dr. Satu Ranta-Tyrkkö,

Thu 25 Oct at 16 “Daughters in Shatila”, Tampere City library Metso, Martikainen-room , http://www.bravegirlsofshatila.com/, http://www.globaalisosiaalityo.org/Ajankohtaista.php

Mon 29 Oct at 12-14 The participation of the lecturer is cancelled. No lecture will be given this day.

Tue 30 Oct at 12-14 The participation of the lecturer is cancelled. No lecture will be given this day.

Wed 31 Oct at 12-14 The participation of the lecturer is cancelled. No lecture will be given this day.

Mon 5 Nov at 12 -14 Social work in England, Dr.  Paul Stepney, Docent in Social Work, Univ.  of Tampere

Tue 6 Nov at 12-14  Social work in England, Dr.  Paul Stepney

Wed 7 Nov at 12-14 Social work in England, Dr.  Paul Stepney

Mon 12 Nov at 12-14 Social work, social problems and societal structures in Algeria, Karim Maiche, Ph.D.,University of Tampere

Tue 13 Nov at 12-14 Social work, social problems and societal structures in Algeria, Karim Maiche, Ph.D.

Wed 14 Nov at 12-14 Social work, social problems and societal structures in Algeria, Karim Maiche, Ph.D.

Mon 19 Nov at 12-14 Community based social work in Mozambique, Armindo Vasco, social worker, Mozambique

Tue 20 Nov at 12-14 Community based social work in Mozambique, Armindo Vasco. Lecture room is Pinni A1078

Wed 21 Nov at 12-14 Counseling Battered Women in Mwanza, Tanzania. Research and client work perspective.

Regina Opoku, Ph.D.,University of Tampere.

Mon 26 Nov at 12-14 Social work tasks in practice, in politics, and in society in Estonian context, Dr. Marju Medar, University of Tallinn

Tue 27 Nov at 12-14  Social work profession in Estonia, Dr. Tiia Tamm University of Tallinn

Wed 28 Nov at 12-14 Social problems and social work in Estonia, Koidu Saia, Ph.D., University of Tallinn

 

 


Kaisa-Elina Kiuru/ University of Tampere, Teacher responsible
kaisa-elina.kiuru[ät]uta.fi
Satu Ranta-Tyrkkö/ University of Tampere, Teacher
satu.ranta-tyrkko[ät]uta.fi
Teaching
22-Oct-2012 – 28-Nov-2012
Lectures
Introductory lectures, Kaisa-Elina Kiuru and Social work in India, Satu Ranta-Tyrkkö
Mon 22-Oct-2012 at 12-14, Pinni ls. B3107
Tue 23-Oct-2012 at 12-14, Pinni ls. B3107
Wed 24-Oct-2012 at 12-14, Pinni ls. B3107
Mon 29-Oct-2012 at 12-14, Pinni ls. B3107
Tue 30-Oct-2012 at 12-14, Pinni ls. B3107
Wed 31-Oct-2012 at 12-14, Pinni ls. B3107
Mon 5-Nov-2012 at 12-14, Pinni ls. B3107
Tue 6-Nov-2012 at 12-14, Pinni ls. B3107
Wed 7-Nov-2012 at 12-14, Pinni ls. B3107
Mon 12-Nov-2012 at 12-14, Pinni ls. B3107
Tue 13-Nov-2012 at 12-14, Pinni ls. B3107
Wed 14-Nov-2012 at 12-14, Pinni ls. B3107
Mon 19-Nov-2012 at 12-14, Pinni ls. B3107
Tue 20-Nov-2012 at 12-14, Pinni ls. A1078
Wed 21-Nov-2012 at 12-14, Pinni ls. B3107
Mon 26-Nov-2012 at 12-14, Pinni ls. B3107
Tue 27-Nov-2012 at 12-14, Pinni ls. B3107
Wed 28-Nov-2012 at 12-14, Pinni ls. B3107
Independent work
Group work
Periods: II
Language of instruction: English
Periodi (7.1.2013 - 8.3.2013)
Studies on Society, Culture and History [III Periodi]

Vieraalla kielellä annettava opetus [III Periodi]

The Medieval crusades began in 1095 and were the largest military expeditions in Western Europe ever, compared to the number of the population. They lasted for centuries, and they have been decisive in forming European mentality and understanding of religion, of war, and of non-Christians, also today.

The course consists of 4 classes.

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Kurt Villads Jensen, Teacher responsible
Teaching
11-Jan-2013 – 1-Feb-2013
Lectures 16 hours
Lectures
Fri 11-Jan-2013 at 10-14, Main building, lecture room C6
Fri 18-Jan-2013 at 12-16, Main building, lecture room C6
Fri 25-Jan-2013 at 10-14, Main building, lecture room A3
Fri 1-Feb-2013 at 10-14, Main building, lecture room A3
Periods: III
Language of instruction: English
Taina Kinnunen, Teacher responsible
taina.kinnunen[ät]uta.fi
Teaching
15-Jan-2013 – 19-Mar-2013
Lectures
Lectures
Tue 15-Jan-2013 - 19-Mar-2013 weekly at 10-12, Linna K113
Seminar
Tue 5-Feb-2013 at 10-14, Linna K108
Tue 26-Feb-2013 at 10-14, Linna K108
Tue 19-Mar-2013 at 10-14, Linna 5026
Periods: III IV
Language of instruction: English
Further information:

No enrolment required. The enrolment key for entering Moodle will be given at the first lecture.

Teaching
Lectures
Mon 4-Feb-2013 at 13-16, Linna 5014
Tue 5-Feb-2013 at 9-12, Linna 5014
Wed 6-Feb-2013 at 9-12, Linna 5014
Thu 7-Feb-2013, 7.2. onwards the course will continue in Moodle
Periods: III IV
Language of instruction: English
Further information:

Introduction during the COSOPO Intensive Programme in Tampere, afterwards workshops and pair work supported by Moodle. Two seminar papers.

Compensates SOSM5.1 (Sosiaalitieteen tutkimusmenetelmät).

Some places available for Master's level exchange students. Please contact Ms. Anna Tuusa, anna.tuusa (at) uta.fi

YOUTH TRANSITION TO ADULTHOOD


Teacher: Aurélie Mary (Linna 5109)

(Kurssi kuuluu Perhe ja elämänkulku teemaan.

Kurssi voi korvata seuraavat kohdat:

SOS 10.2.2 Lapsuus, nuoruus ja perheen vuorovaikutus

Tai/ja SOS 10.2.1 Perhe, muutos ja yhteiskunnan rakenteet)

Teaching period: Periodi III-IV (Starting week 11 on 11.3.2013 – Finishing week 17 on 26.4.2013)

Lectures on Mondays 14-16 - Seminars on Fridays 12-14

24h course including 12h lectures and 12h seminars (6-weeks course)

Room: Linna 5016   

Course intended for 18-20 students (20 maximum)


Course description:

The course is based on a comparative study between Finland and France, within EU context. The study compares essentially young women's situation, but also reflects upon youth transition to adulthood in general.

The course introduces students to research conducted in advanced societies on youth transition to adulthood and the supposed prolongation of youth. In the different lectures, the actual patterns and markers of transition to the stage of adulthood are examined, based on up-to-date studies. The lectures analyse the current phenomenon of youth extension and changes within the stage of transition itself. The course enlarges towards contemporary socio-economic restructuring and highlights the influence it bears upon young people's routes of integration within the wider social sphere.

The teaching occurs via lectures and seminars. The lectures provide theoretical knowledge on particular themes related to youth transition to adulthood. In the seminars, the themes are explored deeper during small presentations, and group discussions (based on questions and/or reading material).

 

Course content:

Lecture 1 - Mon 11.3.2013 : course introduction, mention course assessment, introduction to youth studies and youth transition

Seminar 1 - Fri 15.3.2013: discussing existing theories on youth transition, course assessment: presentations & essay writing

Lecture 2 - Mon 18.3.2013: youth extension in figures and re-contextualisation; young people's present socio-economic situation

Seminar 2 - Fri 22.3.2013: presentations + discussing young people’s present social context

Lecture 3 - Mon 25.3.2013: school to work transition; general info about Finland and France (differences, etc…); introduction to doing comparative research

--- Easter break ---

Seminar 3 - Fri 5.4.2013: presentations + discussing cross-country research and the cases of Finland and France (differences, similarities…)

Lecture 4 - Mon 8.4.2013: integrating the labour market; situation in Finland and France; young people’s expectations from working life and dilemmas

Seminar 4 - Fri 12.4.2013: presentations + discussing strategies of integration

Lecture 5 - Mon 15.4.2013: leaving home and plans for family formation; living arrangements

Seminar 5 - Fri 19.4.2013: presentations + discussing today’s young people’s attitudes towards living arrangements and starting a family

Lecture 6 - Mon 22.4.2013: becoming adult, re-conceptualising the concept of adulthood, new perspectives on transition, new pathways to adulthood

Seminar 6 - Fri 26.4.2013: presentations + discussing patterns of transition and concept change; course conclusion

 

 

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Aurélie Mary, Teacher responsible
Teaching
11-Mar-2013 – 26-Apr-2013
Lectures 12 hours
Lectures
Mon 11-Mar-2013 - 22-Apr-2013 weekly at 14-16, Linna 5016
Seminar 12 hours
Seminar
Fri 15-Mar-2013 - 26-Apr-2013 weekly at 12-14, Linna 5016
Periods: III IV
Language of instruction: English

The course will look at the social and cultural complexities of the Eastern Europe in the context of its socialist past and post-socialist preset. It will introduce the Easter Europe from the anthropological perspective, privileging the perspective of “ordinary people” and everyday lives.  It will show how anthropology may help to account for the fall of the socialist system and the transformations the fall ensued. The course will shed light on the construction of the Eastern-Western Europe boundary in the academic and popular discourse and the similarities and differences across the Eastern European countries. It will help to understand the mechanisms of centrally planned economy and the everyday life under real socialism. It will address issues of “transition” to capitalism and democracy; changes in the intimate family and gender relations; the emergence of “new” social identity movements; new patterns of social stratification and exclusion; the ethnic and religious differences and meaning of nationalism in the post-socialist period. The course will also introduce the theme of transnationalism and external migration taking place throughout the region.

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Priority is given to students in social anthropology, sociology and social psychology.

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Anna Matyska, Teacher responsible
anna.matyska[ät]uta.fi
Teaching
22-Jan-2013 – 19-Mar-2013
Seminar 8 hours
Luentoseminaari
Tue 22-Jan-2013 - 19-Mar-2013 weekly at 14.15-15.45, Linna 5014, Ei opetusta tiistaina 5.2. eikä tiistaina 12.2.2013 /No classes on Tuesday 5.2. and 12.2.2013
Fri 25-Jan-2013 - 15-Mar-2013 weekly at 14.15-15.45, Linna 5014
Lectures 22 hours
Periods: III IV
Language of instruction: English

Lectures

16.1. Finnish History – Finns and Finland between East and West, Vesa Vares
23.1. How to communicate in Finland, Niina Kovalainen
30.1. Finland’s Foreign Policy, Unto Vesa
6.2. Finnish Art History in a Nutshell, Elina Bonelius
13.2. Cultural Boundaries of Finnishness and Ethnic Minorities in Finland, Hannu Sinisalo
20.2. Finnish Literature – Traditions and Trends, Toni Lahtinen
27.2. Finnish Popular Music - Mikko Vanhasalo
6.3. no lecture
13.3. Special Features of Finnish Mass Media, Jyrki Jyrkiäinen
20.3. Finnish Environmental Perspectives, Marjukka Dyer
27.3. Technology and Innovation in Finland: Current Issues and Future Challenges, Tomi Nokelainen*
3.4. Finland – Living in and from the Forests, Ari Vanamo
10.4. Finnish Education System, Eero Ropo*

*change in lecture date updated 28.1./HS

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Enrolment period has expired. If you missed the enrolment period and you wish to join the course, please contact Helena Siipo.

Helena Siipo, Contact person
helena.siipo[ät]uta.fi
Teaching
16-Jan-2013 – 10-Apr-2013
Lectures
Lectures
Wed 16-Jan-2013 - 10-Apr-2013 weekly at 18-20, Pinni B 1096, No teaching: 6.3.2013
Exam
Wed 17-Apr-2013 at 16-18, Pinni B1096
Mon 29-Apr-2013 at 16-18, Pinni B1096
Periods: III IV
Language of instruction: English
Periodi (11.3.2013 - 17.5.2013)
Studies on Society, Culture and History [IV Periodi]

Vieraalla kielellä annettava opetus [IV Periodi]

The course examines different aspects of war with the tools of ‘just war theory’. The prospect and the conduct of war raises plenty of moral questions. When is a country morally entitled to go to war? Are only defensive wars morally permissible, or can some other grounds constitute a sufficient justification for cross-border attacks? For example, do states have a justification – and perhaps even an obligation – to engage in humanitarian interventions in the territories of other states under certain circumstances. What about the morally legitimate means of waging a war? Can a country waging a just war resort to whatever means are available to it to shorten the length of war, or are war efforts constrained by some kind of moral rules? Can, for example, civilians be targeted, and can weapons of mass destruction be used? Is terrorism a tactic of resistance that is never morally permissible? What about torture? Finally, how do the existing international legal instruments compare with the moral obligations states have regarding war? Is there a discord between the legal and the moral spheres of international politics regarding war, and what – if anything – should be done to this possible gap? On the course, these normative questions are examined in the context of historical examples. The objective is to comprehend the link between real-world practices that are related to war and normative theories that give ethical guidance to human actions.

Session 1: The philosophical paradigm of just war theory
Session 2: Pacifism as a moral position
Session 3: Jus ad bellum I: Prevention, pre-emption, self-defence
Session 4: Jus ad bellum II: Humanitarian intervention
Session 5: Jus in bello I: Terrorism
Session 6: Jus in bello II: Torture
Session 7: Jus in bello III: Targeted killings
Session 8: Jus in bello IV: Cyber war
Session 9: Jus in bello IV: Non-combatant immunity
Session 10: Jus in bello V: Prisoners of War
Session 11: Jus post bellum
Session 12: The compatibility of international law and just war theory

Jaakko Kuosmanen, Teacher responsible
Teaching
25-Mar-2013 – 15-May-2013
Lectures
The course is cancelled!
Seminar
Periods: IV
Language of instruction: English
Enrolment for University Studies

Registration in NettiOpsu from 24th January until 5th April 2013.

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Instructor: Tuula Heinonen, Teacher responsible
heinonn[ät]cc.umanitoba.ca
Course Coordinator: Anna Metteri, Teacher responsible
anna.metteri[ät]uta.fi
Teaching
22-Apr-2013 – 29-Apr-2013
Lectures
Mon 22-Apr-2013 at 13-16, Main building E221
Tue 23-Apr-2013 at 13-16
Wed 24-Apr-2013 at 13-16
Thu 25-Apr-2013 at 13-16
Fri 26-Apr-2013 at 13-16
Mon 29-Apr-2013 at 13-16
Periods: IV
Language of instruction: English
Further information:

The course can be included in optional studies.

30 hours (lectures, excursions & seminar)

Credits: 5-6 ECTS completing whole course or 3 ECTS without excursion

Phase One: Contemporary Criminological Theory. (16 Hours)

The objectives of the Contemporary Criminological Theory, the first phase of the course before the joint classes with the USA visiting group is to introduce students to the major themes of contemporary criminology theory and current criminological concerns.

The class will examine the learning perspective, societal reaction perspective, critical criminology, conflict theory, corporate crime, peace-making, restorative justice, and state crimes, among other contemporary topics and theories. It will also foster the application of theoretical perspectives to important current criminal problems. The course also aims at helping the students develop critical thinking, research and writing skills.

The class will meet two hours weekly. Meetings will involve both lectures and discussions. Class participation is very important.

Objectives of Phase One Classes

Critically evaluate the major theories and fundamental concepts in contemporary criminology.

A.  Analyse contemporary theories of crime.

B.  Be familiar with the major schools of contemporary criminology.

C.  Understand the basic concepts, methodologies, and terminology used by contemporary criminologists.

D.  Be familiar with current criminological concerns.

First Phase Lectures:

27/3/2013 to 15/5/2013. Two hours lecture weekly. (10-12): Wednesdays, at Linna 6017

 Phase Two: Joint classes with the USA visiting group.  (14 Hours)

The second phase Comparative Crime and Punishment is the joint course with the USA visiting group; it focuses on how deviance and criminality are embedded in the larger socio-political economy, as well as a reflection of it.  The course will be divided into three parts.

 Part One will explore the social construction of reality, with specific focus on how crime is conceptualized, what myths are created regarding crime and criminals, and the role of government and media in constructing crime myths.

 Part Two will explore the response to crime, with specific focus on corrections in Estonia, Finland, and the United States. 

Part Three will provide a practical component, with guest speakers (including criminal justice practitioners, former inmates, and other experts), videos, and tours of prisons in Estonia and Finland.

Phase two Lectures:  Joint classes meetings with the USA visiting group (Lectures at Linna 6017)

  •  Wednesday, 22/5/2013: Class begins: lectures by Jones & Ekunwe Regarding Part 1 of syllabus
  • Thursday, 23/5/2013: Lectures and discussion, led by Jones and Ekunwe, on part 1 of syllabus,
  • Friday, 24/5/2013: Tour of Finnish prisons with talk by prison administration,  video 2 in transit.
  • Saturday, 25/5/2013: Finnish cultural activities for US students
  • Sunday, 26/5/2013: Free day
  • Monday, 27/5/2013: Classroom session with CRIS members, and reflection of Prison visit, includes reflection and lectures on part 2 of syllabus
  • Tuesday, 28/5/2013: Classroom session at U of Tampere on part 2 of syllabus
  • Wednesday, 29/5/2013: Classroom session at U of Tampere on part 2 of syllabus
  • Thursday, 30/5/2013: Leave for Estonia, video 1 in transit, check into housing, orientation
  • Friday, 31/5/2013: Tour in Estonian prisons, lecture and guided tour by Dr. Hilborn
  • Saturday, 1/6/2013: Free day in Estonia, optional cultural activities/tour
  • Sunday, 2/6/2013: Back to Finland, the American students depart Finland

 Objectives of Joint classes with the USA visiting group

1. Analyse how a particular criminal or deviant behaviour is shaped by individual and social   factors.

2. Examine the role that culture and ideology play in the response to crime and deviance.

3. Analyse the role that society plays in perpetuating crime.

4. Understand the way in which criminal justice systems operate in Estonia, Finland

Second Phase Lectures & Excursions:

 

  • Joint lectures 22nd, 23rd, 24th, 27th, 28thand 29th. May 2013.   
  • One day excursion to a Finnish Open Prison 
  • Four days excursion to Estonia old and new Prisons.

 The four-day excursion to Estonia old and new Prisons is on the 30/5/2013 till Sunday, 2/6/2013.

 

*For further information on combined student price for both excursions will be posted later.  (Students will cover both excursions at their own expense.)

 

Travelling Agent responsible for both excursions is www.aikamatkat.fi

Dr. Ikponwosa Ekunwe, Teacher responsible
ikponwosa.ekunwe[ät]uta.fi
Teaching
27-Mar-2013 – 29-May-2013
Lectures 30 hours
Wed 27-Mar-2013 - 29-May-2013 weekly at 10-12, Linna 6017
Periods: IV
Language of instruction: English
Further information:

Registration: The first 20 students to send in a synopsis of their interest in the course and their academic background to ikponwosa.ekunwe@uta.fi  will be accepted.  Please state in the synopsis whether you will be taking the whole course or just the course without the excursion.

Registration Closing Date: Friday 22 March 2013.

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Compensations:
Course is available for all the students at the University of Tampere. It will be offered as part ofStudies on Society and Culture which is a multi-disciplinary study module within the School of Social Sciences and Humanities.
Compensations in certain studies:
North American Studies: NAM-III Law and Politics.
Degree Programme in Social Sciences: Optional studies or compensations on certain courses agreed with teacher responsible.
Degree Programme in Social Work: Optional studies.

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Christian Krötzl, Teacher responsible
Christian.Krotzl[ät]uta.fi
Teaching
14-Mar-2013 – 16-May-2013
Lectures 16 hours
Luennot
Thu 14-Mar-2013 - 16-May-2013 weekly at 10-12, Pinni B3116
Exceptions:
4-Apr-2013 at 10 –12 , Pinni B3118
2-May-2013 at 10 –12 , Pinni B1097
Periods: IV
Language of instruction: English
Further information:

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