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Arkistoitu opetusohjelma 2015–2016
Selaat vanhentunutta opetusohjelmaa. Voimassa olevan opetusohjelman löydät täältä.
Studies offered in English in the School of Social Sciences and Humanities

Periodit

I Periodi (31.8.2015 – 18.10.2015)
II Periodi (19.10.2015 – 20.12.2015)
III Periodi (11.1.2016 – 6.3.2016)
IV Periodi (7.3.2016 – 29.5.2016)

The degree and exchange students studying in YKY or other UTA schools may take the following course units as optional studies.

Virtual studies in English are also offered in the module Sustainability in Development - UniPID virtual studies.

For courses in School of Social Sciences and Humanities that can be taken annually in English as book exams or by writing an essay, please see the Curricula Guide 2015-2018.

Periodi (31.8.2015 - 18.10.2015)
Course units offered in English [I Periodi]

Vieraalla kielellä annettava opetus [I Periodi]

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

16.9. Finnish History – Finns and Finland between East and West (Seija-Leena Nevala-Nurmi)

23.9. History of Tampere Region (title to be confirmed; Seija-Leena Nevala-Nurmi)

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

7.10. Finland – Living in and from the Forests (Ari Vanamo)

14.10. Finnish Education System (Eero Ropo)

21.10. Popular Music (Juho Kaitajärvi-Tiekso)

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

4.11. Finnish Literature (Toni Lahtinen)

11.11. Special Features of Finnish Mass Media (Jyrki Jyrkiäinen)

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

25.11. Finnish Welfare and Social Services (Ulla-Maija Koivula) CANCELLED

2.12. Exam, at 18-20

11.12. Exam retake, at 10-12

Enrolment for University Studies

Enrolment to the course 17.8. - 3.9.2014

- TUT and TAMK students: enrolment with electronic form: https://elomake3.uta.fi/lomakkeet/15131/lomake.html
(the form is available during the enrolment period)

- UTA students: enrolment in NettiOpsu, click below


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Anna Wansén-Kaseva, Contact person
anna.wansen-kaseva[ät]tuni.fi
Teaching
9-Sep-2015 – 9-Dec-2015
Lectures 24 hours
Wed 9-Sep-2015 - 2-Dec-2015 weekly at 18-20, Pinni B1100
Exceptions:
28-Oct-2015 at 18 –20 , Linna building, Väinö Linna auditorium (K104)
4-Nov-2015 at 18 –20 , Linna building, Väinö Linna auditorium (K104)
25-Nov-2015 at 18 –20 , LECTURE CANCELLED
Wed 2-Dec-2015 at 18-20, Pinni B1100, Exam
Fri 11-Dec-2015 at 10-12, Pinni B1097, Exam retake
Periods: I II
Language of instruction: English
Further information:

Contact person: Coordinator of international education, Anna Wansén-Kaseva

Tue 1.9.-13.10.2015 weekly at 12-14.

Programme

1.9 Introduction - Mapping Feminist Theory, Marja Vehviläinen

8.9 Gender and Academic Work, Rebecca Lund, Danish Pedagogical Unit, Copenhagen

15.9 Autonomy/Agency, Sumi Madhok, LSE

22.9 Rights/Human Rights, Sumi Madhok, LSE

29.9: Gender, Sexuality and Affect, Marjo Kolehmainen

6.10: Inclusive Masculinity Theory and Gendered Politics, Jiri Nieminen

13.10 Transfeminism - on the uneasy relationship between Feminist and Trans Studies, Luca Tainio

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Marja Vehviläinen, Teacher responsible
marja.vehvilainen[ät]tuni.fi
Teaching
1-Sep-2015 – 13-Oct-2015
Lectures
Lectures
Tue 1-Sep-2015 - 13-Oct-2015 weekly at 12-14, 1.9.-29.9. Linna K103, 6.-13.10. Linna 5026
Lectures
Periods: I
Language of instruction: English
Further information:

Modes of study: 1) Active participation in the lectures, and 2) a learning diary or an essay. The teaching material will be available in Moodle.

Course contents:

  • The history, development and present situation of Finnish social welfare 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 (15 hours + seminar 12 hours)
  • Course assignments (individual and group assignments)
  • 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

Language: The course is entirely in English.

Year of study: Free

This course is available also for exchange students.

Teaching places:

University of Tampere, Linna building, classroom 6017 (6th floor)

TAMK University of Applied Sciences, Classroom H4-26, Department of Social Services and Wellbeing, Kuntokatu 3

Lecturers Marjo Harju and Jenni-Mari Räsänen

Teaching Lectures and study visits 25 h

Seminar 12 h

Enrolment for University Studies

The course can accommodate 30 students. If more students want to attend, priority is given to students in social work and socionom programs and the order of enrolment so that those first enrolled have the priority. Enrolment ends on 4th September.

Jenni-Mari Räsänen, Teacher responsible
jenni-mari.rasanen[ät]tuni.fi
Marjo Harju, Teacher responsible
marjo.harju(at)tamk.fi
Teaching
10-Sep-2015 – 22-Oct-2015
Lectures
Thu 10-Sep-2015 - 8-Oct-2015 weekly at 9-12, Linna 6017 & TAMK H4-26
Seminar
Thu 15-Oct-2015 at 9-12, UTA, Linna Building 6017
Thu 22-Oct-2015 at 9-15, TAMK, H0-29
Periods: I II
Language of instruction: English
Further information:

Content and tentative program:

Orientative lectures and classroom work (mornings at 9-12) Classrooms 6017 & H4-26 & excursions (usually afternoons at 13-15) 

Thu 10.9. 8.30-15, UTA, classroom 6017
Introduction & main characters of Finnish social welfare
Excursion: Children's day care (in small groups)

Thu 17.9. 9-15, UTA, Classroom 6017
A short history of Finnish social work 
Excursion: The Finnish Labour museum Werstas 

Thu 24.9. 9-15, TAMK, Classroom H4-26  
Social work and work methods in different contexts
Excursion: already in the morning, at 10-11 
Services for the elderly & mental disabilities

Thu 1.10. 9-15, TAMK, Classroom H4-26
Social problems and future challenges
Excursion: Sociocultural work with girls/boys/men/women (in small groups)

Thu 8.10. 9-15, UTA, Classroom 6017 
Summaries of the articles, reflections and discussion (Task 3) 
Excursion:
Social Stand-By Services (already at 29.9.!) & Detoxification Unit (to be confirmed)

Seminars
15.10. 9-15, UTA, 6017
22.10. 9-15,TAMK, H4-26

Tasks

  1. Differences and similarities between the system in Finland and in your country (in small groups), 2-4 pages
  2. What did you learn in the places you visited? The most important findings (two students together), 2-4 pages
  3. Reading articles and course materials, summarizing and introducing them to others (in small groups)
  4. Essay on a specific theme, 5-6 pages and presentation in the seminar                     

Program:

9.9, The introduction by the editor (G. Roth)

23.9, ss. 3-62  (I)

3-31 Milka Hanhela

31-62 Juho Karvinen,

7.10, ss. 63 - 111  (II)

63-90 Jaakko Reinikainen

90-111 Liban Sheikh

21.10 ss. 112-162 (II)

112-130 Viljami Hukka,

130-162 Martin Mainka

4.11, ss. 163-211 (II)

163-184 Kalle Virtanen

184-211 Juho Rantala

18.11 ss. 212 - 255 (III)

212-231 Miikaeli Kylä-Laaso

231-255 Lisa Lorenz

2.12, ss. 256 – 301 (III)

256-284 Marjukka Monni

284-301 Paula Rauhala

16.12 ss. 302 – 310 (IV)

302-310 Petro Leinonen

 

For 3 credits:

5 min presentation;

5-7 page summary of the 310 pages (ca. 1 page per meeting);

email to arto.laitinen@uta.fi by 16.12

for 5 credits,… (read + write an essay; negotiated with teachers)

for 7 credits, …. (read + write an essay; negotiated with teachers)

Meetings start at 16.00; be there 15.55 to get in from the main door.

Arto Laitinen, Teacher responsible
arto.laitinen[ät]tuni.fi
Risto Heiskala, Teacher responsible
risto.heiskala[ät]tuni.fi
Turo-Kimmo Lehtonen, Teacher responsible
turo-kimmo.lehtonen[ät]tuni.fi
Teaching
9-Sep-2015 – 16-Dec-2015
Seminar
Wed 9-Sep-2015 - 23-Sep-2015 weekly at 16-18, Atalpa 143
Wed 7-Oct-2015 at 16-18, Atalpa 143
Wed 21-Oct-2015 at 16-18, Atalpa 143
Wed 4-Nov-2015 at 16-18, Atalpa 143
Wed 18-Nov-2015 at 16-18, Atalpa 143
Wed 2-Dec-2015 at 16-18, Atalpa 143
Wed 16-Dec-2015 at 16-18, Atalpa 143
Periods: I II
Language of instruction: English
Enrolment for University Studies
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Katri Sieberg, Teacher responsible
katri.sieberg[ät]tuni.fi
Teaching
8-Sep-2015 – 8-Dec-2015
Lectures
Tue 8-Sep-2015 - 8-Dec-2015 weekly at 10-12, Linna building 6017, Exam 8.12.2015, possible retake 15.12.2015
Periods: I II
Language of instruction: English
Further information:

In North American Studies NAM-III Law, Government and Politics

The course has been divided in two parts: Math Camp and Experimental Methods

This course is part of the Master's programme in Quantitative Social Research and is compulsory for the degree students in the programme.

There are some places available for other students at the University of Tampere.

If you are interested in taking the course, please contact the coordinator of the programme.

AJ Bostian, Teacher responsible
Periods: I
Language of instruction: English
Further information:

Teaching Schedule:

Math Camp (in Pinni building B3074)

Monday 24.8 at 13-15

Thursday 27.8. at 13-15

Friday 28.8. at 13-15

Monday 31.8. at 13-15

Tuesday 1.9. at 10-12

Experimental Methods course

Wednesday 2.9. at 16-18 in Pinni B building B3077

Friday 4.9. at 16-18 in Pinni B building B3077

Monday 7.9. at 16-18 in Pinni B building B3077

Tuesday 8.9. at 16-18 in Pinni B building B3032

Wednesday 9.9. at 16-18 in Pinni B building B3077

Thursday 10.9 at 16-18 in Pinni B building B3077

Monday 14.9. at 16-18 in Pinni B building B3077

Tuesday 15.9. at 16-18 in Pinni B building B3032

Wednesday 16.9. at 16-18 in Pinni B building B3077

Thursday 17.9. at 16-18 in Pinni B building B3077

Friday 18.9. at 16-18 in Pinni B building B3077

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In North American Studies belongs to NAM-VII Methodology.

Game Theory  is compulsory for the degree students in Master's programme in Quantitative Social Research (I-II period).

There are places for other students.

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Katri Sieberg, Teacher responsible
katri.sieberg[ät]tuni.fi
Teaching
17-Sep-2015 – 10-Dec-2015
Lectures 24 hours
Thu 17-Sep-2015 - 10-Dec-2015 weekly at 14-16, Linna 6017, No lecture 24.9. Please note exception in time: 12.11 at 13-15. Please note the room change: 15.10 and 22.10 in Linna building K108 and 29.10 in Linna building K113! EXAM 10.12.2015, POSSIBLE RETAKE 17.12.2015
Periods: I II
Language of instruction: English
Further information:

Course in North American Studies: NAM-VII Methodology

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Oxana Krutova, Teacher responsible
Teaching
28-Sep-2015 – 18-Dec-2015
Periods: I II
Language of instruction: English
Further information:

This course is an on-line course with no contact hours. The course will be conducted in the Moodle learning environment. 

Max 25 students. Students will be accepted to the seminar in the following order:

1. degree students of the MDP in Comparative Social Policy and Welfare

2. degree students of the other Global Society programmes (MDP in Peace, Mediation and Conflict Research, MDP in Quantitative Social Research, MDP in Global and Transnational Studies)

3. other degree students of UTA

4. exchange students

Conflict studies, following international relations studies, have almost always used the national frame to analyze uprisings and other instances of collective violence. Many factors can explain this tradition. Conflict analysis has for a long time been dominated by an international relations paradigm that considered states as the main and most relevant actors in instances of violence, and that consequently saw national boundaries as ‘naturally’ relevant for delimiting the analysis of conflicts. Another more practical factor lies in the fact that most researchers have been using national statistics and other national sources of data for building their analyses, and therefore also giving a national frame to their results.

Over the past few years, however, literature in this field has increasingly been taking stock of recent geopolitical developments highlighting the relevance of other units of analysis. In many cases violence cannot be explained if one does not take into account its transnational character and source, like in the case of the tribal regions of Afghanistan and Pakistan, for instance. As a result, analyses exploring the transnational and international patterns of conflicts have become increasingly popular. The emergence of concepts such as ‘international terrorism’ or the observation of ‘contagion’ or ‘domino’ effects induced by social networks or migration waves, have also contributed to this methodological shift. This widening of the scope of analysis allows for a more accurate picture, accounting for complexity and for elements that would otherwise be difficult to trace, such as regional factors and transnational actors.

In this perspective, the objective of the course is to describe, analyze and understand the transnational dynamics of current conflicts, starting with conflict diffusion, transnational militancy, refugee flows and forced migration, diasporas, links between transnational criminal networks and insurgent groups. The module is inter-disciplinary in nature, drawing on sociological, anthropological, legal, but also international relations works and debates.

Lecture topics will include:

  1. Introduction: External dimensions of conflicts and new wars theories
  2. Transnational criminal networks and conflicts
  3. Conflict diffusion and domino effect
  4. Transnational militants and insurgencies
  5. Refugees, diasporas and conflict escalation
  6. Diasporas, conflict transportation and conflict autonomization
  7. Refugees, IDPs, diasporas and peace building
  8. Case studies
  9. Case studies
  10. Case studies

Modes of study

Seven one-hour lectures, seven one-hour seminars, and three two-hour sessions of case study presentations.

All students are expected to keep up with the readings for each lecture, and to contribute to class discussions, particularly in seminars.

Students are asked to give a seminar presentation in which they critically present and assess one of the readings for that week. Each seminar presentation lasts for approx 10 minutes and students are encouraged to speak from notes rather than reading a written text.  

Towards the end of the course collective presentations and discussions of contemporary case studies will be organized.

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Élise Féron, Teacher responsible
elise.feron[ät]tuni.fi
Teaching
29-Sep-2015 – 1-Dec-2015
Lectures 20 hours
Tue 29-Sep-2015 - 1-Dec-2015 weekly at 12-14, Linna 6017
Periods: I II
Language of instruction: English
Further information:

Students will be accepted to the course in the following order:

1. degree students of the MDP in Peace, Mediation and Conflict Research

2. degree students of the other Global Society programmes (MDP in Global and Transnational Studies, MDP in Quantitative Social Research, MDP in Comparative Social Policy and Welfare)

3. other degree students of UTA

4. exchange students

Enrolment for University Studies
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Pertti Alasuutari, Teacher responsible
pertti.alasuutari[ät]tuni.fi
Teaching
8-Sep-2015 – 24-Nov-2015
Lectures 20 hours
Tue 8-Sep-2015 - 10-Nov-2015 weekly at 14.00-16.00, Pinni A1081
Seminar 20 hours
Fri 11-Sep-2015 - 13-Nov-2015 weekly at 10.00-12.00, Pinni B3032
Periods: I II
Language of instruction: English
Further information:

It is possible to participate only to the lecture part of the course: lectures + essay 5 ECTS.

Students of the MDP in Global and Trasnational Studies must complete lectures + seminar 10 ECTS.

Seminar: Max. 20 students. Students will be accepted to the seminar in the following order:

1. degree students of the MDP Global and Transnational Studies

2. degree students of the other Global Society programmes (MDP in in Peace, Mediation and Conflict Research, MDP in Quantitative Social Research, MDP in Comparative Social Policy and Welfare)

3. other degree students of UTA

4. exchange students

Enrolment for University Studies
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Hannu Autto, Teacher responsible
Teaching
5-Oct-2015 – 5-Nov-2015
Lectures
Mon 5-Oct-2015 - 2-Nov-2015 weekly at 10-12, Pinni B3118
Thu 8-Oct-2015 - 5-Nov-2015 weekly at 10-12, Pinni B4115
Periods: I II
Language of instruction: English
Kalevi Korpela, Teacher responsible
kalevi.korpela[ät]uta.fi
Teaching
11-Sep-2015 – 30-Oct-2015
Periods: I II
Language of instruction: English

Webcourse for exchange students and all interested in basic introductory knowledge.

The course is organized by HILMA Network for Gender Studies. For further information and enrolment, please see: http://www.hilmaverkosto.fi/opetus/introduction-to-gender-studies-5-ects

Enrolment for University Studies

Applications to course in September.

Hanna Ylöstalo (University of Turku), Teacher responsible
Katri Otonkorpi-Lehtoranta (University of Tampere), Teacher responsible
Teaching
5-Oct-2015 – 27-Nov-2015
Periods: I II
Language of instruction: English
Enrolment for University Studies
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Antti Keskinen, Teacher responsible
antti.keskinen[ät]uta.fi
Teaching
4-Sep-2015 – 23-Oct-2015
Lectures 24 hours
Fri 4-Sep-2015 - 23-Oct-2015 weekly at 12-15, Päätalo D10b
Exceptions:
2-Oct-2015 at 12 –15 , Pinni A, Paavo Koli
16-Oct-2015 at 12 –15 , Pinni A, Paavo Koli
Periods: I
Language of instruction: English
Further information:

Course has electronic enrolment, but it is also possible to enrol when the course starts.

Periodi (19.10.2015 - 20.12.2015)
Course units offered in English [II Periodi]

Vieraalla kielellä annettava opetus [II Periodi]

Enrolment for University Studies
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Frank Möller, Teacher responsible
frank.moller[ät]tuni.fi
Teaching
19-Oct-2015 – 25-Nov-2015
Lectures 24 hours
Mon 19-Oct-2015 - 23-Nov-2015 weekly at 10-12, Linna 6017
Wed 21-Oct-2015 - 25-Nov-2015 weekly at 12-14, Linna 6017
Periods: II
Language of instruction: English
Further information:

Students will be accepted to the course in the following order:

1. degree students of the MDP in Peace, Mediation and Conflict Research

2. degree students of the other Global Society programmes (MDP in Global and Transnational Studies, MDP in Quantitative Social Research, MDP in Comparative Social Policy and Welfare)

3. other degree students of UTA

4. exchange students

Enrolment for University Studies
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Bruno Lefort, Teacher responsible
bruno.lefort[ät]tuni.fi
Teaching
19-Oct-2015 – 7-Dec-2015
Lectures 24 hours
Mon 19-Oct-2015 - 7-Dec-2015 weekly at 13-16, Linna 6017
Periods: II
Language of instruction: English
Further information:

Students will be accepted to the course in the following order:

1. degree students of the MDP in Peace, Mediation and Conflict Research

2. degree students of the other Global Society programmes (MDP in Global and Transnational Studies, MDP in Quantitative Social Research, MDP in Comparative Social Policy and Welfare)

3. other degree students of UTA

4. exchange students

Periodi (11.1.2016 - 6.3.2016)
Course units offered in English [III Periodi]
Tutkinto-opiskelijoiden ilmoittautuminen
Ilmoittautuminen Nettiopsussa on päättynyt
Saija-Liisa Kuittinen, Opettaja
Opetus
27.1.2016 – 30.3.2016
Luento-opetus 20 tuntia
PSYS16
Ke 27.1.2016 klo 14-18, Linna 4013
Ke 10.2.2016 klo 14-18, Linna 4013
Ke 24.2.2016 klo 14-18, Linna 4013
Ke 9.3.2016 klo 14-18, Linna 4013
Ke 30.3.2016 klo 14-18, Linna 4013
Periodit: III IV
Opetuskieli: suomi
Lisätiedot:

Läsnäolovelvollisuus 80 %.

Opetus on englanninkielinen, mikäli kurssille ilmoittautuu vaihto-opiskelijoita.

The course will be organized in English if needed.

Vieraalla kielellä annettava opetus [III Periodi]

Lectures and dates (subject to changes):

20.1. Finnish Political System (Johanna Peltoniemi)

27.1. Finnish History – Finns and Finland between East and West (Seija-Leena Nevala-Nurmi)

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

10.2. Finland – Living in and from the Forests (Ari Vanamo)

17.2. History of Tampere Region (Seija-Leena Nevala-Nurmi)

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

2.3. Finnish Education System (Eero Ropo)

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

16.3. Finnish Popular Music (Juho Kaitajärvi-Tiekso)

30.3. lecture cancelled, see 8th of April

23.3. Easter Holiday

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

8.4. on FRIDAY: Finnish Literature (Toni Lahtinen), lecture at 15-17

13.4. Special Features of Finnish Mass Media (Jyrki Jyrkiäinen)

20.4. Exam

27.4. Exam retake

Enrolment for University Studies

Students of the University of Tampere enroll via Nettiopsu by clicking "To Enrolment" below.

TTY and TAMK students: please enroll via this link:

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Anna Wansén-Kaseva, Contact person
anna.wansen-kaseva[ät]tuni.fi
Teaching
20-Jan-2016 – 29-Apr-2016
Lectures
Wed 20-Jan-2016 at 18-20, Pinni B building, B1096
Wed 27-Jan-2016 - 27-Apr-2016 weekly at 18-20, Pinni B building, B1097
Exceptions:
23-Mar-2016 at 18 –20 , Easter holiday, no lecture
30-Mar-2016 , no lecture
Fri 8-Apr-2016 at 15-17, Pinni B1096
Periods: III IV
Language of instruction: English
Further information:

Contact person: Coordinator of international education, Anna Wansén-Kaseva

This course focuses on current labour market trends in the post-Soviet geographical space, concentrating mainly on Russian, Baltic and Central Asian labour markets. The course starts from the Soviet organisation of work, labour processes, management and industrial relations system. Then, the transitional period of the 1990s is considered, particularly how the Soviet labour market legacies affected the post-Soviet work models. The main emphasis of the course will be on contemporary macro tendencies of cross-country migration - which takes place especially between the Central Asian countries and Russia - segmentation of labour, gender roles, weakening role of the trade unions, and VET (vocational education and training) in the post-socialist countries.

The modes of study in this course are participation to the lectures and writing a 10-page essay based on the lectures, given sources and additional material.

Essay: written on a particular topic or theme. The objective of an essay is  to survey the literature or other material in a particular field. When preparing an essay, the student is expected to clearly define and limit the topic or theme of the essay, to examine and analyse the relevant material and prepare a presentation on the basis of this analysis.

The student should, moreover, familiarise herself with the relevant debates in her field and, insofar as it is possible, consider her own findings in the light of the arguments presented and questions raised in these debates. This procedure also allows the student to show that she is aware of the canonical publications and the current themes discussed in her field.

A presentation that relies entirely on either reporting the contents of the material under inspection or on the student’s personal opinions does not fulfil the requirements for an essay.

The deadline for writing the essay is the end of period III, 6th March 2016.

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Markku Sippola, Teacher responsible
markku.m.sippola[ät]jyu.fi
Harri Melin, Teacher
harri.melin[ät]tuni.fi
Anna Wansén-Kaseva, Other person
anna.wansen-kaseva[ät]tuni.fi
Teaching
13-Jan-2016 – 10-Feb-2016
Lectures 10 hours
Wed 13-Jan-2016 - 10-Feb-2016 weekly at 12-14, Linna 5014
Periods: III
Language of instruction: English
Further information:

The course is part of the Master's degree programme in Russian and European Studies (RES). RES students have priority to the course, but other students are welcome to join.

The course is organized in cooperation with Aleksanteri Institute's Russian and East European Master's School.

 

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Harri Melin, Teacher responsible
harri.melin[ät]tuni.fi
Oxana Krutova, Teacher
oxana.krutova[ät]tuni.fi
Teaching
18-Jan-2016 – 22-Feb-2016
Lectures 12 hours
Mon 18-Jan-2016 - 22-Feb-2016 weekly at 12-14, Linna building 5014
Periods: III
Language of instruction: English
Further information:

The course is part of the Master's degree programme in Russian and European Studies (RES). RES students have priority to the course, but other students are welcome to join.

Sirpa Saario, Teacher responsible
sirpa.saario[ät]tuni.fi
Teaching
25-Jan-2016 – 1-Mar-2016
Lectures
Mon 25-Jan-2016 at 12.15-13.45, Linna Building 6017, Monday
Tue 26-Jan-2016 at 12.15-13.45, Linna Building 6017, Tuesday
Mon 1-Feb-2016 at 12.15-13.45, Linna Building 6017, Monday
Tue 2-Feb-2016 at 12.15-13.45, Linna Building 6017, Tuesday
Wed 3-Feb-2016 at 12.15-13.45, Linna Building 6017, Wednesday
Mon 8-Feb-2016 at 12.15-13.45, Linna Building 6017, Monday
Wed 10-Feb-2016 at 12.15-13.45, Linna Building 6017, Wednesday
Mon 15-Feb-2016 at 12.15-13.45, Linna Building 6017, Monday
Wed 17-Feb-2016 at 12.15-13.45, Linna Building 6017, Wednesday
Mon 22-Feb-2016 at 12.15-13.45, Linna Building 6017, Monday
Tue 23-Feb-2016 at 12.15-13.45, Linna Building 6017, Tuesday
Wed 24-Feb-2016 at 12.15-13.45, Linna Building 6017, Wednesday
Mon 29-Feb-2016 at 12.15-13.45, Linna Building 6017, Monday
Tue 1-Mar-2016 at 12.15-13.45, Linna Building 6017, Tuesday
Periods: III
Language of instruction: English

The goal of the course Introduction to Criminal Justice is to provide students with means to understand the phenomenon of crime and its control in Finland; we will not delve deeply into any single topic, rather there will be a broad overview of many topics. This will be accomplished through thought-provoking lectures and discussion of the controversies and challenges of crime, some potential solutions and the machinations of justice.

The objective of the course is to provide the student with an understanding of the processes and institutions of criminal justice in the society as well as means to critically to evaluate their roles and functioning. Hence, the course aims to offer a broad foundation of knowledge to pursue more comprehensive and rigorous analysis in advanced courses.

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Ikponwosa Ekunwe, Teacher responsible
ikponwosa.ekunwe[at]uta.fi
Päivi Honkatukia, Teacher
paivi.honkatukia[ät]tuni.fi
Teaching
13-Jan-2016 – 13-Apr-2016
Lectures 20 hours
Wed 13-Jan-2016 - 24-Feb-2016 weekly at 12-14, Linna 5026
Thu 3-Mar-2016 at 12-14, Linna 6017
Wed 9-Mar-2016 - 16-Mar-2016 weekly at 12-14, Linna 6017
Seminar 8 hours
Thu 7-Apr-2016 at 11-15, Main building A2a
Wed 13-Apr-2016 at 11-15, Main building A2a
Periods: III
Language of instruction: English

The course mainly focuses on multivariate methods of data analysis. By the term multivariate methods we mean those techniques that are used to analyze data with more than one variable. Each lecture is divided in two parts. The first part teaches the theory behind a statistical test. We use fun and real-life examples to make the teaching of the theory as pleasant as possible. The second part takes place in a LAB where students will practice working with survey data using SPSS. Upon completion of the course students will know how to use descriptive statistics to analyze their data and also to conduct different types of statistical analysis e.g. correlations, simple and multiple linear regressions, regressions with dummies, regressions for categorical response variable etc. No prior knowledge in data analysis or SPSS is needed to successfully complete this course.  

Modes of Study: Participation and a final exam divided in two parts. In the first part, students will have to take a multiple choice test. In the second part, students will have to perform an analysis using SPSS.   

 

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Jani-Petri Laamanen, Teacher responsible
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Allan Seuri, Teacher responsible
Teaching
14-Jan-2016 – 25-Feb-2016
Lectures
Exercises
Thu 14-Jan-2016 - 25-Feb-2016 weekly at 14-17, Computer class room: PinniB ML40, 25.2. class will be 14-16
Periods: III
Language of instruction: English
Further information:

Course in North American Studies: NAM-VII Methodology

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Erik Sieberg, Teacher responsible
Teaching
12-Jan-2016 – 5-Apr-2016
Exercises
Tue 12-Jan-2016 - 5-Apr-2016 weekly at 18-20, Computer class room: PinniB ML40, No class: 1.3 and 29.3
Periods: III IV
Language of instruction: English
Further information:

Course in North American Studies: NAM-VII Methodology

Healthcare: Problems and Potential course will be offered at UTA Summer School 17 - 21 August 2015.

Healthcare: Problems and Potential course will also be organised in period III and IV for the degree students in the Master's programme in Quantitative Social Research. Some places available for other students.

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Katri Sieberg, Teacher responsible
katri.sieberg[ät]tuni.fi
Teaching
25-Jan-2016 – 16-May-2016
Lectures
Mon 25-Jan-2016 - 1-Feb-2016 weekly at 10-12, Linna building K109
Mon 22-Feb-2016 - 21-Mar-2016 weekly at 10-12, Linna building K109, Please note exception: 29.2. lecture will be in Linna building K110
Mon 11-Apr-2016 - 16-May-2016 weekly at 10-12, Linna building K109
Periods: III IV
Language of instruction: English

This module examines intersectional approaches to human mobility in peace and conflict research. Violent conflicts, ethnic, religious and gender-based discrimination and human rights abuses produce forced displacement. In this course, we will explore the global phenomenon of human mobility in a two-fold manner. We will start by introducing multiple perspectives and actors together with key theoretical and methodological debates. The course then proceeds by situating these debates in a local context. This will be done by engaging the students with migrants and refugees living in the Tampere region.

 

The course structure will give the students a possibility to connect large-scale phenomena to their local manifestations and implications. The course seeks to facilitate understanding on how theories and abstract concepts shape, direct and resonate with people’s self-conceptions, how conflicts gain transnational dimensions and how forced migration enters into different people’s lives in multiple ways. What kind of connections are formed between peaceful societies and conflict zones through human mobility?

 

The course work will be preceded by a preliminary task in which students will reflect on their personal connection on the phenomenon of human mobility. Students have to return the assignment before the first lecture. The course consists of a limited number of lectures, a debriefing seminar and a practical project conducted outside the classroom. The students will carry out these practical projects in groups with civil society organizations in the supervision of the teachers. The practical partners and possible working methods have been agreed by the teachers before the course. The results of the student projects will be presented in the final seminar (23rd February 2015). The course will be concluded by writing an individual essay (3-5 pages) that provides a reflection on the working methods and the relation of the practical project to the course topic more generally.

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Anitta Kynsilehto, Teacher responsible
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Eeva Puumala, Teacher responsible
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Teaching
12-Jan-2016 – 23-Feb-2016
Lectures 22 hours
Tue 12-Jan-2016 - 23-Feb-2016 weekly at 9-12, Linna 6017
Exceptions:
23-Feb-2016 at 9 –14 , Linna 6017
Periods: III
Language of instruction: English
Further information:

Max. 25 students. Students will be accepted to the course in the following order:

1. degree students of the MDP in Peace, Mediation and Conflict Research

2. degree students of the other Global Society programmes (MDP in Global and Transnational Studies, MDP in Quantitative Social Research, MDP in Comparative Social Policy and Welfare)

3. other degree students of UTA

4. exchange students (Master's level exchange students will be given priority)

The course provides students with the basis for making sense of how the media play a role in the process in which national policies take their form. The aim of the lectures is to introduce students to the core research literature on the theme. The course departs from the idea that the media is one of the central actors through which national actors become aware of far-away events and through which these events become integrated with domestic policy discourses. However, this process is more complex than that. On one hand, the journalists are central players in it as they decide what is topical or newsworthy for domestic audiences. They also frame the events so that they make good sense to domestic addressees. On the other hand, in domestic contexts there are many other actors that aim to influence the public understanding of the reported events. These actors bring far-way events into their political argumentation in their attempts to advance their own political interests and desires. Interpretations that appear widely convincing are typically taken up and reported by the media.

Starting from these premises, the course suggests, the media serve not merely as an arena through which far-away events are introduced to local audiences. If anything, the media can be seen as a political arena in which different accounts of the reported events meet thus constructing public understanding of these events. Sooner or later, these understandings convert into domestic policy decisions and practices.  

The course approaches the above phenomenon especially from the perspective of the traditional news media institution, i.e. of how the national media serve as a forum through which foreign news events are incorporated into domestic policy discourses. Additionally, the course discusses the role of social media in processes in which far-way news events are brought into local political argumentation, thus affecting domestic policies.

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Marjaana Rautalin, Teacher responsible
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Teaching
12-Jan-2016 – 22-Mar-2016
Lectures 18 hours
Tue 12-Jan-2016 - 22-Mar-2016 weekly at 12-14, Linna 5014, No lecture on the following days: 19.1.2016, 1.3.2016
Seminar 18 hours
Periods: III IV
Language of instruction: English
Further information:

Students of the MDP in Global and Trasnational Studies must complete lectures + seminar 10 ECTS.

Other students: it is possible to participate only to the lecture part of the course: lectures + essay 5 ECTS.

Lectures: Max 30 students.

Seminar: Max. 16 students.

Please note that you must enroll separately for the lectures and the seminar.

Students will be accepted to the course in the following order:

1. degree students of the MDP Global and Transnational Studies

2. degree students of the other Global Society programmes (MDP in in Peace, Mediation and Conflict Research, MDP in Quantitative Social Research, MDP in Comparative Social Policy and Welfare)

3. other degree students of UTA

4. exchange students

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Miia Ijäs, Teacher responsible
Teaching
12-Jan-2016 – 1-Mar-2016
Lectures 16 hours
Tue 12-Jan-2016 - 1-Mar-2016 weekly at 16.00-18.00, Pinni B3107
Independent work
Periods: III
Language of instruction: English

 North American Studies is a multidisciplinary program on comparative social institutions. The purpose of the introduction course is to familiarize students with the different approached and methods used to address the issue of social institutions in the fields of political science, economics, history, social policy and sociology. The lecture course is co-taught, with each field providing two lectures outlining their own approaches.

 

Class meetings: The class will meet once a week. Each class period will consist of lecture and discussion, and students are expected to fully participate in the discussions.

Lecture Diaries: Grading for the course will be based on 10 lecture diaries. Each student must write a lecture diary for each class. Each lecture diary must be typed and at least two pages long (single –spaced).

 

Each lecture diary must specify the content of the class: what issue was addressed, and how was the issue examined by the field of research.

The final, 10th lecture diary should be 4 pages long and should summarize differences and similarities in how the various academic disciplines covered in North American Studies address issues related to institutions.

The purpose of this assignment is to reinforce the main theoretical ideas of the course and their applications; and to give feedback as to how well you understand the material.

Lecture diaries may be sent to me by email or you may hand them to me in class.

Grades: Grades will be weighted in the following manner: Each lecture diary entry is 10 points, for a total of 100 points.

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Katri Sieberg, Teacher responsible
katri.sieberg[ät]tuni.fi
Teaching
12-Jan-2016 – 19-Apr-2016
Lectures
Tue 12-Jan-2016 - 19-Apr-2016 weekly at 10-12, Pinni B 3074
Periods: III IV
Language of instruction: English

The course addresses modern global transformations of gender relations and family forms, and explores them anthropologically in the context of Russia and Russian-speaking diaspora in Europe. In this course, Russia is approached from the perspective of transnational anthropology, which challenges popular, political and academic rhetoric and imaginaries bounded by the logic of nation-states (which often obscures the complexity and richness of everyday lives). Transnational anthropology starts with the premise that any cultural and social phenomenon is in fact a result of combined effects of local processes, transnational cultural flows and people’s mobility, as well as international political re-configurations. The course will start with discussions of changing gender symbolism and relations from Soviet to contemporary Russia, and an overview of transnational linkages of Russian-speakers in Europe. We will explore how imaginations and practices linked to the iconic figure of the babushka (grandmother) have changed in the midst of post-socialist and transnational changes. We will further address the co-existence and interaction of modern and traditional, “nuclear” and “extended”, modes of family; and we will see how both modes are manifest and re-negotiated in Russian-Finnish transnational families. Finally, we will discuss Russian folk magic as well as Orthodox beliefs, practices and materiality as the means of family-making within and beyond Russia. In lectures and seminars, students will engage anthropologically with various types of sources, including people’s narratives, posters, animated movies, and icons.

Teacher responsible: Tatiana Tiaynen-Qadir

Visiting lecturers: Associate Professor Suvi Salmenniemi (University of Turku), Doctoral researcher Jaanika Kingumets (University of Tampere)                                                                              

Teaching: spring term 2016, 25.01.2016 – 3.03.2016, on Mondays and Thursdays, 10.00-12.00.

Lectures: 14 hours

Seminars: 6 hours

25.01. lecture (2 h): Introduction: Russia and Russian-speaking diasporas in Transnational Anthropology and Anthropology of Post-socialism  

28.01. lecture (2 h): From Soviet gender matrix to New Russia’s gender multiplication (Associate Professor Suvi Salmenniemi)

1.02. lecture (2 h): Babushka and transnational grandmothering between Russia and Finland

4.02. seminar (2 h): Russian masculinities and femininities across time: presentations and work with sources (narratives, animated movies, posters)   

8.02. lecture  (2 h): Changing family culture: nuclear, extended, translocal, and transnational families   

11.02.seminar  (2 h): Transnational family-making: presentations and work with sources (narratives)  

15.02.lecture (2 h): Women’s Everyday Religion: beliefs, practices and materiality 

18.02. seminar (2 h): Orthodox materiality and family-making:  presentations and work with sources (narratives, prayers, icons)

29.02. lecture (2 h): Re-negotiation of home among Soviet-era Russian speakers in Estonia (Doctoral researcher Jaanika Kingumets)

3.03. lecture (2 h): Concluding lecture and discussions about the course

The course consists of attending lectures, reading, and presenting at seminars. Writing an essay will be the primary means of assessment (graded on a scale of 1 to 5). Students are expected to make a presentation at one of the seminars, and to write an essay on the basis of that presentation, incorporating the comments and discussions at the seminar.

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Teaching
25-Jan-2016 – 3-Mar-2016
Lectures 14 hours
Lectures and seminar
Mon 25-Jan-2016 - 29-Feb-2016 weekly at 10-12, Linna 5026
Thu 28-Jan-2016 - 3-Mar-2016 weekly at 10-12, Linna 5026
Seminar 6 hours
Periods: III
Language of instruction: English
Further information:

Students are expected to make a presentation at one of the seminars, and to write an essay on the basis of that presentation, incorporating the comments and discussions at the seminar.

The course focuses on the basic and general features of scientific research, methodology, and argumentation, as applicable to any field of study. Some central themes in the philosophy of science will also be discussed, in an introductory manner.

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Antti Keskinen, Teacher responsible
Teaching
22-Jan-2016 – 11-Mar-2016
Lectures 24 hours
Fri 22-Jan-2016 - 4-Mar-2016 weekly at 9-12, Pinni B3116
Tue 1-Mar-2016 at 9-12, Pinni B4115
Fri 11-Mar-2016 at 9-12, Pinni B3107
Periods: III
Language of instruction: English
Further information:

The course is intended to all new international Master’s degree students, but it will serve also international Doctoral students.

Contact person: Coordinator of international education, Anna Wansén-Kaseva

Periodi (7.3.2016 - 29.5.2016)
Course units offered in English [IV Periodi]

Vieraalla kielellä annettava opetus [IV Periodi]

Programme

8.3.2016 at 12-16 Course Guidelines, Introduction to Gender 

15.3.3016 at 12-14 Lecture on Gender and Politics in Finland by Jaana Kuusipalo; 14-16 Seminar

22.3.2016 at 12-16 Student presentations on 'Gender in my country'

Break

5.4.2016 at 12-14 Lecture on Gender, Work and Organization by Rebecca Lund; 14-16 Seminar 

12.4.2015 at 12-14 Lecture on Gender and Religion by Susanne Dahlgren; 14-16 Seminar 

19.4.2016 at 12-14 Lecture on Reproductive Justice by Christabelle Sethna; 14-16 Seminar 

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Marja Vehviläinen, Teacher responsible
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Teaching
8-Mar-2016 – 19-Apr-2016
Lectures
lectures and seminar
Tue 8-Mar-2016 - 19-Apr-2016 weekly at 12-16, Atalpa 140
Exceptions:
12-Apr-2016 at 12 –16 , main building, A4
Periods: IV
Language of instruction: English

This course will look at the criminal justice system within a global context.  The course will look at theories of criminality, deviance and punishment within socio-political context of the different countries studied as well as the comparison between the countries.  Within this framework, students will examine theories of crime including but not limited to: the learning theory, corporate crime, and restorative justice.

The course is directed primarily at upper division undergraduate students, but would also be beneficial to master’s level students. It is appropriate for students majoring in sociology, criminology, social welfare and justice, and political science, or any students with a career interest in criminal justice.  

The course will utilize a variety of teaching methods, including lectures, discussions, videos, guest speakers and tours of prisons in Finland and St Petersburg Russia.  These countries were chosen because of the contrasting style of responding to crime between/ among the Russia (very harsh punishment), Finland [Gentle Justice] (a penal system of two countries with two different extremes). We will also analyze the USA penal system, another Western country with a very harsh punishment policy.   

Students will be evaluated based on daily journals and reflections, as well as a final paper that should be completed three weeks after seminar.

METHODOLOGY

The course is designed as both lecture and discussion.  Evaluation will be based on:

A) A class journal (notes from lecture/discussion).

B) A reaction paper that builds off course materials or reflects upon those materials.  

Classroom activities will be designed to encourage students to play an active role in the construction of their own knowledge and in the design of their own learning strategies.

We will combine short lectures with other active teaching methodologies, such as group discussions, cooperative group solving problems, analysis of video segments depicting scenes relevant to criminology topics and debates. Class participation is a fundamental aspect of this course. Students will be encouraged to actively take part in all group activities and to give short oral group presentations throughout the course.

The fifteen days lectures/seminarswill provide a practical component, with guest speakers (including criminal justice practitioners, former inmates, and other experts), videos, Training Institute for Prison and Probation Services, and tours of prisons in Finland, Estonia and St. Petersburg Russia.

TEACHING METHODS

Excursions: trips to Finnish Open Prison and trip to St. Petersburg Russia Prison through Estonia.

  • The two-day excursion to Estonia old prison and new Prison.
  • The four-day visa free excursion to St. Petersburg Russia old Prisons, underworld bosses grave yard and a lecture on Russian crime at  The Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies St. Petersburg Russia.
  • For further information on combined student price for both excursions will be posted later.   

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

Course requirements:

All Students are required to participate in class discussion and readings.

Lectures: Please see Teaching schedule below.

Presentations: Each student is also expected to do a short presentation, using the required reading materials that will be sent to registered students in advance.

  1. Daily Diary of activities including notes from lecture and discussion.
  2. Final paper integrating the overall course experience. 
Enrolment for University Studies

To register, the first 15 students to send in a synopsis of their interest in the course and their academic background to ikponwosa.ekunwe@uta.fi will be accepted.

Ikponwosa Ekunwe, Teacher responsible
ikponwosa.ekunwe[at]uta.fi
Teaching
16-May-2016 – 30-May-2016
Lectures 35 hours
Mon 16-May-2016 - 23-May-2016 weekly at 9-16, Linna 5026
Tue 17-May-2016 - 24-May-2016 weekly at 9-16, Linna 5026
Wed 18-May-2016 - 25-May-2016 weekly at 9-16, Linna 5026
Thu 19-May-2016 - 26-May-2016 weekly at 9-16, Linna 5026
Fri 20-May-2016 - 27-May-2016 weekly at 9-16, Linna 5026
Periods: IV
Language of instruction: English
Further information:

Course is available for all the students at the UTA.

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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Marko Lehti, Teacher responsible
marko.lehti[ät]tuni.fi
Teaching
23-Mar-2016 – 12-May-2016
Lectures
Wed 23-Mar-2016 - 11-May-2016 weekly at 12-14, Linna 6017
Seminar
Thu 14-Apr-2016 - 12-May-2016 weekly at 12-14, Linna 6017
Exceptions:
5-May-2016 , No lecture
Periods: IV
Language of instruction: English
Further information:

Lecture plus articles, seminar (presenting selected cases).

Students will be accepted to the course in the following order:

1. degree students of the MDP in Peace, Mediation and Conflict Research

2. degree students of the other Global Society programmes (MDP in Global and Transnational Studies, MDP in Quantitative Social Research, MDP in Comparative Social Policy and Welfare)

3. other degree students of UTA

4. exchange students

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Teemu Palosaari, Teacher responsible
Teaching
19-Apr-2016 – 24-May-2016
Lectures 20 hours
Tue 19-Apr-2016 - 24-May-2016 weekly at 10-12, Linna 6017
Thu 21-Apr-2016 - 19-May-2016 weekly at 10-12, Linna 6017
Exceptions:
5-May-2016 , No lecture
Periods: IV
Language of instruction: English
Further information:

Students will be accepted to the course in the following order:

1. degree students of the MDP in Peace, Mediation and Conflict Research

2. degree students of the other Global Society programmes (MDP in Global and Transnational Studies, MDP in Quantitative Social Research, MDP in Comparative Social Policy and Welfare)

3. other degree students of UTA

4. exchange students

In spring 2016 the theme of the course is "Between Russia and the EU: Borders and conflict in Eastern Europe and the South Caucasus"

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Helena Rytövuori-Apunen, Teacher responsible
Teaching
15-Mar-2016 – 13-Apr-2016
Lectures 8 hours
Tue 15-Mar-2016 at 14-16, Linna 6017
Thu 17-Mar-2016 at 12-14, Linna 6017
Tue 22-Mar-2016 at 12-14, Linna 6017
Thu 31-Mar-2016 at 12-14, Linna 6017
Seminar 12 hours
Thu 7-Apr-2016 at 12-15, Linna 6017
Fri 8-Apr-2016 at 10-13, Linna 6017
Mon 11-Apr-2016 at 9-12, Linna 6017
Wed 13-Apr-2016 at 9-12, Linna 6017
Periods: IV
Language of instruction: English
Further information:

Students will be accepted to the seminar in the following order:

1. degree students of the MDP in Peace, Mediation and Conflict Research

2. degree students of the other Global Society programmes (MDP in Global and Transnational Studies, MDP in Quantitative Social Research, MDP in Comparative Social Policy and Welfare)

3. other degree students of UTA

4. exchange students

This international course introduces students to research on youth transition to adulthood within a cross-country comparative setting. Each lecture looks at transitions from different perspectives and discusses youth transition to adulthood and its current changes in connection with wider socio-economic, political and cultural contexts.

There will be six three-hour lecture-meetings (18 h) and a full conference-seminar day (6 h) (altogether: 24 h). The lectures are both theoretical and interactive. The lectures will be video recorded and available on Moodle.  

Teaching language is English.

Teachers of the course are:

Aurelíe Mary, The School of Social Sciences and Humanities

Eriikka Oinonen, The School of Social Sciences and Humanities, Unit of Pori

Ewa Krzaklewska, Jagiellonian University, Krakow, Poland

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Eriikka Oinonen, Teacher responsible
eriikka.oinonen[ät]tuni.fi
Teaching
7-Mar-2016 – 18-Apr-2016
Lectures 18 hours + 18 hours Web-based
Lectures
Mon 7-Mar-2016 at 10-13, PinniB 3110
Fri 11-Mar-2016 at 10-13, PinniB 3110
Mon 14-Mar-2016 at 10-13, Pinni B 3110
Mon 21-Mar-2016 at 10-13, Pinni B 3110
Mon 4-Apr-2016 at 10-13, PinniB 3110
Fri 8-Apr-2016 at 10-13, PinniB 3110
Seminar 6 hours
Seminar
Mon 18-Apr-2016 at 9.00-15.00, PinniB 3107
Periods: IV
Language of instruction: English
Further information:

We wish that all students, both doing the course 'live' and on-line, will take part in the first lecture session in Tampere so that everyone could meet the teachers and fellow student,s and receive the information concerning the practicalities of the course.

If you are taking the on-line course, please inform Eriikka Oinonen via e-mail (eriikka.oinonen@uta.fi)!

The idea of granting each citizen an individual and unconditional regular income without any means test of work requirement has gained my prominence across Europe (and beyond) in the last decade. In June the Swiss will vote on a referendum to institute a basic income. Basic income features prominently in public debates across Europe and several parties have adopted it in their respective election programs. The Netherlands and of course Finland are in the process of starting a multi-year basic income experiment, while most recently France and Portugal are exploring the same idea. The purpose of this course is to offer students a thorough introduction about basic income as a social policy instrument. The course outlines the main characteristics of basic income and explores how it differs from traditional income support policies. In addition, the course provides a critical overview of the reasons for and against a basic income as well as reviewing a number of practical and political challenges that need to be overcome. Finally, the course offers a series of lectures that focus on basic income in the Finnish context, including an updated account of the ongoing preparation for the basic income experiment scheduled to start in January 2017.

Course Structure

This course consists of a series of lectures (roughly one hour) by UTA faculty or guest lecturers, followed by a short discussion session with the students. The course is divided in three large components covering the reasons for introducing a basic income, the political and policy challenges faced by the basic income model, and a section discussing basic income in the Finnish context (including the upcoming basic income experiment). Students are expected to  one required reading in advance of the lecture to familiarise themselves with the topic. Lectures will be recorded and (together with presentation slides) made available to students.

Schedule

Each lecture will last around 60mins with 30-40mins reserved for discussion in class. Students are expected to come prepared and to engage in this discussion.

Monday 7.3. “Introduction - Basic Income: From Idea to Policy”

                      Jurgen De Wispelaere, University of Tampere

Monday 14.3. “Basic Income and the Ambition of Decent Work”

                      Pertti Koistinen, University of Tampere

Monday 21.3. “Basic Income and the Welfare State”

                      Bettina Leibetseder, Johannes Kepler University

Monday 4.4. “Basic Income and Social Justice”
                      Simon Birnbaum, Stockholm University


Monday 11.4. “Basic Income: From Design to Implementation”
                      Lindsay Stirton, University of Sussex & Jurgen De Wispelaere, University of Tampere


Monday 18.4. “Basic Income in Search of a Political Constituency”
                      Jurgen De Wispelaere, University of Tampere


Monday 25.4. “Beyond Left and Right? Building a Basic Income Coalition” Jurgen De Wispelaere, University of Tampere


Monday 2.5. “The Finnish Basic Income Debate” Heikki Hiilamo, University of Helsinki


Monday 9.5. “The Economics of Basic Income Experiments”
                      Jani-Petri Laamanen, University of Tampere


Monday 16.5. “The Finnish Basic Income Experiment: An Overview”
                      Olli Kangas, Kela


Monday 23.5. Student Projects (details TBC)

Student Project

The main assignment of this course is a group project examining a particular issue in the basic income debate. Student groups consisting of 5-6 students each must decide on a specific problem, carefully examine the issue using relevant literature and empirical data (where available), and focus on both carefully analysing the problem and proposing a resolution. As part of this course we will organise a project day, in which each group will present their project and discuss it with their fellow students. The presentation slides will also be made available online. More detailed info will be made available at the start of the course.

 

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Antti Halmetoja, Teacher responsible
antti.halmetoja[ät]tuni.fi
Jurgen De Wispelaere, Teacher responsible
jurgen.dewispelaere[ät]gmail.com
Teaching
7-Mar-2016 – 23-May-2016
Lectures
Lectures
Mon 7-Mar-2016 - 23-May-2016 weekly at 14-16, PinniB4113
Exceptions:
7-Mar-2016 at 14 –16 , PinniA Paavo Koli auditorium
23-May-2016 at 14 –16 , Linna 6017
Periods: IV
Language of instruction: English