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Arkistoitu opetusohjelma 2016–2017
Selaat vanhentunutta opetusohjelmaa. Voimassa olevan opetusohjelman löydät täältä.
Master's Degree Programme in Russian and European Studies

Periodit

I Periodi (29.8.2016 – 23.10.2016)
II Periodi (24.10.2016 – 16.12.2016)
IV Periodi (6.3.2017 – 28.5.2017)
Periodi (29.8.2016 - 23.10.2016)
General Studies [I Periodi]

Vieraalla kielellä annettava opetus [I Periodi]

Each student draws up a personal study plan (PSP, HOPS), designed to support the student in the process of planning and completing her/his studies. The student checks and updates her/his personal study plan during her/his studies with the support provided by the degree programme.

The course includes the basics of information literacy, taught by the university library, which will introduce the student to the printed and electronic library materials, and provide the student with a grasp of information retrieval, use and assessment of information, and good ethical practices in the academia.

The course spans throughout the duration of studies.

Periods: I II III IV
Language of instruction: English
Enrolment for University Studies

If you wish to complete the course during the academic year 2016-2017, contact the teacher no later than March 15, 2017.

Susan Gamache, Teacher responsible
Teaching
Tutorials 26 hours Web-based
Exercises 28 hours Web-based
Periods: I II III IV
Language of instruction: English
Further information:

This module (54 hours) is online apart from individual teacher-student tutorials for discussion of the submitted thesis extract. The work consists of readings, group analysis tasks and thesis writing work. Students should take the module after their research proposal has been accepted by their programme and they are about to embark upon the writing of their thesis.

Advanced Studies [I Periodi]

Vieraalla kielellä annettava opetus [I Periodi]

Sirke Mäkinen, Teacher responsible
Sirke.Makinen[ät]uta.fi
Teaching
13-Sep-2016 –
Lectures
Tue 13-Sep-2016 - 16-May-2017 every other week at 14.15-15.45
Periods: I II III IV
Language of instruction: English

During this course students write and present an essay comparing and discussing two research methods and the importance of the choice of method. The topic of the essay is chosen by the student in consultation with the responsible teacher. The group meets during the writing process to receive feedback on their writing.

Sirke Mäkinen, Teacher responsible
Sirke.Makinen[ät]uta.fi
Teaching
4-Oct-2016 –
Seminar
Periods: I II
Language of instruction: English
Further information:

First meeting, 4 October at 10.15 - 11.45. Subsequent meetings to be scheduled at the first meeting  but will take place on Tuesdays at 10.15.

The course is offered as a Cross-Border International Relations winter school, organized at the St. Petersburg State University, Russia, 21-25 November 2016.

The programme consists of the following lectures (tbc) by Russian and Finnish experts:

- “The Future of the relations between the European Union and the Eurasian Economic Union” (Lanko)

- “The implications of the EU-Russia conflict for Finnish and Swedish foreign and security policies" (Pesu)

-“Transboundary water management on the borders  between Russia and the European Union” (Lanko)

 -“Impact of the Russia-EU conflict on cross-border cooperation in   the region” (Yarovoi)

-“The Future of EU-Russia Relations” (Forsberg)

Enrolment for University Studies

The course is compulsory for RES Master's Programme IR students (double degree). Other students interested in participating, please, send a short letter of motivation (app. 300 words) to Sirke Mäkinen (Sirke.Makinen at uta.fi) by 1 October 2016.

Dmitri Lanko, Teacher responsible
Gleb Yarovoy, Teacher responsible
Tuomas Forsberg, Teacher
Tuomas.Forsberg[ät]uta.fi
Matti Pesu, Teacher
Sirke Mäkinen, Contact person
Sirke.Makinen[ät]uta.fi
Teaching
21-Nov-2016 – 25-Nov-2016
Lectures
Mon 21-Nov-2016, St. Petersburg State University/School of International Relation
Group work
Periods: I II
Language of instruction: English
Further information:

The course is compulsory for RES Master's Programme IR students (double degree). Other students interested in participating, please, send a short letter of motivation (app. 300 words) to Sirke Mäkinen (Sirke.Makinen at uta.fi) by 1 October 2016.

Free Choice Studies [I Periodi]

Vieraalla kielellä annettava opetus [I Periodi]

This course is offered as an investigative art/research workshop where students explore questions related to sexual and gender politics in Finnish and Russian societies. The course consists of pre-readings, short lectures, group discussions and joint practical art-making workshops. The students learn to make short videos and to edit them. The students do not have to have previous experience of making videos or practicing art.

The workshop is intended to function as a space of cross-cultural and cross-sectoral knowledge production. We will critically explore a variety of borders that relate to the politics of gender and sexuality, e.g. the East-West divide or the boundary between academic research and artistic practice. We seek to explore the limits of established and conventionalized ways of knowledge production within academia, to recognize forms of sexual nationalism as well as to identify new kinds of solutions to problems related to the politics of gender & sexuality both in Finland and in Russia. 

The point of departure of the workshop is the idea that while questions related to sexual and gender politics are differently structured in Finnish and Russian societies, much is also shared. The workshop will explore the following types of questions: 

(1)   What kinds of meanings do gender and sexuality acquire in different cultural-political contexts? How are these meanings contested and questioned in Finland and in Russia?

(2)   How do politics of gender and sexuality articulate conceptions of social justice and equality in Finnish and Russian societies? What kind of practices of power, marginalization and exclusion are associated with these conceptions, and how can they be countered?

(3)   What kinds of cultural translations does the joint exploration of sexuality and gender bring to the fore? How can these acts of translation inform us about the cultural articulations concerning politics of gender and sexuality in Finland and Russia?

(4)   What kind of cultural and social ‘infrastructure’ is there in the past and present of the Russian and Finnish societies that would enable identifying solutions to the social issues related to politics of gender and sexuality?

Work load

Total hours 135 hrs (contact teaching 35 hrs, independent work 100 hrs) 

  • Before the workshop: a set of pre-readings and a reflective learning diary (app. 2000 words) 
  • Active attendance at the workshop sessions and practical art-making 
  • After the workshop: a finalized artwork and/or an essay (app. 3000 words)
Enrolment for University Studies
Enrolment time has expired
Anni Kangas, Teacher responsible
Anni.Kangas[ät]uta.fi
Saara Särmä, Teacher responsible
Saara.Sarma[ät]uta.fi
Daria Krivonos, Teacher responsible
Masha Godovannaya, Teacher
Inna Perheentupa, Teacher
Teaching
17-Oct-2016 – 26-Oct-2016
Lectures 35 hours
Mon 17-Oct-2016 at 15-19, Virta 113
Tue 18-Oct-2016 at 15-19, Virta 113
Wed 19-Oct-2016 at 15-19, Virta 113
Thu 20-Oct-2016 at 15-19, Virta 113
Fri 21-Oct-2016 at 15-19, Linna K113
Mon 24-Oct-2016 at 15-19, Pinni A3107
Tue 25-Oct-2016 at 16-20, Virta Computer Room 53
Wed 26-Oct-2016 at 15-19, Virta 113
Independent work 100 hours
Periods: I
Language of instruction: English
Periodi (24.10.2016 - 16.12.2016)
General Studies [II Periodi]

Vieraalla kielellä annettava opetus [II Periodi]

Enrolment for University Studies
Enrolment time has expired
Susan Gamache, Teacher responsible
Robert Hollingsworth, Teacher responsible
Robert.Hollingsworth[ät]uta.fi
Christine Horton, Teacher responsible
Christine.Horton[ät]uta.fi
Teaching
24-Oct-2016 – 15-Dec-2016
Group work 20 hours
Group 1 / Gamache / SIS
Wed 26-Oct-2016 - 14-Dec-2016 weekly at 10-11.30, Päätalo A07
Exceptions:
3-Nov-2016 , Pinni B3108
Group 2 / Gamache / SIS
Thu 27-Oct-2016 - 15-Dec-2016 weekly at 12.30-14, Pinni B4115
Exceptions:
3-Nov-2016 at 12.30 –14 , PinniB Rh 3108
Group 3 / Horton / CMT & EDU
Thu 27-Oct-2016 - 8-Dec-2016 weekly at 16.00-18.00, PinniB3110
Group 4 / Horton / HES & BMT
Tue 25-Oct-2016 - 13-Dec-2016 weekly at 13.00-15.00, Arvo B240
Group 5 /Hollingsworth / YKY
Mon 24-Oct-2016 - 5-Dec-2016 weekly at 10.15-11.45, Mikroluokka 40
Group 6/Hollingsworth / YKY
Fri 28-Oct-2016 - 9-Dec-2016 weekly at 10.15-11.45, Mikroluokka 40
Independent work 61 hours
Periods: II III
Language of instruction: English
Further information:

This module is made up of class sessions including group work (20 hours), as well as independent out of class tasks (61 hours). The module will be two periods long.

Advanced Studies [II Periodi]

Vieraalla kielellä annettava opetus [II Periodi]

The course addresses Russia’s foreign policy from Gorbachev’s New Thinking until 2016. Students will learn about key events, phenomena, actors, and classifications of foreign policy schools, and other concepts to interpret them. The course will also encourage students to pay attention to interaction between the domestic and foreign policy in the Russian context.

In order to pass the course, students should actively take part in the lectures, study the required materials for each lecture and prepare a public group presentation  (3 ECTS). In order to get 5 ECTS, students will write an essay on Russia’s foreign policy – the title to be specified and agreed on with the teacher -  in addition to the above mentioned requirements.

Enrolment for University Studies

Please enroll in NettiOpsu by 17 October. Enrolment starts 19 September. A maximum of 50 students will be accepted to the course (RES and Politics students will be given priority, otherwise on the basis of first come, first served). The first lecture will take place 27 October and the last one 8 December. You cannot take this course unless you are able to come to our last meeting 8 December when a conference with your presentations will be organized.

Enrolment time has expired
Sirke Mäkinen, Teacher responsible
Sirke.Makinen[ät]uta.fi
Teaching
27-Oct-2016 – 15-Dec-2016
Lectures 16 hours
Thu 27-Oct-2016 - 3-Nov-2016 weekly at 14-16, Pinni B1097
Fri 28-Oct-2016 - 25-Nov-2016 weekly at 10-12, Pinni B3107
Exceptions:
11-Nov-2016 at 10 –12 , Pinni B1097
18-Nov-2016 at 10 –12 , Pinni B3116
Thu 17-Nov-2016 - 24-Nov-2016 weekly at 14-16, Pinni B1097
Thu 8-Dec-2016 at 13-19, Väinö Linna Auditorium
Independent work 30 hours
Group work 29 hours
Seminar
Periods: II
Language of instruction: English
Further information:

Please enroll in NettiOpsu by 10 October. Enrolment starts 19 September.  A maximum of 50 students will be accepted to the course (RES and Politics students will be given priority, otherwise on the basis of first come, first served). The first lecture will take place 27 October and the last one  8 December. You cannot take this course unless you are able to come to our last meeting 8  December  when a conference with your presentations will be organized.

Free Choice Studies [II Periodi]

Vieraalla kielellä annettava opetus [II Periodi]

This course is offered as an art/research workshop where students explore questions related to gender politics of masculinities in Finnish and Russian societies. The course consists of pre-readings, short lectures, discussions and independent work on men studies, and Finnish and Russian case studies.

The course/workshop offers a forum for cross-cultural and cross-sectoral knowledge production in the field of men studies. Of special interest will be the image making, both in visual arts and verbal contexts. Both the speakers and the pre-readings will critically focus on the politics of gender and masculinity, both in Finland and in Russia. By utilizing the cooperation of academic research and artistic practice (especially film) we seek to recognize problems related to gender and masculinities in the Finnish and Russian contexts.

The point of departure of the workshop is the idea that while questions related to sexual and gender politics are differently structured in Finnish and Russian societies, much is also shared. The workshop will explore masculinities in the following contexts:

(1)   Masculinities and the representations of fatherhood in Finnish and Russian film and research

(2)   Affective history of war and peace

(3)   Politics of sexuality and image making and the role of media in de/re-constructing of masculinities

Teachers/Speakers (2. and 3. Dec. 2016)

Research: E.g. Ville Kivimäki (History, UTA), Jiri Nieminen (Politics, gender studies UTA), Elena Mescherkina (Sociology, Moscow Russia), Aleksandrina Vanke (Culture and History, Moscow, Russia), Tatjana Rjabova (History, gender studies Ivanovo, Russia), Cai Weaver (Politics, gender studies, Helsinki); Arja Rosenholm (Russian language and culture UTA), Anni Kangas (Politics, UTA)

Arts: E.g. Elena Pogrebizhskaya (Moscow); Nina Rokosa; Juhani Haukka; Masha Godovannya (St.Petersburg)

Enrolment for University Studies
Enrolment time has expired
Arja Rosenholm, Teacher responsible
Arja.Rosenholm[ät]uta.fi
Teaching
1-Nov-2016 – 3-Dec-2016
Tutorials
Fri 25-Nov-2016 at 9-12, PinniB 4034
Seminar
Fri 2-Dec-2016
Sat 3-Dec-2016
Periods: II
Language of instruction: English
Periodi (6.3.2017 - 28.5.2017)
Free Choice Studies [IV Periodi]

Vieraalla kielellä annettava opetus [IV Periodi]

The Jean Monnet Module 'Stepping Stones to Working Life in the Field of EU–Russia Relations (STEPIN)' is designed to be an innovative bridge between the final stages of university studies at the Master’s level and the professional life. STEPIN consists of an intensive, one-week tailor-made training course on EU issues (EU–Russia relations in particular) with special relevance for the students’ professional life. Focusing on skills and knowledge in a transversal sense, the training course provides the students with a concrete introduction to professional life in the academia, research institutes, administration, policy-making and the private sector. In terms of methodology, STEPIN is a hands-on training course that emphasises learning by doing and active, intertwined participation by the students, the teaching staff and visitors. It is based on actual career paths and experiences from various work environments in the field of EU–Russia relations.
 

Draft programme

Monday 3 April

10-10.30 Welcome and introduction to the STEPIN course

10.30-12 Introduction to the writing exercise: how to write a Policy Brief/Comment?

12-13 Lunch

14-16 Public seminar, topic and speakers to be confirmed

Tuesday 4 April

10-12 Career talk/practical lecture, guests to be confirmed

13-16 Practising TV interviews, introduction and first exercises

Wednesday 7 April

9-13 Practising TV interviews continues

14-16 TV exercise feedback

Thursday 8 April

10-16 Funding and marketing research/research employment: talks and practical exercises

Guest speakers

Friday 9 April

10-14 Feedback on the written exercise (brief/comment)

14-16 General feedback session 

Enrolment for University Studies

The number of participants will be limited to 10-15. Those interested in taking part are invited to send a letter of motivation that also includes information about the topic and stage of the applicant's Master's thesis to Jean Monnet Professor Hanna Ojanen by e-mail (hanna.ojanen@uta.fi) by 28 February at the latest.

Hanna Ojanen, Teacher responsible
Teaching
20-Mar-2017 – 7-Apr-2017
Seminar 22 hours
Mon 20-Mar-2017 at 10-12, Pinni A4086
Wed 5-Apr-2017 at 14-16, Pinni A2020
Thu 6-Apr-2017 at 12-16, Pinni A5023
Fri 7-Apr-2017 at 10-16, Pinni A5025
Lectures 8 hours
Mon 3-Apr-2017 at 10-12, Pinni A4086
Mon 3-Apr-2017 at 14.00-16, Linna K103, Public seminar.
Tue 4-Apr-2017 at 10-12, Pinni A4086
Thu 6-Apr-2017 at 10-12, Pinni A5025
Exercises 10 hours
Tue 4-Apr-2017 at 12-17, TV studio, tbc
Wed 5-Apr-2017 at 9-14, TV studio, tbc
Periods: IV
Language of instruction: English
Further information:

Intensive 5-day course. Active participation in all sessions is compulsory.

The course critically examines the underlying structural and institutional causes of the Euro crisis. After completion, students will have a better understanding of the basic features of economic governance under the Economic and Monetary Union and the governance reforms implemented during the euro crisis. Students will be able to orient current developments within an appropriate historical context and understand the limitations this history imposes on the contemporary policy landscape.

Enrolment for University Studies
Enrolment time has expired
Michael Herman, Teacher responsible
Teaching
6-Mar-2017 – 21-Apr-2017
Seminar 24 hours
Mon 6-Mar-2017 - 17-Apr-2017 weekly at 10-12, Main building C5
Fri 10-Mar-2017 - 21-Apr-2017 weekly at 12-14, Main building C5
Periods: IV
Language of instruction: English
Further information:

Compulsory preceding studies: POLPOP02 Introduction to Political Science (exchange students: equivalent studies at home university).

 

Enrolment for University Studies
Enrolment time has expired
Harri Melin, Teacher responsible
Harri.Melin[ät]uta.fi
Oxana Krutova, Teacher
Oxana.Krutova[ät]uta.fi
Anna Wansén-Kaseva, Other person
Anna.Wansen-Kaseva[ät]uta.fi
Teaching
8-Mar-2017 – 19-Apr-2017
Lectures 12 hours
Wed 8-Mar-2017 - 19-Apr-2017 weekly at 10-12, Linna 5014
Exceptions:
12-Apr-2017 , no lecture on Easter holidays
Periods: IV
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.