RUST4 Social Relations in Russia 5 op
Organised by
Russian Studies
Corresponding course units in the curriculum
Kieli-, käännös- ja kirjallisuustieteiden yksikkö
Curricula 2015 – 2017

Keywords

Strategic themes: Internationalisation, Sustainable development

Learning outcomes

After completing the course, the student is able to

-understand contemporary Russian society
-analyse different social institutions and social structures
-outline main social actors
-explain main components of social change

Contents

The successful completion of this course provides an introduction to the structure and institutions of today's Russian society. It focuses on the issues on social transformation, social inequalities, citizenship and everyday life. The course explores the contemporary social reality in Russia and introduces the key points of the Soviet society. Once completed, this course enables the students to continue with further review of these questions.

Possible topics include: Social structures and the transformations of the Russian society, processes of social inequality

Teaching language

English, Finnish, Russian

Modes of study

Option 1
Available for:
  • Degree Programme Students
  • Other Students
  • Open University Students
  • Doctoral Students
  • Exchange Students
Participation in course work 
In English
Option 2
Available for:
  • Degree Programme Students
  • Other Students
  • Open University Students
  • Doctoral Students
  • Exchange Students
Written exam  5 ECTS
In English
Study materials 

Ledeneva, Alena: How Russia Really Works: The Informal Practices that Shaped Post-Soviet Politics and Business.Ithaca: Cornell UP, 2006.

AND

Salmenniemi, Suvi (ed.): Rethinking Class in Russia. Farnham: Ashgate, 2012.

AND

Evans, Alfred B.,  Henry Laura A., & McIntosh Sundstrom, Lisa: Russian Civil Society: A Critical Assessment. Armonk: M.E. Sharpe, 2005.

 

Option 3
Available for:
  • Degree Programme Students
  • Other Students
  • Open University Students
  • Doctoral Students
  • Exchange Students
Participation in course work  2 ECTS
In English
Written exam  3 ECTS
In English

Evaluation

Numeric 1-5.

Belongs to following study modules

Viestintätieteiden tiedekunta
Russian Studies (Russian Studies)
Viestintätieteiden tiedekunta
2018–2019
Teaching
Viestintätieteiden tiedekunta