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YKYYKV1 Finnish Society and Culture - 1–5 ECTS
Period I Period II Period II Period IV
Language of instruction
Type or level of studies
Basic studies
Course unit descriptions in the curriculum
Common Core Studies / YKY
School of Social Sciences and Humanities

Learning outcomes

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

General description


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

Enrolment for University Studies

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

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16-Jan-2013 – 10-Apr-2013
Wed 16-Jan-2013 - 10-Apr-2013 weekly at 18-20, Pinni B 1096, No teaching: 6.3.2013
Wed 17-Apr-2013 at 16-18, Pinni B1096
Mon 29-Apr-2013 at 16-18, Pinni B1096


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Evaluation criteria

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