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POLVOA32 Introduction to the Finnish Political System and Political History 5 ECTS
Period I Period II Period III Period IV
Language of instruction
Type or level of studies
Intermediate studies
Course unit descriptions in the curriculum
Degree Programme in Politics
Political Science
School of Management

General description

This course is an introduction to the Finnish Political System and Finnish Political History. The main focus of the course is on the development of the Finnish Political System from 1809 until the 21st century. This course provides an overview of the Constitution, political decision making and elections, political participation, tripartite agreements and welfare.  After the course, students are expected to understand the key features of Finnish political history, the political system and society, as well as able to perceive the political position and national identity of Finland in a wider context: Scandinavia, Russia and the EU.

Enrolment for University Studies

Enrolment is conducted at the first lecture.

Enrolment for Open University Studies

Suoritusvaihto 1: osallistuminen opetukseen
Haku 13.8.2015 alkaen

Suoritusvaihtoehto 2: sähköinen kirjallinen tentti
Haku 13.8.2015 alkaen ympäri lukuvuoden

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Johanna Peltoniemi, Teacher responsible


7-Sep-2015 – 8-Oct-2015
Lectures 16 hours
Mon 7-Sep-2015 - 28-Sep-2015 weekly at 12-14, Pinni B3107
Thu 10-Sep-2015 - 1-Oct-2015 weekly at 12-14, Pinni B3107
Seminar 8 hours
Mon 5-Oct-2015 at 10-15, Main building C8
Thu 8-Oct-2015 at 10-15, Main building A3


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Evaluation criteria

Participation in the lectures, seminar presentation and learning diary.