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YKYYKV1 Finnish Society and Culture (autumn 2015) 3–5 ECTS
Implementation is also a part of open university teaching
Period I Period II Period III Period IV
Language of instruction
Type or level of studies
Basic studies
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School of Social Sciences and Humanities

Learning outcomes

The course is 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.

Obtaining 3 ECTS credits: active participation in the lectures, passing the lecture exam organised at the end of the lecture series. The exam will be a multiple choice exam which possibly also includes writing some short essays.

Obtaining 5 ECTS credits: in addition to participation in the lectures and in the lecture exam, student must also pass an exam based on additional reading organized together with the lecture exam. Additional reading consists of scientific articles on Finnish Society and Culture and is to be confirmed in the course programme in Moodle.

General description

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

Enrolment time has expired


Anna Wansén-Kaseva, Contact person


9-Sep-2015 – 9-Dec-2015
Lectures 24 hours
Wed 9-Sep-2015 - 2-Dec-2015 weekly at 18-20, Pinni B1100
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

Evaluation criteria

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.

Further information

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