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YKYYKV1 Finnish Society and Culture (spring 2017) 3–5 ECTS
Implementation is also a part of open university teaching
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 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

Weekly lectures on Wednesdays at 18-20, subject to change:

18.1. How to communicate in Finland? (Katja Keisala)

25.1. Finnish Gastronomy (Arja Luiro)

1.2. Boundaries of Finnishness and Ethnic Minorities in Finland (Hannu Sinisalo)

8.2. Finnish History - Finns and Finland between East and West (Seija-Leena Nevala)

15.2. Finnish Political System (Johanna Peltoniemi)

22.2. Finnish Education System (Raisa Harju-Autti))

1.3. Finnish Popular Music (Juho Kaitajärvi-Tiekso) POSTPONED

8.3. Technology and Innovation in Finland: Current Issues and Future Challenges (Tomi Nokelainen)

15.3. Finnish forests and forestry (Ari Vanamo)

22.3. Finnish Welfare and Social Services (Lina van Aerschot)

CANCELLED 29.3. Finnish Art History in a Nutshell (Katja Fält)

5.4. Finnish Literature (Toni Lahtinen)

7.4. FRIDAY: Finnish Popular Music (Juho Kaitajärvi-Tiekso)

12.4. Easter Holiday, no lecture

19.4. Special Features of Finnish Mass Media (Jyrki Jyrkiäinen)

26.4. Exam

3.5. Exam retake

Enrolment for University Studies

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Anna Wansén-Kaseva, Contact person
Tuija Koivunen, Other person


18-Jan-2017 – 26-Apr-2017
Lectures 26 hours
Wed 18-Jan-2017 - 25-Jan-2017 weekly at 18-20, Pinni B building, B1097
Wed 1-Feb-2017 - 3-May-2017 weekly at 18-20, Pinni B building, B1096
7-Apr-2017 at 14 –16 , Pinni B building, B3116, Finnish Popular Music


Numeric 1-5.

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