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RES008/POLKVA32 Russian Foreign Policy from Gorbachev to Putin 3–5 ECTS
Implementation is also a part of open university teaching
Periods
Period I Period II Period III Period IV
Language of instruction
English
Type or level of studies
Advanced studies
Course unit descriptions in the curriculum
MDP in Russian and European Studies
International Relations
School of Management

Learning outcomes

Upon completion of the course students are able to
- identify different aspects of continuity and change in Russia?s foreign policy from the late Soviet period until today
- classify and compare the main foreign policy schools in the given period
- apply theoretical concepts to analyse and interpret Russia?s foreign policy
- independently compile and analyse research literature or other relevant materials on the given topic
- work in groups in order to plan and prepare a public presentation on the given topic

General description

The course addresses Russia’s foreign policy from Gorbachev’s New Thinking until 2016. Students will learn about key events, phenomena, actors, and classifications of foreign policy schools, and other concepts to interpret them. The course will also encourage students to pay attention to interaction between the domestic and foreign policy in the Russian context.

In order to pass the course, students should actively take part in the lectures, study the required materials for each lecture and prepare a public group presentation  (3 ECTS). In order to get 5 ECTS, students will write an essay on Russia’s foreign policy – the title to be specified and agreed on with the teacher -  in addition to the above mentioned requirements.

Enrolment for University Studies

Please enroll in NettiOpsu by 17 October. Enrolment starts 19 September. A maximum of 50 students will be accepted to the course (RES and Politics students will be given priority, otherwise on the basis of first come, first served). The first lecture will take place 27 October and the last one 8 December. You cannot take this course unless you are able to come to our last meeting 8 December when a conference with your presentations will be organized.

Enrolment time has expired

Teachers

Sirke Mäkinen, Teacher responsible
Sirke.Makinen[ät]uta.fi

Teaching

27-Oct-2016 – 15-Dec-2016
Lectures 16 hours
Thu 27-Oct-2016 - 3-Nov-2016 weekly at 14-16, Pinni B1097
Fri 28-Oct-2016 - 25-Nov-2016 weekly at 10-12, Pinni B3107
Exceptions:
11-Nov-2016 at 10 –12 , Pinni B1097
18-Nov-2016 at 10 –12 , Pinni B3116
Thu 17-Nov-2016 - 24-Nov-2016 weekly at 14-16, Pinni B1097
Thu 8-Dec-2016 at 13-19, Väinö Linna Auditorium
Independent work 30 hours
Group work 29 hours
Seminar

Evaluation

Numeric 1-5.

Evaluation criteria

Students will be assesed based on their participation in lectures (incl. studying the required materials and participation in group discussions) and group presentation. In order to have 5 ECTS, students will also write an essay.

Study materials

Research articles, official documents, political leaders' speeches - available in the Moodle

Further information

Please enroll in NettiOpsu by 10 October. Enrolment starts 19 September.  A maximum of 50 students will be accepted to the course (RES and Politics students will be given priority, otherwise on the basis of first come, first served). The first lecture will take place 27 October and the last one  8 December. You cannot take this course unless you are able to come to our last meeting 8  December  when a conference with your presentations will be organized.