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Master's Degree Programme in European and Russian Studies

Periods

Period II (22-Oct-2012 – 14-Dec-2012)
Period III (7-Jan-2013 – 8-Mar-2013)
Period IV (11-Mar-2013 – 17-May-2013)
Period (22-Oct-2012 - 14-Dec-2012)
Specialization courses [Period II]

This course explores the transformation of the welfare state and experiences of subjective wellbeing in contemporaryRussia. It discusses the basic features and institutions of the welfare system, health and social policy, social work, and people’s everyday experiences of wellbeing and engagement with welfare institutions. A particular attention will be devoted to looking at the class and gender dimensions of welfare and wellbeing in Russia.

The course is organized in cooperation with Aleksanteri Institute's Russian and East European Master's School.

Enrolment for University Studies
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Teaching
25-Oct-2012 – 23-Nov-2012
Periods: II
Language of instruction: English

The course is focused on the analysis of  representations of love, intimacy and  private life in Soviet Cinema  in 1920-1960s. The course  will introduce students to the history of Soviet  cinema as an  aesthetic phenomenon (which elaborated peculiar film language and produced particular type of narratives ) through the lenses of social history and  Gender Studies. The history of Soviet cinema will be discussed in the context of the current debates on the history of emotions (and ‘affective turn’ in social theory), on the one hand, and of recent  developments in the studies of Soviet visual culture, on the other.

The course is organized in cooperation with Aleksanteri Institute's Russian and East European Master's School.

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Teaching
3-Dec-2012 – 14-Dec-2012
Periods: II
Language of instruction: English

This course will seek to strengthen our understanding of what is going on in Russian politics today. We will look at formal political institutions and different actors who contribute to Russian politics. We will also discuss practices which characterize the contemporary situation. We will make use of the research literature and up-to-date press and internet materials when discussing these questions. Students will be expected to read research articles and other relevant materials for the lectures. In addition, students will write a seminar paper and give a presentation based on this paper. Before coming to the course, students should have familiarized themselves with some methods of textual analysis (e.g.POLVOA11).  After completing the course, students should have understanding of the institutional design and practices of Russian politics and their development from the 1990s until today. They should also be able to seek information on the topic of the course, to form research questions and give well-founded answers to them in a seminar paper.   The course consists of lectures, discussions in groups during the lecture, and seminar sessions in which students give their presentations.

Enrolment for University Studies

Enrolment by 17 October (max. 30 students, priority on students majoring in Political Science or IR) Sirke.Makinen@uta.fi

Teaching
25-Oct-2012 – 14-Dec-2012
Periods: II
Language of instruction: English
Theory and Methodology Modules [Period II]
Enrolment for University Studies
Enrolment time has expired
Teaching
24-Oct-2012 – 13-Dec-2012
Periods: II
Language of instruction: Russian
Period (7-Jan-2013 - 8-Mar-2013)
Specialization courses [Period III]
Enrolment for University Studies

pami.aalto@uta.fi by 7th of January

Teaching
9-Jan-2013 – 28-Feb-2013
Periods: III
Language of instruction: English
Theory and Methodology Modules [Period III]
Enrolment for University Studies
Enrolment time has expired
Teaching
8-Jan-2013 – 24-Apr-2013
Periods: III IV
Language of instruction: Russian

The module focuses on stages of mass communication research and its paradigm shifts as part of development of a post-industrial society. The module is composed of lecture course (20 h) with a book of classics (3 ECTS) and a book examination (1 book + 1 article, 2 ECTS).The lecture course is done by a diary and the classic as book essay, both to be assessed by Professor Nordenstreng.  The examination of Pietilä's book (in Finnish or English) plus an article (to be specified) are done separately as an electronic examination. Examiners: Professor Taisto Hujanen (in Finnish language) and Leonardo Custodio (in English language).

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Teaching
10-Jan-2013 – 21-Feb-2013
Periods: III
Language of instruction: English

The course consists of student seminar part (presentation and discussion of course readings, 28.2. and 6.3., 3 ECTS); and a public-private seminar part. In the first part of the public-private seminar public and private actors present and scholars act as discussants (7.3), and in the second part scholars present while public and private actors act as discussants in order to create genuine public-private-academic dialogue (8.3.). Students attend the public-private seminar and prepare a learning diary (2 ECTS), as well as an independent essay (5 ECTS, by the end of the IV period). The aim is to understand the need for and conditions of a dialogue between policy makers (public actors which regulate economic policy), companies and their unions (private actors) and scholars (who assess and envision economic policies), to better understand the politics of European/Eurasian economy and its prospects of long-term sustainability at the face of state debt, slow growth vis-à-vis the BRIC and shrinking share of world GDP in Europe of which several states in wider Eurasia are dependent in terms of markets and investment. For this end the course develops up-to-date theoretical and methodological tools in international political economy.

Enrolment for University Studies

by 15.2 pami.aalto@uta.fi

Teaching
28-Feb-2013 – 8-Mar-2013
Periods: III IV
Language of instruction: English
Thesis seminars [Period III]
Periods: III
Language of instruction: English
Period (11-Mar-2013 - 17-May-2013)
Specialization courses [Period IV]

The aim of the course is to introduce the students to the structures and practices of everyday life and material culture in the Soviet Union and Russia. In so doing,  the lectures also aim to shed light on some of the most crucial historical and societal developments in Russia from the viewpoint of consumption and consumer culture. The lectures cover an array of different topics tackling questions connected to Soviet and post-Soviet production and distribution of goods, everyday consumption and culture of consumption. This perspective helps to unravel some of the most common clichés connected to Russian economy and culture such as the shadow economy, queues and oligarchs as well as it helps to deepen our understanding about the mechanisms of everyday life in under different regimes.

The course is organized in cooperation with Aleksanteri Institute's Russian and East European Master's School.

Enrolment for University Studies
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Teaching
11-Mar-2013 – 23-Apr-2013
Periods: IV
Language of instruction: English
Theory and Methodology Modules [Period IV]
Enrolment for University Studies
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Teaching
13-Mar-2013 – 17-Apr-2013
Periods: IV
Language of instruction: Russian
Enrolment for University Studies
Enrolment time has expired
Teaching
8-Jan-2013 – 24-Apr-2013
Periods: III IV
Language of instruction: Russian

The course consists of student seminar part (presentation and discussion of course readings, 28.2. and 6.3., 3 ECTS); and a public-private seminar part. In the first part of the public-private seminar public and private actors present and scholars act as discussants (7.3), and in the second part scholars present while public and private actors act as discussants in order to create genuine public-private-academic dialogue (8.3.). Students attend the public-private seminar and prepare a learning diary (2 ECTS), as well as an independent essay (5 ECTS, by the end of the IV period). The aim is to understand the need for and conditions of a dialogue between policy makers (public actors which regulate economic policy), companies and their unions (private actors) and scholars (who assess and envision economic policies), to better understand the politics of European/Eurasian economy and its prospects of long-term sustainability at the face of state debt, slow growth vis-à-vis the BRIC and shrinking share of world GDP in Europe of which several states in wider Eurasia are dependent in terms of markets and investment. For this end the course develops up-to-date theoretical and methodological tools in international political economy.

Enrolment for University Studies

by 15.2 pami.aalto@uta.fi

Teaching
28-Feb-2013 – 8-Mar-2013
Periods: III IV
Language of instruction: English