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Yhteiskunta- ja kulttuuritieteiden teemat

Periods

Period I (3-Sep-2012 – 19-Oct-2012)
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 (3-Sep-2012 - 19-Oct-2012)
Family and the Course of Life [Period I]

YOUTH TRANSITION TO ADULTHOOD

Teacher: Aurélie MARY e-mail: aurelie.mary@uta.fi

(Kurssi kuuluu Perhe ja elämänkulku teemaan.

Kurssi voi korvata seuraavat kohdat:

SOS 10.2.2 Lapsuus, nuoruus ja perheen vuorovaikutus

Tai/ja SOS 10.2.1 Perhe, muutos ja yhteiskunnan rakenteet)

24h course including 12h lectures, 12h seminars (6-weeks course)


Course intended for 18-20 students (20 maximum)

Lectures on Mondays 14-16, beginning on 8.10.2012 until 12.11.2012

Seminars on Wednesdays 12-14, beginning on 10.10.2012 until 14.11.2012

Room: Linna  5016   

Teaching periods:

-         Periodi I – II: October-November 2012

Starting: week 41 (8th October) – Finishing: week 46 (mid-November)

 Course content:

Lecture 1: course introduction, mention course assessment, introduction to youth studies and youth transition + given material

Seminar 1: discussing existing theories on youth transition, course assessment: presentations & essay writing

Lecture 2: youth extension in figures and re-contextualisation; present socio-economic situation

Seminar 2: presentations + discussing young people’s present social context

Lecture 3: school to work transition; + general info about Finland and France (differences, etc…) + comparative research

Seminar 3: presentations + discussing cross-country research and the cases of Finland and France (differences, similarities…)

Lecture 4: integrating the labour market; + situation in Finland and France + young people’s expectations from working life + dilemmas

Seminar 4: presentations + discussing strategies of integration

Lecture 5: leaving home and plans for family formation, living arrangements + Finnish and French youths’ desires

Seminar 5: presentations + discussing today’s young people’s attitudes towards living arrangements and starting a family

Lecture 6: becoming adult, re-conceptualising concepts, new perspectives on transition, new pathways to adulthood

Seminar 6: presentations + discussing patterns of transition and concept change; course conclusion

 

 

Enrolment for University Studies
Enrolment time has expired
Teaching
8-Oct-2012 – 11-Nov-2012
Periods: I II
Language of instruction: English
Further information:

The course will be also organized in the spring semester.

Kinship has been a central concept in anthropology from its very onset, one of the few which anthropology managed to make its own. Radical shift in kinship studies came in 1970s and 1980s. The traditional approach has been challenged as too static, too fixed, too algebraic. The analytical feasibility of the very category of kinship has been undermined. The aim of this course is to shed light on these new critical developments. We will look at the demise of kinship studies brought about by the argument on their essentially Western ideas of biological reproduction, and their subsequent revitalization. This would include introduction of the Schneider’s critique and the feminist anthropologists’ works on kinship, gender and power; motherhood and fatherhood; concept of relatedness; studies on the new reproductive technologies; gay and lesbian kinship; new family forms emerging in a consequence of divorces, separation, domestic and transnational adoptions and migration. We will discuss how recent theoretical and empirical works reformulated kinship, putting stress on process, flexibility negotiation, human agency, local meanings and symbols. How they countered the notions of “naturalness” of marriage, sex, procreation and parenthood; kinship obligations and duty. We will deconstruct the very notion of biology and nature, as themselves the culturally-created categories. After the course students are expected to identify central trends in the contemporary studies of kinship, and in a critical manner look at the folk assumptions on a family present in a public Euro-American discourse. 

 

Enrolment for University Studies
Enrolment time has expired
Teaching
7-Sep-2012 – 9-Oct-2012
Periods: I
Language of instruction: English
Further information:

Priority is given to students in social anthropology, sociology and social psychology.

Citizenship, Politics and Controll [Period I]

SOS10.4.3 World Culture and Global Society (5 ECTS)

Wed 12.9.2012 – 7.11.2012 at 14-16

Objectives: The aim of this course is for students to acquaint themselves with sociological theories and conceptions of world culture and world society. The course begins with the recognition that the world is looking institutionally similar. Building on explanations of this observation by neoinstitutionalist theory of world society, the course explores the structuring of world society as institutionalization of global models of rationality. The specific focus of the course is on the interface between global and local, especially in understanding how global models are created and localized in national settings. The course emphasizes readings on the institutional nature of world culture, and how it informs national institutions. However, some attention is also paid to the observation that while global models are emerging and being institutionalized nationally, the actual processes of growing harmonization are not uniform or simplistic top-down adoption, as is often assumed. Rather, the growing similarity of institutions and policies transnationally is matched by rhetoric of nationalism on a domestic level.

Language of instruction: English.

Modes of study: Active participation in the lectures and seminar, reading articles, giving a presentation based on an article read in the seminar. 

Teachers: Coordinators: Jukka Syväterä and Ali Qadir. Other teachers: Pertti Alasuutari, Elina Mikola, Marjaana Rautalin, Laura Valkeasuo.

Grading: 1-5. The students may choose either to write a learning diary or to sit for an exam at the end of the course. To pass the course, active participation is required during the lectures and seminars. Students also give a presentation based on an article read during course.

Max. 25 students, preliminary enrollment required.

 

 

Enrolment for University Studies
Enrolment time has expired
Teaching
12-Sep-2012 – 7-Nov-2012
Periods: I II
Language of instruction: English
Period (22-Oct-2012 - 14-Dec-2012)
Family and the Course of Life [Period II]

YOUTH TRANSITION TO ADULTHOOD

Teacher: Aurélie MARY e-mail: aurelie.mary@uta.fi

(Kurssi kuuluu Perhe ja elämänkulku teemaan.

Kurssi voi korvata seuraavat kohdat:

SOS 10.2.2 Lapsuus, nuoruus ja perheen vuorovaikutus

Tai/ja SOS 10.2.1 Perhe, muutos ja yhteiskunnan rakenteet)

24h course including 12h lectures, 12h seminars (6-weeks course)


Course intended for 18-20 students (20 maximum)

Lectures on Mondays 14-16, beginning on 8.10.2012 until 12.11.2012

Seminars on Wednesdays 12-14, beginning on 10.10.2012 until 14.11.2012

Room: Linna  5016   

Teaching periods:

-         Periodi I – II: October-November 2012

Starting: week 41 (8th October) – Finishing: week 46 (mid-November)

 Course content:

Lecture 1: course introduction, mention course assessment, introduction to youth studies and youth transition + given material

Seminar 1: discussing existing theories on youth transition, course assessment: presentations & essay writing

Lecture 2: youth extension in figures and re-contextualisation; present socio-economic situation

Seminar 2: presentations + discussing young people’s present social context

Lecture 3: school to work transition; + general info about Finland and France (differences, etc…) + comparative research

Seminar 3: presentations + discussing cross-country research and the cases of Finland and France (differences, similarities…)

Lecture 4: integrating the labour market; + situation in Finland and France + young people’s expectations from working life + dilemmas

Seminar 4: presentations + discussing strategies of integration

Lecture 5: leaving home and plans for family formation, living arrangements + Finnish and French youths’ desires

Seminar 5: presentations + discussing today’s young people’s attitudes towards living arrangements and starting a family

Lecture 6: becoming adult, re-conceptualising concepts, new perspectives on transition, new pathways to adulthood

Seminar 6: presentations + discussing patterns of transition and concept change; course conclusion

 

 

Enrolment for University Studies
Enrolment time has expired
Teaching
8-Oct-2012 – 11-Nov-2012
Periods: I II
Language of instruction: English
Further information:

The course will be also organized in the spring semester.

Citizenship, Politics and Controll [Period II]

SOS10.4.3 World Culture and Global Society (5 ECTS)

Wed 12.9.2012 – 7.11.2012 at 14-16

Objectives: The aim of this course is for students to acquaint themselves with sociological theories and conceptions of world culture and world society. The course begins with the recognition that the world is looking institutionally similar. Building on explanations of this observation by neoinstitutionalist theory of world society, the course explores the structuring of world society as institutionalization of global models of rationality. The specific focus of the course is on the interface between global and local, especially in understanding how global models are created and localized in national settings. The course emphasizes readings on the institutional nature of world culture, and how it informs national institutions. However, some attention is also paid to the observation that while global models are emerging and being institutionalized nationally, the actual processes of growing harmonization are not uniform or simplistic top-down adoption, as is often assumed. Rather, the growing similarity of institutions and policies transnationally is matched by rhetoric of nationalism on a domestic level.

Language of instruction: English.

Modes of study: Active participation in the lectures and seminar, reading articles, giving a presentation based on an article read in the seminar. 

Teachers: Coordinators: Jukka Syväterä and Ali Qadir. Other teachers: Pertti Alasuutari, Elina Mikola, Marjaana Rautalin, Laura Valkeasuo.

Grading: 1-5. The students may choose either to write a learning diary or to sit for an exam at the end of the course. To pass the course, active participation is required during the lectures and seminars. Students also give a presentation based on an article read during course.

Max. 25 students, preliminary enrollment required.

 

 

Enrolment for University Studies
Enrolment time has expired
Teaching
12-Sep-2012 – 7-Nov-2012
Periods: I II
Language of instruction: English
Period (7-Jan-2013 - 8-Mar-2013)
Family and the Course of Life [Period III]

YOUTH TRANSITION TO ADULTHOOD


Teacher: Aurélie Mary (Linna 5109)

(Kurssi kuuluu Perhe ja elämänkulku teemaan.

Kurssi voi korvata seuraavat kohdat:

SOS 10.2.2 Lapsuus, nuoruus ja perheen vuorovaikutus

Tai/ja SOS 10.2.1 Perhe, muutos ja yhteiskunnan rakenteet)

Teaching period: Periodi III-IV (Starting week 11 on 11.3.2013 – Finishing week 17 on 26.4.2013)

Lectures on Mondays 14-16 - Seminars on Fridays 12-14

24h course including 12h lectures and 12h seminars (6-weeks course)

Room: Linna 5016   

Course intended for 18-20 students (20 maximum)


Course description:

The course is based on a comparative study between Finland and France, within EU context. The study compares essentially young women's situation, but also reflects upon youth transition to adulthood in general.

The course introduces students to research conducted in advanced societies on youth transition to adulthood and the supposed prolongation of youth. In the different lectures, the actual patterns and markers of transition to the stage of adulthood are examined, based on up-to-date studies. The lectures analyse the current phenomenon of youth extension and changes within the stage of transition itself. The course enlarges towards contemporary socio-economic restructuring and highlights the influence it bears upon young people's routes of integration within the wider social sphere.

The teaching occurs via lectures and seminars. The lectures provide theoretical knowledge on particular themes related to youth transition to adulthood. In the seminars, the themes are explored deeper during small presentations, and group discussions (based on questions and/or reading material).

 

Course content:

Lecture 1 - Mon 11.3.2013 : course introduction, mention course assessment, introduction to youth studies and youth transition

Seminar 1 - Fri 15.3.2013: discussing existing theories on youth transition, course assessment: presentations & essay writing

Lecture 2 - Mon 18.3.2013: youth extension in figures and re-contextualisation; young people's present socio-economic situation

Seminar 2 - Fri 22.3.2013: presentations + discussing young people’s present social context

Lecture 3 - Mon 25.3.2013: school to work transition; general info about Finland and France (differences, etc…); introduction to doing comparative research

--- Easter break ---

Seminar 3 - Fri 5.4.2013: presentations + discussing cross-country research and the cases of Finland and France (differences, similarities…)

Lecture 4 - Mon 8.4.2013: integrating the labour market; situation in Finland and France; young people’s expectations from working life and dilemmas

Seminar 4 - Fri 12.4.2013: presentations + discussing strategies of integration

Lecture 5 - Mon 15.4.2013: leaving home and plans for family formation; living arrangements

Seminar 5 - Fri 19.4.2013: presentations + discussing today’s young people’s attitudes towards living arrangements and starting a family

Lecture 6 - Mon 22.4.2013: becoming adult, re-conceptualising the concept of adulthood, new perspectives on transition, new pathways to adulthood

Seminar 6 - Fri 26.4.2013: presentations + discussing patterns of transition and concept change; course conclusion

 

 

Enrolment for University Studies
Enrolment time has expired
Teaching
11-Mar-2013 – 26-Apr-2013
Periods: III IV
Language of instruction: English
Period (11-Mar-2013 - 17-May-2013)
Family and the Course of Life [Period IV]

YOUTH TRANSITION TO ADULTHOOD


Teacher: Aurélie Mary (Linna 5109)

(Kurssi kuuluu Perhe ja elämänkulku teemaan.

Kurssi voi korvata seuraavat kohdat:

SOS 10.2.2 Lapsuus, nuoruus ja perheen vuorovaikutus

Tai/ja SOS 10.2.1 Perhe, muutos ja yhteiskunnan rakenteet)

Teaching period: Periodi III-IV (Starting week 11 on 11.3.2013 – Finishing week 17 on 26.4.2013)

Lectures on Mondays 14-16 - Seminars on Fridays 12-14

24h course including 12h lectures and 12h seminars (6-weeks course)

Room: Linna 5016   

Course intended for 18-20 students (20 maximum)


Course description:

The course is based on a comparative study between Finland and France, within EU context. The study compares essentially young women's situation, but also reflects upon youth transition to adulthood in general.

The course introduces students to research conducted in advanced societies on youth transition to adulthood and the supposed prolongation of youth. In the different lectures, the actual patterns and markers of transition to the stage of adulthood are examined, based on up-to-date studies. The lectures analyse the current phenomenon of youth extension and changes within the stage of transition itself. The course enlarges towards contemporary socio-economic restructuring and highlights the influence it bears upon young people's routes of integration within the wider social sphere.

The teaching occurs via lectures and seminars. The lectures provide theoretical knowledge on particular themes related to youth transition to adulthood. In the seminars, the themes are explored deeper during small presentations, and group discussions (based on questions and/or reading material).

 

Course content:

Lecture 1 - Mon 11.3.2013 : course introduction, mention course assessment, introduction to youth studies and youth transition

Seminar 1 - Fri 15.3.2013: discussing existing theories on youth transition, course assessment: presentations & essay writing

Lecture 2 - Mon 18.3.2013: youth extension in figures and re-contextualisation; young people's present socio-economic situation

Seminar 2 - Fri 22.3.2013: presentations + discussing young people’s present social context

Lecture 3 - Mon 25.3.2013: school to work transition; general info about Finland and France (differences, etc…); introduction to doing comparative research

--- Easter break ---

Seminar 3 - Fri 5.4.2013: presentations + discussing cross-country research and the cases of Finland and France (differences, similarities…)

Lecture 4 - Mon 8.4.2013: integrating the labour market; situation in Finland and France; young people’s expectations from working life and dilemmas

Seminar 4 - Fri 12.4.2013: presentations + discussing strategies of integration

Lecture 5 - Mon 15.4.2013: leaving home and plans for family formation; living arrangements

Seminar 5 - Fri 19.4.2013: presentations + discussing today’s young people’s attitudes towards living arrangements and starting a family

Lecture 6 - Mon 22.4.2013: becoming adult, re-conceptualising the concept of adulthood, new perspectives on transition, new pathways to adulthood

Seminar 6 - Fri 26.4.2013: presentations + discussing patterns of transition and concept change; course conclusion

 

 

Enrolment for University Studies
Enrolment time has expired
Teaching
11-Mar-2013 – 26-Apr-2013
Periods: III IV
Language of instruction: English