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Archived teaching schedules 2014–2015
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Thematic modules

Periods

Period I (1-Sep-2014 – 24-Oct-2014)
Period II (27-Oct-2014 – 19-Dec-2014)
Period III (7-Jan-2015 – 13-Mar-2015)
Period IV (16-Mar-2015 – 31-Jul-2015)
Period (1-Sep-2014 - 24-Oct-2014)
Intermediate studies [Period I]

The course focuses on the geography, governance frames, business practices,
business cultures, strengths and weaknesses of various countries and their social
structures in preparing foreign companies and their representatives to organize
businesses in the Asia-Pacific Region. Another focus is to give an explanation for
the rapid economic growth and the major future challenges of the Asia-Pacific Region.

Enrolment for University Studies
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Teaching
8-Sep-2014 – 23-Sep-2014
Periods: I
Language of instruction: English
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Teaching
23-Sep-2014 – 31-Dec-2014
Periods: I
Language of instruction: English
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Teaching
4-Sep-2014 – 9-Oct-2014
Periods: I
Language of instruction: English

This course is an introduction to the Finnish Political System and Finnish Political History. The main focus of the course is on the development of the Finnish Political System from 1809 until the 21st century. This course provides an overview of the Constitution, political decision making, political participation, tripartite agreements and welfare.

After the course, students are expected to understand the key features of Finnish political history, the political system and society, as well as able to perceive the political position and national identity of Finland in a wider context: Scandinavia, Russia and the EU.

Enrolment for University Studies

Enrolment is conducted at the first lecture.

Teaching
8-Sep-2014 – 16-Oct-2014
Periods: I
Language of instruction: English
Periods: I II III IV
Language of instruction: English
Further information:

The electronic exam is open: 1.10.2014-31.5.2015.

Please register for the electronic exam: https://tenttis.uta.fi

Period (27-Oct-2014 - 19-Dec-2014)
Intermediate studies [Period II]

The course introduces the students to the legal frames and practices of solving
juridical problems in the Asia-Pacific Region. The main areas of emphasis are:
characteristics of Asian, especially Chinese, Indian and Islamic business legislation,
contract laws, capital and financial markets, trade and currency legislation, labor
laws, taxation and Intellectual Property Rights (IPR). Accordingly, business ethics
and corruption will be discussed in the course.

Enrolment for University Studies
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Teaching
27-Oct-2014 – 10-Nov-2014
Periods: II
Language of instruction: English
Enrolment for University Studies
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Teaching
3-Nov-2014 – 15-Dec-2014
Periods: II III
Language of instruction: English
Periods: I II III IV
Language of instruction: English
Further information:

The electronic exam is open: 1.10.2014-31.5.2015.

Please register for the electronic exam: https://tenttis.uta.fi

Period (7-Jan-2015 - 13-Mar-2015)
Intermediate studies [Period III]

The course will develop the participants to add their knowledge and skills and learn
the techniques used in the stages of the Asian negotiation process comprising
planning, opening, arguing, signalling, proposing, bargaining, packaging, closing
and sealing as well as to recognize the use of negotiation tactics. Accordingly, the
course will help to develop each one’s own negotiation styles.

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Teaching
12-Jan-2015 – 27-Jan-2015
Periods: III
Language of instruction: English
Enrolment for University Studies
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Teaching
3-Nov-2014 – 15-Dec-2014
Periods: II III
Language of instruction: English
Enrolment for University Studies
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Teaching
19-Jan-2015 – 22-Jan-2015
Periods: III
Language of instruction: English
Further information:

It is possible to bring a dictionary to the exam if necessary.

Virtual course in Moodle.

Enrolment for University Studies

Registering by email to eero.palmujoki(at)uta.fi.

Teaching
7-Jan-2015 – 15-May-2015
Periods: III IV
Language of instruction: English
Teaching
14-Jan-2015 – 18-Mar-2015
Periods: III
Language of instruction: English
Further information:

Compensates RES18.

The course is in English (a web-based course).

Enrolment for University Studies

Registration in December 2014, starting 1st of December. See

Teaching
12-Jan-2015 – 29-Mar-2015
Periods: III IV
Language of instruction: English
Periods: I II III IV
Language of instruction: English
Further information:

The electronic exam is open: 1.10.2014-31.5.2015.

Please register for the electronic exam: https://tenttis.uta.fi

Period (16-Mar-2015 - 31-Jul-2015)
Intermediate studies [Period IV]
Enrolment for University Studies
Enrolment time has expired
Teaching
18-Mar-2015 – 13-May-2015
Periods: IV
Language of instruction: English
Further information:

Teaching

Wed 18-March - 13-May-2015 at 10-12, Main building A4

Virtual course in Moodle.

Enrolment for University Studies

Registering by email to eero.palmujoki(at)uta.fi.

Teaching
7-Jan-2015 – 15-May-2015
Periods: III IV
Language of instruction: English

Draft programme: 

17.3. Introduction

19.3. Functionalism and federalism

24.3. Realism, intergovernmentalism

26.3. Constructivism

31.3. Constructivism, 'hands-on' exercise

9.4. Explaining enlargement

14.4. The EU as a strategic actor

16.4. Inter-organisational relations

21.4. The EU as a normative power

23.4. Explaining disintegration; conclusions

Enrolment for University Studies
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Teaching
17-Mar-2015 – 28-Apr-2015
Periods: IV
Language of instruction: English
Further information:

Students of the RES programme can use this course to compensate RES11.

The course addresses Russia’s foreign policy from Gorbachev’s New Thinking until 2014. Students will learn about key events, phenomena, actors, and  different foreign policy schools, and concepts to characterize them. The course will also encourage students to pay attention to interaction between the domestic and foreign policy in the Russian context.

Please enroll in NettiOpsu by 17 March.  A maximum of 50 students will be accepted to the course (on the basis of first come, first served). The first lecture will take place 26 March and the last one 21 May. You cannot take this course unless you are able to come to the last lecture – a conference with your presentations will take place on that particular day (at 14-19).

Enrolment for University Studies
Enrolment time has expired
Teaching
26-Mar-2015 – 21-May-2015
Periods: IV
Language of instruction: English

The course is in English (a web-based course).

Enrolment for University Studies

Registration in December 2014, starting 1st of December. See

Teaching
12-Jan-2015 – 29-Mar-2015
Periods: III IV
Language of instruction: English

The European Parliament brings together 751 MEPs from 28 EU member states. Initially just a talking shop, the EP is nowadays arguably one of the most powerful legislatures in the world. Decision-making in the Parliament is in turn based on interaction between committees and party groups. The objective of this course is to understand behavior and political dynamics in the Parliament.

The course consists of introductory lectures and seminars where students are expected to carry out empirical research on parliamentary behaviour. In the seminars the students must produce both an essay and an oral presentation on a particular aspect of the Parliament's work. 

Attendance is compulsory throughout the course.

Enrolment for University Studies

Email registration to tapio.raunio@uta.fi by March 13 essential

Teaching
20-Mar-2015 – 15-May-2015
Periods: IV
Language of instruction: English

The course critically examines the underlying structural and institutional causes of the Euro crisis. After completion, students will have a better understanding of the basic features of economic governance under the Economic and Monetary Union and the governance reforms implemented during the euro crisis. Students will be able to orient current developments within an appropriate historical context and understand the limitations this history imposes on the contemporary policy landscape.

Enrolment for University Studies

Space is limited to 15-20 students. Given the topical nature of this course, a high level of interest is anticipated. Early registration is therefore essential to ensure your place. Registration opens in early February 2015.

Note that students are expected to fulfill both evaluation criteria.
No partial credit will be awarded.

Teaching
16-Mar-2015 – 15-May-2015
Periods: IV
Language of instruction: English
Periods: I II III IV
Language of instruction: English
Further information:

The electronic exam is open: 1.10.2014-31.5.2015.

Please register for the electronic exam: https://tenttis.uta.fi