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Archived teaching schedules 2014–2015
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Courses offered in English at School of Management

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)

School of Management comprises of three degree programmes (Administrative Studies, Business Studies, Politics) and eight specialised Master's degree programmes (academic year 2014–2015). Below are courses offered in English by the School of Management during the academic year 2014-2015.

Please note that admission to courses may be restricted to students of respective degree programmes. For further information on enrolment, course contents, requirements etc., please contact the teacher in charge.

Course units and modules in the curricula of the degree programmes that are not offered (as taught courses) in English this academic year may be completed by independent study (book exams, essay papers etc.): please see the 'Examinations' section of the teaching schedule. For further information on this option, please contact the teacher in charge of each course unit/module.

Period (1-Sep-2014 - 24-Oct-2014)
Administrative Studies [Period I]

Basic concepts of world governance
- Anarchy and Sovereignty
- Regime
- Supranational and international actors
- Rule of Law Development of Good Governance
- The classical definitions of governance (bureaucracy, classics theory of management and administration)
- The path dependency of good governance
- Establishment of good governance
- International organizations and good governance (hegemonic discourses)

  • Role of public sector and law
  • Role of market economy
  • Role of civil society

Coping with bad Governance
- Corruption and anti-corruption
- Failed and fragile states

Enrolment for University Studies

Registration Dates: 15.08.2014-10.09.2014

Teaching
15-Sep-2014 – 15-Dec-2014
Periods: I II
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
Business 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.

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Teaching
8-Sep-2014 – 23-Sep-2014
Periods: I
Language of instruction: English

Purchasing Power Parity. Covered and Uncovered Interest Rate Parity. Currency and interest rate arbitrage. Efficiency of foreign and forward foreign exchange market. Rational expectations in currency market. Risk premium in foreign exchange market. Traditional macro models for exchange rate determination: Monetary model, Dornbusch overshooting model, portfolio balance model. Exchange rate regimes. Empirical testing of foreign exchange models. Basics of microstructure in foreign exchange. Some recent topics in foreign exchange.

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Teaching
9-Sep-2014 – 16-Oct-2014
Periods: I
Language of instruction: English
Further information:

Course includes an exam and an essay work: up to 3 points in the final exam (3/30), valid in the final exam and retake exam. Essay must be submitted before particiopating the exam. Finnish students may write the essay and answer in the exam also in Finnish, if they want. For further instructions have a look at the instructions document at course home page.

First course exam: Fri Oct 31 at 12-3 p.m. main building D11
Retake exam: Fri Nov 28 at 12-3 p.m. Pinni B4113

Contents: The past, the present and future of behavioral research in management accounting; The methodologies and methods used in research; Different behavioral themes, e.g. motivation, participation, organizational climate, emotional intelligence.

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Teaching
3-Sep-2014 – 19-Dec-2014
Periods: I II
Language of instruction: English
Further information:

Available for: Exchange students. Exercises, cases and essays online in English.

Preceding studies:

Recommended: Basic and Intermediate studies in Accounting (min 50 ects).

Sufficient English language skills.

(Perustutkinto-opiskelijoille suomenkielinen toteutus syksyllä 1.-2. periodeissa.)

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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

Politics [Period I]

The roots of the modern mass political party start in the United States. When compared to their European parliamentary counterparts, though, American parties appear relatively weak and less relevant. American political parties, however, play important roles in the American political system and exert significant influences over the nature of political debate, how elections are conducted, and how government operates. American political parties are most often conceived as being comprised of three distinct, yet interrelated spheres: the party as an organization, the party in the electorate, and the party in government. We will address each of these aspects of American parties starting with the emergence of parties in the United States. From there, we will learn about party alignments and realignments in the American electorate over time. Since 2014 marks a midterm election in the US, we will learn about the unique qualities of such elections in the US. With respect to the party in government, we will learn about the consequences of increased ideological polarization in the American policy making process.

Enrolment for University Studies

Email registration to timothy.nokken@uta.fi by 5 September 2014

Teaching
9-Sep-2014 – 8-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
Period (27-Oct-2014 - 19-Dec-2014)
Administrative Studies [Period II]

Basic concepts of world governance
- Anarchy and Sovereignty
- Regime
- Supranational and international actors
- Rule of Law Development of Good Governance
- The classical definitions of governance (bureaucracy, classics theory of management and administration)
- The path dependency of good governance
- Establishment of good governance
- International organizations and good governance (hegemonic discourses)

  • Role of public sector and law
  • Role of market economy
  • Role of civil society

Coping with bad Governance
- Corruption and anti-corruption
- Failed and fragile states

Enrolment for University Studies

Registration Dates: 15.08.2014-10.09.2014

Teaching
15-Sep-2014 – 15-Dec-2014
Periods: I II
Language of instruction: English
Teaching
23-Oct-2014 – 20-Nov-2014
Periods: II
Language of instruction: English
Further information:

THE COURSE IS CANCELLED!!!!

Business Studies [Period II]
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Teaching
20-Oct-2014 – 17-Nov-2014
Periods: II
Language of instruction: English
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Huom! Kurssin aikana järjestetään myös suomenkieliset SAP-harjoitukset.

Corporate finance approached from an economic and behavioral perspective; An emphasis on specific standard corporate textbook questions considered unanswered.

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Teaching
27-Oct-2014 – 3-Dec-2014
Periods: II
Language of instruction: English

This course aims to develop your understanding of business ethics and how organisations follow the code of ethics in their daily operations. The course is designed to provide insights into ethical theories and tools for developing ethical business practices along with your own exploration of ethical decision making and how to develop ethical leadership. However, the part of learning is developing an appreciation of your own aptitude and commitment for becoming an ethical professional.

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Teaching
30-Oct-2014 – 18-Dec-2014
Periods: II
Language of instruction: English
Further information:

Pre-Exam

Prior to the course start, students are required to take an electronic pre-exam covering the basics of business ethics. The examination material covers the chapters 1-2 (pp. 3-90) from the core text book:

Crane, A. & Matten, D. (2010) Business Ethics: Managing corporate citizenship and sustainability in the age of globalization, 3rd. ed. New York: Oxford University Press. ISBN 978-0-19-956433-0

 The electronic exam is open: 3.9.-23.10.2014

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

The course will cover a range of approaches which can be described as ’cost-benefit analysis’ and which can be used to help set out advantages and disadvantages of health care interventions.

It will provide examples of methods which can be used to measure many of the various outcomes which result from the use of health-care technologies. It will then show how such building blocks can be combined to form health-economic evaluations in accordance with cost-benefit thinking.

Starting with an overview of some of the theory underlying economic evaluation as well as some of the ways in which it is practiced (Rissanen), the course will continue with largely non-welfarist approaches to the practical application of economic evaluation to health care (Booth). The latter part of the course will deal, amongst other things, with assessing the value of medical tests, estimating transition probabilities and Markov modelling (Josselin).

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Teaching
8-Dec-2014 – 12-Dec-2014
Periods: II
Language of instruction: English
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Teaching
28-Oct-2014 – 9-Dec-2014
Periods: II
Language of instruction: English

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.

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Teaching
27-Oct-2014 – 10-Nov-2014
Periods: II
Language of instruction: English

Contents: The past, the present and future of behavioral research in management accounting; The methodologies and methods used in research; Different behavioral themes, e.g. motivation, participation, organizational climate, emotional intelligence.

Enrolment for University Studies
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Teaching
3-Sep-2014 – 19-Dec-2014
Periods: I II
Language of instruction: English
Further information:

Available for: Exchange students. Exercises, cases and essays online in English.

Preceding studies:

Recommended: Basic and Intermediate studies in Accounting (min 50 ects).

Sufficient English language skills.

(Perustutkinto-opiskelijoille suomenkielinen toteutus syksyllä 1.-2. periodeissa.)

Enrolment for University Studies
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Teaching
29-Oct-2014 – 26-Nov-2014
Periods: II
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

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Teaching
3-Nov-2014 – 15-Dec-2014
Periods: II III
Language of instruction: English
Politics [Period II]

Carey and Shugart (1995: 419) have noted how “the national celebrity enjoyed by movie stars or athletes can translate into valuable personal reputation in some electoral systems”. In the US the names of Ronald Reagan and Arnold Schwarzenegger, in the UK Sebastian Coe and in Finland ‘Julma’ Juha Väätäinen or Juha Mieto come readily to mind. This course explores the phenomenon of ‘celebrity politics’. It distinguishes between the ‘celebrity candidate’, the ‘celebrity politician’ and the ‘celebrity advocate’ and considers inter alia the wider implications of celebrity politics for representative democracy. The theoretical contribution of the course is to place the ‘celebrity phenomenon’ at the junction of four broad research fields – the mediatisation of politics, the personalisation of politics, the individualisation of electioneering and work on partisan de-alignment. The overarching question is: ‘Does celebrity politics matter?’ (Street 2012) The original James Bond has endorsed Scottish independence!

Course Programme

October 28 Introduction to the world of celebrity politics. How the course came about

October 30 Exploring the celebrity density of politics. Defining celebrity types

November 4 Explaining the celebrity density of politics. Some interlocking theory

November 6 Estimating the value of the celebrity candidate. The Finnish case

November 11 Does celebrity politics matter? What are its implications for representative democracy?

November 13 No session (I shall be in Strasbourg)

November 18 Concluding discussion

Enrolment for University Studies

Email registration to david.arter@uta.fi by October 20

Teaching
28-Oct-2014 – 25-Nov-2014
Periods: II
Language of instruction: English

This course provides an introduction and overview over the disciplines of political and critical discourse analysis. The course will focus on various scholars and their approaches to political discourse analysis as a tool to analyzing power relations. There is no set single approach, as the field is quite porous. The related works of scholars will be made available for the students for reading, analysis, and reflection during the course.

After the course, the students are expected to better understand the various approaches to political discourse analysis and are better equipped to utilize these theories in their forthcoming work. The students will be more adept at spotting discursive practices in political speech and the media and evaluate possible underlying modes of argumentation.

The language of the course is English, so students are expected to be reasonably proficient in reading and writing academic texts in this language.

Enrolment for University Studies

Email registration to mikko.poutanen@uta.fi

Teaching
28-Oct-2014 – 11-Dec-2014
Periods: II
Language of instruction: English
Further information:

The course can be taken as a part of the intermediate (aineopinnot) or advanced studies (syventävät opinnot). The intermediate studies completion is 5 credits, advanced studies 10 credits. Evaluation criteria includes active participation in the seminar, topical presentation in seminar, and essay (8–12 pages on one of the presented approaches).

For 10 credits the students will do a longer independent written work, as well as face more stringent grading.

For more details, contact the teacher responsible. Final course requirements will be given in the course syllabus.

This course is an introduction to the study of the United States Congress. You will be introduced to a significant, but far from exhaustive, number of prominent works in the field of legislative studies. The readings in the course will introduce students to important theoretical approaches to the study of legislative politics and the application of such theories to the empirical studies of Congress. In particular, we will focus heavily upon works in the “new institutionalism” and rational choice schools. Some of the specific topics of inquiry we will study this term include institutional development and change in the US Congress; theoretical treatments of congressional organization and committees; the role of parties and party leadership in the legislative process, and the emergence and significance of ideological polarization in Congress. The literature on Congress and legislative politics is vast and continues to grow. The readings in this course are far from exhaustive, but serve as a somewhat representative sample of the important debates and methodologies in the subfield today. 

Enrolment for University Studies

Email registration to timothy.nokken@uta.fi by 20 October 2014

Teaching
27-Oct-2014 – 26-Nov-2014
Periods: II
Language of instruction: English
Enrolment for University Studies
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Teaching
27-Oct-2014 – 15-Dec-2014
Periods: II
Language of instruction: English
Period (7-Jan-2015 - 13-Mar-2015)
Administrative Studies [Period III]
Enrolment for University Studies

Ilmoittautuminen kurssin luento-osuuteen

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Teaching
16-Jan-2015 – 27-Feb-2015
Periods: III
Language of instruction: English
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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.

Business 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

The impact of limits to arbitrage and investor psychology on investor decision-making and investment pricing; The interplay between human cognitive limitations/errors and limits to arbitrage; Issues and limits concerning both the “efficient markets” and “behavioral” approaches.

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Teaching
12-Jan-2015 – 4-Feb-2015
Periods: III
Language of instruction: English

The course will examine the elements of business models and explore how they differ across industries and the phases of a firm’s growth. The emphasis will be on a holistic approach to business models and earnings principles including strategy, marketing and branding, operations and supply chain, HRM, innovation and finance. However, the above functional divisions are often not found in small businesses. Instead managers need to be flexible and able to cope with the complexity and ambiguity of operating within a contemporary and dynamic context. This course aims also to encourage students to widen their knowledge of business know-how in the context of small business.

Opintojakson aihealueita ovat liiketoimintaosaaminen, liiketoimintamallit ja niiden kehittäminen, liiketoimintamallit käytännössä sekä yritysesimerkit.

Periods: III
Language of instruction: English

Please notice that this course requires obligatory attendance on lectures and commitment to fulfil the tasks in between the lectures. The tasks include working in groups to write a group report, individual learning assignments and an exam during last lecture Feb. 26.

Enrolment for University Studies

Registration online and by sending a motivation paper to the teacher by e-mail, further information below.

Enrolment time has expired
Teaching
15-Jan-2015 – 26-Feb-2015
Periods: III
Language of instruction: English
Further information:

To apply for the course, register online and also write a motivation paper (1-2 pages) and send it to the teacher as an attachment of an e-mail (johanna.heiskanen@staff.uta.fi) at the latest Jan 8th 2015. Within the motivation paper you should tell why you are interested in this course. State also how well you are familiar with the issues of corporate social responsibility and sustainability. Include a short description of your previous studies and those involved with business, corporate responsibility and sustainability. Also state an area/ sector of business which is at the centre of your interest.

Lectures from Scotland via Skype connection to University of Tampere

Enrolment for University Studies

No registration for the course is required.

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Teaching
9-Mar-2015 – 11-Mar-2015
Periods: III
Language of instruction: English

The course is web-based. The course area in Moodle (learning2.uta.fi) will be opened on Mon 26 Jan 2015. Enrolment takes place automatically after the acceptance to the course.

The course consists of three assignments based on the study materials, an essay and giving feedback to other students.

Please register for the course in advance through NettiOpsu. Registration begins in late November.

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Teaching
2-Feb-2015 – 31-Mar-2015
Periods: III IV
Language of instruction: English
Enrolment for University Studies

Please register for the course through NettiOpsu. Registration begins about one month before the course starts.

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Teaching
15-Jan-2015 – 16-Feb-2015
Periods: III
Language of instruction: English
Enrolment for University Studies
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Teaching
13-Jan-2015 – 10-Feb-2015
Periods: 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

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Teaching
3-Nov-2014 – 15-Dec-2014
Periods: II III
Language of instruction: English
Politics [Period III]
Teaching
14-Jan-2015 – 18-Mar-2015
Periods: III
Language of instruction: English
Further information:

Compensates RES18.

This course is centered around finding political scenarios and debates in fictive texts. Politics is an integral part of many fictive texts, and often used to reflect real world issues, debates, and political scenarios. Many seminal works of science fiction, for example, extrapolate political issues like forms of government, pacifism, militarism and ethnic cleansing into contexts where they can be addressed in ways less suited for traditional political science. Weekly reading material will be made available for the students for reading, analysis, and reflection during the course.  

After the course, the students are expected to better understand how politics can be presented in fiction, and how these fictional politics can be used to make sense of actual political events. The students will be more adept at spotting political scenarios and reconstructing them in various contexts.  

The language of the course is English, so students are expected to be reasonably proficient in reading and writing academic texts in this language. English degree programme students can join students of Political Science on the course for a richer mutual understanding of disciplines and the texts.

Enrolment for University Studies

Email registration to mikko.poutanen@uta.fi

Teaching
13-Jan-2015 – 14-Apr-2015
Periods: III IV
Language of instruction: English
Further information:

The course can be taken as a part of the intermediate (aineopinnot) or advanced studies (syventävät opinnot). The intermediate studies completion is 5 credits, advanced studies 10 credits. Evaluation criteria includes active participation in the seminar, topical presentation in seminar, and essay (8–12 pages on one of the presented approaches).

For 10 credits the students will do a longer independent written work, as well as face more stringent grading.

For more details, contact the teacher responsible. Final course requirements will be given in the course syllabus.

“Scotland is one of the world’s wealthiest nations, our GDP per head is higher than in the UK as a whole, it is higher than France, higher than Japan. We have contributed more in tax revenues per head of population than the rest of the United Kingdom for each and every one of the last thirty-three years. We have creative genius, we are a nation of innovators, we have a brilliant manufacturing industry, we have a world class food and drink industry, astonishing natural resources, huge potential in renewables and an oil and gas industry which will be producing many billions of barrels of oil for many decades to come.”

Speech in the Scottish Parliament on August 21 2014 by the leader of the Scottish National Party and Scotland’s First Minister, Alex Salmond

This short course on Scottish Politics will be structured around four broad themes.

The Road to Independence

An analysis of the independence debate and the result of the September 18 2014 on the question – Do you want Scotland to be an independent country?

Scotland in the United Kingdom

Scottish representation in Westminster. From the 1979 referendum on devolution to the 1997 referendum on devolution. Mrs Thatcher; the poll tax and the road to the Scottish Parliament. The Consultative Steering Group’s principles and the notion of ‘new politics’

The Scottish Political System

The German-style electoral system; the Scottish party system; the Scottish parliament and government at work

Scotland as a small democracy

Scotland and Scandinavia; Scotland and the Nordic model; the welfare system, education and health. The Gaelic language; tourism; the Loch Ness monster; and the deep-fried Mars Bar

LECTURE SCHEDULE

January 15  Scotland: A Nordic Nation?

January 16  Who do the Scots think they are?

January 22  The Rise of Scottish Nationalism

January 23 How the Scottish National Party ‘conquered’ Scotland

January 29 What are the Lessons of the September 18 2014 Scottish Independence Referendum?

January 30 The ‘Neverendum’

February 5  A ‘New Politics’ in Scotland?

February 6 Scotland in Europe

Enrolment for University Studies

Email registration to david.arter@uta.fi by January 8

Teaching
15-Jan-2015 – 12-Feb-2015
Periods: III
Language of instruction: English

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

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

Erasmus+ Jean Monnet Module, University of Tampere

Stepping Stones to Working Life in the Field of EU-Russia Relations (STEPIN) is a bridge between the final stages of university studies at the Master’s level and the professional life. STEPIN consists of an intensive, one-week tailor-made training course on EU issues (EU-Russia relations in particular) with special relevance to the students orienting themselves in the working life. Focusing on skills and knowledge in a transversal sense, the training course provides the students with a concrete introduction to professional life in the academia, research institutes, administration, policy-making and the private sector, NGOs and civil society. It emphasizes learning by doing and active participation of the students, teaching staff and visitors, with the aim of increased familiarity with the expectations of potential employers, actual career paths and experiences, and deeper understanding of the relevance of the students’ expertise and skills and different ways of putting them to use.

The course will be organized for the first time on 9-13 March 2015. Both Master's level and post-graduate students can take part, particularly those writing their theses on topics related to the EU and/or Russia. The language of the course will be mainly English, with practical exercises conducted also in Finnish. During the week, the daily programme will run approximately from 10 am to 4 pm. Friday’s programme takes place in Helsinki.

Thematically, this years’ course concentrates on the EU sanctions towards Russia. A public seminar on this topic will start the week. As to the practical skills, special emphasis will be given to the interplay of media and research, and communication skills (exercises). Specificities of Russian media and questions about the EU in the media will also be looked at. A detailed programme will follow.

Completing the course requires written work both before and after the week’s programme, and will give 5 ECTS (e.g., as part of POLKVS32).
  

Programme

Monday 9 March

10-12 introduction to the course/Hanna Ojanen
Venue: lecture rm. A07, Main Building

14.00-16 Public seminar: EU Sanctions against Russia: lessons learned?
Venue: lecture rm. Pinni A3111 (Kanslerinrinne 1)

A year after the first decisions on EU sanctions against Russia, this seminar gathers experts from different backgrounds to discuss the effectiveness of sanctions, the economic and political considerations guiding decision-making in the EU on imposing them, the diversity of member state views, and the consequences of sanctions and countermeasures on businesses, economy, and the EU's unity.

What have we learned? And, in the light of these lessons, what can we say about the state and direction of EU-Russia relations today? What is the role of Finland in these relations?

The main speaker, Dr Clara Portela, is a leading scholar in the field of EU sanctions.

Speakers:
Clara Portela, Assistant Professor of Political Science, Singapore Management University (EU sanctions, theory and practice);
Aleksi Pursiainen, Team Leader, Sanctions Team, Ministry for Foreign Affairs, Finland;
Marco Siddi, Senior Researcher, the European Union Research Programme, the Finnish Institute of International Affairs (FIIA);
Tuomas Forsberg, Professor, University of Tampere;
Pami Aalto, Professor, University of Tampere (consequences for the Russian energy sector)

Tuesday 10 March
Venue: lecture rm. A07, Main Building

10-12 Research as career: opting for a PhD, doing research on the EU and Russia in different countries: approaches, environments, and career paths
– with Dr Clara Portela and Dr Marco Siddi

13-16 Exercise in research communication: how to write a ‘comment’?
– with Anna-Kaisa Hiltunen, Sub Editor, Finnish Journal of Foreign Affairs (UP) (includes preparatory work before the course; continues on Thursday)
 

Wednesday 11 March
Venue: lecture rm. A07, Main Building, and University TV studio

10-16 Researcher/expert and the media: TV interview exercises
– with Jussi Seppälä, Miltton, formerly YLE

Thursday 12 March
Venue: lecture rm. A07, Main Building

10-16 Feedback day: personal feedback and discussion on the TV interviews and on the written exercise (with Jussi Seppälä and Anna-Kaisa Hiltunen)
Possible thesis discussions with supervisors
 

Friday 13 March

10-16 Programme in Helsinki: Lecture by Minister Jaakko Iloniemi on the CSCE/OSCE then and now; getting to know NGOs working in the field (STETE, KATU); visit to the Aleksanteri Institute (meeting with Dr Hanna Smith)
Course feedback

Enrolment for University Studies

The number of participants will be limited to 10-15. Those interested in taking part are invited to send a letter of motivation that also includes information about the topic and stage on the applicant’s Master’s thesis to Jean Monnet Professor Hanna Ojanen by e-mail (hanna.ojanen@uta.fi) by 20 February at the latest.

Teaching
9-Mar-2015 – 13-Mar-2015
Periods: III
Language of instruction: English
Period (16-Mar-2015 - 31-Jul-2015)
Administrative Studies [Period IV]
Teaching
19-Mar-2015 – 23-Apr-2015
Periods: IV
Language of instruction: English
Further information:

Max 20 students. Pre-enrolment by e-mail. Deadline for enrolments is 12th March. The students will be selected to the course in order of enrolment.

Enrolment for University Studies
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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

Business Studies [Period IV]
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Teaching
17-Mar-2015 – 30-Apr-2015
Periods: IV
Language of instruction: English
Further information:

The requirements for the course have changed. There will be no lectures. The course will be a written exam. The exam will be based on the book John Hull: “Risk Management and Financial Institutions” and will be done using University’s electronic examination system. The exam will become available in end of April. The exact dates will be communicated later.

The course is web-based. The course area in Moodle (learning2.uta.fi) will be opened on Mon 26 Jan 2015. Enrolment takes place automatically after the acceptance to the course.

The course consists of three assignments based on the study materials, an essay and giving feedback to other students.

Please register for the course in advance through NettiOpsu. Registration begins in late November.

Enrolment for University Studies
Enrolment time has expired
Teaching
2-Feb-2015 – 31-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

Politics [Period IV]

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

This course is centered around finding political scenarios and debates in fictive texts. Politics is an integral part of many fictive texts, and often used to reflect real world issues, debates, and political scenarios. Many seminal works of science fiction, for example, extrapolate political issues like forms of government, pacifism, militarism and ethnic cleansing into contexts where they can be addressed in ways less suited for traditional political science. Weekly reading material will be made available for the students for reading, analysis, and reflection during the course.  

After the course, the students are expected to better understand how politics can be presented in fiction, and how these fictional politics can be used to make sense of actual political events. The students will be more adept at spotting political scenarios and reconstructing them in various contexts.  

The language of the course is English, so students are expected to be reasonably proficient in reading and writing academic texts in this language. English degree programme students can join students of Political Science on the course for a richer mutual understanding of disciplines and the texts.

Enrolment for University Studies

Email registration to mikko.poutanen@uta.fi

Teaching
13-Jan-2015 – 14-Apr-2015
Periods: III IV
Language of instruction: English
Further information:

The course can be taken as a part of the intermediate (aineopinnot) or advanced studies (syventävät opinnot). The intermediate studies completion is 5 credits, advanced studies 10 credits. Evaluation criteria includes active participation in the seminar, topical presentation in seminar, and essay (8–12 pages on one of the presented approaches).

For 10 credits the students will do a longer independent written work, as well as face more stringent grading.

For more details, contact the teacher responsible. Final course requirements will be given in the course syllabus.

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

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

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

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
Enrolment time has expired
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 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

Content

Historical evolution, UN System; International Justice, Humanitarian Intervention; International Economic Institutions; Global Health, Environmental Governance

Teaching
1-Apr-2015 – 6-May-2015
Periods: IV
Language of instruction: English