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Master's Degree Programme in Russian and European Studies

Periods

Period I (31-Aug-2015 – 18-Oct-2015)
Period II (19-Oct-2015 – 20-Dec-2015)
Period III (11-Jan-2016 – 6-Mar-2016)
Period IV (7-Mar-2016 – 29-May-2016)
Period (31-Aug-2015 - 18-Oct-2015)
General Studies [Period I]

Info and welcome session for the new RES students will be held on 2nd September 2015 at 10-13 in Pinni A3112.

The session is compulsory for the new degree students.

Periods: I
Language of instruction: English

Each student draws up a personal study plan (PSP, HOPS), designed to support the student in the process of planning and completing her/his studies. The student checks and updates her/his personal study plan during her/his studies with the support provided by the degree programme.

The course includes the basics of information literacy, taught by the university library, which will introduce the student to the printed and electronic library materials, and provide the student with a grasp of information retrieval, use and assessment of information, and good ethical practices in the academia.

The course spans throughout the duration of studies.

Periods: I II III IV
Language of instruction: English
Enrolment for University Studies

Selection criteria: Priority is given to degree students. Otherwise the selection criterion is the date of registration. Selections on view: The final course lists will be posted on the Language Centre's notice board on 28 August.

Enrolment time has expired
Teaching
31-Aug-2015 – 13-Oct-2015
Periods: I
Language of instruction: English
Enrolment for University Studies

If you wish to complete the course during the academic year 2015 - 2016, contact the teacher no later than March 15, 2016.

Teaching
31-Aug-2015 – 31-May-2016
Periods: I II III IV
Language of instruction: English
Further information:

This module (54 hours) is online apart from individual teacher-student tutorials for discussion of the submitted thesis extract. The work consists of readings, group analysis tasks and thesis writing work. Students should take the module after their research proposal has been accepted by their programme and they are about to embark upon the writing of their thesis.

Advanced Studies [Period I]

This course is organized in the form of Tampere Russia Club which is a forum that brings together visiting lecturers representing the academia, public sector organisations, businesses, NGOs, etc. Students taking part in the course play an active part in organising the meetings of the Club. Together with the responsible teacher, they plan and run the programme of the seminar, chair lectures, advertise the events and write reflective posts to the course blog.

Enrolment for University Studies

The course is compulsory for the students of the RES Master's Programme. Other students wishing to take part in the course must sign-up by 14.9. (anni.kangas@uta.fi).

Teaching
18-Sep-2015 – 27-May-2016
Periods: I II III IV
Language of instruction: English

This course brings key concepts in International Relations into a dialogue with events and dynamics in Russian and European relations. We will familiarize ourselves with concepts such as integration, empire, foreign policy, globalization, hegemony, human rights, levels of analysis, nationalism, peace and war, power, sovereignty, territoriality, and borders.

Enrolment for University Studies

The course is compulsory for RES Master's Programme students. Other students should sign-up by 3.9. (anni.kangas@uta.fi).

Teaching
7-Sep-2015 – 15-Oct-2015
Periods: I
Language of instruction: English
Teaching
5-Oct-2015 – 23-May-2016
Periods: I II III IV
Language of instruction: English
Free Choice Studies [Period I]

The course will start form the basics, no previous knowledge of Russian language is required. The teaching language will be English.

Enrolment for University Studies

Max. 20 students will be accepted. Students in the MDP in Russian and European Studies have a priority to the course. The course is especially intended for international students as the Language Centre offers Russian courses taught in Finnish.

Enrolment time has expired
Teaching
6-Oct-2015 – 11-Dec-2015
Periods: I II
Language of instruction: English

This course offers an historical outline of Russian perceptions of Europe. It examines Russian travel narratives of Europe from the 18th to the 20th century and discusses Westernizing, Slavophile, and Eurasianist strains in Russian thought. Course readings include texts by such major Russian cultural figures as Princess Dashkova, Fyodor Dostoevsky, Vladimir Mayakovsky, Joseph Brodsky and many more. This is an intensive course of eight seminars (two per each session) with each session including a lecture and discussion about course readings. 

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

Enrolment for University Studies
Enrolment time has expired
Teaching
8-Oct-2015 – 30-Oct-2015
Periods: I II
Language of instruction: English
Period (19-Oct-2015 - 20-Dec-2015)
General Studies [Period II]

Each student draws up a personal study plan (PSP, HOPS), designed to support the student in the process of planning and completing her/his studies. The student checks and updates her/his personal study plan during her/his studies with the support provided by the degree programme.

The course includes the basics of information literacy, taught by the university library, which will introduce the student to the printed and electronic library materials, and provide the student with a grasp of information retrieval, use and assessment of information, and good ethical practices in the academia.

The course spans throughout the duration of studies.

Periods: I II III IV
Language of instruction: English
Enrolment for University Studies
Enrolment time has expired
Teaching
19-Oct-2015 – 15-Dec-2015
Periods: II III
Language of instruction: English
Enrolment for University Studies

If you wish to complete the course during the academic year 2015 - 2016, contact the teacher no later than March 15, 2016.

Teaching
31-Aug-2015 – 31-May-2016
Periods: I II III IV
Language of instruction: English
Further information:

This module (54 hours) is online apart from individual teacher-student tutorials for discussion of the submitted thesis extract. The work consists of readings, group analysis tasks and thesis writing work. Students should take the module after their research proposal has been accepted by their programme and they are about to embark upon the writing of their thesis.

Advanced Studies [Period II]

This course is organized in the form of Tampere Russia Club which is a forum that brings together visiting lecturers representing the academia, public sector organisations, businesses, NGOs, etc. Students taking part in the course play an active part in organising the meetings of the Club. Together with the responsible teacher, they plan and run the programme of the seminar, chair lectures, advertise the events and write reflective posts to the course blog.

Enrolment for University Studies

The course is compulsory for the students of the RES Master's Programme. Other students wishing to take part in the course must sign-up by 14.9. (anni.kangas@uta.fi).

Teaching
18-Sep-2015 – 27-May-2016
Periods: I II III IV
Language of instruction: English

This is an advanced introduction to main IR theories. It familiarizes students with the place and role of theorizing in social sciences and International Relations, main IR theories as well as with the development of the discipline through debates. The course forms part (3 ECTS) of the 10 ECTS module International Relations Theory and Metatheory (RES005).

Teaching
22-Oct-2015 – 10-Dec-2015
Periods: II
Language of instruction: English
Further information:

In addition to taking part in the lectures, the students are expected to do assignments and conduct self-learning on the Web.

This course focuses on the interaction of small and great powers in Northern Europe, bilateral and multilateral political dynamics as well as on dynamics of change and continuity in Finnish-Russian relations and EU-Russian relations.

Enrolment for University Studies

The course is compulsory for RES Master's Programme IR students. Other students interested in participating, please, get in touch with Anni Kangas (anni.kangas@uta.fi).

Teaching
2-Nov-2015 – 30-May-2016
Periods: II IV
Language of instruction: English
Further information:

The course has two parts: The first part consists of lectures (10 hrs) by Prof. Hanna Ojanen offered during the CBU Autumn School week in Tampere (2-6 November 2015). The second part consists of lectures offered during the CBU summer school in Petrozavodsk in May 2016.

Teaching
5-Oct-2015 – 23-May-2016
Periods: I II III IV
Language of instruction: English
Free Choice Studies [Period II]

The course will start form the basics, no previous knowledge of Russian language is required. The teaching language will be English.

Enrolment for University Studies

Max. 20 students will be accepted. Students in the MDP in Russian and European Studies have a priority to the course. The course is especially intended for international students as the Language Centre offers Russian courses taught in Finnish.

Enrolment time has expired
Teaching
6-Oct-2015 – 11-Dec-2015
Periods: I II
Language of instruction: English

This course offers an historical outline of Russian perceptions of Europe. It examines Russian travel narratives of Europe from the 18th to the 20th century and discusses Westernizing, Slavophile, and Eurasianist strains in Russian thought. Course readings include texts by such major Russian cultural figures as Princess Dashkova, Fyodor Dostoevsky, Vladimir Mayakovsky, Joseph Brodsky and many more. This is an intensive course of eight seminars (two per each session) with each session including a lecture and discussion about course readings. 

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

Enrolment for University Studies
Enrolment time has expired
Teaching
8-Oct-2015 – 30-Oct-2015
Periods: I II
Language of instruction: English
Period (11-Jan-2016 - 6-Mar-2016)
General Studies [Period III]

Each student draws up a personal study plan (PSP, HOPS), designed to support the student in the process of planning and completing her/his studies. The student checks and updates her/his personal study plan during her/his studies with the support provided by the degree programme.

The course includes the basics of information literacy, taught by the university library, which will introduce the student to the printed and electronic library materials, and provide the student with a grasp of information retrieval, use and assessment of information, and good ethical practices in the academia.

The course spans throughout the duration of studies.

Periods: I II III IV
Language of instruction: English
Enrolment for University Studies
Enrolment time has expired
Teaching
19-Oct-2015 – 15-Dec-2015
Periods: II III
Language of instruction: English
Enrolment for University Studies

If you wish to complete the course during the academic year 2015 - 2016, contact the teacher no later than March 15, 2016.

Teaching
31-Aug-2015 – 31-May-2016
Periods: I II III IV
Language of instruction: English
Further information:

This module (54 hours) is online apart from individual teacher-student tutorials for discussion of the submitted thesis extract. The work consists of readings, group analysis tasks and thesis writing work. Students should take the module after their research proposal has been accepted by their programme and they are about to embark upon the writing of their thesis.

The course consists of 1 hour lecture and 3x2 hour workshops + online assignments related to each workshop.

Enrolment for University Studies

Enrol for the course in advance in Moodle. More info: http://www.uta.fi/kirjasto/en/courses/basicsofil.html

Teaching
20-Jan-2016 – 12-Feb-2016
Periods: III
Language of instruction: English
Further information:

Instructions and enrolment info are available on page:

http://www.uta.fi/kirjasto/en/courses/courses_in_mainlibrary/basics.html

Advanced Studies [Period III]

This course is organized in the form of Tampere Russia Club which is a forum that brings together visiting lecturers representing the academia, public sector organisations, businesses, NGOs, etc. Students taking part in the course play an active part in organising the meetings of the Club. Together with the responsible teacher, they plan and run the programme of the seminar, chair lectures, advertise the events and write reflective posts to the course blog.

Enrolment for University Studies

The course is compulsory for the students of the RES Master's Programme. Other students wishing to take part in the course must sign-up by 14.9. (anni.kangas@uta.fi).

Teaching
18-Sep-2015 – 27-May-2016
Periods: I II III IV
Language of instruction: English

Upon completing the course, the students can analyse the political economy of energy transitions across several established and emerging powers in wider Europe and Asia. The students also develop advanced knowledge of one such emerging actor. The students discern the resource based, financial, institutional and other dimensions underpinning the political economy of energy transitions in Europe and Asia, including several EU countries, Russia, China, Japan and others.

Enrolment for University Studies

Registration by email to Anna Oksa (anna.matilda.oksa (at) uta.fi) by 31 January 2016.

Teaching
17-Feb-2016 – 31-Mar-2016
Periods: III IV
Language of instruction: English

 

Enrolment for University Studies
Enrolment time has expired
Teaching
18-Jan-2016 – 22-Feb-2016
Periods: III
Language of instruction: English
Further information:

The course is part of the Master's degree programme in Russian and European Studies (RES). RES students have priority to the course, but other students are welcome to join.

This is an advanced introduction to IR research methods, research designs, research ethics, planning and carrying out research.

Enrolment for University Studies

The course is compulsory for RES Master's Programme IR students. Other students wishing to take part in the course, please, sign-up by 21.1.2016 (anni.kangas@uta.fi).

Teaching
10-Mar-2016 – 12-May-2016
Periods: III IV
Language of instruction: English
Further information:

Klotz - Prakash, Qualitative Methods in International Relations: A Pluralist Guide. Palgrave Macmillan 2008. (e-material) 

Mauthner et al., Ethics in Qualitative Research. SAGE 2002. (e-material) 

Other materials available on the Moodle site of the course.

Enrolment for University Studies
Enrolment time has expired
Teaching
12-Jan-2016 – 25-Feb-2016
Periods: III
Language of instruction: Russian
Teaching
5-Oct-2015 – 23-May-2016
Periods: I II III IV
Language of instruction: English
Free Choice Studies [Period III]

This course focuses on current labour market trends in the post-Soviet geographical space, concentrating mainly on Russian, Baltic and Central Asian labour markets. The course starts from the Soviet organisation of work, labour processes, management and industrial relations system. Then, the transitional period of the 1990s is considered, particularly how the Soviet labour market legacies affected the post-Soviet work models. The main emphasis of the course will be on contemporary macro tendencies of cross-country migration - which takes place especially between the Central Asian countries and Russia - segmentation of labour, gender roles, weakening role of the trade unions, and VET (vocational education and training) in the post-socialist countries.

The modes of study in this course are participation to the lectures and writing a 10-page essay based on the lectures, given sources and additional material.

Essay: written on a particular topic or theme. The objective of an essay is  to survey the literature or other material in a particular field. When preparing an essay, the student is expected to clearly define and limit the topic or theme of the essay, to examine and analyse the relevant material and prepare a presentation on the basis of this analysis.

The student should, moreover, familiarise herself with the relevant debates in her field and, insofar as it is possible, consider her own findings in the light of the arguments presented and questions raised in these debates. This procedure also allows the student to show that she is aware of the canonical publications and the current themes discussed in her field.

A presentation that relies entirely on either reporting the contents of the material under inspection or on the student’s personal opinions does not fulfil the requirements for an essay.

The deadline for writing the essay is the end of period III, 6th March 2016.

Enrolment for University Studies
Enrolment time has expired
Teaching
13-Jan-2016 – 10-Feb-2016
Periods: III
Language of instruction: English
Further information:

The course is part of the Master's degree programme in Russian and European Studies (RES). RES students have priority to the course, but other students are welcome to join.

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

This lecture series looks into the changes and constants in the gender system of the Soviet Union and modern-day Russia. The lectures offer a chronological overview of the symbolic meanings of gender, the ways gender relations are constructed, and the fluidity of gender and sexuality. The course focuses on examining the gender system of contemporary Russia, but students will also familiarise themselves with the key concepts and theories of gender studies and consider their explanatory power in interpreting socialist and post-socialist gender politics.

Preliminary programme:

Introduction: The legacy and significance of Pussy Riot ( Prof.Arja Rosenholm)

Gender System in Late Socialism (Prof. Suvi Salmenniemi)

Perestroika and the representation of femininity (Dr. Saara Ratilainen)

Upwardly mobile women: Celebrity, glamour and gender in post-Soviet Russia (Dr. Saara Ratilainen)

Fashion, Gender and Class in Russia (Dr. Olga Gurova)

Gender, Generation and Political Activism in Russia (Dr. Laura Lyytikäinen)

Women's literature as Cultural Resistance (Dr. Marja Sorvari)

Russian family culture in the midst of post-socialist and transnational changes: anthropological perspective  (DrTatiana Tiaynen)

Orthodox materiality in Russian women’s everyday religion: transnational family-making and self-therapy  (Dr. Tatiana Tiaynen)

Conclusion and discussion (Arja Rosenholm and Saara Ratilainen)

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

Enrolment for University Studies
Enrolment time has expired
Teaching
19-Jan-2016 – 22-Mar-2016
Periods: III IV
Language of instruction: English

The course focuses on the basic and general features of scientific research, methodology, and argumentation, as applicable to any field of study. Some central themes in the philosophy of science will also be discussed, in an introductory manner.

Enrolment for University Studies
Enrolment time has expired
Teaching
22-Jan-2016 – 11-Mar-2016
Periods: III
Language of instruction: English
Further information:

The course is intended to all new international Master’s degree students, but it will serve also international Doctoral students.

Contact person: Coordinator of international education, Anna Wansén-Kaseva

Period (7-Mar-2016 - 29-May-2016)
General Studies [Period IV]

Each student draws up a personal study plan (PSP, HOPS), designed to support the student in the process of planning and completing her/his studies. The student checks and updates her/his personal study plan during her/his studies with the support provided by the degree programme.

The course includes the basics of information literacy, taught by the university library, which will introduce the student to the printed and electronic library materials, and provide the student with a grasp of information retrieval, use and assessment of information, and good ethical practices in the academia.

The course spans throughout the duration of studies.

Periods: I II III IV
Language of instruction: English
Enrolment for University Studies

If you wish to complete the course during the academic year 2015 - 2016, contact the teacher no later than March 15, 2016.

Teaching
31-Aug-2015 – 31-May-2016
Periods: I II III IV
Language of instruction: English
Further information:

This module (54 hours) is online apart from individual teacher-student tutorials for discussion of the submitted thesis extract. The work consists of readings, group analysis tasks and thesis writing work. Students should take the module after their research proposal has been accepted by their programme and they are about to embark upon the writing of their thesis.

Advanced Studies [Period IV]

This course is organized in the form of Tampere Russia Club which is a forum that brings together visiting lecturers representing the academia, public sector organisations, businesses, NGOs, etc. Students taking part in the course play an active part in organising the meetings of the Club. Together with the responsible teacher, they plan and run the programme of the seminar, chair lectures, advertise the events and write reflective posts to the course blog.

Enrolment for University Studies

The course is compulsory for the students of the RES Master's Programme. Other students wishing to take part in the course must sign-up by 14.9. (anni.kangas@uta.fi).

Teaching
18-Sep-2015 – 27-May-2016
Periods: I II III IV
Language of instruction: English

Upon completing the course, the students can analyse the political economy of energy transitions across several established and emerging powers in wider Europe and Asia. The students also develop advanced knowledge of one such emerging actor. The students discern the resource based, financial, institutional and other dimensions underpinning the political economy of energy transitions in Europe and Asia, including several EU countries, Russia, China, Japan and others.

Enrolment for University Studies

Registration by email to Anna Oksa (anna.matilda.oksa (at) uta.fi) by 31 January 2016.

Teaching
17-Feb-2016 – 31-Mar-2016
Periods: III IV
Language of instruction: English
Periods: IV
Language of instruction: English

This is an advanced introduction to IR research methods, research designs, research ethics, planning and carrying out research.

Enrolment for University Studies

The course is compulsory for RES Master's Programme IR students. Other students wishing to take part in the course, please, sign-up by 21.1.2016 (anni.kangas@uta.fi).

Teaching
10-Mar-2016 – 12-May-2016
Periods: III IV
Language of instruction: English
Further information:

Klotz - Prakash, Qualitative Methods in International Relations: A Pluralist Guide. Palgrave Macmillan 2008. (e-material) 

Mauthner et al., Ethics in Qualitative Research. SAGE 2002. (e-material) 

Other materials available on the Moodle site of the course.

This course focuses on the interaction of small and great powers in Northern Europe, bilateral and multilateral political dynamics as well as on dynamics of change and continuity in Finnish-Russian relations and EU-Russian relations.

Enrolment for University Studies

The course is compulsory for RES Master's Programme IR students. Other students interested in participating, please, get in touch with Anni Kangas (anni.kangas@uta.fi).

Teaching
2-Nov-2015 – 30-May-2016
Periods: II IV
Language of instruction: English
Further information:

The course has two parts: The first part consists of lectures (10 hrs) by Prof. Hanna Ojanen offered during the CBU Autumn School week in Tampere (2-6 November 2015). The second part consists of lectures offered during the CBU summer school in Petrozavodsk in May 2016.

Enrolment for University Studies
Enrolment time has expired
Teaching
8-Mar-2016 – 27-Apr-2016
Periods: IV
Language of instruction: Russian
Teaching
5-Oct-2015 – 23-May-2016
Periods: I II III IV
Language of instruction: English
Free Choice Studies [Period IV]

This lecture series looks into the changes and constants in the gender system of the Soviet Union and modern-day Russia. The lectures offer a chronological overview of the symbolic meanings of gender, the ways gender relations are constructed, and the fluidity of gender and sexuality. The course focuses on examining the gender system of contemporary Russia, but students will also familiarise themselves with the key concepts and theories of gender studies and consider their explanatory power in interpreting socialist and post-socialist gender politics.

Preliminary programme:

Introduction: The legacy and significance of Pussy Riot ( Prof.Arja Rosenholm)

Gender System in Late Socialism (Prof. Suvi Salmenniemi)

Perestroika and the representation of femininity (Dr. Saara Ratilainen)

Upwardly mobile women: Celebrity, glamour and gender in post-Soviet Russia (Dr. Saara Ratilainen)

Fashion, Gender and Class in Russia (Dr. Olga Gurova)

Gender, Generation and Political Activism in Russia (Dr. Laura Lyytikäinen)

Women's literature as Cultural Resistance (Dr. Marja Sorvari)

Russian family culture in the midst of post-socialist and transnational changes: anthropological perspective  (DrTatiana Tiaynen)

Orthodox materiality in Russian women’s everyday religion: transnational family-making and self-therapy  (Dr. Tatiana Tiaynen)

Conclusion and discussion (Arja Rosenholm and Saara Ratilainen)

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

Enrolment for University Studies
Enrolment time has expired
Teaching
19-Jan-2016 – 22-Mar-2016
Periods: III IV
Language of instruction: English