Bachelor's Programme in History

Periods

Period I (27-Aug-2018 – 21-Oct-2018)
Period III (7-Jan-2019 – 3-Mar-2019)
Period IV (4-Mar-2019 – 26-May-2019)
Period (27-Aug-2018 - 21-Oct-2018)
Aineopinnot [Period I]

This course is a survey of American history from the end of Reconstruction through the Second World War. This class will focus on the social, cultural, and political, and environmental history of the U.S. during this period. Topics to be discussed include the growth of large corporations as significant features of American life; immigration; nativist movements; labor, left-wing, and reform movements; expansion of the nation into the American West; conflict with Native American tribes and the development of Indian reservations; American imperialism and colonialism; the Progressive Era and First World War; 1920s cultural and political history; the Great Depression; New Deal; and the Second World War abroad and on the homefront.  The course especially encourages students to analyze theways gender, race, ethnicity, class, age, and other identities have shaped Americans’ lives.

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Teaching
6-Sep-2018 – 18-Oct-2018
Periods: I
Language of instruction: English
Period (7-Jan-2019 - 3-Mar-2019)
Aineopinnot [Period III]

The course topics will emphasize comparative perspective of Finnish history in its Northern, Scandinavian, Baltic and European context from the early modern period to contemporary EU-Finland. Special emphasis will be given to versatile course materials (lectures, reading materials, videos, news articles, museum tips, websites etc.), taking into account students’ competence in English and former knowledge of the subjects at hand. Discussions during the lectures will check students’ understanding of the topics and challenge their critical thinking on history, whereas the learning diary (c. 8–10 pages) will encourage studying further their chosen topic/period within the course outline. Topics for learning diaries will be agreed with the teacher, and each student will get personal supervision and feedback on his/her paper.

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Teaching
10-Jan-2019 – 28-Feb-2019
Periods: III
Language of instruction: English
Further information:

Lectures

10.1. Introduction to course and overview to Finnish history

17.1. Finland and the Swedish realm during the early modern period, c. 1520–1809

24.1. Grand Duchy of Finland, 1809–1917

31.1. Making of Finnish nation

7.2.  Century of independence: Finnish state, 1917–2019

14.2. From independent peasantry to welfare state: Transformation of Finnish society

21.2. Life and culture in modern Finland

28.2. Final discussion and review

The aim of the course is to examine, how ideas of identity are created, reinforced and modified in European history. This question will be studied from different viewpoints and time periods. The focus will be on the questions of language, politics and religion. These questions will be examined in different time periods and topics. Students will learn to use key concepts concerning European identity in history. Course takes place in web-based international and local study groups.

Prerequisites:

Students are required to have access to the Internet and possess elementary computer skills. They must be able to communicate in English, in writing.

Mode of teaching:

The course will be conducted in the Internet-based learning platform Moodle (Uni. of Turku) and in local study groups. The course will be organised at both local and international levels so that there will be mixed groups.
Assignments and presentations: Workshops, on-line forum discussions, analyses of primary-source material and course readings.

Enrolment for University Studies

Registration for the course start on December 3. 2018 and ends on January 21. 2019.

Teaching
4-Apr-2019 –
Periods: III IV
Language of instruction: English

This course introduces students to the study of global history of empires across the varied centuries 1400-1900. Examined and explored here are the emergence of empires in global history and the role of building contacts, commerce and colonization on the foundation of transcontinental dynasties. We analyze and learn about the functions of empires, how they were managed, what kind of attempts different empires have made at unifying and/or assimilating their populations such as russification. The course explores how questions of representation, multi-ethnicity and multi-religious identity were solved and how empires in general made reforms. The Ottoman, Russian, German, and Habsburg empires are studied in detail and in relation to one another. Also, closely analyzed are maritime empires in the examples of the Danish, Swedish and Dutch sway, as well as the continental empire of the United States. We address the roots of today’s globalization by discussing how empires in the later 18th and 19th centuries created an intense era of integration, the legacies of which are crucially still felt still today. This course seeks to overcome a sharp division between ´the internal’ and ‘the external’ by treating imperial centers and colonies within a single analytical field and by mapping multidirectional networks and flows of ideas, practices, and peoples - within and in between empires. In doing so, we address also the assimilation policies of ethnic minorities such as the Saami, Finnish settlers in America, missionaries, and explorers in the service of empires, as well as transnational flows of raw materials and commodities. Finally, we take stock over how empires came apart and we compare the dissolution of the eight empires closely studied in class.

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Teaching
5-Feb-2019 – 12-Mar-2019
Periods: III IV
Language of instruction: English
Period (4-Mar-2019 - 26-May-2019)
Aineopinnot [Period IV]

The aim of the course is to examine, how ideas of identity are created, reinforced and modified in European history. This question will be studied from different viewpoints and time periods. The focus will be on the questions of language, politics and religion. These questions will be examined in different time periods and topics. Students will learn to use key concepts concerning European identity in history. Course takes place in web-based international and local study groups.

Prerequisites:

Students are required to have access to the Internet and possess elementary computer skills. They must be able to communicate in English, in writing.

Mode of teaching:

The course will be conducted in the Internet-based learning platform Moodle (Uni. of Turku) and in local study groups. The course will be organised at both local and international levels so that there will be mixed groups.
Assignments and presentations: Workshops, on-line forum discussions, analyses of primary-source material and course readings.

Enrolment for University Studies

Registration for the course start on December 3. 2018 and ends on January 21. 2019.

Teaching
4-Apr-2019 –
Periods: III IV
Language of instruction: English

This course introduces students to the study of global history of empires across the varied centuries 1400-1900. Examined and explored here are the emergence of empires in global history and the role of building contacts, commerce and colonization on the foundation of transcontinental dynasties. We analyze and learn about the functions of empires, how they were managed, what kind of attempts different empires have made at unifying and/or assimilating their populations such as russification. The course explores how questions of representation, multi-ethnicity and multi-religious identity were solved and how empires in general made reforms. The Ottoman, Russian, German, and Habsburg empires are studied in detail and in relation to one another. Also, closely analyzed are maritime empires in the examples of the Danish, Swedish and Dutch sway, as well as the continental empire of the United States. We address the roots of today’s globalization by discussing how empires in the later 18th and 19th centuries created an intense era of integration, the legacies of which are crucially still felt still today. This course seeks to overcome a sharp division between ´the internal’ and ‘the external’ by treating imperial centers and colonies within a single analytical field and by mapping multidirectional networks and flows of ideas, practices, and peoples - within and in between empires. In doing so, we address also the assimilation policies of ethnic minorities such as the Saami, Finnish settlers in America, missionaries, and explorers in the service of empires, as well as transnational flows of raw materials and commodities. Finally, we take stock over how empires came apart and we compare the dissolution of the eight empires closely studied in class.

Enrolment for University Studies
Enrolment time has expired
Teaching
5-Feb-2019 – 12-Mar-2019
Periods: III IV
Language of instruction: English