Kaisa_2012_3_photo by Veikko Somerpuro

12.8.2019 at 09:00 - 9.9.2019 at 23:59


Here is the course’s teaching schedule. Check the description for possible other schedules.

Mon 9.9.2019
16:15 - 18:00
Mon 14.10.2019
16:15 - 18:00
Mon 11.11.2019
16:15 - 18:00
Mon 9.12.2019
16:15 - 18:00
Mon 13.1.2020
12:15 - 14:00
Mon 17.2.2020
12:15 - 14:00
Mon 16.3.2020
12:15 - 14:00
Mon 20.4.2020
12:15 - 14:00
Mon 4.5.2020
12:15 - 14:00


Optional course

Geography programme is responsible for the course


The course is open to students in applicable fields.

Course requires a completed Bachelor's degree in an applicable field.

The course is aimed at familiarizing students with old and new classics in the field of urban and human geography and spatial planning, as well as at learning to analytically read and discuss academic texts. The focus of the course thus two-fold: both learning the concepts and theories in central research literature, as well as developing skills in academic reading, methodological analysis and academic discussion related to the literature and other material presented in the course.

The recommended time for completion is in 1.-2. year of M.Sc. Studies

The course is offered in 1.-4. periods

Course consists of selecting literature, attending related lectures, reading the appointed texts, presenting literature to the class and participating discussions on the selected reading.

Literature and other material will be provided in the course.

The course is built on strong student participation and consists largely of pedagogically planned discussions and other methods of group work, which are aimed at developing skills in academic discussion and argumentation, as well as teaching cooperation skills by supporting the learning of other group members.

The course is not graded (evaluation: pass/rejected). The students are encouraged to reflect on their own learning process, and passing of the course is evaluated on the basis of attending class and completing the tasks assigned in the group meetings. To complete the course, four meetings and related lectures, presentations and discussions are required. The attendances can be accumulated throughout several semesters.

Course consists of lectures, presentations and group discussions, which require both attendance in the course meetings as well as independent work.