Are you interested in the global, regional and local spectra of cultures as well as their historical continuity? Would you like to learn to interpret cultural phenomena and their diversity? Cultural studies acquaints you with culture as the practices and interrelations of individuals, communities and societies and as material and immaterial phenomena. The studies allow you to deepen your cultural understanding from the perspectives of several disciplines.

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Study Module in Cultural Studies (KUKA-510) 15 cr

Area, Location and Environment, 5 cr

The student understands regional conditions and divisions.

Ethnology is the study of the everyday life of people. Everyday life and its routines are thought to reflect profound, both short- and long-term, cultural structures and thought patterns. Ethnologists study, among other things, a wide range of temporal strata, continua and revolutions, as well as contemporary cultural processes. Research may be focused on work, hobbies, objects or places.

Perspectives into Ethnological Studies, 5 cr

Research in archaeology ranges from early human prehistory all the way to modern times. Archaeological material includes fixed relics, objects and traces of human activity found in nature.

Archaeology of Finland and Neighbouring Areas, 5 cr

After completing the course, students will have basic knowledge in archaeology pertaining to Finland and its neighbouring areas in the prehistoric and historical periods, as well as related cultural phenomena, tangible relics and objects. The course develops skills in professional reading and mastery over extensive subject matters.

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