In the first part of the course, the student acquires an understanding of global migratory trends and challenges and Russia´s role and position in these processes. The student gains an understanding of how Russia´s key societal sectors are influenced by the global migratory flows. The student gains skills and knowledge to analyse and situate Russia´s migration regime in a global context. In the second part, the student acquires an understanding of cultural, technological and information processes, which affect Russia´s development and gains knowledge to situate and analyze Russia in a global context vis-à-vis these processes and flows.
The course includes lectures, as well as assignments. A student can miss one classroom meeting.
Students are required to read additional materials before each lecture. Each classroom meeting includes discussion.
The students prepare a short reflection paper and a final essay.
The course grading is 1-5.
Compulsory for students in Master´s Programme in Russian Studies. Optional for all students of University of Helsinki including exchange students.
Orientation to Russian Studies and Methods and Theories for students in Russian Studies Master´s programme.
Student identifies global transnational flows that defines Russia in global context. Russia’s pivotal role in some of the natural resource flows, such as oil and gas, is globally contextualized but also the role of Russia as an ecological space affecting global biodiversity and climate. Student recognizes the major theories/approaches and their origins on social mobilization, social movements and civil societies. Student is able to define the key concepts and illustrate how those are typically applied in the civil society/movement literature. Student identifies the issues that tend to mobilize people globally and transnationally and give examples of the ideas/ideologies that travel globally. Student is able to demonstrate the application of some global ideas in the Russian context.
First year/period I or II.
This course focuses on “what?” questions, i.e. what global transnational flows and mobilities (of information, people, resources, environmental externalities) are defining Russia’s position vis-á-vis global material and immaterial realities.
List of required literature can be given in advance. Literature and other materials can be delivered in the course.
The course will be based on lectures and/or group work. The group work can be organised on the basis of problem-based learning.
The assessment of the course is based on participation and/or producing essay(s) and/or learning diary and/or group works. The grading of the course is 0-5.
Also Sherzod Eraliev teaching at the course.
Contact teaching. Compulsory attendance during the entire course.