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 recognizes the major approaches on the topic and the origins of the chosen policies in the context of Russia. Student is able to define the key concepts and illustrate how those are typically applied in the resilience discussion. Student is able to demonstrate the application of some global ideas in the Russian context. Student understands multi-/interdisciplinary approach in practice and is able to recognize different disciplinary approaches in the analysis of the topic.
First year/period III.
This course unfolds the “how?” questions, i.e. how Russia internally and in cross-border and transnational multi-institutional contexts is trying to maintain its resilience in the raptide of both the normative and fluid global realities, but also what forms of resistance the chosen policies produce both inside and outside Russia.
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.
Contact teaching. Compulsory attendance during the entire course.