Kaisa_2012_3_photo by Veikko Somerpuro

14.2.2019 at 09:00 - 3.5.2019 at 23:59


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

Mon 11.3.2019
12:15 - 13:45
Wed 13.3.2019
10:15 - 11:45
Mon 18.3.2019
12:15 - 13:45
Wed 20.3.2019
10:15 - 11:45
Mon 25.3.2019
12:15 - 13:45
Wed 27.3.2019
10:15 - 11:45
Mon 1.4.2019
12:15 - 13:45
Wed 3.4.2019
10:15 - 11:45
Mon 8.4.2019
12:15 - 13:45
Wed 10.4.2019
10:15 - 11:45
Mon 15.4.2019
12:15 - 13:45
Fri 26.4.2019
12:15 - 13:45
Mon 29.4.2019
12:15 - 13:45
Fri 3.5.2019
12:15 - 13:45


Opintojakso on avoin sosiaalitieteiden kandiohjelman opiskelijoille sekä niille sosiaalipsykologian, sosiaalityön, sosiologian ja/tai yhteiskuntapolitiikan kandiopiskelijoille, joiden vanhaan tutkintorakenteeseen kuuluvaa pakollista opintojaksoa ko. opintojakso vastaa opintojen vastaavuustaulukossa.

Suositellaan opintojakson SOSK-103 Sosiaalityö tieteenalana ja käytäntönä suorittamista.

By discussing recently published doctoral dissertations in social sciences in Finland students practice their skills of recognising, defining and problematising different contemporary social phenomena and the principles of conceptualising and researching them. Students acquire knowledge on the relation between research questions and methodology and different ways of approaching social issues through research. Students develop their skills of understanding and evaluating social knowledge production and acquire an overview of recent doctoral research.

2. opintovuosi, 1. periodi

Opintojaksolla perehdytään erilaisiin tapoihin hahmottaa sosiaalisia ilmiöitä ja ymmärtää ihmisen olemusta suhteessa toisiin ihmisiin ja ympäristöönsä. Opintojakso antaa valmiuksia sosiaalisten ilmiöiden havaitsemiseen ja käsitteellistämiseen.

Lectures, writing summaries of two PhD thesis (see list below) and discussing these with the group, learning diary, active participation in class.

Suggested list of PhD dissertations:

  • Anna Alanko: Improving mental health care: Finnish mental health policy rationale in the era of dehospitalisation
  • Michael Dieter Egerer: Institutional footprints in the addiction image: a focus-group study with Finnish and French general practitioners and social workers
  • Pia K Eriksson: Prospective adoptive parents within pre-adoption services: an interplay of emotions and power in social interaction
  • Camilla Granholm: Social work in digital transfer: blending services for the next generation
  • Maria Heiskanen: Problem gamblers and money: unbalanced budgets and financial recovery
  • Hanna-Kaisa Hoppania: Care as a site of political struggle
  • Hanna Kara: The makings of migrant subjectivities: time and intersectionality in the everyday lives of Latin American women in Barcelona
  • Noora Kotilainen: Visual theaters of suffering: constituting the Western spectator in the age of the humanitarian world politics
  • Enni Mikkonen: Bridges over the Mountain Ranges: ethnography on the complexities of transition in women’s social position in Nepalese rural communities
  • Maija Mänttäri-van der Kuip: Work-related well-being among Finnish frontline social workers in an age of austerity
  • Saara Pellander: Gatekeepers of the family: regulating family migration to Finland
  • Satu Venäläinen: Women as perpetrators of violence: meanings of gender and violence in the tabloid press and in the narratives of women imprisoned for violent crimes

Grading 0-5.

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