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14.11.2019 at 09:00 - 4.12.2019 at 23:59



After completing the course, students will have a clear understanding of social change in Finnish society in the 1800s and 1900s, as well as its central themes and trends. They will be familiar with the functioning of the state, as well as the significance of citizens and citizen groups to the formation of the system. Students will understand the forms and contents of social struggle. They will be able to compare Finnish society with societies of other countries.

Period 1

The course examines the political history of Finnish society from the beginning of the 1800s to today. Students will gain an overall view of the long-term trends and historical turning points of Finnish society. The course examines the formation of a nation, the relations between the state and civil society, civil movements and political parties, as well as struggles for social power.

Literature required for the book examination

Osmo Jussila, Seppo Hentilä, Jukka Nevakivi : Suomen poliittinen historia 1809–2009

Rauli Mickelsson: Suomen puolueet. Historia, muutos ja nykypäivä (2015 edition)

Risto Alapuro: Suomen synty paikallisena ilmiönä

Ville Kivimäki & Kirsi-Maria Hytönen (eds): Rauhaton rauha: suomalaiset ja sodan päättyminen 1944–1950

Supplementary reading for contact and online teaching

In addition to the list above

Henrik Stenius: Frivilligt – jämlikt – samfällt. Föreningsväsendets utveckling i Finland fram till 1900-talets början med speciell hänsyn till massorganisationsprincipens genombrott

Mary Hilson: The Nordic Model. Scandinavia since 1945

Other applicable reading, particularly scientific articles in e-journals

Graded on a scale of 0 to 5. All completed components will be taken into account in assessment, while self-assessment is promoted.

Instructions for examinations

  • Faculty examinations are held in Porthania (Yliopistonkatu 3).
  • Faculty examinations begin at 9.00. Students must arrive by 9.30 and may leave no earlier than 9.30.
  • Students may take only writing utensils with them to their seats (no bags etc.). No programmable calculators or dictionaries are allowed.
  • Mobile phones must be switched off.
  • Examination answers must be returned to the invigilator in the examination envelope.
  • Students must provide proof of identity when submitting their answers.

a) The course is implemented as contact and/or online teaching, including literature and assignments (students of the Study Track in Political History).

b) Independent written assignments under supervision

c) A book examination

Annual completion methods will be specified in the teaching programme.