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31.10.2019 at 09:00 - 20.11.2019 at 23:59



Available to master’s degree students of the Study Track in Political History and, within the boundaries set by the teaching programme, to other students of the Master’s Programme in Society and Change.

After completing the course, students will have a comprehensive understanding of the developmental stages, structure and operations of the international system of government during different periods of time. Students will be proficient in the global processes of change related to the status of the state, as well as the internal and external use of power by states, interpretations of international periods of crisis and change, approaches in the historical study of international relations and Finland's status in international interaction. The course provides students with proficiencies in understanding the significance of comprehensive global systems, as well as critically arguing underlying factors.

Period 4

The course offers research perspectives on international history from the viewpoint of conflicts, crises, various forms of government and international organisations. In particular, it examines those processes of change – ideologies, structures and thought models – that underlie the development of global systems.

Literature required for the literature examination:

- Glenda Sluga & Patricia Clavin (eds.): Internationalisms. A Twentieth-Century History

- Jorma Kallenautio: Suomi kylmän rauhan maailmassa

- Mark Mazower: Dark Continent. Europe’s Twentieth Century

- Richard F. Hamilton & Holger H. Herwig (eds.): The Origins of World War I

Related literature for contact teaching

In addition to those mentioned above:

-Norbert Götz & Heidi Haggrén (eds.): Regional Cooperation and International Organizations. The Nordic Model in Transnational Alignment

-Helena P. Evans: Diplomatic Deceptions: Anglo-Soviet Relations and the Fate of Finland 1944–1948

-Evan Mawdsley: World War II: A New History

Other applicable literature, particularly scientific articles in e-journals

On a scale of 0 to 5. All completed studies will be taken into consideration, 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) Course implemented as contact teaching, including literature and assignments

b) Supervised independent written assignments

c) Literature examination

-Completion methods will be annually specified in the teaching programme.