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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 well-rounded understanding of the changes, variations and conflicts in political thought, particularly during the period after the French Revolution. After the course, students will be able to study the varying ways different social phenomena have been handled as political issues and what types of meaning politics has been imbued with at those times.

Period 2

During the course, students will familiarise themselves with the political thinking that has emerged after the French Revolution and learn to understand how social phenomena turn into political issues. The main focus is on Western thinking.

Literature required for the literature examination and supervised independent written assignments:

John Schwarzmantel: The Age of Ideologies. Political Ideologies from the American Revolution to Postmodern Times

The Cambridge History of Twentieth-Century Political Thought

and either of the following

Rogers Brubaker: Citizenship and Nationhood in France and Germany

Edward W. Said: Orientalism

Related literature for contact teaching:

The books listed above

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.