Kaisa_2012_3_photo by Veikko Somerpuro

6.2.2020 at 09:00 - 26.2.2020 at 23:59



The course can be completed as part of either the bachelor’s or master’s programme, or the 25/35 cr module. Restrictions on participation will be announced in the annual teaching programme.

After completing the course, students will have an understanding of the definitions of nationhood and the various trends in the study of nationalism. They will be familiar with the ideological history, concepts and central figures of nationalism studies. Students will also be able to compare the differences between and emphases of various schools of nationalism studies.

The course examines the history, concepts and central thinkers of nationalism studies, as well as considers the significance of ethnicity, gender and the status of nation states to the definition of nationalism. The course also examines the manifestations of nationalism around the world, as well as the manner in which nationalist thought has shaped Finland.

Literature required for the literature examination

- Jussi Pakkasvirta & Pasi Saukkonen (eds.): Nationalismit

- Benedict Anderson: Kuvitellut yhteisöt. Nationalismin alkuperän ja leviämisen tarkastelua

-Anthony D. Smith: Nationalism and Modernism

-Pauli Kettunen: Globalisaatio ja kansallinen me. Kansallisen katseen historiallinen kritiikki

Literature required for supervised independent written assignments in addition to the books above

- Nira Yuval-Davis: Gender & Nation

- Osmo Jussila: Nationalismi ja vallankumous suomalais-venäläisissä suhteissa 1899–1914

- Vijay Prashad: The Darker Nations. A People’s History of the Third World

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 and/or online teaching, including literature and assignments

b) Supervised independent written assignments

c) Literature examination

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