Enrolment for the course has finished (26th November 2018).
Finnish Political Culture and System is an online course for everyone interested on Finnish society and the ways it works.
The purpose of this course is to explore the Finnish political system and culture from a wide perspective, including recent research in social psychology.
After taking this course, the student will
- be able to describe the various components of the Finnish political system
- have an understanding of some of the shaping forces of the political thinking and values;
- be able to describe the role and functions of the various actors in the political arena in Finland
- also have a preliminary understanding of the Finnish foreign policy and prociples in human rights
The course introduces students to the basic strucures of Finnish society and their functioning:
- Finland and Finnish political culture
- Voting, political parties, parliament, goverment and president
- Welfare state and social capital
- Finnish foreign policy and peace mediation
- Minorities in Finland
- Immigration policies and refugees in Finland
- Human rights
The course can be accomplished either as 1, 3 or 5 credits:
1 credit: Part I
Part I opens on 10th September 2018.
Content: 10 video lessons + course literature + multiple choise exam 1
Independent studying is possible from 10th September 2018 to 11th March 2019.
Notice the Opening lecture on 15th October 2018 (see above)
3 credits: Parts I and II
Part II is available for students with full access to the course (see: Registration and fee)
Content: 10 video lessons + course literature + online discussions + multiple choice exams 1 & 2
Part II opens on 15th November 2018
Online discussions on 29.11.-13.12.2018 OR on 13.3.-26.3.2019
5 credits: Parts I, II and III
Part III is available for students with full access to the course (see: Registration and fee)Part III opens on 16th January 2019.
Content: 10 video lessons + course literature + online discussions + multiple choise exams + essay
Session on essays: Monday 26th November 2018 at 16.30-18.00
Porthania Building, P673 (Yliopistonkatu 3)
Teacher: PhD Anneli Portman
Study materials (video lessons, articles etc.) are found in the course environment. Video lectures are available also in Youtube.
1-3 credits: The course will be graded pass/ fail
5 credits:The course will be graded using the standard scale (0-5)
Open University reserves the right to changes in the study programme.