Studies

The Department of Geographical and Historical Studies offers undergraduate and postgraduate education in Geography, Human Geography, Environmental Policy, Finnish History and General History. The department has organised two English-language Master’s Degree Programmes. The Master’s Degree Programme Border Crossings: Global and Local Societies in Transition focuses on national and European identities, mobilities and migration, multi-culturalism and citizenship, and cross-border co-operation. Environment, Natural Resources and Climate Change: a Master’s Degree Programme in Environmental Policy and Law, which provides advanced training in policy, law and impact assessment concerning climate change and sustainable management of natural resources. The department also offers the international, non-degree study programme Karelia, Russia and the Baltic Area.

For exchange students

Almost all of the lecture courses in English offered by the Department of Geographical and Historical Studies are open to exchange students – please check the individual course descriptions to confirm their yearly availability for non-degree students.

Courses in English in Environmental Policy, Geography and History, Academic Year 2017–2018

Autumn semester 2017

Geography

Bachelor’s level

  • 5114118 Borders and the European Union, 3 ECTS

Master’s level

  • 5114119 The Economic Development of Border Regions, 3 ECTS
  • 5117339 Ethnic Conflicts in the post-Soviet Borderlands, 5 ECTS
  • 5117352 Post-Soviet Russia on the EU’s Border, 2 ECTS
  • 5117353 Post-Soviet Russia on the EU’s Border, final paper 3 ECTS
  • 5117342 Regional Development and Territorial Co-operation in Europe, 5 ECTS
  • 5116316 Practical field course in St. Petersburg for human geography and history students, 5 ECTS
  • 5117335 Rural-Urban Socioeconomics and Governance in the European North, literature 3 ECTS, literature examination

Environmental Policy

Master’s level

  • 5119161 Sustainability and Natural Resources, 5 ECTS
  • 5119175 Environmental Policy Instruments and Natural Resources Governance, 5 ECTS
  • 5119163 Mining, environment and society II, 5 ECTS, literature examination, all year 
  • 5119157 literature Community Relations and Conflict Mediation in Natural Resources, 3 ECTS, literature examination
  • 5119176 Contemporary Issues in Environmental Policy, 5 ECTS, literature examination
  • 5119155 Natural Resource Governance, 5 ECTS, literature examination
  • 5119165 Food and society II, 5 ECTS, literature examination

History

Bachelor’s level

  • 5111232 History of Ideas and Cultural History, 5 ECTS
  • 5114112 History of the Baltic Area, 2-10 ECTS, independent study
  • 5114111 Specialisation in Russian history, 2-4 ECTS, independent study
  • 5114121 Specialisation in Eastern European history, 2-6 ECTS, independent study
  • 5114102 History of Autonomous Finland (1809-1917), 2-10 ECTS, independent study
  • 5114103 History of Independent Finland (1917-), 2-10 ECTS, independent study

Master’s level

  • 5114101 Seminar on Finnish-Russian Borderland, 5 ECTS
  • 5114104 History of Russia under the Romanovs, 2 ECTS
  • 5114107 Territorial Border Conflicts I, 2 ECTS
  • 5116316 Practical field course in St. Petersburg for human geography and history students, 5 ECTS
  • 5114112 History of the Baltic Area, 2-10 ECTS, independent study
  • 5114111 Specialisation in Russian history, 2-4 ECTS, independent study
  • 5114121 Specialisation in Eastern European history, 2-6 ECTS, independent study
  • 5114102 History of Autonomous Finland (1809-1917), 2-10 ECTS, independent study
  • 5114103 History of Independent Finland (1917-), 2-10 ECTS, independent study
  • 5111596 History of Globalization 5 ECTS, literature examination

 

Spring semester 2018

Geography

Bachelor’s level

  • 5117354 Critical Geography of the European Union, 5 ECTS

Master’s level

  • 5117329 European Borders & the European Neighbourhood, 5 ECTS
  • 5117332 Critical Geopolitics and Border Theories, 5 ECTS
  • 5117355 Global Migration: Theories and Practices, 5 ECTS
  • 5117335 Rural-Urban Socioeconomics and Governance in the European North, literature 3 ECTS, literature examination
  • 5117348 Local Mobilization and Community Development in a Rural-Urban Context, 5ECTS

Environmental Policy

Master’s level

  • 5119162 Mining, environment and society I, 5 ECTS
  • 5119154 Theories and methods for social studies of environmental issues, 5 ECTS
  • 5119156 Community Relations and Conflict Mediation in Natural Resources, 3 ECTS
  • 5119169 Voluntary Schemes for Sustainability in the Extraction of Natural Resources, 5 ECTS
  • 5119164 Food and Society I, 5 ECTS
  • 5119163 Mining, environment and society II, 5 ECTS, literature examination
  • 5119157 literature Community Relations and Conflict Mediation in Natural Resources, 3 ECTS, literature examination
  • 5119176 Contemporary Issues in Environmental Policy, 5 ECTS, literature examination
  • 5119155 Natural Resource Governance, 5 ECTS, literature examination
  • 5119165 Food and society II, 5 ECTS, literature examination

History

Bachelor’s level

  • 5111122 Major developments in world history from the Renaissance up to today, 5 ECTS
  • 5114112 History of the Baltic Area, 2-10 ECTS, independent study
  • 5114111 Specialisation in Russian history, 2-4 ECTS, independent study
  • 5114121 Specialisation in Eastern European history, 2-6 ECTS, independent study
  • 5114102 History of Autonomous Finland (1809-1917), 2-10 ECTS, independent study
  • 5114103 History of Independent Finland (1917-), 2-10 ECTS, independent study

Master’s level

  • 5114101 Seminar on Finnish-Russian Borderland, 5 ECTS
  • 5114105 History of the Soviet Union, 2 ECTS  
  • 5114108 Territorial Border Conflicts II, 3 ECTS
  • 5111603 History of colonization and decolonization in (Central) Africa, 5 ECTS
  • 5111813 History of Historiography and Theory of History, 5 ECTS
  • 5114112 History of the Baltic Area, 2-10 ECTS, independent study
  • 5114111 Specialisation in Russian history, 2-4 ECTS, independent study
  • 5114121 Specialisation in Eastern European history, 2-6 ECTS, independent study
  • 5114102 History of Autonomous Finland (1809-1917), 2-10 ECTS, independent study
  • 5114103 History of Independent Finland (1917-), 2-10 ECTS, independent study
  • 5111596 History of Globalization 5 ECTS, literature examination

Further information and guidance

Departmental exchange coordinator: Adjunct Professor Paul Fryer
email: paul.fryer (at )uef.fi

Student coordinator Outi Väyrynen
email: outi.vayrynen (at )uef.fi