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Essay for History Minor, 2023-2024

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1 ECTS credits
Continuous learning category:
History and culture
Teaching format:
Independent learning
15 € (VAT 0%)
Jatkuva oppiminen verkkosivut

Essay on a topic given by the teacher (see Evaluation criteria); independent studying (15 h), independent writing (12 h)

The evaluation of this course is based on an essay of 1200 to 1500 words in which the student reflects on the following questions (by taking inspiration from the required reading):
1) Why should we as historians study the past today and what is your individual motivation to do so?;
2) To what extent is the historical method unique or not? What makes it scientific or not? And what are its limitations?

The required essay in order to pass this course can be submitted four times a year, according to the following deadlines: 15.9., 15.11., 15.1., 15.3. or 15.5.2024.

Learning material: John Lewis Gaddis, The landscape of history: how historians map the past (Oxford: University Press 2002).

All students interested in History.

The normal study fee is 15 euros per ECTS credit. The study fee is paid at registration.

If the teaching is provided by a partner school of the Open University, the study fee consists of the Open University’s study fee and the partner school’s fee. The study fee is paid when registering for the course. Please find more information: Registration, study fees and right to study | University of Eastern Finland ( There is no separate registration or fee for study modules; register for each course individually.

By paying the study fee, the student receives a temporary right to study that entitles them to attend a particular course. The right to study is course-specific, and is required to complete the course as specified in the syllabus for the term, covering both teaching and course exams. If the course is continuously open for registration, the maximum time to complete the course is from 1 August to 31 July for that academic year.

Irrespective of time

The required essay in order to pass this course can be submitted four times a year, according to the following deadlines: 15.9., 15.11., 15.1., 15.3. or 15.5.2024.

Essay, academic year 2023-2024


Finnish or English

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I. Click ”Fill in application” on the right side of the screen to register. You will be directed to our registration service with the study unit already selected; click “In English” at the upper right-hand corner to change the language. If you want to, you can add several study units to your basket before you continue.

II. All study units taught in English are free for this academic year, so there is no need for a separate payment step; you will simply receive a confirmation email for your registration.

III. You will receive your starting instructions within seven days of your registration. Please read them carefully. If you do not have a UEF account, you will also get instructions for activating one.

If you can’t find these messages, remember to check your email’s trash folder.

For more information about registration and tuition fees contact with:

Training Secretary Iina Airaksinen,, tel.050 464 9747

Registration starts:
2023-11-30 09:00
Registration ends:
2024-03-29 23:59