22.05.2015

International Studies Programme in History and Ethnology 2012–2015

Description

The International Studies Programme in History and Ethnology is an interdisciplinary course of study designed for international exchange students. The modules offered are at the subject studies level. The programme explores historical and ethnological research traditions and methodologies. In addition, participants will develop their competence in scientific research and critical thinking.

The programme comprises core studies (15-20 ECTS) and optional studies, a selection of subject-study level modules offered by the Department of History and Ethnology (HELA). Core studies modules are organized twice a year. HELA offers a minimum of four taught optional modules (4 ECTS each) in English per academic year. Students may also take book examinations or submit essays on optional module topics. (See below for further information.)

Students will participate in the programme for either one semester or a full academic year, depending on the duration of their exchange visit.

The language of instruction is English. All student assignments are to be completed in English.

For additional information, please contact: Satu Matikainen, satu.m.matikainen(at)jyu.fi

PROGRAMME


CORE STUDIES, 15–20 ECTS

HELA001 Introduction to the International Studies Programme, and study plan (HOPS), 1 ECTS

Objective: Students participate in the introductory session for exchange students. Personal study plans (HOPS) are drawn up by students and discussed with their study counsellors. The plan will help students to pursue their studies according to their own strengths and interests.

On completion of this module, the student will

  • be familiar with the international studies programme offered by HELA
  • be able to plan his/her own studies during the student exchange
  • be aware of the relevance of his/her studies to working life

Mode of study: Introductory lectures, discussions

Assessment: Pass - Fail

Schedule: To be undertaken at the beginning of studies, offered twice a year

 

HELA002 Introduction to Finnish History, 5 ECTS

Objective: On completion of this module the student will

  • be familiar with the basic outline of Finnish history from the Ice Age to the present
  • know the turning points of Finnish history
  • understand how Finnish history is part of wider European history
  • have more detailed knowledge of two specific topics within Finnish history

Mode of study: Lecture and essays

Assessment: 1-5

Schedule: Offered twice a year

 

HELA003 Research Methods in History and Ethnology, 4 ECTS

Objective: On completion of this module the student will

  • be familiar with the methodological and theoretical orientations and research practices specific to history and ethnology
  • be able to recognize the main types of source materials in history and ethnology
  • be able to participate in scientific debate
  • be able to recognize and evaluate ethical issues in research

Mode of study: Lectures, seminar

Assessment: 1-5

Schedule: Offered twice a year

 

Research Methods in Practice, 5-10 ECTS

HELA041 Review paper for History (5 ECTS)

HELA042 Review paper for Ethnology (5 ECTS)

Objective: On completion of this module the student will be able to

  • collect and analyse sources and research literature
  • write a viable research plan
  • write a short research paper
  • justify his/her methodological choices
  • respect the principles of research ethics and act in accordance with them

Mode of study:  Each semester students prepare a fifteen-page review paper on a chosen topic related to research methodology and their own research interests.

Assessment: 1-5

Schedule: Offered twice a year

OPTIONAL STUDIES

Students can choose from the following selection of subject studies modules offered by HELA.

Modes of study: Lectures, seminars, book exams, essays

Schedule: HELA offers a minimum of four taught modules (4 x 4 ECTS = 16 ECTS) in English per academic year. However, not all modules listed below will be available every year.

In addition to taught courses, students may also be able take book examinations based on the literature selection below or write essays. If you wish to submit an essay, you must first contact the examiner.

History

HELA100, History of ideas and conceptual history, 4 ECTS

Objective: On completion of this module the student will

  • understand the most important research traditions in the history of ideas and conceptual history
  • be able to recognize and evaluate the main currents within the history of political thought
  • be able to analyse the meaning of political culture in different historical situations

Assessment: 1-5

Literature (choose two of the following):

van Horn Melton, James, The Rise of the Public in Enlightenment Europe (2001) (can be accessed using Ebrary ebook collection)

Baycroft, Timothy and Hewitson, Mark (eds.), What is a Nation? Europe 1789-1914 (2006)

Heywood, Andrew, Political Ideologies: An Introduction (2007)

Ihalainen, Pasi et al. (ed.), Scandinavia in the Age of Revolution: Nordic Political Cultures, 1740-1820 (2011)

HELA200, Political history, 4 ECTS

Objective: On completion of this module the student will

  • be familiar with the history and operation of international relations
  • be able to evaluate the meaning and consequences of crises in history
  • be able to evaluate the development of great power relations in contemporary history
  • be able to recognize and analyse political systems

Assessment: 1-5

Literature (choose two of the following):

Armstrong, David, Lloyd, Lorna and Redmond, John, International Organization in World Politics (2004)

Haslam, Jonathan, Russia’s Cold War (2011)

Katajala, Kimmo (ed.), Northern Revolts: Medieval and Early Modern Peasant Unrest in the Nordic Countries (2004)

Jupp, Peter, The Governing of Britain 1688-1848: The Executive, Parliament and the People (2006)

HELA300, Cultural history and the history of mentalities, 4 ECTS

Objective: On completion of this module the student will

  • understand the main concepts in cultural history and be familiar with the related critical discussions
  • be familiar with the most relevant themes relating to the history of everyday life
  • be familiar with the history of technology, information society and innovation
  • understand the main issues relating to the history of crime

Assessment: 1-5

Literature (choose two of the following):

Burke, Peter, Popular Culture in Early Modern Europe (Revised repr., 1994)

Emsley, Clive, Crime and society in England, 1750 – 1900 (1997)

Goody, Jack, The Theft of History (2006)

Müller, Leos and Ojala, Jari (eds.), Information Flows: New Approaches in the Historical Study of Business Information (2007)

HELA400, Social history, 4 ECTS

Objective: On completion of this module the student will

  • understand the most important methods in new social history and be able to recognize the difference between social history and new social history
  • be able to analyse the meaning and importance of gender in different contexts
  • be able to evaluate the relationship between individuals, families and communities
  • know how to analyse long-term social structures

Assessment: 1-5

Literature (choose two of the following):

Ginzburg, Carlo, Clues, Myths, and the Historical Method (1992)

Ågren, Maria, Domestic Secrets: Women and Property in Sweden, 1630-1750 (2009)

Pylkkänen, Anu, Trapped in Equality: Women as Legal Persons in the Modernisation of Finnish Law (2009)

Braudel, Fernand, Civilization and Capitalism, 15th-18th Century. Vol. 1, The Structures of Everyday Life: The Limits of the Possible (1992)

 

HELA500, Economic and social science history, 4 ECTS

Objective: On completion of this module the student will

  • be able to evaluate the causes and consequences of the growth of the global economy and subsequent structural changes
  • be aware of Finland’s role in the global economy
  • recognize the role of the economy in the development of society and culture
  • be familiar with economic mechanisms from the perspective of an individual

Assessment: 1-5

Literature (choose two of the following):

Clark, Gregory, Farewell to Alms: A Brief Economic History of the World (2007)

Ojala, Jari, Eloranta, Jari and Jalava, Jukka (eds.), The Road to Prosperity: An Economic History of Finland (2006)

Diamond, Jared, Guns, Germs and Steel: The Fates of Human Societies (1999)

Fogel, Robert William, The Escape from Hunger and Premature Death, 1700-2100: Europe, America and the Third World (2004)

Ethnology


HELA600, Cultural change, 4 ECTS

Objective:

The aim of this study module is to introduce the main issues of the study of cultural change and practices of everyday life. On completion of this module the student will

  • have comprehensive knowledge on a current topic related to cultural change
  • have a broader familiarity with research literature on the course subject

Assessment: 1-5

Literature:

De Certeau, Michel, The Practice of Everyday Life (1994)

Giddens, Anthony, Modernity and Self-Identity: Self and Society in the Late Modern Age (1991)

HELA700, Myths, mentalities, and world views 4 ECTS

Objective: The aim of this study module is to introduce the main issues of the study of myths, mentalities and world views. On completion of this module the student will

  • have an awareness of the main theoretical and thematic issues and concepts in anthropological, ethnological and folkloristic research on myth, mentalities and world view
  • be able to critically examine and assess the meanings of myths, mentalities and world view in his/her own research

Assessment: 1-5

Literature:

Carrier, James G (ed.), Occidentialism: Images of the West (1995)

Said, Edward W, Orientalism (1978)

HELA800, Body and gender in popular culture, 4 ECTS

Objective:The aim of this study module is to introduce the main issues and approaches in the study of body and gender in popular culture. On completion of this module the student will

  • have an awareness of the main theoretical and thematic issues in anthropological, ethnological and folkloristic research on the body and gender as it is related to popular culture
  • be able to critically assess and interpret the cultural meanings implicit in Western representations of body, gender and sexuality
  • have an overview of the history of representations of the body and gender in the West, and an understanding of how these representations have changed over time

Assessment: 1-5

Literature:

Abu-Lughod, Lila, Writing Women’s Worlds (1993)

Stark, Laura, The Limits of Patriarchy (2011)

 

European studies

 

HELA900 European history, 4 ECTS
Objective: On completion of this module the student will

  • have an understanding of the basic outline of European history
  • be familiar with the concepts “Europe” and “European” and their history
  • be able to evaluate the development of European identity and its basic components

Assessment: 1-5

Literature (choose two of the following):

Pagden, A. (ed.), The Idea of Europe: From Antiquity to the European Union (2002)

Wintle, M. J., The Image of Europe: Visualizing Europe in Cartography and Iconography Throughout the Ages (2009)

Schulz-Forberg, H. and Stråth, B, The Political History of European Integration: The Hypocrisy of Democracy-Through-Market (2010)

Tilly, C., Coercion, Capital and European States, AD 990-1992 (1992)