ExpREES Web Course

As a compulsory part of ExpRees studies Aleksanteri Institute organizes an annual online course. The course begins in October 2017 and last until January 2018.

In the academic year 2017 – 2018 course’s theme is Choices of Russian Modernization (5 ECTS). On the course researchers at the Aleksanteri Institute present their timely research. Here modernisation and different paths to it are understood as a set of choices made under certain structural conditions. On the course modernisation in Russia is viewed from various angles of different scientific fields.

VerkkokurssiCourse will take place in Moodle, a virtual learning environment used at the University of Helsinki. The course consist of 12 hours of video lectures. Besides lectures there will be three webinars: Foreign Policy, Gender and Culture. Exact dates will be announced later. Students are also expected to discuss the questions presented by the lecturers. In every second week lecturers will answer to students question in Moodle platform.Course is completed by writing an essay of 10-12 pages.

Time October 2017 – January 2018
 Contact person Katalin Miklóssy
Aim The aim of the course is to give students’ an overview of the timely research done at the Aleksanteri Institute. Course’s focus is on Russia’s different paths to modernisation. Here modernisation is understood as a set of choices made under certain structural conditions. On the course modernisation in Russia is viewed from various angles of different scientific fields.
Content 2.-15.10.2017

  • Introduction (Vladimir Gelman)
  • Globalized administrative change in Russia (Anna-Liisa Heusala)

16.10.-29.10.2017

  • What makes a country a Great Power? The case of Russia (Hanna Smith)
  • Russian modernization and global challenges (Anna Lowry)

30.10.-12.11.2017

  • Religion and modernization in contemporary Russia  (Kaarina Aitamurto)
  • Media in Russia: Continuation and Change (Katja Lehtisaari)

13.11.-26.11.2017

  • Policy Process in Russia: on example of social and housing policy (Marina Khmelnitskaya)
  • Contracting out Services to Nonprofits: Analysis of Service Provision Reform in Russia (Anna Tarasenko)

27.11.-10.12.2017

  • Authoritarian Modernization in Russia: Critical issues (Vladimir Gelman)
  • Choices of Russian Modernization: Towards Global Television (Saara Ratilainen)

2.1.-15.1.2018

  • Russian Influence in the Europe Between (Katalin Miklóssy)
  • Energy as geo-power in Russia – spatio-material approach to energy, the environment and power (Veli-Pekka Tynkkynen)
 Assessment
  • Web-based course with 12 hours of video lectures.
  • Discussion: Students are expected to actively ask questions and comment on others’ question in Moodle discussion platform (two comments per lecture, each about 100 words).
  • Final essay, 10-12 pages. Essays are asked to be return by 31.1.2018.
 Reading Grading is based on attendance, participation in discussions and completion of the required assignments.
Registration No later than Sep 28, 2017
https://elomake.helsinki.fi/lomakkeet/16275/lomake.html