POLM4003 Special Issues in Political Science 3 (5 cr)

Study level:
Advanced studies
Grading scale:
English, Finnish
Responsible organisation:
Department of Social Sciences and Philosophy
Curriculum periods:
2020-2021, 2021-2022, 2022-2023, 2023-2024

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A possible special course given by a researcher.


The course deals with forms of political thought and action as well as the special character of different spheres of politics.

Learning outcomes

By fulfilling this course the student understands special questions of political research connected with world politics.

Study materials

Study materials are announced during the course.


  • Agnew, J.: Geopolitics: Re-visioning World Politics 0415310067 0415310075 978-0-20341-373-9 (e-book)
  • Jackson, P.T.: Civilizing the Enemy 978-0-47209-929-0 978-0-47206-929-3 978-0-47202-228-1 (e-book)
  • Holsti, K.: Taming the Sovereigns: Institutional Change in International Politics 0-521-83403-1 0-521-54192-1 978-0-51116-416-3 (e-book)
  • Kuusisto, R.: Western Definitions of War in the Gulf and in Bosnia: The Rhetorical Frameworks of the United States, British and French Leaders in Action. 951-653-301-9
  • Lasswell, H.: Propaganda Technique in World War 0-262-12044-5 0-262-62018-9

Completion methods

Method 1

Contact teaching with written assignments, not annually available.
Evaluation criteria:
Assignments are evaluated on the basis of students’ mastery of the contents of teaching and literature, demonstrated skills in critical evaluation of arguments and the application of theoretical concepts to political issues.
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Parts of the completion methods

Teaching (5 cr)

Participation in teaching
Grading scale:
English, Finnish