China is rapidly becoming a genuine super power. This minor studies program provides a unique opportunity to gain an interdisciplinary insight in to the rising and increasingly heterogenic China and its escalating engagement in the Arctic regions. This minor program- me is special, not only in the sense that it provides a complementary and comprehensive understanding of domestic driving forces, consistencies and inconsistencies of globalizing China, but focuses on Chinese increasing activities in the Arctic regions.
The completion of the minor studies program will provide students good skills, conceptual and theoretical tools of understanding domestic trajectories of globalizing China and enable students to successfully interact with Chinese institutions and individuals in global and regional (Arctic) context.
The program is designed for Finnish and foreign degree students, exchange and Open university students from all disciplines. Leading national and visiting international specialists in their respective fields teach in the program. The teaching language is English. Study material are in English and consist and written, video and documentary material.
The minor studies program consists of six 5 study credits courses of which students can freely choose the required 25 study credits for their minor studies. Teaching period of the courses extends over the whole academic year. Studies can be completed by taking individual courses or completing the whole minor program. Students are required to register for all courses in advance by using WebOodi system.