Introduction to Mongolian Politics and Society
Organiser: Centre for East Asian Studies, University of Turku
Instructor: Professor Lauri Paltemaa (Lectures by Professor Turtogtokh Janar from the National University of Mongolia)
Time: Available throughout the academic year 2017–18
Course Description: This course is designed to help student understand the dynamics of Mongolian politics by exploring major points in Mongolian political history, its Central Asian geo-political location in the 20th century, political democracy, changing political and economic interests towards East Asia since its democratization in the 1990s. Moreover, structure of government, political institutions, and elections will be discussed in the lectures.
Learning Outcomes: By the end of this course, students will be able to understand significant political points/foci/events in Mongolian history since its establishment in 1206 as the Great Mongol Empire to its present political settings; describe the essential features of Mongolian politics, including the constitutional system of government, elections and foreign political and economic interests; and understand significant key points in Mongolian traditional and present-day culture and society.
Taken as: Online lectures on Moodle and a final exam. You are recommended, but not required, to read the suggested literature. A home exam is arranged on the LAST FRIDAY of every month throughout the academic year 2017–18, starting from 29.9.2017.
Grading: On a scale of 1–5
Target Group: All students who wish to gain introductory knowledge on Mongolia.
Application Period: Continuous application. Link to application form.