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5516122 Racism, Prejudice and Cultural Discrimination, 5 Cp 
Code 5516122  Validity 01.08.2012 -
Name Racism, Prejudice and Cultural Discrimination  Abbreviation Racism, Prejudi 
Credits5 Cp  Date of expiry  
TypeAdvanced Studies Subject0144 Sociology 
ClassStudy Unit  Hours  
Study right   Grading0-5 
Recommended scheduling 
Organisation Social Sciences, Joensuu (J) 

Päivi Armila 

Learning outcomes 

The course makes students familiar with questions of racism and anti-racism in the past and today, as well as societies’ readiness to face diversity in terms of culture, ethnicity, nationality and citizenship.


The students learn racism as a historical, political and economic ideology, as well as a frame for everyday practices and encounters.

Modes of study 

Lectures (20 hours), seminar (12 hours).

Study materials 

Study materials will be provided during the lectures.

Evaluation criteria 

Students must prove that they are able to interpret and analyse advanced research on the lecture course topic by taking a written examination based on the lectures and required reading to be evaluated 0-5. Active attendance at lectures is required.


University lecturer Päivi Armila



Further information 

Language of instruction is English.


Letter (J, K) in front of the name of the course/exam indicates the campus on which teaching or exam takes place: J = Joensuu, K = Kuopio.

Present and future teaching
Functions Name Type Cp Teacher Timetable
Register J: Racism, Prejudice and Cultural Discrimination  Lecture course  Päivi Armila,
Biljana Stankovic 
01.10.21fri 12.00-16.00
04.10.21mon 10.00-14.00
08.10.21fri 12.00-16.00
12.10.21tue 10.00-14.00
14.10.21thu 10.00-12.00
15.10.21fri 12.00-16.00

Future exams
No exams