economic and social history
Dear freshman of Society & change and Faculty of Social Sciences, Taso Ry warmly congratulates you for making this far! At this point we can say that the toughest part is behind us and all the hard work starts to bear fruit. Besides the excitement you must have tons of questions to ask. As you know, Society & change is a combination of four different fields of science. We’ll do our best to provide you with answers and explain what Taso means in Society & change’s alliance:
Economic and social history reflects today’s society through history. As a part of the Society & change, economic and social history observes changes in the world from the point of numbers and small human. What economic growth and industrial revolution actually mean? Why the famine of 1867-1868 is one of the most significant turning points of our history? How economic and social dimensions can estimate development? These are some of the questions economic and social history aims to dig deeper in. As a new student you’ll start with more questions than answers but as you advance in your studies you’ll find out that the tides will turn as truth isn’t always all black and white for a historian.
As a part of Society & change Taso Ry arranges events with other organizations inside the program. Traditional events are for an example spring and autumn travels, mostly into Europe, and legendary Taso’s birthdaysitsit every spring. In addition to parties we have sports every week and plenty of culture and cooperation events. We organize events and activities for students and listen to their wishes. Only sky (and the budget) is the limit for the ideas.
In addition to academic parties and different events our organization focuses on trusteeship in the university. Taso takes care that the students voices will be heard when decisions are made. To balance the studies Taso organizes events concerning the studies in the university and working life, like exchangestudent panels and excursions to potential employers. Cooperation will be made with the staff of the faculty, and we indeed have the warmest of relations with our teachers. You’ll get to talk more casually with the teachers during discipline coffees or “mölkky”-games. Our teachers are genuinely interested in our major and it’s students and always help us with our problems. You can and should go to discuss with teachers just for the sake of it.
Taso Ry is extremely glad that you will be a part of our program, Society & change (YHMU). People of Taso welcome you to the Faculty of Social Sciences, and hope to see you soon!