Virtual Studies Course Catalogue

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After the course students will be familiar with globalization and corporate (social) responsibility, as well as the Millennium and the Sustainable Development Goals (MDGs and SDGs) of UN. Students will understand their contents and the kind of possibilities and challenges they set for companies.
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16.3.2020 – 17.5.2020

Migration, Development and Human Rights

The course aims to provide the participants with the necessary tools to understand and to discuss the interface between migration, development and human rights at the global level.
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The course introduces students to the meaning of mixed methods (MM) research, the philosophical underpinnings of MM research, various MM designs, sampling and data collection in MM research, and data analysis and interpretations in MM research.
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3.2.2020 – 22.3.2020

Water and Society

Water supply and sanitation (WSS) are a key element in the development of societies. The water history course will remind us that decisions about and management of water resources and services over the long-term are to a large extent public by nature. As water systems and water use have expanded...
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1.2.2020 – 30.4.2020

Global Education Development

1) Education development globally: education as one of the sustainable development goals (SDG4), education policies, trends, challenges and international cooperation   2) Research in education development, education in sustainability and development education  3) Connections between local,...
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13.1.2020 – 15.3.2020

Introduction to Development Economics

The course aims to provide an outline of the main issues underpinning development economics today, by outlining simple theory and providing extensive applied evidence from developing countries.
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13.1.2020 – 19.4.2020

Gender and Development

The course content offers an outline of debates about gender and gender equality in social sciences and Development Studies.
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The objectives of the course are to introduce the key concepts in interdisciplinary research on gender-related violence, and to illustrate through multidisciplinary research examples the diverse forms of violence and the ways gender-related violence is entangled with contemporary global...
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This course introduces participants to the main concepts and key issues in global development and sustainability. The course outlines first how different perceptions of global development and sustainability have been portrayed in development thought and theories. Second, it addresses structures and...
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The course gives an overview of the field of environmental studies; particularly how to reach sustainable development goals and global challenges, covering the central themes of Water and Sanitation (SDG 6), Food (SDG 2) and Energy (SDG7). These areas (SDG goals) are highly intertwined with each...
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1.10.2019 – 31.10.2019

Trade and Development

The course gives an overview of how exchange in general and international market exchange (international trade) in particular are related to different aspects of development. It also gives the possibility to relate the standard economics trade and development theories/models to other theories of...
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1.10.2019 – 22.11.2019

Global and Local Public Health Issues

The objective of this course is to introduce the students to the humanitarian crisis aspects of various types of disasters. The course will present real-life examples of how public health is compromised in a disaster; how the human rights get violated; who are vulnerable groups; how environment...
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19.9.2019 – 31.10.2019

Social Realities in the Global South

The course explores social realities in the global South. It seeks to understand people's daily realities and lived experiences and the challenges involved.
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18.9.2019 – 27.11.2019

Concepts of Sustainability

The course contents comprise concepts, definitions and dimensions of sustainable development, indicators for sustainability, cases from different parts of the world.