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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The course covers the underestimated topic of good governance, the rule of law and religious freedom as approaches to sustainable development in the Global South. The objective is to understand the links between the mentioned approaches to sustainable development in chosen societies in the Global...
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1.2.2024 – 30.4.2024

Global Education Development

This course gives an overview of: 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, and...
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17.1.2024 – 21.2.2024

Global Extractivisms and Alternatives

The main framing component of the course is the analysis of extractivism(s) and the implications for prospects and development of actionable and sustainable alternatives. The course will examine the different social and global contexts in which extractivisms are rooted and deployed. Students will...
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This interdisciplinary course gives an overview of migrant/displaced trends in the Global South, the existing migration policies in the Global North to provide education for migrant/displaced children, and the roles that teacher and teacher education play in migrant/displaced pedagogy.
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This course provides a framework for thinking about climate change and its consequences for international trade, addressing how we can better reconcile the competing objectives of international trade, measures on adaptation and mitigation of climate change, and poverty alleviation.
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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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This course introduces notions and practices on food system transition and food entrepreneurship with specific reference to sustainability and innovation practices, with a focus on Finland and the African continent.
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13.9.2023 – 30.11.2023

Concepts of Sustainability

The course contents comprise concepts, definitions and dimensions of sustainable development, indicators for sustainability, cases from different parts of the world.
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The course introduces literature on critical development studies and civic activism to familiarise and understand the colonial legacy of development studies, decolonial thinking, and current debates on knowledge and practices in the field.
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This course examines the relationship among gender, conflict and development and introduces theories related to them. Thoughts, approaches, and practices related to conflict transformation are also issues the course addresses.