Virtual Studies Course Catalogue
Registration opens 3.7.2023
9.8.2023 – 27.10.2023
Gender, Conflict, and Development in the Global South
Please note that the course dates will be confirmed in due time! 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.
20.3.2023 – 15.5.2023
Ecosystem Restoration in the Tropics and Climate Change
The course investigates the degradation of tropical ecosystems and options for their restoration, including related governance and international mechanisms as well as the limits of restoration.
15.3.2023 – 30.6.2023
Globalisation and Corporate Responsibility
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.
2.3.2023 – 27.4.2023
Good governance, the rule of law and religious freedom as approaches to sustainable development in the Global South
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...
28.2.2023 – 7.5.2023
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...
13.2.2023 – 31.3.2023
Social protection and Health: Definitions, policy goals and global examples
The course will familiarise students with cross-cutting approaches in the Global South, and understand how social protection and health are interrelated. Social protection is a key policy goal of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
18.1.2023 – 22.2.2023
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...
16.1.2023 – 24.4.2023
Curriculum Development for Climate Change Education in Global South
The course will introduce the main organizational principles of climate change education and education for sustainable development, as curricula should be developed and fitted to cultural contexts.
1.11.2022 – 31.1.2023
Climate Change and Trade in the Global South
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.
24.10.2022 – 16.12.2022
Towards Sustainable Development Goals: Nexus 2.0 of Water, Food and Energy
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...
14.9.2022 – 23.11.2022
Concepts of Sustainability
The course contents comprise concepts, definitions and dimensions of sustainable development, indicators for sustainability, cases from different parts of the world.
7.9.2022 – 16.11.2022
Social Movements in the Global South
The course has its main focus on the Global South, given that it will examine different kinds of social movements in the Global South. Through case studies, diverse problematics related to social justice and environmentally and socially sustainable development in the Global South will be explored...
5.9.2022 – 18.10.2022
Decolonising Sustainable Development? Introductory lessons from the Global South
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.