Virtual Studies Course Catalogue

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The course will analyse a variety of disciplinary theory and application relating to the formation, analysis and evaluation of some of the main international development policies currently pertaining to developing country governments.
Registration opens 25.2.2019
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 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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This introductory course introduces students to main concepts and key issues in global development and sustainability. Firstly, the course outlines how different perceptions of global development and sustainability have been portrayed in development thought and theories. Secondly, the course maps...
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29.1.2019 – 30.4.2019

Implications on Climate Change

Photo credit: Erik Bonsdorff, The Nordenskiöld Glacier, West Greenland, August 2013.
Climate change is a major concern for our future life supporting systems and will evitable have different consequences in different regions of the world. The efforts to mitigate and adapting to this challenge will influence all societal sectors. The ecological implications have already affected...
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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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14.1.2019 – 28.4.2019

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 course focuses on the idea of sustainable tourism development with emphasis on tourism in Global South. The course examines the conceptual and practical dimensions of sustainable tourism, its relationship with sustainable development in general and the applicability and problems associated with...
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Objective of this course is to introduce the students to the humanitarian crisis aspects of various types of disasters. 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 suffers;...
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19.9.2018 – 28.11.2018

Concepts of Sustainability

Course contents comprises concepts, definitions and dimensions of sustainable development, indicators for sustainability, cases from different parts of the world.
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1.10.2018 – 31.10.2018

Public Health in Humanitarian Crises

Image by: 2006 Gabrielle Bardall, Courtesy of Photoshare
Objective of this course is to introduce the students to the humanitarian crisis aspects of various types of disasters. 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 suffers;...
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Image by: © 2003 Melissa May, Courtesy of Photoshare
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.