KEKO2 Selection of optional courses of sustainable development

The aim is to strengthen the knowledge base of the student within the theme of sustainability. UTU degree students must select optional courses in total worth of 15 ECTS cr, whereas for exchange students 2 cr optional course suffices (but there is no upper limit). 
 
Note that KEKO is not responsible of arranging these courses. All the questions concerning the content and the modes of study should be addressed directly to the contact person named within the course.

 

List of courses in English that can be included in the Sustainable Development / KEKO studies 2018-2019

For the full list that includes also courses in Finnish, see the respective KEKO intranet page.

The timetables of some courses are not fixed by August 2018 (Especially the Spring 2019). Please check those timetables in PEPPI or NETTIOPSU.

Changes are possible. KEKO is not responsible for them. Contact the organizer.

VALT1535-3001 VALT1539 Climate Ethics and International Affairs, 2 ECTS

Time:  06.11.2018-30.11.2018
Responsible organizer: Political Science, Henri Vogt
Teacher: Milla Vaha
Link to Peppi: https://opas.peppi.utu.fi/fi/opintojakso/VALT1536/8581

FUTS2242 FUTU1 Foundations of Futures Studies, 5 ECTS

Timing: Mondays 3.9.-8.10.2018 in Ls 18
Responsible department/discipline: Finland Futures Research Centre
Responsible teacher: Sirkka Heinonen

FUTS2243 FUTU2 Scenario Thinking, 4 ECTS

Timing: Thursdays 6.9.-4.10.2018 at 10-12 in Ls08
Responsible department/discipline: Finland Futures Research Centre
Responsible person: Sirkka Heinonen
NOTE: FUTU 1 should be studied before FUTUS2

FUTS3257 FUTUS3 Systems thinking, 6 ECTS

Timing: Spring Semester 2019
Responsible department/discipline: Finland Futures Research Centre
Responsible teacher: Markku Wilenius
NOTE: FUTU 1 should be studied before FUTUS3
 

FUTS3260 FUTUS7 Global Challenges and Sustainable Futures, 6 cr

Timing: Spring Semester 2019, 4.-15.3.2019
Responsible discipline: Finland Futures Research Centre
Responsible teacher: Minna Santaoja
NOTE: FUTU 1 should be studied before FUTUS3
More info: https://opas.peppi.utu.fi/fi/opintojakso/FUTS3260/1231 
 

EKOL4102 Environmental Ecology, 5 ECTS

Timing: Spring 2019
Responsible department: Biology
Teacher responsible: Tapio Eeva

MUSE1152  Cultural Sustainability 5 ECTS

Timing: Spring 2019
Responsible department: School of history, culture and arts studies/museology (Minor)
Responsible teachers: Sofia Paasikivi, Katriina Siivonen

YMPS6002 Environment and Development 2-4 ECTS

Timing:
Tuesday 30.10. at 10-12 Ecology Seminar Room (LT215)
Wednesday 31.10. at 10-12 Ecology Course Room (KH251)
Tuesday 6.11. at 10-12 Ecology Seminar Room
Thursday 8.11. at 8-10 Ecology Seminar Room
Monday 12.11. at 10-12 Ecology Course Room (KH251)
Tuesday 27.11. at 10-12 Ecology Seminar Room (Student presentations)
Thursday 29.11. at 8-10 Ecology Seminar Room (Student presentations)
Tuesday 4.12 at 10-12 Ecology Seminar Room (Student presentations)
Tuesday 11.12. at 10-12 Ecology Seminar Room (Student presentations)
Thursday 13.12. at 8-10 Ecology Seminar Room (Student presentations)
Both LT215 and KH251 are located on the 2nd floor of Natura Building.
  • Sign-up via Nettiopsu until 30.10.
Responsible department/ discipline: Environmental Science
Responsible teacher: Timo Vuorisalo

JO13/KV16 Responsible Business: an introduction, 6 ECTS

Timing: Fridays 07.09.-12.10.2018 at 9-12 in Osuuskauppa-Sali.
Department/discipline: TSE Management and Organization
Responsible person: Marileena Mäkelä

LT012054 LR07, 4 Corporate Responsibility Reporting, 2 ECTS

Timing: Thursdays 6.9.-11.10.2018 at 14-16 in Ls 19
Responsible department/ discipline: TSE Finance and accounting
Responsible person: Oana Apostol
NOTE: The course starts from the basics of corporate reporting, so it can be followed without prior knowledge of the subject matter.

KV203120  KVS13 New Challenges of Global Business, 6 ECTS

Timing: Thursdays 6.9.-11.10.2018 at 10-12 in Ls 01
Responsible department: TSE International Business
Responsible person: Esa Stenberg

TJS16 Information Technology and Ethics, 6 ECTS

Timing: Mondays 3.9.-3.12.2018 at 14-18 in Ls010
Responsible department: TSE Information Systems Science
Responsible person: Kai Kimppa

TMe2 Globalisation and corporate responsibility, 5 ECTS

Timing: Spring semester 2019
Responsible department: TSE Economic geography
Responsible person: Jarmo Nikander / Anna-Maija Kohijoen

EAST0028 Urban East Asia, 3ECTS

Timing: Spring Semester 2019
Responsible department/discipline: East Asian Studies
Person in charge: Outi Luova

EAST0026 China's Urban Governance and Sustainability, 2 ECTS

Timing: Book Exam
Responsible department/discipline: East Asian Studies
Person in charge: Outi Luova

SOSI0204 Social inequality, 3 ECTS

Timing: Spring Semester 2019
Responsible department/discipline: Dept. Of Social Research
Responsible teacher: Irene Prix

FNSC1112 Nordic Welfare State from a Comparative View, 3-5 ECTS

Timing: Mondays and Wednesdays 19.11.-3.12.2018 at 10-12 in Luentosali Pub5 (Pub5)
Responsible department/discipline: Finnish-Nordic Society and Culture
Responsible teacher: Lauri Mäkinen

BSRS0032 History of Pollution and Protection of the Baltic Sea, 5 cr

Timing: Please contact teacher for more information.
Department: Baltic Sea Region Studies
Responsible teacher: Simo Laakkonen
OBS: Course held in Pori campus.

NOCU0001 Introduction to Cultural and Social Resilience, 5 ECTS

https://opas.peppi.utu.fi/en/course/NOCU0001/7121
Timing: Thursdays 6.9.2018-11.10.2018 at 12:00-16:00 in Pub4, Luentosali Pub4
Responsible teacher: NOCURE university lecturer

NOCU0009 Anthropogenic Change and Sustainable Governance, 5 ECTS

https://opas.peppi.utu.fi/en/course/NOCU0009/7690
Timing: contact the lecturer
Responsible teacher: NOCURE university lecturer

XSTL1052-3001 Localized Learning of Urban Planning and Policy in the Baltic Sea Region 6 ECTS

Registration through the link in PEPPI by Monday the 3rd September 2018 at 3 pm
https://opas.peppi.utu.fi/fi/opintojakso/XSTL1052/7877
Timing: 11.09.2018-06.10.2018
Responsible teacher: Sampo Ruoppila

 

Asianet.fi on-line courses:
see: http://www.asianet.fi

The Asian Programme is an interdisciplinary study programme which gives students basic knowledge of East, Southeast and South Asia. After taking the introductory courses the students can deepen their knowledge with business and cultural history. Students can either take the whole Asian Programme or individual courses.
Master's level online courses offer advanced knowledge on Asia. Courses focus on political, social, cultural and economic issues of Asian countries. The Master's level courses are aimed for students who have already acquired some knowledge about Asia or on the specialty of the particular course. These courses can be used to supplement the student's studies as part of the degree programme provided by the student's own university or can be combined with other teaching offered by the University Network for Asian Studies.

Contemporary East Asia (6 ECTS)

Organiser: Centre for East Asian Studies, University of Turku
Instructor: University Teacher Silja Keva (silja.keva@utu.fi)
Timing: Autumn 2018, course starts 1st of October, 2018.

Contemporary Southeast Asia - State formation and environmental change (5 ECTS)

Course organiser: University of Helsinki
Course teacher: Anu Lounela, Mira Käkönen (University of Helsinki)
Times: Autumn 2018
Contact info: ulla.morelli@utu.fi

Culture in East and Southeast Asia (5 ECTS)

Organiser: University of Turku, Centre for East Asian Studies
Instructor: Jukka Aukia        
Time: Spring 2019
Application period: Application period open September 3-23, 2018. 

Business in East and Southeast Asia (6 ECTS)

Organiser: Aalto University School of Business
Instructor: Dr. Lu Wei           
Time: Spring 2019
Application period: Application period open September 3-23, 2018

Contemporary South Asia (5 ECTS)

Organiser: Department of History and Ethnology, University of Jyväskylä
Instructor: Jukka Jouhki, Department of History and Ethnology, University of Jyväskylä
Time: Spring 2019
Application period: Application period open September 3-23, 2018
 

UniPiD virtual courses:

KEKO students can also include a wide range of UniPiD (Finnish University Partnership for International Development) virtual courses in their KEKO studies, see: http://www.unipid.fi/en/courses/

Contemporary Environmental Conflicts  5 ECTS

Course dates: 03.09.2018-19.10.2018
Registration dates: 14.08.2018-27.08.2018
Coordinating University: University of Helsinki
Coordinator: Liina-Maija Quist

Public Health in Humanitarian Crises 5 ECTS

Course Dates: 01.10.2018-31.10.2018
Registration Dates: 01.08.2018-31.08.2018
Coordinating University: University of Eastern Finland
Coordinator: Mari Aalto, e-mail: mari.aalto(at)uef.fi
 Course Level: General

Mixed-Methods Research in Development Studies 5 ECTS

Course Dates: 12.09.2018-14.11.2018
Registration Dates: 12.08.2018-31.08.2018
Coordinating University: University of Helsinki
Coordinator: Gutu Wayessa (gutu.wayessa@helsinki.fi)
Course Level: General

Global and Local Public Health Issues 5 ECTS

Course Dates: 28.09.2018-7.11.2018
Registration Dates: 13.08.2018-10.09.2018
Coordinating University: University of Eastern Finland
Coordinator: Annika Männikkö, Institute of Public Health and Clinical Nutrition, e-mail: annika.mannikko(at)uef.fi
Course Level: General

Concepts of Sustainability 5 ECTS

Course Dates: 19.9-28.11.2018
Registration Dates: 20.08.2018-3.09.2018
Coordinating University: Åbo Akademi University
Coordinator: Sinikka Suomalainen, sinikka.suomalainen(at)abo.fi
Course Level: General

Global Contexts of Violence - Gender Related Violence in the Landscape of Global Vulnerabilities 5 ECTS

Course Dates: 29.10.2018-14.12.2018
Registration Dates: 3.9.2018-5.10.2018
Coordinating University: University of Oulu
Coordinator: Suvi Pihkala, e-mail suvi.pihkala(at)oulu.fi

Introduction to Global Development and Sustainability 5 ECTS

Course dates: 29.10.2018-16.12.2018
Registration dates: 15.09.2018-14.10.2018
Coordinating university: University of Helsinki
Coordinators: Eija Ranta (eija.ranta[at]helsinki.fi)

Development and Sustainable Tourism in the Global South 5 ECTS

Course Dates: 30.10.2018-20.12.2018
Registration Dates: 25.09.2018-15.10.2018
Coordinating University: University of Oulu
Coordinators: Kaarina Tervo-Kankare (kaarina.tervo-kankare[at]oulu.fi)
Course staff: PhD Kaarina Tervo-Kankare, Professor Jarkko Saarinen
Course Level: General

Implications on Climate Change 5 ECTS

http://www.unipid.fi/en/course/41/implications_on_climate_change/
Course dates: 29 January 2019-30 April 2019
Registration date: 1 December 2018-18 January 2019
Coordinating University: Åbo Akademi University
Course coordinator: Ea Maria Blomqvist, ea.blomqvist@abo.fi
Course level: General

International Development Policy and Analysis 5 ECTS

Course Dates:11.3.2019-10.5.2019
Registration Dates :11.2.2019-1.3.2019
Coordinating University: University of Helsinki
Coordinator(s): David Lawson (unipiddevpolicy@gmail.com)
Course Level: General
HILMA web-based Gender Studies courses
 

SDG Academy's courses:

The SDG Academy creates and curates free, graduate-level courses on sustainable development for students around the world. For the autumn semester, course enrolment ended already on 12 August 2018. SDG Academy opens new courses on regular bases; KEKO students are encouraged to follow their website for more information. As these are not courses offered by the University of Turku, credits must be negotiated beforehand with KEKO teacher.
  • Planetary boundaries and human opportunities (2 ECTS).
  • Transforming Development: The Science and Practice of Resilience Thinking (1 ECTS).
  • Sustainable Cities (2 ECTS)
  • Feeding a Hungry Planet: Agriculture, Nutrition and Sustainability (1 ECTS)
  • Sustainable Food Systems: a Mediterranean Perspective (1 ECTS)
 

Other KEKO-relevant courses:

In addition to above courses, the student may include in KEKO some other courses that are relevant for his/ her sustainability interests. The suitability of these courses must always be agreed beforehand with the responsible teacher of KEKO.

It is also possible to supplement sustainability studies with 1-2 cr applied KEKO-essay on some sustainability issue that is of interest for the student. Ask for the guidelines for the essay from the responsible teacher of KEKO, with whom the topic of the essay must also be agreed beforehand.

 
 

 

Asiasana:
Tagit:
​​It is also possible to include
other courses than mentioned
in the list (for example courses
that have been taken in other
universities), if the course will
support the learning process
under the theme.
 
These courses must be
negotiated with the coordinator: keko@utu.fi.

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