General studies

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Type of course


Cycle/level of course


Recommended year of study


Total number of ECTS

5 cr

Competency aims

The aim of the course is to
- give the student a picture of the legislation as a foundation of our society
- get the student to find, use and understand the basic legislation about working life and the legislation in their own professional field

Learning outcomes

At the end of the course the student is expected to be able to
- use some basic legal terms and describe the court system in Finland
- explain how the European Union affects the Finnish Society
- describe the decision making system within local authorities
- give a brief outline about the legislation concerning working life and the professional field of the student
- describe how the legislation within the professional field is implemented

Course contents

Finnish Society
Legislation concerning working life
Legislation concerning business and industry
The nature of the legal order in Finland, the Nordic Countries and the European Union

Prerequisites and co-requisites


Previous course names


Additional information


Recommended or required reading

Will be announced later.

Study activities

  • Lectures - 36 hours
  • Individual- and group instruction - 26 hours
  • Small-group work - 0 hours
  • Individual studies - 73 hours


  • Total workload of the course: 135 hours
  • Of which autonomous studies: 135 hours
  • Of which scheduled studies: 0 hours

Mode of Delivery

Participation in tuition

Assessment methods

Exams (written-, oral-, home-)

Assessment requirements

You must pass the exam in the end of the course. During the course you can gather bonuscredits.


Enkvist Joachim


Aittoniemi Hellevi

Group size

No limit

Assignments valid until

Until date 2015-07-31

Assessment methods

2015-03-05 - Exams

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