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General studies

Teaching language


Type 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 about legislation as a foundation for our society
- get the student to find, use and understand the basic legislation regulating 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 Finnish Society
- describe the decision making system within local authorities
- give a brief outline of the legaslation concerning working life and the professional field of the student
- describe how the legislation within the professional field is implemented in a local authority

Course contents

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

Prerequisites and co-requisites


Previous course names


Additional information

Will be given during lectures

Recommended or required reading

Surakka Aapo:Access to Finnish Law, Helsinki 2005
ISBN 951-0-28941-8
Van Houtte Hans: The Law of International Trade, London 1995, Publisher Sweet & Maxwell
ISBN 0-421-48090-4
Material distributed by the lecturer

Study activities

  • Lectures - 45 hours
  • Exercise based learning - 0 hours
  • Individual studies - 88 hours
  • Practical training - 0 hours


  • Total workload of the course: 133 hours
  • Of which autonomous studies: 88 hours
  • Of which scheduled studies: 45 hours

Mode of Delivery

Participation in tuition

Assessment methods

  • Exams
  • Reports and productions


Wikström Göran


Blomqvist Karl

Group size

No limit

Assignments valid until

Until date 2009-12-28

Assessment methods

  • 2009-04-09 - Exams
  • Date will be announced later - Reports and productions

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