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

In this study unit the focus lies on the following
Ethical and sustainability competencies
Local and global societal competencies

SDG´s in focus:
- #4: Quality education
- #7: Affordable and clean energy
- #10: Reduced inequalities
- #13: Climate action

Learning outcomes

Upon completion of this study unit:
You are able to identify and describe the UN Sustainable
Development Goals for societal development, as well as to
identify how they are related to your field and to the
development of Nordic society as a whole. (Knowledge)
You account for the rule of law, and understand the
fundamentals of employment law as a foundation for the
Nordic societal model. (Knowledge)
You can relate your understanding of sustainable
development and ethical principles to concrete contexts in
your profession. (Skills)
You can discuss various contemporary societal topics in a
social, cultural and political context, doing so
critically and analytically. (Skills)
Stemming from your developed understanding of
sustainability and ethical principles, you are able to
reflect on the choices you make professionally. (Approach)
You reflect on your ability to contribute to your
environment while bearing in mind the Nordic welfare
model. (Approach)
You understand and use good scientific practices
(Knowledge, Skill)

Course contents

UN sustainability goals
Nordic co-operation
The basics of employment law
Sustainable development and ethics
The interaction between society and one's own

Prerequisites and co-requisites


Mode of Delivery

Participation in tuition

Assessment requirements

Examination requirements:
3 quizzes (30 %)
Group assignment (50%)
Individual assignment (20 %)


Roos Kim

Group size

No limit

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