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

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

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.

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)

Course contents

Law text connected to the Finnish labour market

Prerequisites and co-requisites


Recommended or required reading

All material you can find on itslearning

Mode of Delivery

Participation in tuition

Assessment requirements

Quizz on the legal matters (15 p)
Quizz on agenda 2020 / Cultural political material
(15 p)
Ethical paradigm (30 p)
Reflection (10 p)

You need 50 p to pass the course


  • Bäck Maria
  • Grönvall John
  • Ådahl Susanne
  • Enkvist Joachim


Ådahl Susanne

Group size

No limit

Assignments valid until

12 months after course has ended

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