Living with Globalization

Living with Globalisation is an interdisciplinary program that focuses in globalization as a many-sided process. Moreover, globalisation should be also seen as multiscalar process: it emerges from activities and processes on many geographical scales that co-exist in complex ways. In other words, globalization is also taking place on sub-national (e.g. networked global cities) and national (e.g. partial denationalization of classes) scales. On sub-national and national scale this program concentrates in Finland, but also other localities and countries will be discussed.

Globalisation has triggered, or at least complicated, many kinds of political and moral challenges, for instance, in terms of equality, sustainability, and wellbeing. In order to explore, understand and explain these challenges concretely there is often need to rethink the conceptual and methodological starting points of social sciences. Thus, challenges people (including researchers and students) are currently facing in their daily lives around the globe, and in different cultural, political, and economic conditions, are simultaneously challenges for contemporary social sciences and philosophy.

LwG courses are recommended to all students who are interested in, wish to learn more, or aim at a career in the wide field of multiculturalism, human development, economic, social and ecological sustainability, gender equality or other social justice issues.  The courses are especially suitable for students with background in social sciences, political science, philosophy, education, communication studies and history.

This interdisciplinary program is possible to complete during one semester, but the whole academic year provides more time to reflect own learning, have discussions with other students and teachers, and offers more modules to choose from.

Study modules 

In order to complete Living with Globalisation interdisciplinary program, students should complete at least five (5) modules, of which three (3) modules are “Core Courses”. Students are free to choose the other two (2), or up to four (4) from the “Optional Courses” to tailor an individual study program. Each module is 5 ects.

  Study Modules 25-35 ECTS cr.

Core Courses (obligatory):
Core courses will be offered in both semesters

Autumn 2016

Spring 2017

15 ECTS cr.

Optional Courses (choose 2-4):

Autumn 2016

Spring 2017

10-20 ECTS cr.