11 August 2023
Sustainable Wellbeing & Global Perspectives
Social sciences, including Social Work, Social Psychology, Social Policy, Public Policy, and Health, play a critical role in promoting global development goals (SDG) encompassing human rights, sustainable livelihoods, relationships, as well as combating injustice and poverty. The concern of sustainable wellbeing involves improving individual wellbeing by improving the wellbeing of other members of society and the natural environment. Exposure to diverse global perspectives and case studies will allow students and academics to consider new insights as to the interdependence of social wellbeing, sustainability, and social justice.
The course program is delivered by a UEF based team of Social Work and Social Science educators and researchers and associated Erasmus scholars from Jordan, Malaysia, Namibia, Mongolia, South Africa, and Australia. Students will explore the critical conditions for promoting wellbeing through human rights, environmental, crisis preparedness and social health interventions, together with and innovations in social research and pedagogy. The course targets the learning needs of an international and Finnish students from a Social Science and Social Work background and is provided at an advanced level of studies (MA, PHD).
Janet Anand (firstname.lastname@example.org) and Natalie Joubert (email@example.com)
On completion of this subject, students will have:
Acquired a knowledge of global theories and perspective on wellbeing and sustainability
Able to engage in critical theoretical debate on current issues of wellbeing, sustainably and social justice.
An appreciation of interdisciplinary perspectives on global initiatives in wellbeing and sustainability
Developed personal educational or professional priorities in sustainable wellbeing.
This course develops the following generic skills: leadership and development, internationality, sustainability and responsibility, critical thinking, interaction and communication (cultural communication)
ECTS with an option for 3 ECTS
EUR 300: Course fee. The course fee for UEF partner university students is 250 e.
EUR 200: The course fee for exchange students starting at UEF in autumn 2023.