Geography programme is responsible for the course. The course is available to students from USP programme and exchange students (places are limited).
The course gives the student theoretical and practical understanding of Geographies of inequalities and how inequalities are produced and governed in local and global level.
The recommended time for completion is in 1. year of M.Sc. Studies.
The course consists of lectures and group works, centre on theoretical and practical understanding of urban and regional inequalities in Geography. The course scrutinizes global inequalities from the perspective of sustainable development theory and SDG implementation practices. It focuses on global sustainability links and spillover effects of policy actions taken in Finland and other developed countries globally. Moreover, it provides a snapshot on the status of SDG implementation around the world and discusses sustainability indicators. Spring 2020 the course is conducted in cooperation with the National Audit Office of Finland, with the impact area of Sustainable Governance and Public Administration. The key facilitator is Deputy Director Vivi Niemenmaa, who is specialized in sustainable development and environmental policy, and holds a PhD in Planning Geography, University of Helsinki.
Literature will be provided in the course.
The grading scale is 1-5, which will consist of the group works and course activity.
The course starts with facilitation lectures, and subsequently students will continue studying specific topics in smaller teams. These teams will conduct literature reviews, and they can conduct small studies or make GIS-analyses related to global sustainability links and inequalities. The course ends with a seminar where teams present their contributions.