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13.2.2020 at 09:00 - 9.3.2020 at 23:59
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Mon 9.3. 10-12. Porthania, PIII
Sirkku Varjonen
Opening of the course

Mon 16.3. 10-12. Porthania, PIII
PhD researcher Emma Nortio (Social psychology, University of Helsinki)
"The concepts of justice and equality in immigration rhetoric"

Mon 23.3. 10-12. Porthania, PIII
Associate professor Lena Näre (Sociology, University of Helsinki)
"Sociological approaches to in/equality and social justice"

Mon 30.3. 10-12. Porthania, PIII
Research associate Maija Jäppinen (Social sciences, Åbo Akademi University)
"Social justice and rights-based practice in social work"

Mon 6.4. 10-12. U35, (Unioninkatu 35) Aud116. Please note the exceptional location!
University lecturer Jukka Lipponen (Social psychology, University of Helsinki)
"Justice in organizations"

Mon 20.4. 10-12. Porthania, PIII
Professor Karri Silventoinen (Population research unit)
"Social health inequalities"

Mon 20.4. 12:30-14:00. Kielikeskus, juhlasali, (Fabianinkatu 26). Please note the exceptional time and location!
Associate professor Johanna Rainio-Niemi (Political history, University of Helsinki)
"Equality and justice in the history of Finnish / Nordic societies and politics?"

Mon 27.4. 10-12. Porthania, PIII
Professor Inga Jasinskaja-Lahti (Social psychology, University of Helsinki)
"Perceived (in)justice and interethnic relations"

Mon 9.3.2020
10:15 - 11:45
Mon 16.3.2020
10:15 - 11:45
Mon 23.3.2020
10:15 - 11:45
Mon 30.3.2020
10:15 - 11:45
Mon 6.4.2020
10:15 - 11:45
Mon 20.4.2020
10:15 - 11:45
Mon 20.4.2020
12:15 - 13:45
Mon 27.4.2020
10:15 - 11:45


The lecture course is open for:

  • students of the Bachelor's Programme in Social Research and
  • exchange students of the programme.
  • Other students are also welcome.

As the number of participants is limited to 100 students, priority is given to 1.) students of Bachelor’s Programme in Social Research and exchange students of the programme, 2.) students of other Bachelor Programmes in the faculty of Social Sciences.

Basic studies in social sciences or other relevant discipline.

After completing the course the students are familiar with some of the ways the topics of equality and justice are approached in the current research within social sciences in Finland.

Bachelor studies

It is recommended that the students have completed the basic studies in social sciences or other relevant discipline.

The course will offer an introduction to current societal issues related to equality and justice in our society. The topic will be approached from the perspectives of various social sciences.

Course literature (approximately 8 articles altogether) will be announced by the beginning of the course.

Graded on a scale of 0 to 5 (0 = Fail, 1 = Passable, 2 = Satisfactory, 3 = Good, 4 = Very Good, 5 = Excellent)

Evaluation is based on the learning diary. To pass the course all course work requirements must be met.

Teaching language: English

Compulsory course work includes:

  • Attending the lectures.
  • Weekly written asignments based on lectures and provided reading (one article for each lecture).
  • A learning diary.

More information on the requirements will be given by the beginning of the course.

Lecture course