Global South Studies (25 cp)
The minor will cater for multidisciplinary learning and familiarize the student with Global South related studies offered at the various faculties of the University of Helsinki. It is open for students finalizing their bachelors or in their masters with a right to study at the University of Helsinki. The Global South minor course basket entails a variety of optional courses, plus one new and compulsory course called Introduction to Global South studies. UniPID- virtual courses are also included.
Students choose courses from the basket according to their interests, however ensuring that the entity follows the criteria of multidisciplinary approach. The minor is offered in English. As such, it supports internalization and may be included into the English Master´s Programs.
After accomplishing the entity, a Global South minor student has learned about different approaches to development and to developing country research. She or he will master basics of the concepts used in development context, and has gained perspective to the complex and interdisciplinary nature of developing country research. The minor adds a Global South twist suiting one´s major.
The entity shall be compiled according to the following regulations:
- Courses need to be taken from different disciplines, so that the 20 ECTS entity will include both humanities / social sciences (HS) and natural / life sciences (NL).
- Courses should be taken on various campuses (minimum 2).
- Max 10 ECTS can be UniPID-virtual courses.
- Courses should not be part of student´s other study entities.
Coordinator responsible for accepting the study entity
Nina Himberg, Coordinator for the University of Helsinki Global South Network (HUGS), PhD, Faculty of Agriculture and Forestry Office, Viikinkaari 11, room 349, tel. (09) 191 58974, e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
The study entity registration form GS_Registration_FORM and the study transcript should be sent to Nina Himberg, who will check the entity and forward it to registration.
The responsible Professor is Jari Valkonen, Department of Agricultural Sciences, Latokartanonkaari 7, room B144, tel.(09)191 58387
Registration of the study entity
Pirkko Kankkunen, study secretary, Department of Agricultural sciences, Latokartanonkaari 5, room C128, tel. (09) 191 58381, e-mail: email@example.com