Thematic curriculum of the doctoral programme

 

Sustainable natural resource policy, 5 ECTS

Aims
After the completion of the course the student is:
• able to use and apply the central concepts, theoretical backgrounds and research approaches in sustainable natural resource policy
• familiar with the cross-disciplinary research within the topic
• able to identify the core questions of sustainable natural resource policy
• understand the educational perspectives in relation to sustainable natural resource policy

Description
The course introduces and discusses the concepts, theoretical background, research approaches and eco-social dimensions of sustainable natural resource policy drawing from the research traditions within the social sciences, humanistic research and law.

 

Northern cultural studies, 5 ECTS

Aims
After the completion of the course, the student:
• knows the central theoretical and methodological research approaches in Northern Cultural Studies (Sami, Finnish and Arctic people)
• recognizes the differences and meanings between different research traditions, concepts and methods both from the epistemological perspective as well as in the research practices
• identifies the various socio-ecological environments, practices and meaning of cultures in Northern Cultural Studies

Description
The course introduces and discusses the research traditions in Northern Cultures Studies. The course examines the cultural diversity of the regions and the problematic of cultural existence through Northern Cultures Studies drawing from the research traditions within the social sciences, humanistic research and law.

 

Perception, interpretation and representation of environment, 5 ECTS

Aims
After completing the course the student is able to
• perceive the basics and concepts of eco-social environmental studies
• recognize the cultural practices in the perception and use of the eco-social environment
• create and apply visual material and participatory artistic methods for eco-social and cultural environments
• analyze the representations of eco-social and cultural environments
• utilize the interplay between art and science in representing the research results

Description
The course introduces and discusses the relationship between human and nature, as well as the basics, concepts and the dimensions of eco-social environment drawing from the research traditions within the social sciences, humanistic research and law.

 

The legitimacy and justice of natural resource governance, 5 ECTS

Aims
After completing the course the student:
• knows the theoretical and methodological background of the central normative policy for governing the natural resources
• recognizes the central social, cultural and eco-social factors affecting the legitimacy of government of the natural resources

Description
The course introduces and discusses the basics of natural resource governance, the questions of its legitimacy and justice to manage natural resources according to different policy instruments, and the eco-social dimensions of natural resource governance drawing from the research traditions within the social sciences, humanistic research and law.