Co-op Network Studies

Tehostekuva

COOP8 Co-operatives and Sustainable Development

Course code 899021
Abbreviation COOP8
Credits 5
Timing Spring period 2013, IV period, 11.3. 19.5.2013
Person in charge Shimelles Tenaw, Helsinki University
Connections to other study modules COOP1 or equivalent

Objective The purpose of the study model is that after completing the course on co-operatives and sustainable development, the students will be able to acquire basic knowledge about sustainable development and the way co-operatives respond to the questions of sustainable development. The course will familiarize the students with the concepts, basics and history of sustainable development as well as the connections to the global and Finnish co-operative enterprises.

Content The concepts, basics and history of sustainable development as well as the connections to the global co-operative organizations and the Finnish large and small -scale co-operative enterprises are covered by the course. Additionally a comparison picture of the co-operative operational mode, the challenges and solutions from the point of view of sustainable development in Finland and in developing countries are presented by the course. The key issues in connection to sustainable development deal with for example the role of co-operatives in poverty alleviation and peace-building in developing countries.

Realisation and working methods Web course

Study material and literature will be announced later

Assessment Written assignments and active participation

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