Degree Programmes conducted in Swedish 2014–

Degree Programme in Civic Activity and Youth Work (210 cr)

Degree: Bachelor of Humanities
Qualification title: Bachelor of Humanities
Duration of studies: 3,5 years
CodeNameCr/year/total
Realization plans
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Gru

Core studies

51 cr
ME10US24    24 cr
ME10US04

Experiential Education 1



The students
- feel secure in nature
- are able to plan and lead educational activities in outdoor spaces
- are able to consider the environmental aspects of their work
- are able to make a security plan and consider security aspects in their activities
1
6    6 cr
ME10US05

Experiential Education 2



The students
- are able to apply experiential education and group dynamics in order to further a positive group development in various communities
1
3    3 cr
ME10US06

Creative Activities 1



The students
- have an understandig of the artistically creative process and the communication that might occure when people meet through creative activities
1
3    3 cr
ME10US07

Creative Activities 2



The students
- are able to work in an experimental and evaluative way
- are able to apply theit knowledge of group processes when working with creative processes in various communities
1
6    6 cr
ME10US03

Group Dynamics



The students
* are able to identify their own development needs and develop their knowledge as member of a group
* take responsibility for their own activities and act according to the methods agreed within the group
* are capable of collaborative learning and of sharing their knowledge
* are able to listen to others and present information
* take other people into consideration
* understand the significance of group dynamics and are able to apply knowledge on group processes in various communities
1
6    6 cr
ME10MU27    27 cr
ME10MU01

The Professional Image of a Community Educator



The students
* know the central competences, values, targets and tasks of a community educator
* are aware of the significance of civic activity and youth work in society
* know the central legislation and the central actors within youth work and civic activity in Finland
1
3    3 cr
ME10MU02

Leisure Time



The students
* understand leisure time as a context for identity creation and self expression
* understand leisure as an occupational field and research object
1
3    3 cr
ME10MU03

Municipal Decision Making and Administration



The students
* know the structures of municipal decision making
* know the principles of municipal organisation and the financing of youth work
1
3    3 cr
ME10MU04

Associations



The students
* are able to apply the Associations Act
*know and understand the social and financial connections between associations and non-governmental organisations
1
3    3 cr
YH10IN01

Introduction to University Studies



The students
* know their own university, field of study and learning style
* reflect on their studies and future plans and are aware of the importance of personal development in relation to life-long learning and their profession
* are able to create their own knowledge and their personal learning environments
* are familiar with the research process
* know how to research and critically evaluate information
* are able to plan, carry out and evaluate processes
* know how to apply the tools of project planning and administration
* are able to work with others in groups and teams regardless of background
1
6    6 cr
YH10FI01

Finnish



The students
* are able to express themselves in a professional manner in speech and writing in working life situations, including an ability to encounter clients and co-operation partners
* know the central terminology in Finnish of their field and are able to read specialist literature for their studies, in their future occupation and for their professional development
*display such knowledge of the Finnish language as is required of public employees by law (424/2003). This means that the student must display a satisfactory (grade 1, 2 or 3) or good (grade 4 or 5) ability to use Finnish in speech and writing. Oral and written abilities are assessed separately.
1
3    3 cr
YH10SV01

Swedish



The students
* are able to communicate orally and in writing in a structured and linguistically adequate way, according to the requirements of working life and society
* are familiar with the working process for academic writing and know how to use a reference system
* are aware of various channels for researching information and are able to report according to the rules of standard composition
1
3    3 cr
ME10MU05

ICT



The students
* know how to use word processing software
* are able to use software for visualising oral presentations and creating posters
* know the basics of calculation software
* realise the opportunities the social media offer youth work and civic activity
* are able to use social media for informing, engaging and influencing
3    3 cr
Yrk

Professional studies

96 cr
ME10PA 24   24 cr
ME10PA05

Life Cycle Psychology 1



The students
- undersatnd the theoretical basis of the behavioral sciences
- understand the laws of human development and individual variations
1
 6   6 cr
ME10PA06

Life Cycle Psychology 2



The students
- have knowledge of the living conditions of young persons, youth cultures and challenges caused by development
1
 3   3 cr
ME10PA07

Educational Work 1



The students
- understand the theoretical base of education
- are able to reflect upon their own basic educational attitude
1
 3   3 cr
ME10PA08

Educational Work 2



The students
- are able to fomulate aims, choose methods and instruct according to the wishes, needs, age and life situation of the target group
- are able to apply a gender-sensitive approach in their educational work
1
 6   6 cr
ME10PA03

Educational Activities in Special Groups



The students
* know the supporting structures and mechanisms of society and the service systems and actors who work for persons with special needs
* are able to use participation furthering methods and to support persons with special needs
* are able to apply the basic values of their field, and also the principles of occupational ethics within it in their activities
1
 3   3 cr
ME10PA04

Environmental Education



The students
* are able to apply pedagogical methods for creating an environmental responsibility
* take responsibility for their activities and act according to agreed methods
1
 3   3 cr
ME10IG 24   24 cr
ME10IG01

Integration, Refugees and Immigration



The students
* are able to explore multicultural issues at international, national and local levels
* are familiar with the structures and mechanisms in society that further integration
* have knowledge of the service systems and actors that work with integration
1
 6   6 cr
ME10IG02

Human Rights



The students
* know the international agreements and actors that work for human rights
* know how international agreements are considered in national legislation
* know the national legislation within human rights
1
 3   3 cr
ME10IG03

Multicultural Work



The students
* are able to instruct groups and communities consisting of persons of various backgrounds by using methods furthering participation and integration
* are able to act according to their own values and present arguments to support it
* develop their own cultural sensitivity
1
 3   3 cr
ME10IG04

International Youth Work



The students
* understand the opportunities of internationalisation within civic activity and youth work
* know the national and international actors and programmes relevant for the field
* understand the general aims of intercultural education and are able to apply them
* are able to work in multicultural working environments
1
 3   3 cr
UOÅ10HU01

Sustainable Development



The students
* know that sustainable development includes ecological, economical, technical, social and cultural aspects, which are all interdependent
* understand that the opportunities for future survival and a good life are dependent on a sustainable utilization of nature, people and the environment
* know how to consider the ecological, social and cultural aspects of sustainable development as well as aspects of availability in all their activities and to operate in their own working environment in a sustainable manner
* are able to take responsibility for contributing to a globally sustainable social development

Competence within sustainable development also includes the following: communicative and social competence, ethical competence, competence within developmental activities, international competence, competence within organisations and society.
1
 3   3 cr
YH10EN01

English



The students
* are able to communicate professionally orally and in writing in various working life situations
* know the central terminology in English of their own field and are able to read the main contents of specialist literature
* hold a positive attitude to developing their receptive and productive language abilities and know the relevant tools for this, and
* are aware of cultural differences in international contexts
1
 3   3 cr
UOÅ10IL01

Introduction to Intercultural Leadership



The students
* understand cultural differences and are able to co-operate with persons regardless of their background
* reflect on their own cultural identity and their own attitudes
* know what is characteristic for a multicultural society
* understand the impacts of internationalisation and its opportunities in their own professional field
*understand what is needed for good management in multicultural environments
1
 3   3 cr
ME10SI  24  24 cr
ME10SI04

Participation and Influence Methods 1



The students
- understand the motives for participation of individuals and are able to analyse their own participation and influence on the participation of others
- are able to instruct various target groups consisting of members of various ages by using methods that further participation
- are able to analyse the actors in the field from a participation perspective
- are able to apply the principles for sustainable development in their activities, focussing on social sustainability, and are aware of the social responsibility of organisations
- are able to analyse phenomena and consider the perspectives of the individual, community and society when making decisions
1
  6  6 cr
ME10SI05

Participation and Influence Methods 2



The students
- are familiar with the various forums for influence and are able to use various tools for obtaining participation
- know the living conditions of young people and are able to support the participation and citizenship of young people
- are able to support individuals with special need for support considering the relevant legislation
1
  3  3 cr
ME10SI02

Social Structures



The students
* know the structures and service systems of society and are able to explore and analyse social phenomena at local, national and international levels
* have knowledge of social systems and social policy and of how these can be used to influence people’s living conditions
* are able to identify power structures in society and have developed a critical attitude towards oppressive structures
* know what opportunities for social influence there are, which can be used for developing their own industry
1
  6  6 cr
ME10SI03

Inclusion



The students
* know the importance of various communities for the development of individuals
* are able to make use of the resources and development potential of a group in order to strengthen the individual and the group’s opportunities for action and influence
* know and can use inclusive methods for the development of individuals and groups
1
  6  6 cr
UOÅ10FM01

Research Methodology



The students
* are able to apply the research process systematically and flexibly in the degree thesis process and in projects
* are able to apply research ethics in the research process
* are able to understand and apply qualitative and quantitative methods
* are able to study and analyse scientific texts and to see the connection between research and practical activities
* are able to use evidence-based knowledge
* are able to form a personal opinion and to ask relevant questions
1
  3  3 cr
ME10LM   15 15 cr
ME10LM01

Multiprofessional Management



The students
* are, in their role as experts and developers of working life, able to apply the values of their own field, and also the principles of its occupational ethics
* are able to collaborate with and lead others in multiprofessional teams and communities
* are able to apply the principles of sustainable development in their work and are aware of the social responsibility of their working community and organisation
* consider the perspectives of the individual, working community and society when making decisions
* are capable of leading various projects and working in a project-based way within various working communities
1
   6 6 cr
ME10LM02

Development Workshop



The students
* are able to take initiatives and have the ability to foresee changes in the leisure behaviour of individuals
* are able to develop in collaboration with others and understand the significance of various knowledge in order for creative processes to appear
* are able to see various opportunities in the activities and have a developmental attitude
* are able to utilise research results in development work
1
   3 3 cr
UOÅ10AJ01

Law and Legislation in Working Life



The students
* know what opportunities for social influence are available which can be used for developing their own field
* know the operating forms of occupational life and can act in a working community
* know and can apply occupational laws
* know the main principles for the operations and management of organisations and are prepared to lead work within these
* know the social and financial connections within organisations of their own field
*are able to assess the activities of the working community by planning, organising and developing the work in changing situations in occupational life
1
   3 3 cr
UOÅ10EF01

Business Economy and Entrepreneurship



The students
* understand enterprise and entrepreneurship by knowing the financial factors of profitability, the monetary transactions of business, the role of accounts, the basics of periodization and the structure of profit and loss accounts and balance sheets, and by possessing knowledge of the economics of entrepreneurship from the development of a business idea to business activities
1
   3 3 cr
ME10UA  9  9 cr
ME10UA01

Research and Development Methods



The students
* are, in their roles as experts and developers of working life, able to apply the values of their own field, and also the principles of its occupational ethics
* are familiar with suitable methods within research and development, and are able to carry out challenging projects within their activities using these
1
  3  3 cr
ME10UA02

Future Visions and Pro-Activity



The students
* are able to learn together with others and share their knowledge within cross-sectoral working communities
* are able to take initiative and have the ability to foresee changes
* are familiar with tools and methods for identifying trends and needs for change
* are able to initiate innovative processes and products
* possess a pride in their profession and an understanding of the aims of their work and the significance of occupational ethics
* can handle change and are able to see and make use of various opportunities for learning and activities
1
  6  6 cr
Pra

Work placement

33 cr
ME10PR     33 cr
ME10PR019    9 cr
ME10PR02 12   12 cr
ME10PR03  12  12 cr
Val

Elective studies

15 cr
ME10VA     15 cr
Lär

Degree thesis

15 cr
  15  15 cr


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