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Diversity Management and Global Citizenship (5 cr)

Code: KE00CH94-3001

General information


01.07.2022 - 04.09.2022


05.09.2022 - 18.12.2022

Number of ECTS credits allocated

5 op

Virtual portion

5 op

Mode of delivery

Distance learning


Kielikeskus (LAB)



Teaching languages

  • English


15 - 40

Degree programmes

  • Language studies LAB
  • Language studies LUT
  • Bachelor’s Degree Programme in Sustainable Solutions Engineering


  • Jaana Häkli

Scheduling groups

  • Verkkoluento (Size: 0. Open UAS: 0.)



Small groups

  • Verkkoluento 1

Learning outcomes

The student is able to:
- understand different concepts of diversity and inclusion in the workplace and their impact on organizations
- understand cultural differences in management and leadership
- recognize the benefits of managing diversity in organizations
- lead diverse individuals and teams
- understand global impacts of their own actions and the importance of a global mindset in today’s world.

Implementation and methods of teaching

Study methods: webinars, independent studying of prerecorded lectures, literature, videos, websites, individual and pair/group assignments depending on class size.

Timing and attendance

Webinars are held every two weeks starting from 20.9. Active attendance is expected.
The course has two implementations a year, starting from September and in January

Learning material and recommended literature

Available on Moodle.

Alternative completion methods

No alternative methods.

Learning environment


Student time use and work load

About 135 hours of student's work.


1. Introduction to the course contents and practicalities
2. What is a global mindset? Understanding global citizenship and demografical changes
3. Unconscious bias thinking, young people as global nomads and civil engagement as a form of action
4. Responsible consumer and tourist behavior
5. Understanding diversity, equity, inclusion and belonging and why they matter in today's work life?
6. Focus on diversity challenges especially for women, racial and ethnic minorities and LGBTQ+ community
7. Branding a company through DEI and good practices of CSR actions

Additional information for students: previous knowledge etc.

At least 3 ECTS of previous studies on Intercultural Competence from courses such as Intercultural Awareness or Intercultural Competence and Communication.

Assessment criteria

Active participation in discussions in webinars. Successfully completed independent, pair and group assignments.

Assessment scale


Failed (0)

The student hasn't completed assignments successfully.

Assessment criteria: level 1 (assessment scale 1–5)

The student has a good command of the course contents and the student has received only satisfactory grades from course assignments.

Assessment criteria: level 3 (assessment scale 1–5)

The student has a good command of the course contents and the student has received fairly good grades from course assignments.

Assessment criteria: level 5 (assessment scale 1–5)

The student has an excellent command of the course contents and the student has received excellent grades from course assignments.