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1. Course title

2. Course code

-Code in Oodi/OTM (upcoming academic administration information system) and other


3. Course status: compulsory or optional

-Which degree programme is responsible for the course?

Masters Programme in Atmospheric Sciences 

-Which module does the course belong to?

ATM391 Climate University

-Is the course available to students from other degree programmes?


4. Course level (first-, second-, third-cycle/EQF levels 6, 7 and 8)

-Bachelor’s level = first-cycle degree/EQF level 6
-Master’s level, degree programmes in medicine, dentistry and veterinary medicine = secondcycle
degree/EQF level 7
-Doctoral level = third-cycle (doctoral) degree/EQF level 8
-Does the course belong to basic, intermediate or advanced studies (cf. Government Decree
on University Degrees)?

This is a Master's level course. 

5. Recommended time/stage of studies for completion

-The recommended time for completion may be, e.g., after certain relevant courses have
been completed.

6. Term/teaching period when the course will be offered

-The course may be offered in the autumn or spring term or both.
-If the course is not offered every year, this must be indicated here.
-Specification of the teaching period when the course will be offered

7. Scope of the course in credits

 5 ECTS 

8. Teacher coordinating the course

 Laura Riuttanen 

9. Course learning outcomes

-Description of the learning outcomes provided to students by the course
- See the competence map (

During the course you will learn:

- what are the great challenges of sustainability and how are they related;

- how to lead change in complex systems, such as utilising the circular economy;

- what skills, knowledge and attitudes does a professional change-maker need;

- how to make and collaborate on a concrete sustainability project plan.

10. Course completion methods

-Will the course be offered in the form of contact teaching, or can it be taken as a distance
learning course?

Online course 

-Description of attendance requirements (e.g., X% attendance during the entire course or
during parts of it)
-Methods of completion

Online learning material, assignments and a group project. 

11. Prerequisites

-Description of the courses or modules that must be completed before taking this course or
what other prior learning is required

No prerequisites are required, but it is recommended to study the basics of climate change or basics of sustainability before the course, for example courses ATM302 and/or ATM378 

12. Recommended optional studies

-What other courses are recommended to be taken in addition to this course?
-Which other courses support the further development of the competence provided by this

The other module ATM391 Climate University courses: 






ATM308 Statistical tools for climate and atmospheric science

13. Course content

-Description of the course content

The course material consists of three chapters: 

  1. Challenges of sustainability
  2. Leading societal transition
  3. Becoming a sustainability leader 

14. Recommended and required literature

-What kind of literature and other materials are read during the course (reading list)?
-Which works are set reading and which are recommended as supplementary reading?

The course learning material can be found at 

15. Activities and teaching methods in support of learning

-See the competence map (
-Student activities
-Description of how the teacher’s activities are documented

Studying the online learning material, online quizzes, online assignments and an online group project. 

16. Assessment practices and criteria, grading scale

-See the competence map (
-The assessment practices used are directly linked to the learning outcomes and teaching
methods of the course.

Grading 1-5

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