Global Issues II

30 credits

This course is divided into 4 Modules: Global Labour Migration – Gender, Class, Ethnicity; Culture and Interpersonal Interaction; Global Environmental Issues; Global Governance and International Organizations. After completing this semester, participants will be able to comprehend the theoretical and empirical notions of global issues, in particular issues such as culture, identity and migration. The student will also be able to comprehend labour migration as a truly international phenomenon, to compare

its impact on various countries all over the world, and to analyze the situation of different categories of migrants. To discuss and define these issues as concepts and phenomenons and to identifiy these global issues in our contemporary world is also expected learning outcomes.

The course is taught in English.


Växjö is a modern city with more than 80,000 inhabitants. The city has been declared "the Greenest City in Europe" because of its focus on environmentally sound solutions and the environmental programs implemented.

Being a student in Växjö you have easy access to everything – the city centre, the woods and the lakes. The pedestrian path from campus around Lake Växjösjön reaches almost all the way to the city centre and is perfect for jogging or taking long walks.

Campus Växjö is modeled along the lines of an American campus university and is the natural meeting place for students in Växjö. Campus is always bustling with life, and students move between lecture rooms, the University Library and the restaurants, pubs and outdoor recreational areas.