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FUTS3254 FUTUS1 Ethics of Future Studies 5 ECTS
Organised by
Futures Studies
Person in charge
Anita Rubin
Planned organizing times
Period(s) I II III IV
2013–2014 X X
Preceding studies
FUTU1 or other relevant studies, contact for details.

Learning outcomes

Students are able to analyze the connections between the ethics and futures studies. Moreover, students are able to evaluate the various ethical dimensions of future developments. Particularly with technology foresight and assessment, students are capable of discerning the ethical impacts of various technological applications.


Course gives comprehensive account on ethical dimensions of futures studies. Course will be divided into two parts: the critical ethical issues a practitioner of futures studies will face and how to follow ethical principles in futures studies.

Teaching methods

Teaching method Contact Online
Lectures 10 h 0 h
Group work

Teaching language


Modes of study

Option 1
Available for:
  • Degree Programme Students
  • Other Students
  • Doctoral Students
  • Exchange Students
Written exam
  • In English
  • In English
Written exam and Essay

The final grade of the course consists of a written extensive assignment on a selected topic based on literature and supplementary material (50%) and a written exam based on literature (50%). The course also includes group discussion seminars. It is mandatory to attend the group discussions in order to pass the course.


Numeric 0-5.

Recommended year of study

2. year autumn

Study materials

1.Bell, Wendel, Foundations of futures studies: human science for a new era Vol.2, Values, objectivity and the good society. New Brunswick, Transaction Publishers 1997.

2. Philosophical essays of Knowledge of the Future, eds. Malaska, Pentti; Masini, Eleonora, Futura 1/2009,

3. A collection of articles

Belongs to following study modules

Turku School of Economics
Obligatory courses (Futures Studies)
Turku School of Economics
Futures Studies: courses lectured in English (Futures Studies (Field of Business))
Finland Futures Research Centre
Futures Studies: courses lectured in English (Futures Studies (Field of Business))
Archived Teaching Schedule. Please refer to current Teaching Shedule.
Implementation details are unavailable.
Turku School of Economics
Common Studies
Finnish Study Modules
Tourism Business
Finance and Investments
Responsible Business
Brand Management
Baltic Sea Business & Society
Business and Innovation Development
Sustainable Development
Law and Economics
MDP in Futures Studies (MA)
Futures Studies (Field of Business)
General Studies