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KKIN1 Language, Communication and Culture 5 op
Organised by
Intercultural Communication
Corresponding course units in the curriculum
Curricula 2012 – 2015


Common European Framework of Reference for Languages: B2
Strategic themes: Internationalisation

Learning outcomes

Upon successful completion of the course, students will have
- attained an understanding of the concepts of language, communication and culture
- increased their awareness of the role of these concepts in intercultural interaction.
- developed a critical understanding of the field of Intercultural Communication


In order to attain the intended learning outcomes, the course combines experiential intercultural learning, reflective/critical discussion and participatory lectures. Independent work will consist of readings (including research articles and literary extracts) and written tasks and a learning diary.

Teaching methods

The average workload for a student in a 5 credit course is 135 hours (5cr x 27h), no more than half of which can be contact hours. The course may extend over 2 periods. The distribution of hours between classwork, online work and other independent work will be provided later.

Teaching language


Modes of study

Option 1
Available for:
  • Degree Programme Students
  • Other Students
  • Open University Students
  • Doctoral Students
  • Exchange Students
Participation in course work 
In English

Weekly participation in classroom work AND exercises AND group work AND learning diary entries AND project/practical work.

Evaluation and evaluation criteria

Numeric 1-5.
Grades on a scale of 1-5 (max.), based on active participation in class, a learning diary and other assignments.

Study materials

Materials will be distributed by the teacher and/or through Moodle.

Further information

This course is part of the Intercultural Communication Studies Program.

Belongs to following study modules

Intercultural Communication Studies (Intercultural Communication)
Kieli-, käännös- ja kirjallisuustieteiden yksikkö
Archived Teaching Schedule. Please refer to current Teaching Shedule.