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KKIN4 Cultural Transitions 5 op
Organised by
Intercultural Communication
Corresponding course units in the curriculum
Curricula 2012 – 2015
KKIN4 Cultural Transitions 5 ECTS


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

General description

This course is meant for both Finnish and international students who have recently returned from a stay abroad, are currently living abroad, or will soon be leaving for an extended stay abroad.

Learning outcomes

Upon successful completion of the course, students will have:
- a better understanding of the process of learning and adapting to another culture as well as re-entering their own culture after an extended stay abroad
- investigated the needs and resources available for study/work abroad in their own and host universities/countries
- have a better understanding of and ability to deal with problems involved in an extended stay abroad
- reflected on their overall experience for the development of lifewide intercultural learning


Exercises and group discussions on topics related to the theme of the course. There will be some readings and written tasks, including a learning diary. Students will be able to share their experiences of the different phases of cultural transitions, and benefit from the experience of others.

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

Active participation in classroom work AND exercises AND group work AND a learning diary.

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.