YKYYKV1 Finnish Society and Culture 3–5 ECTS
Organised by
Common Core Studies / YKY
Corresponding course units in the curriculum
School of Social Sciences and Humanities
Curricula 2015 – 2017
YKYYKV1 Finnish Society and Culture 3–5 ECTS

Learning outcomes

The course is especially designed for international students who wish to know more about the Finnish society and culture. The main purpose is to introduce the students to the society and culture of contemporary Finland. After the course, the students will have an idea of the development and cultural, political and economic background of one of the Nordic welfare states.

Contents

Lectures by experts in the fields of e.g. Finnish History, Welfare State, Foreign Policy, Information Society, Technology, Innovations, Literature, Culture, Music, Art, Design, Environmental issues, Forestry, Business and business branches especially in the Tampere region.

Teaching language

English

Modes of study

Option 1
Available for:
  • Degree Programme Students
  • Other Students
  • Open University Students
  • Doctoral Students
  • Exchange Students
Participation in course work  3 ECTS
In English
Evaluation 
Numeric 1-5. 

Active participation in the lectures and an exam. The exam will be organised at the end of the lecture series. It will be a multiple choice which, possibly, also includes writing some short essays.

 

Option 2
Available for:
  • Degree Programme Students
  • Other Students
  • Open University Students
  • Doctoral Students
  • Exchange Students
Participation in course work  3 ECTS
In English
Evaluation 
Numeric 1-5. 

Active participation in the lectures and an exam. The exam will be organised at the end of the lecture series. It will be a multiple choice which, possibly, also includes writing some short essays.

 

Written exam  2 ECTS
In English

Obtaining 3 ECTS credits: active participation in the lectures, passing the lecture exam organised at the end of the lecture series. The exam will be a multiple choice exam which possibly also includes writing some short essays.

Obtaining 5 ECTS credits: in addition to participation in the lectures and in the lecture exam, student must also pass an exam based on additional reading organized together with the lecture exam. Additional reading consists of scientific articles on Finnish Society and Culture and is to be confirmed in the course program in Moodle.

Evaluation

Numeric 1-5.

Belongs to following study modules

Faculty of Natural Sciences
Faculty of Social Sciences
Faculty of Social Sciences
Faculty of Communication Sciences
Faculty of Communication Sciences
Faculty of Communication Sciences
Faculty of Communication Sciences
Faculty of Social Sciences