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Archived Curricula Guide 2011–2012
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KKEN56 English Written Skills / Information Science 3 ECTS
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Preceding studies
Level A English in upper secondary school, or equivalent skills (B1-B2 level of language competence). To achieve the required starting level, students may for example take an English prep course.

General description

This course is intended for students studying towards a Bachelor's or Master's degree in Information Sciences.

Learning outcomes

After completing this course, students will
- understand general factual and scientific texts
- understand texts of their own field
- to some extent be able to produce factual texts
These skills will help students in their studies and later in following their own field and improving professional international communication.


During this course, students will
- read and analyse texts from different fields and become familiar with vocabularies that are universally scientific and essential to the subjects in question, and also with the meanings of prefixes and suffixes
- examine the structure of academic text and the functions of its parts, the clue words indicating the semantic relations of a text, and linguistic structures that are essential to understanding texts
- use the words in texts and vocabularies in active writing

Further information on prerequisites and recommendations

Primarily for students of Information Sciences

Teaching methods

Teaching method Contact Online
Tutorials 39 h 0 h
Independent work 41 h 0 h

Teaching language

Finnish, English

Modes of study

Evaluation and evaluation criteria

Numeric 1-5.
Evaluation by written final exam and regular and active participation in exercises.

Recommended year of study

First year of studies

Study materials

Material distributed during the course must be paid for.

Belongs to following study modules

School of Information Sciences
School of Information Sciences
Archived Teaching Schedule. Please refer to current Teaching Shedule.
Language Centre