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Archived Curricula Guide 2011–2012
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TECHS10 Advanced Studies Book Examination 5 ECTS
Organised by
Technical Communication Programme
Person in charge

Learning outcomes

To familiarise students with the central themes of international technical communication.


The history, development and professionalisation of technical communication. The production and evaluation of international technical documentation.

Further information on prerequisites and recommendations

For students in the Technical Communications Programme.

Teaching language

Finnish, English

Exam questions can be answered in Finnish or in English.

Modes of study

Book exam. Books available at the course library, some articles in electronic publications, the rest will be distributed at the beginning of the programme.

Evaluation and evaluation criteria

Numeric 1-5.
Grade based on the exam.

Study materials

Hoft, Nancy L. 1995. International Technical Communication: How to Export Information about High Technology. New York: John Wiley and Sons Publisher. Schriver, Karen A. 1997. Dynamics in Document Design. Creating Texts for Readers. New York: John Wiley & Sons (N.B. pages 249-359 not included). Carliner, Saul 2000. Physical, Cognitive, and Affective: A Three-part Framework for Information Design. Technical Communication, November 2000, Volume 47, Number 4, 561-576. De Jong, Menno & Schellens, Peter Jan 2000. Toward a Document Evaluation Methodology: What Does Research Tell Us About the Validity and Reliability of Evaluation Methods? IEEE Transactions on Professional Communication, September 2000, Volume 43, Number 3, 242-260. Hart-Davidson, William 2001. On Writing, Technical Communication, and Information Technology: The Core Competencies of Technical Communication. Technical Communication, May 2001, Volume 48, Number 2, 145-155

Belongs to following study modules

School of Language, Translation and Literary Studies
Advanced Studies (Technical Communication Programme)
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School of Language, Translation and Literary Studies