General studies

Teaching language


Type of course


Cycle/level of course


Recommended year of study


Total number of ECTS

5 cr

Competency aims

To support the student to purposefully, responsibly
and successfully be able to study at Arcada and get
a foundation for his/hers career building.
Following generic competences are emphasized in the
course: - Learning competence- Digital literacy/IT
Tools - Global competence- Ethical competence-
Communicative and social competence.

Learning outcomes

At the end of the course students are expected

  • know how to use the Arcada information channels
  • be acquainted to his/hers studying plan,
    profession and reflect over what the goals of the
    studies are
  • know different tools, methods and studying
    that support outcome oriented learning
  • understand what autonomous learning means for
    the individual learning process and for the
    studying results
  • be acquainted with the ethical principles
  • identify his/hers qualifications in languages
  • be aware of the opportunities to develop
    language competence
  • use a spreadsheet program efficiently
  • plan, create digital graphics
  • build a relational database system with
    products, clients and invoices.

Course contents

  • Advanced spreadsheets
  • Successful Word Processing
  • Digital design
  • Relation databases

Prerequisites and co-requisites


Previous course names


Additional information


Recommended or required reading

Is in itslearning

Study activities

  • Lectures - 30 hours
  • Excursions and demonstrations - 10 hours
  • Individual- and group instruction - 25 hours
  • Practical exercises - 20 hours
  • Individual studies - 35 hours
  • Internet-based studies - 15 hours


  • Total workload of the course: 135 hours
  • Of which autonomous studies: 135 hours
  • Of which scheduled studies: 0 hours

Mode of Delivery

Participation in tuition

Assessment methods

  • Exams (written-, oral-, home-)
  • Essays, reports, productions and portfolio

Assessment requirements

The assignments must be passed.


  • Nyberg Janne
  • Åvall Ann-Kristin


Nyberg Jan

Group size

No limit

Assignments valid until

12 months after course has ended

Assessment methods

  • Date of examination will be announced later - Exams
  • Date will be announced later - Reports and productions

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