Professional studies

Teaching language


Type of course


Cycle/level of course


Recommended year of study


Total number of ECTS

5 cr

Competency aims

is to provide the student with the tools to communicate successfully
in an intercultural setting as well as to make the student aware of
pitfalls in intercultural communication.

Learning outcomes

At the end of the course the student is expected to be able to
communicate successfully in an intercultural setting.

Course contents

Verbal and nonverbal communication: academic writing,summary,
abstract and other documents, oral presentations.

Prerequisites and co-requisites

Completed language courses in Swedish, Finnish and English
(Common Studies)

Previous course names


Additional information

Compulsory attendance at course introduction, the abstract lecture
and presentation of reports.

Recommended or required reading

Intercultural communication in the Work Place, Beamer and Varner

Study activities

  • Lectures - 40 hours
  • Individual- and group instruction - 20 hours
  • Project- and production work/artistic activities - 35 hours
  • Individual studies - 30 hours
  • seminar - 8 hours


  • Total workload of the course: 133 hours
  • Of which autonomous studies: 133 hours
  • Of which scheduled studies: 0 hours

Mode of Delivery

Participation in tuition

Assessment methods

  • Demonstrations and proficiency exams
  • Essays, reports, productions and portfolio

Assessment requirements

The students will be examined in small groups.
The lecture on abstract writing is compulsory for all students.


  • Rancken Ulrika
  • Stolt Kerstin
  • Tefke Martina


Stolt Kerstin

Group size

No limit

Assignments valid until

Until date 2014-12-19

Assessment methods

  • 2014-10-23 - Demonstrations and presentations
  • 2014-10-19 - Reports and productions

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