General studies

Teaching language


Type of course


Cycle/level of course


Recommended year of study


Total number of ECTS

5 cr

Competency aims

Training oral and written skills related to media studies and future professional field. The course will also be a support for thesis work including process writing, writing technicalities and academic writing.

Learning outcomes

At the end of the course the student is expected to have sufficient command of vocabulary in both general and professional areas to present professional subjects in correct and appropriate language, and to be able to write professional
documents necessary in performing the tasks related to studies and future professional needs in the media field.

Course contents

Academic writing; language correctness, grammar rules, text genres, translation. Business communication, professional writing,
preparing and delivering oral presentations.

Prerequisites and co-requisites

Swedish as mother tongue or similar knowledge of Swedish.

Additional information

To pass the course the student should pass the written examination and the assignments in Swedish, totally 150 points. The grades of the assignments left after deadline will be reduced with 5-10 points.
Last deadline for delayed assignments is 14.2.2014.

Recommended or required reading

von Hertzen, Maria; Stolt, Kerstin (red.): Skrivguide 2009 Version 1.2 [www]. The Skrivguide is located on Arcadas webb site under BIBLIOTEK>> Examensarbete >> Skrivguide.
Lehrer, Solveig. Affärsbrev
Reuter, Mikael. 2006. Översättning och språkriktighet
Svenska skrivregler. 2008. Språkrådet utgivna av svenska språknämnden.

Reference literature:
Ehrenberg-Sundin m.fl. Att skriva bättre i jobbet
Schött, Kristina m.fl. Studentens skrivhandbok
Språkhjälpen – språkhjälp för akademiskt skrivande. 2008. [www]
http://www.kielijelppi.fi/framsidan External link
Strömquist, Siv.1999: Uppsatshandboken
Tammerfors tekniska universitet. 2006. Svenska i affärslivet. Skriftlig kommunikation. [www]
http://butler.cc.tut.fi/~johansso/svenskaiaffarslivet/skriftligkommunik… External link

articles and handouts

Study activities

  • Lectures - 60 hours
  • Individual- and group instruction - 33 hours
  • Small-group work - 40 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

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

Assessment requirements

To pass the course the student should pass the following examinations in Swedish:
Examination 1 Document portfolio 20 p
Examination 2 Reference list 5 p
Examination 3 Abstract presentation 5 p
Examination 4 Written exam 60 p
Examination 5 Summary 20 p
Examination 6 Essay 30 p
Examination 7 Evaluation of oral presentation 10 p


Eklund Kaj


Eklund Kaj

Group size

No limit

Assignments valid until

Until date 2014-02-15

Assessment methods

  • 2014-04-29 - Exams
  • Date will be announced later - Reports and productions

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