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Type of course


Cycle/level of course


Recommended year of study


Total number of ECTS

5 cr

Competency aims

In this study unit the focus lies on the following

Communicative and social competency

Innovation and development competency

Learning outcomes

Upon completion of this study entity you can:

You can describe different means of communication
and as a result, function in different social and
cultural contexts. (Knowledge)

You can account for the foundations in project
work, and innovations processes. (Knowledge)

You lay the foundation to act consciously in
different social, international and intercultural
environments, and reflect analytically and
critically about your role in society. (Skills)

You strive to create, develop and assess products,
services and operations on a general basis and in
a professional context. (Skills)

You work towards openness in groups, organizations
and society and can present views and arguments
constructively in different professional, social
and cultural contexts. (Approach)

You display bravery and curiosity in groups, and
through doing so create innovation and development
that is customer oriented. You draw from
multidisciplinary competency and are able to
assess both economic and ethical consequences.

Course contents

Workshops - practising communicative and social

Group work, projects with topics of Innovation and
Development competences

Assignments - for example reflective
discussions and learning diary, quizes,
presentations, exam

Prerequisites and co-requisites

Period 1 studies at Arcada

Previous course names

Arcada 360

Additional information

Language used in course is English. Swedish speaking
students are allowed to submit answers to
assignments and exams in Swedish.

Recommended or required reading

To be announced by latest during Introduction

Study activities

  • Lectures - 24 hours
  • Practical exercises - 24 hours
  • Small-group work - 12 hours
  • Project- and production work/artistic activities - 25 hours
  • Individual studies - 40 hours
  • Internet-based studies - 10 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

To pass the course the student should pass the
examinations presented during the introduction
lecture. Mandatory participation in introduction


  • Kietz Tove
  • Puukko Linda


Puukko Linda

Group size

No limit

Assignments valid until

Until further notice

Assessment methods

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

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