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682369S Investigating Cultural Interaction, 5 ECTS cr 
Code 682369S  Validity 12.02.2014 -
Name Investigating Cultural Interaction  Abbreviation Investigating C 
Scope5 ECTS cr   
TypeAdvanced Studies Discipline1101 English 
  Grading1 - 5, pass, fail 
Unit Faculty of Humanities 

ECTS Credits 

5 ECTS credits / 135 hours of work

Language of instruction 



This course is offered in the spring term 2017, during periods III and IV.

Learning outcomes 

Upon completing this course, the participants will be able to identify and describe some central qualitative approaches for analyzing human interaction and cultural processes across diverse contexts. They will be able to use critical tools that are introduced in the course to consider the process and the role of communication in contemporary society, and establish their own perspectives on the study of human communication. They will be able to apply the acquired knowledge and practical skills in their further studies in English Philology.


The course introduces the participants with selected concepts, theories, and research perspectives within the field of culture and human communication (e.g. the representations of gender, persuasion and power) in various contexts.

Mode of delivery 

Lecturing 6 h; group work 24 h; independent work 105 h.

Learning activities and teaching methods 

Interactive lectures, individual/group work, presentations.

Target group 

Master’s-level students in English Philology.

Prerequisites and co-requisites 


Recommended optional programme components 

The course is an independent entity and does not require additional studies carried out at the same time.

Recommended or required reading 

Materials agreed on with the teacher.

Assessment methods and criteria 

This course utilises continuous assessment. It is ultimately based on a pre-assignment and the student projects. Information on exams and alternative methods for taking courses can be found on the English Philology website. Read more about assessment criteria at the University of Oulu webpage.


The course utilises a numerical grading scale (1-5). In the numerical scale zero stands for a fail.

Person responsible 

Maarit Siromaa (University Lecturer)

Working life cooperation 


Other information 

The course is elective in the Advanced Studies of English Philology


Current and future instruction
Functions Name Type ECTS cr Teacher Schedule
registration period has ended Approaches to Cultural Interaction  Course  Maarit Siromaa  07.09.21 -30.11.21

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