5 ECTS credits / 135 hours of work
|Language of instruction
This course is offered in the spring term 2017, during periods
III and IV.
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.
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.
Maarit Siromaa (University Lecturer)
|Working life cooperation
The course is elective in the Advanced Studies of English