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682400S Interaction and Multimodality, 5 ECTS cr 
Code 682400S  Validity 01.08.2015 -
Name Interaction and Multimodality  Abbreviation Interaction and 
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 



The course is held in the spring term 2017, during periods III and IV.

Learning outcomes 

Upon completion of the course, the student will be able to identify and describe how embodied conduct such as gestures and gaze are involved in the construction of social actions in different types of situations. The student will also be able to apply the acquired analytical tools and practical research skills for the analysis of social-interactional phenomena involving language, embodied conduct and the material environment.


The key analytical fields drawn upon are conversation analysis and gesture studies. Students are encouraged to engage in field research, collect suitable video data for studying social interaction, transcribe short segments of data, formulate a research question, do small-scale analyses and present their findings via a final paper. The practical research skills include collecting, managing, editing and transcribing video data.

Mode of delivery 

Lectures and workshops 26 h; group work 30 h; self-study 79 h. Work in a virtual learning environment is also involved.

Learning activities and teaching methods 

Variable learning activities and teaching methods are used.

Target group 

Master’s-level students of English Philology

Prerequisites and co-requisites 

Conversation Analysis recommended

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 

Selected readings to be agreed with the course teacher(s).

Assessment methods and criteria 

The assessment is based on two written assignments, a group project and an individual course paper. The assessment is based on the learning outcomes of the course. 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 

Tiina Keisanen (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 not begun Interaction and Multimodality  Course  Tiina Keisanen  11.01.22 -05.04.22

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