The required language studies 12 credits depend on the student’s language of education

’Language of education’ refers to the language of the student’s education in comprehensive (grades 1–9) and upper secondary (grades 10–12) school in Finland, and is thus either Finnish or Swedish.


Language and Communication Studies

The required language studies depend on the student’s language of education*.

Students educated in Finnish or Swedish

 

Language and communication studies (15 cr)

Credits

Written and oral communication

3

Information literacy

1

Information and Communication Technology

2

Second national language

3

Foreign language (English)

6


Courses fulfilling the language requirements:

code

name

credits

Written and oral communication                                                                           

3

Students educated in Finnish choose courses LC-7108 Write Competently and LC-0450 Speak Competently.

Students educated in Swedish choose the course LCA-5705 Konsten att tala och skriva professionellt.

LC-7108

Kirjoita asiantuntevasti

2

LC-0450

Puhu asiantuntevasti

1

LCA-5705

Konsten att tala och skriva professionellt

3

Second national language of Finland

3

Students educated in Finnish choose either LCA-5703 OR LCA-5704 OR the exams LCA-5701 and LCA-5702.

LCA-5703

Vi skriver och talar om konst på svenska

3

LCA-5704

Vi skriver och talar om konst från grunden

4

LCA-5701

Skriftligt prov i svenska (andra inhemska språket)

2

LCA-5702

Muntligt prov i svenska (andra inhemska språket)

1

Students educated in Swedish complete the exams LCA-7003 and LCA-7004

LCA-7003

Toisen kotimaisen kielen koe (suomi), kirjallinen osio

2

LCA-7004

Toisen kotimaisen kielen koe (suomi), suullinen osio

1

Foreign language: English

6

To fulfill the foreign language requirement (6 cr) students must complete the following integrated English language courses.

LCA-1012

Integrated Written Skills (w) 

LCA-1013

Integrated Oral Skills (o)

Communication studies

3

ARTS-A0105

Information and Communication Technology

2

ARTS-A0111

Information Literacy

1





 

Students educated in other languages than Finnish or Swedish

For students who have been educated in a language other than Finnish or Swedish or who have been educated abroad the requirements are:

 

Language and communication studies (15 cr)

Credits

Finnish or Swedish

3

Information Literacy

1

Information and Communication Technology

2

Foreign language (English)

6

Foreign language (elective)

3


Courses fulfilling the language requirements:

code

name

credits

Finnish OR Swedish

3

Students choose either Finnish courses LC-7311 and LC -7009 OR Swedish course LC-5711.

LC-7311

Finnish 1A

2

LC-7009

Get to know Finland

1

LC-5771

Swedish for International Students 1A

3

Foreign language: English

6

To fulfill the foreign language requirement (6 cr) students must complete the following integrated English language courses.

LCA-1012

Integrated Written Skills (w) 

LCA-1013

Integrated Oral Skills (o)

Foreign language (elective)

3

Students choose 3 credits any foreign language studies.

Communication studies

3

ARTS-A0105

Information and Communication Technology

2

ARTS-A0111

Information Literacy

1


*’Language of education’ refers to the language of the student’s education in comprehensive (grades 1–9) and upper secondary (grades 10–12) school in Finland, and is thus either Finnish or Swedish. The student’s language of education can also be defined by Finnish or Swedish as the second language in the Finnish matriculation examination if the student passes the examination with magna cum laude honours or higher.

Students demonstrate proficiency in their language of education by writing a maturity essay in that language and taking any other related requisites specified in the degree requirements.  

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