Communication and orientation studies, 2015

Code 405517Y
ECTS credits 3
Language of instruction English

Autumn term,
1st  year studies in the LET Master’s programme

Learning outcomes

After completion of this course, the student is able to

  • produce a Personal Study Plan
  • search for scientific publications in databases and evaluate them
  • identify a scientific text and distinguish it from other publications
  • use the most important referencing practices and basic functions of bibliographic management software
  • Orientation to studies in the University of Oulu and especially in LET Master’s Degree Programme
  • Individual discussions about the Personal Study Plan with Personal Study Advisor and other students
  • Academic communication and writing
  • Characteristics and assessment of scientific texts
  • Use of databases
Learning activities and teaching methods Face-to-face 16 h; practice sessions 6 h, collaborative and individual learning face-to-face and online 56 h, some of which with Personal Study Advisor and student tutors.
Target group

1st year students in the LET Master’s Programme

Recommended or required reading

Study materials will be confirmed at the beginning of the course.

Assessment methods and criteria

Active participation, practice sessions and collaborative and independent work. Successful completion of all the learning assignments and exercises.

Grading Pass/Fail
Person responsible Niina Impiö, substitute Karoliina Hautala


Last updated: 28.8.2015