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Finnish Culture and Society

Structure Type: Study unit
Code: IITB1002
Type: Compulsory / Basic Studies
Curriculum: IT 2016
Level: Bachelor of Engineering
Year of Study: 3 (2018-2019)
Credits: 2 cr
Responsible Teacher: Jäntti, Maarit
Language of Instruction: English

Courses During the Academic Year 2018-2019

Impl.Group(s)Study TimeTeacher(s)LanguageEnrolment
1I-IT-3N2018-10-22 – 2019-03-08Kalevi YlinenEnglish2018-08-20 – 2018-09-17

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Learning Outcomes

The course aims at introducing the student to the Finnish society and culture with all their various forms and activities. The student will visit a swimming pool, a public library, a museum, etc. She will go to the sauna, she will become familiar with the Finnish political system and with the Finnish school system, and she will learn how to cope with Finnish people. After the course, the student knows about the most important laws from her point of view, and she understands the responsibilities and rights of Finnish citizens, refugees and students who have come to Finland from abroad.

Student's Workload

54 h, which contains 28 h of scheduled contact studies.
The assessment of student’s own learning 1 h is included in contact lessons.


The Finnish political system and the structure of the Finnish school system, the relevant laws, different types of leisure activities, an overview to the Finnish culture.

Recommended or Required Reading and Other Learning Resources/Tools

The material delivered by the teacher and the different places visited during the course.

Mode of Delivery / Planned Learning Activities and Teaching Methods

Lectures, discussions, visits, tours.

Assessment Criteria

The teacher assesses the students according to their activity. Scale: pass / fail.

Assessment Methods

Active participation in the arranged activities and lectures.