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Multicultural work

Structure Type: Study unit
Code: SAPA0403
Type: Compulsory / Basic Studies
Curriculum: SA 2016V / 2017 / 2018 / 2018V / 2019 / 2020 / 2020V
Level: Bachelor of Social Services
Year of Study: 2 (2018 / 2018-2019 / 2019-2020 / 2020 / 2020-2021 / 2021-2022 / 2022)
Credits: 3 cr
Responsible Teacher: Weber, Susanna
Language of Instruction: Finnish


Impl.Group(s)Study TimeTeacher(s)LanguageEnrolment
1S-SA-2VK2017-09-01 – 2017-12-22Ahti NymanFinnish 
2S-SA-2A2018-08-31 – 2018-12-21Ahti NymanFinnish2018-08-20 – 2018-09-17
3S-SA-2B2018-08-31 – 2018-12-21Ahti NymanFinnish2018-08-20 – 2018-09-17
4S-SA-2A2019-09-02 – 2019-12-22Riikka KoivulaFinnish2019-08-19 – 2019-09-09
5S-SA-2B2019-10-28 – 2019-12-22Ahti NymanFinnish2019-08-19 – 2019-09-09
6S-SA-1VK, S-SA-2VK2020-01-06 – 2020-05-24Riikka KoivulaFinnish2019-12-16 – 2020-01-14
3001SA2019-2A2020-08-24 – 2020-12-20Aira BraggeFinnish2020-08-17 – 2020-09-11
3002SA2019-2B2020-08-24 – 2021-05-31Susanna WeberFinnish2020-08-17 – 2020-09-11
3004SA2020V-12K2022-01-01 – 2022-07-31Aira BraggeFinnish2021-12-01 – 2022-01-10
3005SA2020-2A2021-08-01 – 2021-12-31Aira BraggeFinnish2021-08-01 – 2021-09-06
3006SA2020-2B2021-08-01 – 2021-12-31Aira BraggeFinnish2021-08-01 – 2021-09-06
3007SA2020-2C2021-08-01 – 2021-12-31Aira BraggeFinnish2021-08-01 – 2021-09-06

The descriptions shown below are for the academic year: 2021-2022

Learning Outcomes

The student knows
* the basic concepts of multicultural work
* the guidelines directing the multicultural work
* how to apply the theory basis of the field and plan target-oriented the actions with multicultural clients
* work target-oriented with multicultural clients
* how to use different types of support and services offered by community when working with multicultural clients
* how to use and apply methods of multicultural work

Student's Workload

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Prerequisites / Recommended Optional Courses

No prerequisites


The background of immigration and reasons for mobility of people
Concepts of multiculturality
Meeting between the cultures and cultural sensitivity
Multicultural change in Finnish society
Integration and immigration policies’ focus
Integration as challenge in society
Multicultural social work in service system
Immigration and integration legislation
Immigration services and integration process
General services and support of integration
Multicultural guiding and counselling work
Multiprofessional network of multicultural work

Regional Impact

Work on multicultural work locally


Work on multicultural work globally

Recommended or Required Reading and Other Learning Resources/Tools

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Mode of Delivery / Planned Learning Activities and Teaching Methods

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Assessment Criteria

Grade 1: the student knows how to
* act with multicultural clients according to given targets as a part of multiprofessional network
* search for information from a source in single situation.

Grade 3: the student knows how to
* coordinate the targets of different partners in multicultural work
* search for information from a source of the field

Grade 5: the student knows how to
* coordinate and act in a responsible way with multiprofessional partners in multicultural work
* choose the suitable information sources for the case and how to search essential knowledge from them

Assessment Methods

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