EKIA5002 English in Finland (4 cr)
The course explores the many of ways in which English is present in Finland. The course involves the reading of research articles, which helps students familiarise themselves with how English is used in Finland. Additionally, the students will plan and do their own small research project in which they focus on one phenomenon related to the course’s theme, e.g. how English is present in Finnish interactions, education, literature, music, films, TV, the media, sports, social media, hobbies, or video or online games.
Pre- and post-assignment, readings, lectures, project work
Attendance policy: 100% attendance is usually expected.
The course is assessed on the basis of
● Pre-assignment (10%),
● Participation in the course (30%)
● Group projects, published as parts of the course blog (50%)
● Post-assignment (10 %)
- show familiarity with how English as a global language is present and visible in Finland across different spheres of life (interaction, culture, education, environment, the internet, the media)
- recognise and explain how English is visible and represented in the media in Finland, how people adopt English language into their own talk, how English enters people’s everyday lives in Finland, and how it is used in Finland in different discursive and social contexts.
- explain how English impacts Finnish culture and language, and how these two languages exist and are used side by side.
After the course, the students will have obtained practical skills for making observations about how English is present in Finland, and to analyse and explain them as discursive and social phenomena.