MONP1001 Critical thinking and knowledge production (3 cr)

Study level:
Basic studies
Grading scale:
Pass - fail
Responsible organisation:
Department of Language and Communication Studies
Curriculum periods:
2017-2018, 2018-2019, 2019-2020



In this course the students will familiarise themselves with critical thinking and knowledge production as well as knowledge processing in relation to the studies and working life skills of a language expert. The course provides the students with the ability to understand the linguistic base of contemporary expert work and develops critical literacy skills and discourse skills.

Completion methods

Independent study: readings, learning assignments.

Assessment details

Learning assignments

More detailed assessment criteria will be provided as part of the instructions for the assignments.

Learning outcomes

After completing the course the student
• is able to observe language and its role in knowledge production and assessment, critical thinking and problem solving
• recognises the significance of critical thinking, critical literacy and discourse skills as parts of the working-life toolkit of a language expert
• has gained ability to assess, process and produce knowledge critically and to format knowledge for different audiences
• can search for information in research literature and websites in specific fields

Additional information

In each academic year, there are two deadlines for the self-study package in English, one in the fall term and another in the spring term, check the teaching schedule.

Description of prerequisites

KLSP004 Johdatus kieleen ja sen tutkimukseen

Study materials

Independent study: reading list provided by the instructor.

Completion methods

Method 1

Select all marked parts
Parts of the completion methods
Unpublished assessment item