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Finnish Culture and History in Hospitality Industry

Finnish Culture and History in Hospitality Industry

Code: FIN8RB020
Scope: 3 ECTS (81 h)
Timing: 5th Semester
Language: English
Level: professional studies
Type: Free Elective

Learning objectives
In this course the student will

• get an overview of Finish history
• learn various aspects of Finnish culture
• learn how Finland’s history and culture differ from that of other countries
• learn how they can better integrate themselves into Finnish society

Contents
• Finnish history, both during its time as an independent nation and in previous centuries
• Cultural aspects of Finnish society
• Cross-cultural comparisons with other countries

Starting level and linkage with other modules
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Assessment
Class participation and assignments
Final exam

The module is evaluated on a scale excellent (5), very good (4), good (3), satisfactory (2), fair (1), fail (0). The assessment criteria is presented on a scale 1 - 3 - 5.

Grade 1
The student can demonstrate that they have a weak, though passable understanding of Finnish history and culture by their ability to express the various aspects of them in written and spoken form at a minimal, though understandable level.

Grade 3
The student can demonstrate that they have a fairly good understanding of Finnish history and culture by their ability to express the various aspects of them in written and spoken form at good level.

Grade 5
The student can demonstrate that they have an excellent understanding of Finnish history and culture by their ability to express the various aspects of them in written and spoken form at a very high level.

Working life connections
This course will help prepare foreign students to more effectively work for a Finnish organization and successfully integrate themselves into one by providing them a wider perspective regarding Finnish history and culture.

Internationality

Learning methods
The course covers 81 hours of study.
Contact hours: 30 h (2 hours/week)
Independent studies: 48 hours
Written exam: 2 hours (at end of the course)
Self-assessment of learning: 1 hour
Required attendance: 80 %

Teacher responsible
Karl Robbins, Haaga