Please note! Course description is confirmed for two academic years, which means that in general, e.g. Learning outcomes, assessment methods and key content stays unchanged. However, via course syllabus, it is possible to specify or change the course execution in each realization of the course, such as how the contact sessions are organized, assessment methods weighted or materials used.


At course completion, you will:

- be able to independently follow the media as well as publications dealing with business, art and science.
- be able to comment on graphical presentations of data related to the world of work.
- be able to describe a company and its operations, product or service.
- be able to give a presentation on your field.

Credits: 3

Schedule: 01.11.2021 - 08.12.2021

Teacher in charge (valid for whole curriculum period):

Teacher in charge (applies in this implementation): David Erent

Contact information for the course (applies in this implementation):

CEFR level (valid for whole curriculum period): B2

Language of instruction and studies (applies in this implementation):

Teaching language: . Languages of study attainment: Finnish


  • valid for whole curriculum period:

    At the start of the course, students are introduced to the various fields represented by the different Aalto schools. Students learn to communicate in an interdisciplinary manner in different work-related situations and to talk about their field for different audiences.

Assessment Methods and Criteria
  • valid for whole curriculum period:

    Portfolio 40%, working in a small group 40%, oral presentation 20%

  • valid for whole curriculum period:

    Contact hours 24 or 36 h, independent study 57 or 45 h


Study Material
  • valid for whole curriculum period:

    Material on MyCourses

Substitutes for Courses
SDG: Sustainable Development Goals

    11 Sustainable Cities and Communities


Further Information
  • valid for whole curriculum period:

    The course fulfils the foreign language requirement of the University (for ARTS and the field of technology).

    Please note: The course is organised if a minimum of 10 students register for it.

    Teaching Period:

    2020-2021 Spring IV

    2021-2022 Autumn II

    Course Homepage:

    Registration for Courses: In the academic year 2021-2022, registration for courses will take place on Sisu ( instead of WebOodi.