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.


From the lectures presented and the readings required participants:

1. Learn about the discourses and terminology associated to the subject (or topic) of the School.

2. Exposure to literature related to the topic being discussed in the School.

3. Participate in interdisciplinary discussions about the subject of the School.

Credits: 6

Schedule: 20.01.2022 - 21.01.2022

Teacher in charge (valid for whole curriculum period):

Teacher in charge (applies in this implementation): Lily Diaz-Kommonen

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

CEFR level (valid for whole curriculum period):

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

Teaching language: English. Languages of study attainment: English


  • valid for whole curriculum period:

    Every year we select a topic for discussion as part of the Doctoral School at the Department of Media. In general the School last 2-3 days. This includes direct contact with invited guest speakers and faculty members. There are lectures, seminar discussions and candidates make presentations.

Assessment Methods and Criteria
  • valid for whole curriculum period:

    Participation in the School and quality of work presented. 

  • valid for whole curriculum period:

    Candidates are supposed to engage in readings and prepare their own presentations for the school. 


Study Material
  • valid for whole curriculum period:

    Study materials are given prior to each edition of the School.

Substitutes for Courses


Further Information
  • valid for whole curriculum period:

    The course in organised in the form of varying summer/winter schools etc. with a separate notice. Period varies every year.

    Teaching Period:

    period varies

    Course Homepage:

    Registration for Courses: Sisu replaces Oodi on 9 August, 2021. Priority order to courses is according to the order of priority decided by the Academic committee for School of Arts, Design and Architecture:

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