Welcome to the Department of Communication! General Description Pertti Hurme Head of Department firstname.lastname@example.org
Department of Communication BackgroundPart of the Faculty of HumanitiesFounded in 1985550 B.A.+ M.A. or M.A. students – Annual intake about 80 students (throughput high; practically all who start take an M.A. degree) – About 1000 new applicants85 doctoral students30 exchange students every yearPersonnel about 30, seven professors
Department of Communication PremisesThe Department of Communication used to belocated in Tourula, about two kilometers fromthe campus, from 1990 to 2010.The department was temporarily relocated tothe Main Campus in several buildings for theSpring semester 2011.In January 2012 the department was given apermanent home on the Old Campus (togetherwith University PR Services)
Department of Communication Disciplines Speech Communication, since 1982 Journalism, since 1987 Organizational Communication and PR, since 1996 Intercultural Communication, since 1997All have M.A. and Ph.D. programs, the first three also B.A. programsThe department also coordinates: Intercultural Studies, an interdisciplinary minor
Department of Communication JournalismFocuses on journalistic work and mediaresearch.The professional objective of journalism isto develop students’ skills for, and insightinto, journalistic work in various media(newspapers, magazines, radio, tv,internet).
Department of Communication Speech Communication Focuses on interaction and communicationbetween individuals, whether in private orpublic contexts, face to face, or throughvarious communication technologies. Educates communication experts forvarious fields: education, business,administration, media, politics and cultural life.
Department of CommunicationOrganizational Communication and Public Relations Focuses on communication in and between organizations and on communication management. Studies prepare for example for working in PR professions and in communication management.
Department of CommunicationIntercultural Communication Focuses on intercultural competence, intercultural relationships and work in multicultural organizations. Studies prepare for work multicultural and international organizations. The working language of the program is English.
Department of Communication Joint CoursesB.A. Level– Joint basic studies (perusopinnot)– Intermediate studies in Journalism, Organizational Communication, and Speech Communication– Joint Course in Research MethodsM.A. Level:– Advanced studies in Intercultural Communication, Journalism, Organizational Communication, and Speech Communication– Joint Course Advanced Research Methods, based on web material Mapping Communication Methods, created with participants from all departments of the Faculty of Humanities
Department of Communication Intercultural StudiesAn interdisciplinary minor for undergraduates ofall faculties, 25 ECTS.Introduces students to intercultural issues arisingfrom various contexts of research and practice.Offers a theoretical and practical framework toenhance students’ awareness and knowledge ofcultures in interaction as well as theircompetence in intercultural communication.
Department of Communication Exchange Teacher and student exchange (Erasmus) with 35 partner universities in Europe Student and teacher exchange within the Nordplus and North-South-South programs Student exchange also within other programs and bilateral agreements (newest: Hong Kong)– European Masters in Intercultural Communication Network – nine European universities that organize annually Eurocampus studies (this year Coimbra, Portugal)
Department of Communication Research ProjectsEuropean Media Policies Revisited: Valuing andReclaiming Free and Independent Media inContemporary Democratic Systems (EU)Ubique News Media (TEKES)What is Expected of the Media in a Risk Society?(HS Foundation)Interpersonal Communication Competence in VirtualTeams (Academy of Finland)CBRN crisis management: Architecture,Technologies, and Operational procedures (EU)