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* Retrieved from Course syllabus LS151V (Autumn 2021–)

Content and learning outcomes

Course contents

In an engaging and enjoyable manner, we discuss some concrete examples of what is characterising for the Swedish company culture, such as the law of Jante, the consensus philosophy, the hierarchy perception and working models.

Intended learning outcomes

The aim of the course is to give the participants training in oral communication in Swedish workplace context and an introduction to and understanding of Swedish company culture.

After passing the course, the student should be able to:

-         describe what is characteristic for Swedish company culture

-         identify cultural clashes that can arise on inter-cultural workplaces

-         analyse and explain workplace related conflicts and tensions

Course Disposition

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Literature and preparations

Specific prerequisites

Knowledge in Swedish equivalent to CEFR level B1/Swedish Tuition for Immigrants D

Recommended prerequisites

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Examination and completion

If the course is discontinued, students may request to be examined during the following two academic years.

Grading scale

P, F


  • INL1 - Assessment, 1,5 hp, betygsskala: P, F

Based on recommendation from KTH’s coordinator for disabilities, the examiner will decide how to adapt an examination for students with documented disability.

The examiner may apply another examination format when re-examining individual students.

Other requirements for final grade

75% attendance

Opportunity to complete the requirements via supplementary examination

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Opportunity to raise an approved grade via renewed examination

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Ethical approach

  • All members of a group are responsible for the group's work.
  • In any assessment, every student shall honestly disclose any help received and sources used.
  • In an oral assessment, every student shall be able to present and answer questions about the entire assignment and solution.

Further information

Course web

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Course web LS151V

Offered by

ITM/Learning in Engineering Sciences

Main field of study

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Education cycle

First cycle

Add-on studies

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