Curricular Unit:Code:
Introduction to Law1111IDIR
1UndergraduateCommunication Sciences6 ects
Learning Period:Language of Instruction:Total Hours:
Spring SemesterPortuguese/English78
Learning Outcomes of the Curricular Unit:
The student should be able to:
a) Acquire knowledge and capacity for understanding Law at a level that, going beyond basic knowledge, develops and deepens it, with reference to te advanced level learning materials on the concepts of law, political institutions of government and political regimes;
b) Apply knowledge professionally, in the theoretical, ethical and applied dimensions specific to law and political science;
c) Solve problems in Law and Political Science, through argumented analysis and synthesis;
d) Be able to search for and manage sources of information and documentation;
e) Develop oral and written communication skills, to present ideas to audiences with different levels of expertise;
f) Acquire interpersonal and self-critical skills, enabling her/his autonomous lifelong learning.
1. Notion of law. Defining elements
2. The principles of law. Natural Law and Positive Law. The values ??of Justice, Equality, etc.)
3. Legal standards and types. Characteristics of standards.
4. Law branches.
5. The sources of law.
6. The protection of rights. Civil and criminal liability
7. Interpretation and integration of legal rules
8. The legal relationship: the subjects, the object, the legal fact. The legal business
Demonstration of the Syllabus Coherence with the Curricular Unit's Objectives:
Unit Introduction to Law:
The discipline is composed of several theoretical-practical units.
Description: Presentation of legal phenomena under the rules governing the legal relations of the individual in society.
Objectives: This unit aims to introduce students to the discipline of nuclear information on legal relations in their various legal facets. Aims to promote critical reflection on institutional mechanisms and its practical results.
Tutorial: optional, for consolidation and learning
Description: Custom Monitoring of labor discipline
Objectives: This guidance aims to support independent student work, research and information organization.
Teaching Methodologies (Including Evaluation):
Lectures & tutorials aiming at involving the students in the teaching-learning process.
The unit will have two tests. .
The tests aim at assessing learning outcomes - the dimension of the class groups and the fact that there is one session a week are the reason for this option.
Demonstration of the Coherence between the Teaching Methodologies and the Learning Outcomes:
Theoretical exposition characterizing the content of this area of operation; Presentation and handling of the legislation; Individual and group discussion of cases for different issues that constitute legal requests; statements; Practical exercises in order to demonstrate knowledge and skills to perform tasks of legal matters exercises. Master key legal techniques to interpret the legal texts; Analysis of some diplomas, including the Civil Code, Penal Code, the Portuguese Constitution, etc.
Batista Machado, J., Introdução ao Direito e ao Discurso Legitimador, Almedina, Coimbra, 2018
Lopes Luís, S.: Introdução ao Estudo do Direito, AAFDL Ed., Lisboa, 2018
Marques, M. et al., Manual de Introdução ao Direito, Almedina, Coimbra, 2018
Nogueira de Brito, M., Introdução ao Estudo do Direito, AAFDL Ed., Lisboa, 2018
Lecturer (* Responsible):
Manuela Maia (