Curricular Unit:Code:
Communication Grammar827GRC
Year:Level:Course:Credits:
1UndergraduateCivil Engineering3 ects
Learning Period:Language of Instruction:Total Hours:
Winter SemesterPortuguese/English39
Learning Outcomes of the Curricular Unit:
Increased knowledge and ability to understand the specific stages and characteristics of scientific methodology.
Application of knowledge and understanding to the elaboration of a scientific project.
Ability to gather, select and interpret relevant information, in order to prepare a scientific project.
Skills in written/oral communication in a structured, organised and comprehensive manner aimed at different audiences.
Skills in self-learning, namely in the gathering and treatment of information.
Syllabus:
Scientific work methodology. Academic plagiarism. Reading skill – Types of reading; information gathering and treatment. Textual production – Composition stages: inventio, dispositio, elocutio. Oral communication.
Demonstration of the Syllabus Coherence with the Curricular Unit's Objectives:
The programme contents presented cover the essential and coherent fields of knowledge which are necessary to attain the objectives listed, since they are aimed at the two main areas: the methodology of scientific work and the development of reading and writing skills.
Teaching Methodologies (Including Evaluation):
In a first moment, the classes will be expositive; afterwards, they will be mostly of a practical nature, by means of the presentation of examples and resolution of exercises.
The assessment will be continuous, comprehending a written test, a work presentation and a portefolio: 12+6+2.
Demonstration of the Coherence between the Teaching Methodologies and the Learning Outcomes:
Since this is a transversal and practical curricular unit, the above mentioned teaching methodologies are coherent with the objectives of the discipline. It is the purpose of the discipline is to make the students acquire the generic skills of the curricular unit.
Reading:
Azevedo, C. A. M. e Azevedo A. G. (1998). Metodologia científica. Porto, Ed. C. Azevedo.
Bizarro, R. e Figueiredo, O. (1994). Da Palavra ao Texto. Porto, Edições ASA.
Cunha, C. e Cintra, L. F. L. (1987). Nova Gramática do Português Contemporâneo. Lisboa, Edições João Sá da Costa.
Eco, U. (1988). Como se faz uma tese em ciências humanas. Lisboa, Presença.
Lipson, C. (2008). Doing honest work in college. Chicago, The University of Chicago Press.
Lopes, E. J. M. (2016). “Plágio”. In Dicionário Crime, Justiça e Sociedade. Lisboa: Sílabo: 362-364.
Rego, A. (1999). Comunicação nas organizações. Lisboa, Edições Sílabo.
Rei, J. E. (1994). A Escrita – seu aperfeiçoamento na Universidade. Porto, Porto Editora.
Universidade Fernando Pessoa. Manual de elaboração de trabalhos científicos. [Em linha] Disponível em
Lecturer (* Responsible):
Rui Estrada (restrada@ufp.edu.pt)