Introduction to Contemporary Thought
Part of this Programme
Industrial Engineering and Management.
Level of Qualification|Semesters|ECTS
Bachelor | Semestral | 3
Year | Type of course unit | Language
1 |Mandatory |Português
Total of Working Hours | Duration of Contact (hours)
84 | 30
Recommended complementary curricular units
Prerequisites and co-requisites
The themes of this curricular unit are linked to four fundamental approaches: ¿Knowledge ¿Science and scientific method ¿Contemporary Philosophy ¿Ethical and moral
To develop a formation consistent with the understanding of the world in which we live, with a critical and philosophical character about the problems of contemporary culture, the uncertainties, the anxieties and ethics, from the diverse ways that the thinkers have interpreted the world. ¿To improve the reflective and analytical capacity in understanding the main arguments / thoughts of contemporary authors. Stimulate a critical and innovative sense in the search for new knowledge and / or problem solving by knowing contemporary ideas such as Sartre's existentialism, Popper's critical rationalism, organizing disorder, etc. ¿Correlate the ideas of the contemporary authors to the topics of the professional world. ¿Encourage reflection, analysis and debate of the themes. ¿To foment the oral and written argumentative capacity. ¿To improve technical skills that allow the confrontation with problems of the day-to-day both in the individual and professional aspects, in the area of EGI
Knowledge, abilities and skills to be acquired
¿To acquire basic knowledge about the ideas of the main contemporary thinkers. ¿Ability to identify the ideas of the different authors in speeches, situations and evidences of daily life. ¿Ability to discuss the ideas / concepts studied within the scope of the curricular unit. ¿Oral and written argumentative ability ¿Ability to correctly apply ideas / concepts as well as potential citizens, future professionals and / or researchers. Critical-sense competence.
Teaching methodologies and assessment
The classes will have the theoretical and practical components. The theoretical classes will have the exposition of themes and always stimulating the interaction with the students and the formation of a critical spirit. In the practical component, there will be reading excerpts of thoughts and / or essays in order to provide reflection on themes and argumentative capacity in the form of debate and written exposition. Continuous assessment will be in the form of the following evaluation elements: Attendance, punctuality and relevant participation in the debates ¿20% Individual and / or group work (performed in the classroom or at home) ¿20% Final work presented in room + part delivery writing 60% The student will be approved and therefore exempted from the exam if the weighted average grade is equal to or higher than 10 points. The student will pass the exam if the result is equal or higher than 10 values.
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KENNY, A. (1999). História concisa da civilização ocidental.Lisbboa.Temas e debates.
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