Disciplina do Curso
Ciência e Tecnologias do Som
Licenciatura | Semestral | 5
Ano | Tipo de unidade curricular | Lingua
1 |Obrigatório |Português
Total de horas de Trabalho | Tempo de Contacto (horas)
126 | 60
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Pré-requisitos e co-requisitos
1. Topics of discussion/reading/vocabulary/listening include: sounds and the human voice, music, noise pollution, the soundscape, the sound industry, the sound system, outdoor vs. indoor sounds, microphones, acoustics, vocal sounds, ecomusicology and myths and legends about sound.
2. The grammar revisions includes: continuous verb forms, perfect verb forms, time and tense, adjectives and adverbs, modals and passive forms
3. Students will be asked to make several mini-presentations and do several writing assignments. They will also be asked to translate an essay on Sound Studies into Portuguese. At the end of the course, there will be a final test.
The aim of this advanced level English course is to develop the students¿ reading, writing and oral expression skills in several scenarios, with a specific emphasis on the Science and Technology of Sound. Thus, the objectives and competencies to be acquired are: understand extended speech and complex factual or technical texts; speak fluently and effectively; and write clear, well-structured texts. In order to achieve these objectives I will attempt to give students the necessary confidence to express their views and improve fluency. Another focus will be a more detailed look at some of the fundamental basics of the language, i.e. grammar, in order to obtain more accuracy. Finally, there will be a particular emphasis on developing their reading (interpreting and discussing) and writing skills along with vocabulary acquisition. Tasks will varied and demanding, therefore students should be prepared to think hard and work hard.
Conhecimentos, capacidades e competências a adquirir
Students should acquire the necessary skills to become fluent in the language by drawing on scenarios that are related to the specific field of study.
Metodologias de ensino e avaliação
For students who opt for the continuous assessment, grades are determined primarily by their performance on one written test which will count 25% towards the final grade. Another 25% will be attributed to two oral presentations and 25% will be based on a translation project. The remaining 25% will be based on an essay about Sound Studies. Active participation in class discussion will also be taken into consideration towards your final grade and attendance is mandatory. If students fail any of the assessment criteria above, they will automatically fall into the classic assessment which includes one exam at the end of the semester. In this case the final exam will be the sole factor counting towards evaluation, i.e. the exam counts as 100% of the final grade. It should also be noted that late written assignments will have a one-point deduction from the grade per day that it is late. After five days, the assignments will not be accepted.
- Allen, Aaron S., and Kevin Dawe. (2016) Current Directions in Ecomusicology: Music, Culture, Nature. Routledge Research in Music. New York: Routledge. - Anker, Susan. (2010) Real Writing: Paragraphs and Essays for College, Work, and Everyday Life. 5th ed. Boston, MA: Bedford/St. Martins. - Cunningham, Sarah, Peter Moor, Jonathon Bygrave, and Damian Williams. (2014) Cutting Edge: Advanced. Harlow, U.K.: Pearson Education. - Denning, Michael. (2015) Noise Uprising: The Audiopolitics of a World Musical Revolution. London; Brooklyn, NY: Verso. - Hacker, Diana. (2010) A Writer's Reference with Exercises. 7th ed. Boston, MA: Bedford/St. Martins. - Morat, Daniel. (2014) Sounds of Modern History: Auditory Cultures in 19th- and 20th- Century Europe. New York: Berghahn Books. Shorter supplementary material will be provided as needed.