UE Code : IL3-LV-ESP Academic year : 2016-2017
Information on the course unit
Program / Education :
Bachelor and Master of Science in Engineering / Bachelor and Master of Science in Engineering
Third year of Bachelor of Science in Engineering
Total Hours :
14.75 (Hours of teaching + individual study)
To develop language skills and to get familiar to a specialized vocabulary (independent user, advanced degree)
To learn about how societies work– Become familiar with sociocultural and economic data
To be able:
* To understand:
- To understand documents both written and read aloud, simple explanations and dialogue related to socioeconomic and cultural subjects (economic blocs, human societies, etc.)
- To follow along with conversations between native speakers.
- To carry out research completely independently and to think about current sociocultural and economic events
* To speak:
- To speak fluently and participate in discussions and conversations about selected topics
- To present a subject related to the program clearly and concisely (using appropriate vocabulary)
- To describe, analyze, discuss, debate
- To use tools to comment on statistics, diagrams, etc.
* To write:
- To write simple and more complicated texts on sociocultural and economic subjects (focus on language accuracy/quality).
* To function in a different cultural environment:
- To understand how societies work and evolve
Latin American Axis: Farming and the trade of natural resources
Farming (and over-exploitation) of natural resources, problem of water, mines, biofuels, deforestation, fair trade, etc. … with environmental and social consequences, political implications and related economic aspects.
Teaching methods :
14 sessions (1H30 each)
4 groups of different levels
Participative Teaching Methods
Lecturers : Inés Serra (ES1) – Ana López (ES2) - Evangelina Martinelli Sallé (ES3) - Amandine Dememe-Therouin (ES4)
• Project “advertising”: Conception of an advertising brochure + “informative” advertising skit (5 mn) in pairs - 0.75 credit
• A 1H30 written exam– 0.75 credit
• Regular Progress Checks - 0.5 credit