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

Level :

Third year of Bachelor of Science in Engineering

Language(s) :


Studies organization

Credits :


Semester :


Total Hours :

14.75 (Hours of teaching + individual study)


Objectives :

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

Contents :

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.

Prerequisites :

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)

Assessment :

• 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

Bibliography :

3rd year of Bachelor of Science in Engineering

Here are the modules of the Bachelor of Science in Engineering. On the second semester, besides all the compulsory common courses, students will choose between 2 minors : "Types of Agriculture and Territories" or "Business and Transformation".