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Hearing, Sight and Deafness

Scholar Year: 2018/2019 - 2S

Code: LGP30002    Acronym: AVS
Scientific Fields: Línguas e Literatura
Section/Department: Communication and Language Sciences


Acronym N. of students Study Plan Curricular year ECTS Contact hours Total Time
LGP 11 Study Plan 4,0 48 108,0

Teaching weeks: 15


Maria José Duarte FreireHead

Weekly workload

Hours/week T TP P PL L TC E OT OT/PL TPL O S
Type of classes


Type Teacher Classes Hours
Contact hours Totals 1 2,40
Paulo Alexandre Carvalho   3,20

Teaching language


Intended learning outcomes (Knowledges, skills and competencies to be developed by the students)

Portuguese Sign Language.

This course aims to provide students on this course with theoretical knowledge of the special relationship
that human beings, in particular deaf people, establish with auditory perception and visual perception and
the implications of this in everyday life.
The skills developed are those considered essential to the understanding and use of concepts and the
practical implications in carrying out their profession, under the preferential modes of communication of
the deaf and hearing actors with whom they work


Hearing and vision, their specific characteristics and how the absence of one or two of these senses
affects people's lives in regard to the way they adapt to their environment. How people interpret, feel about and control these absences and, on the other hand, how society regards, interacts with and benefits or harms people with partial or profound hearing loss, poor vision, blindness or deaf-blindness.

Demonstration of the syllabus coherence with the UC intended learning outcomes

The acquisition of different perspectives and knowledge that allow a broad, pragmatic view of the concepts
developed during the curricular unit.

Teaching methodologies

Topics to be studied; documentation distribution; focused thematic research; presentation of issues
related to post content research students; discussion and debate.
During the UC there will the opportunity to share different developmental and educational perspectives of a
socio-political nature, , presented by some prominent guests connected to the Deaf Community.

Demonstration of the teaching methodologies coherence with the curricular unit's intended learning outcomes

The exploration of the various topics discussed in class as well as the reflections on these issues, will help
students to internalize information and important data that will enable them to develop their vision of the
deaf community, their language, culture and identity, as well as the community’s mode of representation ofthe world and society. The internalization of this knowledge and understanding will also allow these future
professionals to have a more informed interaction with the Deaf community and they will be capable of
achieving good performances and better results.

Assessment methodologies and evidences

Attendance and participation in classes and proposed activities. - 20%
Individual portfolio containing reports of lectures held throughout the UC accompanied by a personal
reflection on each of them. - 50%
Written work individually or in groups presented in class. - 30%


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