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Geography and Scientific Agents

Code: DGEO001     Acronym: GAPC

Classification Keyword
OFICIAL Geography

Instance: 2020/2021 - 1S

Active? Yes
Responsible unit: Department of Geography
Course/CS Responsible: Third cycle of studies in Geography

Cycles of Study/Courses

Acronym No. of Students Study Plan Curricular Years Credits UCN Credits ECTS Contact hours Total Time
DGEO 3 DGEO - Study Plan 1 - 6 60 162

Teaching Staff - Responsibilities

Teacher Responsibility
José Alberto Vieira Rio Fernandes

Teaching language

Suitable for English-speaking students


To know sources and institutions producers of basic, statistics and cartographic information.
Meet people, projects and institutions that perform scientific research, in particular in the field of geography, giving priority to the areas of interest of students' research.
Deepen the knowledge and understanding of the links between fundamental and applied knowledge

Learning outcomes and competences

Knowledge of agents, themes and research methodologies.
Seizure of the advancement of knowledge in areas relevant to the potential area of research of the students.

Working method



The sessions will take place in open debate, with presentation followed by discussion, having as structure:
1. Scientific research agents and institutions.
2. Motivations and stimuli to the scientific literature.
3. The methods of scientific production.
4. Fundamental and applied Knowledge.
5. The dissemination, reproduction and diffusion of scientific knowledge.

Mandatory literature

*; Não se aplica

Teaching methods and learning activities

The sessions will take place in open debate, with presentation followed by discussion.

Evaluation Type

Evaluation with final exam

Assessment Components

Designation Weight (%)
Exame 100,00
Total: 100,00

Amount of time allocated to each course unit

Designation Time (hours)
Estudo autónomo 50,00
Frequência das aulas 60,00
Trabalho de investigação 52,00
Total: 162,00

Eligibility for exams

Attend at least 75% of classes

Calculation formula of final grade

100% the exam grade

Examinations or Special Assignments


Internship work/project


Special assessment (TE, DA, ...)


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