The Orientation Seminar I has one main goal: to prepare a PhD dissertation project. The student must choose a teacher who will be the scientific supervisor of her/his research work. Throughout the semester, she/he conducts research in order to compose a PhD dissertation project, that is, a document that must contain the provisional title of the dissertation, its theme and justification, the objectives to be achieved, the theoretical framework and methodology of the research, the expected results, the provisional index, the schedule and the list of main bibliography on which the investigation is based, and other information considered relevant.
PhD dissertation project; theme; justification; objectives; theoretical and methodological framework; research results; index; schedule; bibliography
The seminar aims to promote in the student several skills that are associated with conducting a scientific research:
‒ to search and to manage information;
‒ to reflect critically on relevant bibliography and its main contents;
‒ to adopt relevant work methodologies within the scientific area;
‒ to reveal growing autonomy as a researcher;
‒ to communicate with correctness, accuracy and precision the results of her/his reflection.
Contents of this seminar are specific of the topic to be addressed and of the speciality in which the research is conducted.
References of this seminar are specific of the topic to be addressed and of the speciality in which the research is conducted.
The assessment depends on the quality of the conducted research and of the PhD dissertation project.