(1) Students are expected to carefully consult the required readings each week prior to the classes, ideally by taking notes. The questions for discussion assigned to the sessions in the syllabus help students to engage with the readings and identify the main conceptual puzzles, arguments, and debates related to the topic of the session. Active participation in the seminar discussions is expected from all students. Sessions 5-12 will involve policy practice related group work within class. Students are expected to be active participants in the group work and take turns in presenting group findings.
Weight to the grade: 20%
(2) Students are expected to write four position papers related to readings from sessions 5-12. Position papers should reflect on the main arguments of the weekly mandatory reading possibly bringing in the student’s theoretical and empirical background knowledge. Assignments are due at 9 AM of the day of the class for which the assignment is written (i.e. if you are commenting the readings for Class 5, you should submit on the e-learning website by 9 AM of the day when Class 5 takes place).
Weight to the grade: 30%
(3) Students will write a term paper of 2,500-3,000 words. The paper will be connected to the broader topic of the course, can be a more theoretical paper, a policy paper or a case study. Papers will have to link to the literature in assigned to the course. Additional references should be used. Students will be required to start developing their ideas from midterm on, when they will have the opportunity to present and discuss with the class their project ideas. Individual consultations will support students to further develop their projects and papers. The deadline for submitting the paper will be announced four weeks before the end of the semester. The deadline will be adjusted to SPP exam schedules.
Weight to the grade: 50%
All written assignments will be checked for plagiarism via Turnitin.
Audit students are expected to do all required readings and to actively participate in the class discussions and group work.