The primary means of assessment is an advocacy paper, which students will develop during the course, present on in class, and finalise at the end of Term.
The course will be graded as follows:
1. Active participation will account for 20% of the grade: This is demonstrated through (a) engagement in class discussions (through comments, questions) and evidence of having done the readings and pre-class preparation; (b) active participation in the practical exercises held during the course.
2. A Final Paper will account for 70% of the grade, divided into two components. This is an advocacy paper on a current (2023/24) human rights issue of the student's choice (topic selection will be discussed further in class). Students will submit an explanatory note on their choice with an annotated outline and literature review mid-way through the Term (worth 30% of the course grade, due week 5) that they will then develop into a final paper (worth 40% of the course grade, due at the end of Term).
3. Presentation of your topic in week 12 will account for 10% of the course grade.
I am flexible on assessment methods where students have specific needs, please reach out to me to discuss.