- Active class participation (approx. 20%)
- Three one-page reaction papers distributed equally during the term. (30%)
- Submission of research paper plans and individual discussion (no grade)
- Individual research paper based on 3-4 in-depth interviews (50% of grade),
A reaction paper is a maximum one-page essay, which contains a brief summary of the readings – a synthesis if more than one reading is assigned- as well as your critical comments, ideas and reflections about it. Reaction papers are due in hard copy format in class. No late reaction papers please, no emails either.
The research paper will be based on a set of in-depth interviews (about 3-5) on a topic of your choice related to the class material. It should be about 10-15 double spaced pages. This is a social science exercise, you will write an empirically based research paper, not an essay, not a literature review, not a purely theoretical piece (not that those are not fun to read, only this is not the point here.) I will give you guidance as we go along.