Basis of Evaluation:
Research proposal: 50%
Mid term paper: 30%
Class participation: 20%
The main form of assessment in this class is the development of a research proposal, which is effectively a way of introducing your research to a wider audience and asserting how it connects to, and perhaps goes beyond, traditions of inquiry in the social sciences. ‘Connects to’ does not mean repeat or agree: it means being able to articulate where your perspective on research comes from. The research proposal will be worked on together and in small teams, an through in-class workshops.
Students will also be asked to write a mid term paper, more details on that will follow, but the aim is for students to think through the meaning and intentionality of research projects.
Class participation - meaning participation in online discussions, in-class workshops, and general class discussion - is important :)