Exams, tests and assignments, as stressful as they can be, are a great tool to self-assess your knowledge and understanding and to push yourself to work harder and enhance your capacities and learning. This is the challenging spirit of the tests and assignments that you will confront. Our course will use the following instruments:

  • Weekly tests: every week there will be a knowledge and understanding test. It will be a written test with open-ended questions on the work we did during the week (30% of course grade)
  • Participation in group discussions (20% of course grade)

Assignments (50% of course grade):

  • 2000 words final research paper or technical report on independent research (20%)
  • Weekly writing (eg: review of a documentary, policy briefs, simulations) (15%)
  • In-class presentation (15%)