The course consists of (a) a weekly lecture by the professor, (b) a short summary of a paper prepared by the student each week for discussion in class; (c) class presentations by an individual, or group of students, on a specific part of the program; (d) and participation by students in the class and debates.
Students will also be expected to prepare a short individual essay on a relevant topic to the course.
The 6 ECTS credits correspond approximately to:
- 2 credits for asístance
- 1 credit for preparing the weekly summary
- 2 credits for the preparation and presentation of a paper
- 1 credit for the participation in class during the course
The teacher will present the main ideas of each topic in the lecture, both in terms of the underlying theoretical problems, as well as the historical background. This information, together with obligatory class readings and individual student essays, will provide the material to conduct debates in the class.
Class presentations by students aim to develop their ability to synthesise complex material and present it orally to their fellow students. Their ability to answer questions will also be tested.
The weekly essays will show that the student has understood the material to be discussed.