The course is divided into theoretical and practical sessions. The theory sessions involve a mix of master class and discussion on the proposed readings before each theory session.
In theory class, students can take notes of one of the various readings proposed for each session and should be prepared to participate in the debate on it. These notes should not be delivered but they are advisable in order to make an active and optimal participation in the debate.
The practical classes consist in different theoretical-practical analysis exercises that will be presented and analyzed in the session itself, as well as several preliminary theorizing practices to exercise the art of theorizing and research.
Of these theoretical-practical analysis exercises, everyone must submit practice number one and between sessions two and five all students must submit one of the practices as a compulsory form.
On the other hand, each student will carry out two small tasks of empirical research and preliminary theorizing, among three to choose from. These exercises have to be documented and will be evaluated. Each exercise covers one practical session.
For these preliminary theorizing practices, we will begin by finding a topic among all the possible ones within a choice framework, providing some data about it. We will continue to think of a denomination, some concepts, typologies, metaphors, and other theorizing tools that help to analyze the chosen phenomenon. The process ends with the explanation of it through a preliminary theory.
The whole process must be documented, what you have thought and how you got there, as well as systematize the extracted theory in a brief review. All deliveries must be made in digital format.
Students have to complete four tasks to get their grade.
1) Participate in the class discussion, sharing the ideas of chosen reading.
2) Carry out two theoretical-practical exercises (one in the first practical session and one to choose between practical sessions two and five).
3) Carry out the two assessable preliminary theorizing exercises.
4) Writte a small research paper (in groups of three to five people).
5) Final exam on the readings of the theoretical classes.
The research paper consists of carrying out a new free theorizing exercise, or converting one of the two preliminary theorizing exercises (the one that most attracts us from any of the group members) into a short research report, from 3.000 to 5.000 words.
Regarding the methodology to be used, it will be of a participatory nature, encouraging the constant intervention of the students, as well as presentations of their work to improve their public speach.
The tutoring schedule will be determined and communicated to the students at the beginning of the course.