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Political Economy - discussions

Spring semester 2016/2017

2nd year & Erasmus students, Wednesdays, 9.45-11.20am, room 305

Course given by: Katarzyna Metelska-Szaniawska

Course schedule

22/02 Class cancelled
1/03 Introductory meeting - organization of the course
8/03 Methodological and technical remarks on writing papers
15/03 Topic #1: Angel Medina Jaramillo

Comment #1: Diego Henriquez
Comment #2:
Comment #3:
Comment #4:

22/03 Topic #2: Esther Ngei

Comment #1: José Gabriel Rodríguez Rodríguez
Comment #2:
Comment #3:
Comment #4:

29/03 class cancelled (no presenter)
5/04 Topic #3: Marco Lombardo

Comment #1: Angel Medina Jaramillo
Comment #2: Carla Vidal Carballo
Comment #3: Pasquale Dargenio
Comment #4:
REMINDER: We will have 2 short tests on 5/04 - concerning the texts from 29/03 and 5/04

12/04 Topic #5: Bianca Canevari

Comment #1: Esther Ngei
Comment #2: Carla Vidal Carballo
Comment #3: Diego Henriquez
Comment #4:

19/04 Topic #6: Agnieszka Skowronek

Comment #1: David López Clemente
Comment #2:
Comment #3:
Comment #4:

26/04 Topic #7: Claudia Portabales Meijide, Carla Vidal Carballo

Comment #1: Agnieszka Skowronek
Comment #2: Esther Ngei
Comment #3: David López Clemente
Comment #4: Pasquale Dargenio

10/05 Topic #8: Corentin Fournier, Teddy Gallois

Comment #1: Claudia Portabales Meijide
Comment #2: Bianca Canevari
Comment #3: Margarita León Galán
Comment #4: José Gabriel Rodríguez Rodríguez

17/05 Topic #9: David Lopez Clemente, Jose Rodriguez Rodriguez

Comment #1: Margarita León Galán
Comment #2: Corentin Fournier
Comment #3: Marco Lombardo
Comment #4: Angel Medina Jaramillo

24/05 Topic #10: Margarita Leon Galan

Comment #1: Agnieszka Skowronek
Comment #2: Teddy Gallois
Comment #3: Claudia Portabales Meijide
Comment #4: Corentin Fournier

31/05 Topic #11: Pasquale Dargenio

Comment #1: Teddy Gallois
Comment #2: Marco Lombardo
Comment #3:
Comment #4:

7/06 Summary / Topic #12: Diego Henriquez

Comment #1: Bianca Canevari
Comment #2:
Comment #3:
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Final results are available here (last updated June 21, 2017).

Rules for passing the course

1. The course is composed of a lecture and discussions (æwiczenia). In order to be allowed to participate in the exam you are required to obtain a positive grade from discussions (beforehand). The final grade for "Political Economy" is composed of the scores from the exam (60 points) and discussions (40 points). Altogether you can obtain 100 points.

2. The maximum score from discussions is 40 points. It is composed of the following elements:

a) written assignment: 0-12 points
The written assignments are prepared in teams of 2 persons or individually. The topics of the assignments are distributed during the first two classes. The written assignment should be about 10 pages long (may be shorter for individual work). It is not allowed to rewrite the assignment. The written assignment should be handed in (in paper) on the day when it is presented in class, as well as sent to the instructor by e-mail before the class when it is presented. Each day of delay in handing in the written assignment results in lowering the total score for the assignment by 1 point, e.g. a delay of 3 days means that 3 points are subtracted from the score obtained for the assignment (if the score were 10 out of 12 points, including the delay it will be 10 - 3 = 7 points). All members of the team receive the same amount of points for the written assignment.
Assessment of the written assignment encompasses:

  • assessment of the merits:
    • Does the assignment refer to the topic? (1 point)
    • Is there a hypothesis or research questions stated / what kind? (2 points)
    • Are the arguments presented clearly/logically? (2 points)
    • Are author's original thoughts presented? (2 points)
    • Is additional literature (at least 2 additional scientific sources) included / what kind? (includes correctness of quotes and references) (2 points)
  • assessment of the presentation (written form):
    • Clear structure (introduction/conclusions) (1 point)
    • Editing (1 point)
    • Language (1 point)

b) presentation of the written assignment in class: 0-6 points
Each written assignment must be presented in class on the appropriate date. If the written assignment is prepared by a two-person team, both members of the team must participate (equally) in the presentation. Absence at the presentation results in 0 points for the presentation and for the written assignment for this person. The presentation should take 30-40 minutes. Interactive presentations are particularly encouraged. Together with elements involving various forms of interaction, they may take up to 75 minutes. You may not repeat ('retake') a presentation. The presentation (slides) must be sent by e-mail to the course instructor at least 1 day before the class, when it is scheduled (until 8pm). Failure to do so will result in substracting 3 points from your total presentation score.
Assessment of the presentation encompasses:

  • assessment of the merits:
    • Introduction (attracts attention, provides an overview of the arguments) (1 point)
    • Presented argumentation (clear, logically presented arguments) (2 points)
    • Conclusions (summary of the main inferences) (1 point)
  • assessment of the presentation:
    • Slides: clear, neat, readable, etc. (1 point)
    • Presenting method: voice, body language (visual contact, gesticulation) (1 point) (individual score for each presenter)

c) comments and active participation in class: 0-10 points
Each student may present 2 comments regarding the readings from the reading list (0-2 points each). Comments need not be prepared in writing but must be presented in class orally. Each student can present only one comment per class and only when their team is not presenting. The maximum number of comments (prepared by different persons) per topic is 4. It is not allowed to retake a presentation of a comment.
The deadline for selecting comments is 8.03. Please submit your preferences by e-mail.
Points for active participation in class (0-6 points) can be received for participating in discussion during classes when one does not deliver a presentation nor presents a comment (0-1 points per class).

d) short tests: 0-12 points
Short tests regarding the readings discussed in class will be organized every week (5 minutes at the beginning of each class). Each test will consist of 1 question relating to the reading scheduled for that class. For each test you may receive 0-1 point. Members of the presenting team also take the short test. It is not possible to retake short tests. In order to pass the discussions it is necessary to obtain at least 50% of the total points for short tests during the entire semester.

3. There will be only one retake of discussions and it will be organized during the retake exam period (in September). It will take the form of a written pre-exam (kolokwium) and include open questions based on all readings from the reading list. For the pre-exam you can receive 0-30 points. All points received earlier are canceled, excluding points for comments and active participation in class.

4. Presence in class is obligatory. Only two absences are allowed without written proof of medical leave. In the event of more absences, the course must be retaken. Absence on the day when your presentation of the written assignment is scheduled results in 0 points for the presentation and written assignment. The same regards comments.

Grading scale:

0 - 20 points2
21 - 24 points3
25 - 27 points3+
28 - 31 points4
32 - 34 points4+
35 - 40 points5

Reading list

Topics of written assignments and readings for 2016/2017

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