Note programme might change slightly as the course progresses

Teaching arrangements


This is a tutorial-based course. Readings are compulsory and most sessions are student-run. The instructor will provide evidence on the different topics for discussion in class but the main focus will be on each weeks’ readings.


Students’ grades will depend on active participation in class (60%), and the final paper (40%). 


The final paper should reflect your original work on a topic of your choice from within the range of subjects covered in this course. The typical length of a term paper is around 15 pages. There are two possible formats for the term paper:


1.  An original research paper on a topic of interest. Research papers can be empirical or theoretical (or preferably  both). 

2. A detailed proposal for a research project, including an extensive and critical review of the existing literature on the topic.