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Магистерская программа «Сравнительная политика Евразии»

Research Seminar "Department of Political Science and International Relations"

2021/2022
Учебный год
ENG
Обучение ведется на английском языке
4
Кредиты
Статус:
Курс по выбору
Когда читается:
1-й курс, 1-4 модуль

Преподаватель

Course Syllabus

Abstract

This seminar aims to provide students of the research trajectory with an opportunity to take part in the regular research sessions organized by the Department of Political Science and International Relations (HSE). Students will be able to attend presentations prepared by members of the Laboratory or by invited speakers and engage in their discussions. They will develop critical research and review skills by writing position papers based on presentations and discussions at each seminar session that they attend. Students will also be able to propose their own work in progress to be discussed by senior colleagues.
Learning Objectives

Learning Objectives

  • To provide students of the research trajectory with an opportunity to take part in the regular research sessions organized by the Department of Political Science and International Relations (HSE) and benefit from its research environment.
Expected Learning Outcomes

Expected Learning Outcomes

  • understands the key requirements for participation in the Department (DPSIR) seminars and knows how to produce written feedback on seminars
  • develops critical research and review skills by writing position papers based on presentations and discussions at each seminar session that they attend at the Department (DPSIR)
  • knows the essentials of research activities at the Department (DPSIR), its research structure, priorities, themes and methodological approaches
  • is able to present their research work in progress to peers and senior colleagues, discuss and improve it based on their feedback
Course Contents

Course Contents

  • Seminar Overview and Introduction
  • Seminars Proposed by the Department (DPSIR)
  • Individual Feedback and Evaluation
Assessment Elements

Assessment Elements

  • non-blocking Position papers 1-2 (department seminar written feedback, two papers)
    Each student will write two brief (1000-1500 words) position papers on two department seminar sessions that they will attend in modules 1 and 2. Each paper should summarize and critically evaluate the main argument(s) of the presentation made by a seminar speaker. Position papers are due two weeks after the seminar session that they are related to. They should be submitted to the course instructor via email.
  • non-blocking Internal presentation of work in progress
    Each student will present their research work in progress (literature review for term paper / for MA thesis extended research proposal) in an internal seminar session organized by the course instructor for discussion by other students.
  • non-blocking Position papers 3-4 (department seminar written feedback, two papers)
    Each student will write two brief (1000-1500 words) position papers on two department seminar sessions that they will attend in modules 3 and 4. Each paper should summarize and critically evaluate the main argument(s) of the presentation made by a seminar speaker. Position papers are due two weeks after the seminar session they are related to. They should be submitted to the course instructor via email.
  • non-blocking Presentation of work in progress
    Each student will present their research work in progress (draft of term paper / MA thesis extended research proposal) in a research seminar organised by the department for discussion by peers and senior colleagues.
Interim Assessment

Interim Assessment

  • Interim assessment (2 module)
    Interim assessment in module 2 consists of the grades that student receives for their position papers 1 and 2 (0.5) and internal presentation of work in progress (0.5).
  • Interim assessment (4 module)
    Interim assessment in module 4 consists of the grades that student receives for their position papers 3 and 4 (0.25), internal presentation of work in progress (0.25) and interim assessment in module 2 (0.5).
Bibliography

Bibliography

Recommended Core Bibliography

  • Bob Hancké. (2009). Intelligent Research Design : A Guide for Beginning Researchers in the Social Sciences. OUP Oxford.
  • Eco, U., Farina, G., & Mongiat Farina, C. (2015). How to Write a Thesis. Cambridge, Massachusetts: The MIT Press. Retrieved from http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=edsebk&AN=963778

Recommended Additional Bibliography

  • Christian Reus-Smit, & Duncan Snidal. (2010). The Oxford Handbook of International Relations: Vol. [Paperback edition.]. OUP Oxford.
  • R. A. W. Rhodes, Sarah A. Binder, & Bert A. Rockman. (2008). The Oxford Handbook of Political Institutions. OUP Oxford.