dr hab. Katarzyna Metelska-Szaniawska

Political Economy - classes

Spring semester 2019/2020

2nd year & Erasmus students, Wednesdays, 9.45-11.20am, auditorium D

Continuation of classes and new rules after 11/03/2020 - see here.


The final results are now available below and in USOS. Thank you for your participation in this course. The retake will be organized in September, according to point 3 of the Rules for passing the course listed below.


Course given by: Katarzyna Metelska-Szaniawska


Course schedule

19/02 Introductory meeting - organization of the course
26/02 No class
4/03 Methodological and technical remarks on writing papers. Organization of the course contd.
11/03 No class
18/03 Topic #1: Xinyi Guan
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25/03 Topic #2: Ruoyan Tan
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1/04 Topic #3: Yajie Hu
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8/04 Topic #4: Pascuale Luca Fuiano
Comment #1: Mario de Martino
Comment #2: Ciro Salcone
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15/04 No class
22/04 Topic #6: Matteo Normanno
Comment #1: Xinyi Guan
Comment #2: Michele Severo
Comment #3: Laura Romano

Comment $4: Ruoyan Tan
29/04 Topic #7: Ciro Salcone
Comment #1: Mario de Martino
Comment #2: Pasquale Luca Fuiano
Comment #3: Sadiq Eyvazov
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6/05 Topic #8: Mario de Martino
Comment #1: Xinyi Guan
Comment #2: Pasquale Luca Fuiano
Comment #3: Ciro Salcone
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13/05 Topic #9: Francisco Rivero Molina
Comment #1: Sadiq Eyvazov
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20/05 Topic #10: Laura Romano
Comment #1: Michele Severo
Comment #2: Matteo Normanno
Comment #3: Francisco Rivero Molina
Comment #4: Ruoyan Tan

27/05 Topic #11 (originally #5): Michele Severo
Comment #1: Laura Romano
Comment #2: Matteo Normanno
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3/06 Topic #12: Sadiq Eyvazov
Comment #1: Francisco Rivero Molina
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10/06 Topic #13: Yang Zi
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Summary

Results

Final results are available here (last updated 20/6/2020).


Rules for passing the course

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

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

a) written assignment: 0-12 points
The written assignments are prepared individually. The topics of the assignments are distributed during the first two/three 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).

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. 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) (3 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) (2 point)


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 18.03. 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. It is not possible to retake short tests. In order to pass the classes 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 classes 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 cancelled, 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 points 2
21 - 24 points 3
25 - 27 points 3+
28 - 31 points 4
32 - 34 points 4+
35 - 40 points 5

Reading list

Topics of written assignments and readings for 2019/2020 (updated 21/3/2020)