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Syllabus European Forum s Colloquium A - 54677

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Last update 30-09-2020
HU Credits: 1

Degree/Cycle: 2nd degree (Master)

Responsible Department: European Studies

Semester: 1st Semester

Teaching Languages: English

Campus: Mt. Scopus

Course/Module Coordinator: Prof. Gisela Dachs

Coordinator Email: gisela.dachs@mail.huji.ac.il

Coordinator Office Hours: Wednesdays 12:00-13:00

Teaching Staff:
Prof. Gisela Dachs

Course/Module description:
The Colloquium is the gathering of the European Forums community of researchers and scholars, students and faculty. It is also a course that brings an introduction to cutting-edge research on a variety of issues pertaining to contemporary Europe. During the year, the Colloquium shall host researchers both visiting colleagues and members of the European Forum to lecture about their groundbreaking studies. Topics of such lectures shall reflect the variety of economic, political, cultural and other process occurring and experienced in contemporary Europe. The selection of lectures shall also reflect the multidisciplinary and interdisciplinary character of the European Forum, while emphasizing contemporary era, historical and comparative perspectives, and relevance for policy and social action.

In light of the spread of the Corona-virus, we continue to face a highly unusual and dynamic situation that may include changes to the courses as the semester progresses.
So we may have to be flexible to meet challenges and we will try to update students about changes as soon as we know about them.

Course/Module aims:
Course is intended to introduce frontier research on matters pertaining to contemporary Europe. The goals are: to introduce researchers leading the way in the study of contemporary European affairs; to expand horizons of variety of issues pertaining to contemporary Europe, variety of research methods, and variety of disciplinary perspectives; and, to develop critical-academic attitude in regard to groundbreaking research on contemporary European affairs.

Learning outcomes - On successful completion of this module, students should be able to:
- Acquaintance with leading researchers and scholars of contemporary European affairs;
- Exposure to a variety of topics, methods, and disciplinary perspectives all in pertaining to contemporary Europe;
- Develop critical-academic attitude in regard to groundbreaking research on contemporary European affairs.

Attendance requirements(%):
Mandatory for registered students; graded.

Teaching arrangement and method of instruction: - Colloquium is set as a lecture and discussion series;
- Colloquium shall meet 14 times throughout the academic year;
- While the Colloquium is open to all European Forum and HUJI community and guests, registered students must also adhere to required assignments (attendance and discussion essay).

Course/Module Content:
Variety of topics pertaining to the political, economic, cultural and other processes occurring and experienced in contemporary Europe. The selection of lectures shall also reflect the multidisciplinary and interdisciplinary character of the European Forum, while emphasizing contemporary era, historical and comparative perspectives, and relevance for policy and social action.

Required Reading:
* No preparatory reading is required.

Additional Reading Material:
* Only as far as required for substantiating arguments made in the discussion essay and based on prior consultation with Prof. Dachs

Course/Module evaluation:
End of year written/oral examination 0 %
Presentation 0 %
Participation in Tutorials 0 %
Project work 0 %
Assignments 100 %
Reports 0 %
Research project 0 %
Quizzes 0 %
Other 0 %

Additional information:
Course/module
please take note: there will be only one assignment to be handed it - and it is due only at the end of semester b.

the final assignment is a discussion essay, analyzing lecture of students choice (individual task). The detailed instructions are posted in the Moodle.


Additional information:
- Mandatory course for M.A. students of the European Forum, for at least one year during their studies;
- Mandatory for all students receiving any scholarship or other funding from the European Forum.
 
Students needing academic accommodations based on a disability should contact the Center for Diagnosis and Support of Students with Learning Disabilities, or the Office for Students with Disabilities, as early as possible, to discuss and coordinate accommodations, based on relevant documentation.
For further information, please visit the site of the Dean of Students Office.
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