This experimental course will provide an opportunity for students interested in anticorruption (from legal, social scientific, or policy perspectives) to work on independent research projects in a collaborative, interactive setting. Students will select one or more topics of interest to explore during the semester; we will meet each week for an hour to discuss one another’s research, and to brainstorm new topics. In lieu of a long final paper or short weekly response papers, students will instead be expected to contribute four substantive posts (1-3 paragraphs each) to a newly-created blog on global anticorruption. Participants will also be expected to participate in online discussions and debates about other blog entries. Students interested in expanding their research into a full paper may do so for an appropriate number of additional independent writing credits.
Time and location TBD.
Prerequisite: Enrollment is limited to 12, and is by permission of the instructor. Interested students should email Professor Stephenson (firstname.lastname@example.org); the email should include a current CV, a transcript (unofficial is fine), a statement of interest (preferably including one or two topics you might be interested in writing about), and a list of days/times during the Spring semester when you cannot meet.