1. Course: Area Studies – Europe and USA I
Batch of 2022-24
Topics covered include the History of the European Union; Regionalism in Europe and European Integration; the EU as a regional organization; and the Organs, Bodies, and Functions of the EU.
2. IRC 2023- Guest/Speaker
Duration: I was at Symbiosis SSIS for about two and half weeks in January-February 2019, in the capacity of Symbiosis Scholar in Residence
During that time, I worked intensively with the Senior last semester Masters Students on refining their dissertation research topics into concrete research questions and coming up with a research design.
Please find attached a rough syllabus that I followed during my time with the Master’s students. In class time, we primarily spent time using their research topics as examples or cases to learn the following lessons:
Much of this session involved an in-depth discussion of certain topics, breaking them down, explaining why they were not suitable research questions and practicing how to formulate concrete questions.
We also talked about what an annotated bibliography can do in terms of organization and assessment of the literature review in a project and I urged students to begin working on one. I also shared examples of annotated bibliography entries
I also introduced them to Structured Focused Comparisons
In addition to the sessions, I spent approx. 3 hours every week meeting one on one with students and answering their questions on their projects, suggesting reading and refining their topics. We also discussed other issues such as plans for graduate school etc.
- Deepa Prakash