This is a student-centred, active learning classroom. The aim is to create a dynamic conversation about the course. There will be no or very little lecturing. The expectation is that you will have learned the basics before class so that class time can be used productively
The deal is as follows: there is no final exam. This means that after the last class you walk out with no further obligation. But it also means that much of the evaluation will occur during the semester in the classroom. The time you save in revisions, you will need to invest in class preparation. Continuous evaluation is in my opinion fairer because it gives plenty of opportunities to shine, even if one has a few bad days. It is also closer to the real world, which is rarely neatly separated between learning and evaluation.
Specifically, the formula is:
- 50%.Class participation and evaluation. That part of the evaluation will be assessed through a variety of exercises and quizzes in class.
- 50% 3 000 word paper on any current international human rights law topic. Please submit your paper by 15.00 on December 16th 2015 electronically to firstname.lastname@example.org, cc email@example.com & firstname.lastname@example.org.
- 10% class participation.
- 45% Oral Examination.
- 45% 3 000 word paper on any current international human rights law topic. Please submit your paper by 15.00 on December 16th 2015 electronically to email@example.com, cc firstname.lastname@example.org & email@example.com.
Please submit by sending to SAOassignments.Law@mcgill.
“McGill University values academic integrity. Therefore, all students must understand the meaning and consequences of cheating, plagiarism and other academic offences under the Code of Student Conduct and Disciplinary Procedures (see www.mcgill.ca/students/srr/honest/ for more information).
“In accord with McGill University’s Charter of Students’ Rights, students in this course have the right to submit in English or in French any written work that is to be graded.”