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Student assessment


This section provides suggestions for post-class assignments for the purpose of assessing student understanding of the Module. Suggestions for pre-class or in-class assignments are provided in the Exercises section. 

One or more of the following brief assignments is recommended:

  1. Thought paper: Students should write a reflective paper on their experience with or views of corruption in their home country and the personal contribution they can make to the fight against corruption. This is not an academic paper, but should include as much as possible the student's own story and thoughts on what he or she can do in a personal capacity. This paper should be around 1500 words long, including footnotes and references.

  2. Group work: Students in groups of five should write the concept paper for a new app to be used in the fight against corruption. Students should choose to design an app for either electoral corruption, police corruption or corruption in schools or universities. This concept paper should be no more than 1500 words long, including footnotes and references.

  3. Research paper: Students could be asked to write a paper on one aspect of citizen's contribution to the fight to corruption. For example, they may be encouraged to choose a case of investigative journalism and show the contribution to uncover wrongdoing, but also the difficulties encountered in denouncing and making public the information. This paper should be 2000 words long, including footnotes and references.

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