Midterm 1 (TBD): 25%

Midterm 2 (TBD): 25% (non-cumulative)

Final (TBD): 25% (non-cumulative)

The remaining 25% of the grade will be based on class participation and through short-essay questions based on the primary and secondary research articles (these questions are appended to the midterm 1, midterm 2, and final exams).
Class 'participation' will be assessed according to student responses to spontaneous questions pertaining to the primary and secondary research articles associated with each 'advanced topics' session. Self-generated comments demonstrating detailed knowledge of the content of the primary and secondary research articles will also be taken into account. In clearer terms, understanding the content and meaning of figures in primary and secondary research articles is essential.


Grades will be provided in class

Academic honesty: Cheating will, of course, not be tolerated. For more information as to the definition and consequences of cheating please consult the following university resource on academic integrity