ECPR Summer School
Central European University, Budapest
26 July - 9 August 2019




European Credit Transfer and Accumulation System (ECTS)

You can earn one ECTS credit for 25–30 hours' work. This equates to up to four credits for a one-week Main Course or eight credits for a two-week main course or up to six credits for a one-week Advanced Workshop.

On successful completion of the required work, and following receipt of your grades from the Instructor, CEU will send you details of their credits.

In addition to ECTS credits, all participants who attend 90% of their course classes will receive a certificate of attendance, provided they sign the attendance sheets.

If you are taking two main courses per day, please be aware that the workload is very time-consuming and demanding. Instructors can award two credits per course, on completion of the required work.  Further credits can be given if you complete the additional tasks specified in the course outline, and if the credits have been approved by the Instructor and an Academic Convenor.

If you want to earn credits, tell your Instructor on the first day of the course when you sign the attendance sheet in class.

Short Courses

  • 1 credit: attend the course and fully participates in in-class activities. Carry out the necessary reading and/or other work prior to and after classes. (pass or fail)

Main Courses (one-week)

  • 2 credits: attend the course and fully participates in in-class activities. Carry out the necessary reading and/or other work prior to and after classes. (pass or fail)
  • 3 credits: attend the course and complete one task (see below), graded on an A–F scale.
  • 4 credits: attend the course and complete two tasks (see below), graded on an A–F scale.

Main Courses (two-week)

  • 4 credits: attend the course and fully participates in in-class activities. Carry out the necessary reading and/or other work prior to and after classes. (pass or fail)
  • 6 credits: attend the course and complete one task (see below), graded on an A–F scale.
  • 8 credits: attend the course and complete two tasks (see below), graded on an A–F scale.

Advanced Workshop (one-week)

  • 4 credits: active participation, doing the readings, submitting the research design material at least one week in advance of the course, and doing the in-class presentations and activities.
  • Additional 2 credits: will be awarded with daily assignments and the submission of a take-home expert interview report between 4,000 – 6,000 words, in which you revise and critically reflect on your knowledge, experience and skills in interviewing and interview data generation.

 

Tasks

The task(s) to be assessed by the Instructor and required to acquire credits are listed below, and must be graded.

  • In class project
  • Presentations
  • Daily assignments (no extensive feedback is promised on daily assignments. The Academic Conveners recommend grading these on the scale of 1 - good, 0.66 - sufficient, 0.33 - insufficient, 0 - did not submit, and averaged to get the final grade for this task.)
  • Take-home exam
  • Take-home paper
    (For take home assignments after the class the Instructor will set a deadline for completion that is no later than three weeks after the end of the course)

Instructors will make at least two of these four options available.

Grading scale

The grid below is the CEU grading scale. The Political Science Department, Summer School hosts, use a system of letter grades and grade points for evaluating participants’ work, including the thesis, according to the grading scheme of the University. The various letter grades can be translated to a 100-point scale of grade points:

Grade Name Grade points Performance
A Outstanding 4 94 – 100%
A- Excellent 3.66 87 – 93.99%
B+ Good 3.33 80 – 86.99%
B Fair 3 73 – 79.99%
B- Satisfactory 2.66 66 – 72.99%
C+ Minimum pass 2.33 59 – 65.99%
F Fail 0 0 – 58.99%

 

 

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