Note added in May: Please make sure your surname is in the title of the file you upload, THANKS!
To complete the assignment you should attend two doctoral defences. Then, AFTER you have attended the course sessions and done the required readings and watched or listened to course materials:
1) Write a commentary on the two defenses you have attended. Make sure you have included the names of the candidate, the opponent and the custos, and check that you have
correctly written out the title of the thesis.
up to 600 words about anything you can reasonably understand under the heading
'knowledge making for sustainability'. This can encompass the candidate's intellectual contribution and the discussion with the examiner (called 'opponent' in many Finnish situations), but also the rituals and institutionalised aspects of the event.
2) In addition to the above, as part of the same document, but under a separate heading if you wish, write a short reflection, also no more than 600 words, about how the course readings have affected your understanding of doing sustainability-related research. Add a list of references
used, formatted in the correct way (see a published document in your own field to see acceptable models for doing this).
3) Make sure you have labelled the document with the relevant
identifying information and insert page numbers if it is longer than 1 page. And make sure your surname is in the FILE NAME. (You have no idea how many documents called "Assignment One" are in my folders. With your name in the file name this becomes less of a problem).