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Possible class structure

This section contains recommendations for a teaching sequence and timing intended to achieve learning outcomes through a three-hour class. The lecturer may wish to disregard or shorten some of the segments below in order to give more time to other elements, including introduction, icebreakers, conclusion or short breaks. The structure could also be adapted for shorter or longer classes, given that the class durations vary across countries.

  • (In-class) Ice-breaker (10-15 minutes): In the beginning of class, watch the video about the extradition of Mexican drug lord, Joaquin Guzman (aka El Chapo). Ask students questions about why countries need to work with each other on criminal matters, how is this cooperation regulated, and what are the political, legal, and ethical limitations to such a cooperation? Why did the Mexican government initially refuse to extradite El Chapo? Why did the situation reverse in 2017? What are the benefits of extraditing El Chapo to the United States?

  • Give a lecture about international cooperation based on the Module narrative and recommended literature (25-35 minutes).
  • Use some questions (provided in the Module) to generate a discussion about the topics covered in the lecture (20-25 minutes).
  • Break (10 minutes)
  • Administer and evaluate Quiz 11 (40 minutes): Give students 15 minutes to take the quiz (sample questions provided in the Assessment section of the Module). Students can work in pairs to grade the quiz. They exchange quizzes and grade each other's results. Instructor asks individual students to read questions and discuss possible answers. This activity is expected to help students analyse the mistakes and learn from interaction with each other.
  • Assign one of the research and independent study assignments as homework for the next class.