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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.

  • Pre-class activity: Assign students to watch one of the movies offered in the Module.
  • (In-class) Ice-breaker (10-15 minutes): Ask students discussion questions about one of the movies they were assigned to watch at home. Discussion questions are provided in the Module.
  • Give a brief lecture about the infiltration of businesses and government by organized crime based on the Module narrative and recommended literature (35-40 minutes).
  • Use some discussion questions (provided in the Module) to generate a debate about the topics covered in the lecture (20-25 minutes).
  • Break (10 minutes)
  • Administer and evaluate Quiz 4 (45 minutes): Give students 15 minutes to take Quiz 4 (sample questions are 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. For shorter class periods, quizzes may be assigned to students to be completed before class. In class, instructor can ask students questions from the quiz in a form of an icebreaker activity.
  • Assign one of the research and independent study assignments as homework for the next class.
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