1. Essay Writing (35%): Essays regarding the Security and International issues throughout the region
2. Group Projects and Presentations (40%): Groups are required to prepare and make 20-minute formal presentation on the basis of the analysis of the selected topic.
3. Class Participation (25%). Students will be expected to attend every class prepared to discuss the readings and current news about the Black Sea-Caspian Region, and actively engage in discussions with guest speakers.