POSC 295: Research Methods in Political Science

I taught a tutorial on political science research methods for the Oxford Programme for Undergraduate Studies (Spring 2020). As the sole instructor, I tailored the syllabus to meet the requirements of the course equivalent at the students' home institution, led the tutorial and lab sessions, and evaluated all student works.

POSC 295 is designed to provide students with the substantive knowledge and skills required to conduct their own research in political science. Key areas of emphasis include: concepts and operationalization, research design, reliability and validity of measures, sampling, data collection, and statistical analysis.

Course Syllabus

Tutorial on Governance of Emerging Technologies in China

I taught a tutorial on "Governance of Emerging Technologies in China" for the Williams College (Exeter Programme at Oxford) 2019. As the sole instructor, I designed the syllabus, led the tutorial sessions, and evaluated all student works.

The course covered the political implications of emerging technologies in China, with a focus on AI governance. Structured in the format of the Oxford tutorial system , the course investigated the similarities between China's approach to AI governance and its regulation of other dual-use technologies, such as biotechnology.

Course Syllabus

*I have served as a lab teaching assistant in the following Oxford University courses.

Autonomous Intelligent Machines and Systems module, University of Oxford's Centre for Doctoral Training

Instructor: Carina Prunkl (2019)

This module will provide an introduction to some of the social, political, and ethical implications of advanced AI technologies. It is a wide-ranging topic that includes analyzing agent incentives, governance issues from the local to the global scale, social disruptions, and the role of both technical and non-technical experts in improving public policy related to AI.

Sample Lab Worksheet