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Last approved: Tue, 11 Oct 2016 18:54:16 GMT

Last edit: Tue, 11 Oct 2016 18:54:05 GMT

Proposal Type

Writing Intensive

Contact Information

auras
Saku
Aura
auras@missouri.edu
573/882-6073
Economics
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Instructor for whom you are submitting proposal:
auras
Saku
Aura
auras@missouri.edu
573/882-6073
Economics
Subject Area’s Department Chair/Director:
nix
Xiaoguang
Ni
Ni@missouri.edu
573/882-6878
Economics

Term for Proposal

 
Spring 2017

Course Catalog Information

A&S
Economics (ECONOM)
Economics
4004W
1
3
30
Topics in Economics- Social Science - Writing Intensive
Study in applied or theoretical economics; covers subjects not included in regularly offered courses.
Social Science
Lecture/Standard
A-F (allow student to choose S/U option)
instructor's consent.
 
 
 

Instructor Information

auras
Saku
Aura
auras@missouri.edu
573/882-6073
Economics
(numbers only)
Tenured Associate Professor
118 Professional Building
 
 

The Campus Writing Program conducts a two-day faculty workshop to assist with the design and implementation of your writing intensive course. Once your course proposal has been approved by the Campus Writing Program, you will receive information on time, date and location of the workshop.
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Honors Course Information

 
 
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Writing Intensive Course Information

This is a class in urban economics. Topics covered include: formation of cities, land markets, housing markets, economics of transportation and commuting, cities as engines of growth and issues affecting cities such as crime, poverty and migration. Both empirical evidence and theoretical models are presented.
None
Face-to-face
Self paced?

6
30
Should this course be considered for funding?
Yes
Large Enrollment Courses:
 
 
 

Writing Intensive Assignments

Pages
Term paper
Two-part writing requirement: 1. Term Paper/Background memo 9-11 page term paper on a topic covered in the class chosen by the student. The goal of the paper is to be informative of the policy debate, not to argue for one side of the argument. Students are asked to use serious sources such as think-tank policy papers and review them critically. First draft of the paper is due approximately a month and a half before the final deadline. Instructor will give feedback on these first drafts. Final draft due at the end of the semester.

Length of assignment:
11
Instructor
9
Instructor
20

Policy Debate Papers
2. Short writing assignments 2x3 pages . Two policy debate papers: for each one of these students are given a week to write a 3-page informative paper about a policy topic chosen by the instructor.
Length of assignment:
6
Instructor
 
 
6

Total pages for all assignments:
First drafts:
17.00
Revisions:
9.00
26.00
 

Writing Intensive Teaching

Peer review
 
 
For the term paper/background memo writing assignment students are instructed to evaluate both sides of a policy debate. They are asked to critically evaluate them and to draw their own conclusions on the strength of the competing arguments.
The two shorter writing assignments fall into the first half of the semester, the longer writing assignment primarily to the second half.
40
%
Two exams, graded homework.
0
 

Course Syllabus

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Administrative Information

Education and Social Sciences
Professor Aura is a previous Campus Writing Board member
Email from Saku Aura to Jackie Thomas 9/18/15 I don't have a recent syllabus, because this course is being taught for the first time next Spring. The plan is to make this a regular class instead of a topics class in the future. Should you need more information I could put together a preliminary syllabus. Saku

Acknowledgement

I have read and reviewed the updated proposal

Additional Comments

 
Patricia Luckenotte (luckenottep) (Tue, 20 Sep 2016 14:48:54 GMT): Changed the effective term from 10/1/16 to Spring 2017
Patricia Luckenotte (luckenottep) (Tue, 11 Oct 2016 18:54:05 GMT): I have added ECONOM 4004W, 01 to the Spring 2017 schedule of classes and cancelled ECONOM 4004, 01 from Spring 2017. ECONOM 4004, 02 will remain as non-WI for Spring as verified with Lynne Riddell.
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