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Last approved: Wed, 22 Feb 2017 22:30:10 GMT

Last edit: Wed, 22 Feb 2017 22:29:20 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

 
Fall 2017

Course Catalog Information

A&S
Economics (ECONOM)
Economics
4315W
3
 
30
Public Economics - Writing Intensive
Analyzes economic effects of government expenditures, taxes and debt. Expenditure and taxation principles, tax reform, cost-benefit analysis, fiscal policy.
 
Lecture/Standard
A-F (allow student to choose S/U option)
ECONOM 3251 or ECONOM 4351.
 
 
 

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 course analyzes the theory of government's expenditures and revenues. The course also describes major US social insurance programs and describes the US income tax system. Empirical evidence is emphasized and international comparisons are used to highlight the similarities and differences between government policies in the US and other OECD-countries. The course requirements consists of the writing intensive requirements, a midterm, a final and problem sets.
None
Face-to-face
Self paced?

30
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 policy topic covered in the class such as Social Security reform or fundamental tax reform 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:
10
Instructor
9
Instructor
19

Short Writing Assignments
2. Short writing assignments 2x3 pages a. Policy debate paper: each student is given a week to write a 3-page informative paper about a policy topic chosen by the instructor. b. Study guide: students are given a week to write a 3-page study guide on a chapter of the textbook not covered by the lectures that could be used to facilitate independent learning.
Length of assignment:
6
Instructor
 
 
6

Total pages for all assignments:
First drafts:
16.00
Revisions:
9.00
25.00
 

Writing Intensive Teaching

Instructor provided feedback
 
 
For the term paper/background memo writing assignment students are instructed to evaluate both sides of the 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, additional homework.
0
 

Course Syllabus

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Administrative Information

Education and Social Sciences
 
 

Acknowledgement

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Additional Comments

Course syllabus for the Spring 2017 course.
Patricia Luckenotte (luckenottep) (Wed, 22 Feb 2017 22:29:20 GMT): ECONOM 4315W, 01 has been added to Fall 2017 Schedule of Classes and ECONOM 4315, 02 has been cancelled for Fall
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