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Last edit: Fri, 14 Oct 2016 21:35:58 GMT

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Proposal Type

Writing Intensive

Contact Information

kingkg
Kevin
King
kingkg@missouri.edu
573/882-6693
Naval Science
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kingkg
Kevin
King
kingkg@missouri.edu
573/882-6693
Naval Science
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kingkg
Kevin
King
kingkg@missouri.edu
573/882-6693
Naval Science

Term for Proposal

 
Spring 2017

Course Catalog Information

ENGR
Naval Science (NAVY)
Naval Science
4940W
3
 
30
Leadership and Ethics - Writing Intensive
The curriculum provides a foundation in leadership, ethical decision making, the Law of Armed Conflict and the military justice system. Course explores ethical theories and helps students to build an ethical framework for decision making. Topic areas include: Kant, Utilitarianism, Stoicism, Constitutional Paradigm, Uniform Code of Military Justice and Law of Armed Conflict. Designed as a capstone course for juniors and seniors enrolled in NROTC it is open to all MU students.
 
Lecture/Standard with Laboratory
A-F (allow student to choose S/U option)
junior standing required.
 
 
 
PEA_ST 4940 - Leadership and Ethics

Instructor Information

kingkg
Kevin
King
kingkg@missouri.edu
573/882-6693
Naval Science
(numbers only)
NTT Professor
105 Crowder Hall
 
 

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Writing Intensive Course Information

The curriculum provides a foundation in leadership, ethical decision making, the Law of Armed Conflict and the military justice system. The course explores ethical theories and helps students to build an ethical framework for decision making. Topic areas include: Kant, Utilitarianism, Stoicism, Constitutional Paradigm, Uniform Code of Military Justice and Law of Armed Conflict. This is designed as the capstone course for Seniors enrolled in the NROTC program, but is open to all MU students.
No changes from 2016. Student feedback has been positive for the current class structure. Last year I added a peer review in the draft process, and it was very successful.
Face-to-face
Self paced?

12
11
Should this course be considered for funding?

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Writing Intensive Assignments

Words
Point Papers
The Point Papers cover a Navy Policy on an ethical issue such as fraternization, Equal Opportunity, homosexuality, etc., and should be concise at 500 words per draft. Each Point Paper will have two drafts - a preliminary draft and final version with substantial rewriting. Every student will present one of their two Point Papers orally to the class.
Length of assignment:
1000
Instructor
1000
Instructor
2000

Ethical Analysis Paper
The Ethical Analysis Paper will cover a case study where the Naval leader will be faced with an ethical decision and must articulate a position based on the theories learned in class. There are no right or wrong answers.
This 3500 word paper will have three drafts - a preliminary draft, a revised draft and a final draft. All papers should convey the author's critical thinking on a given policy or ethical decision. Peer review will be conducted, but only the Professor of Naval Science will evaluate the papers for grading purposes.
Length of assignment:
3500
Peer/Instructor
7000
Instructor
10500

Additional Writing
Additional writing: Students are assigned a short writing topic (150-200 words) without prior knowledge on a learning objective covered in previous sessions early in the semester so the professor can assess the level of writing skill prior to the major writing assignments.
Length of assignment:
150
Instructor
 
 
150

Total pages for all assignments:
First drafts:
14.09
Revisions:
24.24
38.33
 

Writing Intensive Teaching

Instructor provided feedback
Oral presentation by student, followed by feedback
Other
Peer review
Students are highly encouraged to use the campus Writing Center to assist in their process. During the first week of class, the assigned Writing Intensive Tutor briefs the class and introduces him/her self while discussing available services and resources.
 
The Navy's Point Paper is a means to present factual data, courses of action and recommendations - essentially making an argument for a recommended course of action. At today's higher levels of leadership, time is at a premium and these leaders frequently want a very concise but thoughtful presentation (the point paper) from which to make their decisions. In minimal words, the author must be precise and yet comprehensive and persuasive. The Ethics Analysis Paper will cover larger issues and case studies where there is clearly no right or wrong answer. In this longer writing assignment, the author must look at issues such as accommodations for religious beliefs or use of unmanned/autonomous weapons and articulate his/her critical thinking through the lens of the authors choice of ethical theories taught during the semester.
The two Point Papers will be due during the first half of the semester and the Ethical Analysis paper will be due towards the end of the semester.
45
%
The remaining percentage comes from classroom participation, an oral presentation, periodic quizzes and a final exam.
0
 

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Administrative Information

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Acknowledgement

I have read and reviewed the updated proposal

Additional Comments

 
Carla Whitney (whitneycm) (Tue, 20 Sep 2016 14:00:05 GMT): Changed 10/01/2016 to Spring 2017 term.
Patricia Luckenotte (luckenottep) (Fri, 14 Oct 2016 21:35:58 GMT): I have added Navy 4940W, sections 01, 02, lab A and 03, 03A to the Spring 2017 schedule of classes and cancelled the regular sections of NAVY 4940 from the Spring 2017 schedule.
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