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Last approved: Tue, 08 Nov 2016 16:49:20 GMT

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Proposal Type

Writing Intensive

Contact Information

mortonj
Jennifer
Morton
MortonJ@missouri.edu
573/882-2069
History
Are you submitting this proposal on behalf of an instructor?
Yes
Instructor for whom you are submitting proposal:
bullionj
John
Bullion
BullionJ@missouri.edu
573/882-6064
History
Subject Area’s Department Chair/Director:
wiggerj
John
Wigger
WiggerJ@missouri.edu
573/882-9467
History

Term for Proposal

 
Spring 2017

Course Catalog Information

A&S
History (HIST)
History
4972W
3
 
30
Undergraduate Seminar in American History - Writing Intensive
Readings in selected problems in American history with reports and discussion on selected topics.
 
Lecture/Standard
A-F (allow student to choose S/U option)
departmental consent.
 
 
 

Instructor Information

bullionj
John
Bullion
BullionJ@missouri.edu
573/882-6064
History
(numbers only)
Tenured Professor
101 Read Hall
Yes, in the last five years
 

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Honors Course Information

 
 
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Writing Intensive Course Information

This course will focus on President Lyndon Johnson's contributions to civil rights legislation in 1964-1965, and on media reactions to the legislation and his contributions. Students will do research in Missouri newspapers and in transcripts of Johnson's Oval Office conversations.
 
Face-to-face
Self paced?

 
15
Should this course be considered for funding?

Large Enrollment Courses:
 
 
 

Writing Intensive Assignments

Pages
Assigned 7 page paper on Johnson and the Senate filibuster, 1964
Introduce students to the challenges of passing civil rights legislation
Length of assignment:
7
Instructor & peer evaluation
7
Instructor
14

7 page paper on media reaction to passage of 1964 Act
Students will explore popularity of the 1964 Act through media stories and reader reactions.
Length of assignment:
7
Instructor and Peers
7
Instructor
14

Paper on Johnson's preparations for voting rights legislation 1965
To examine what attitudes caused Johnson to favor voting rights for African Americans, with emphasis on effects of Selma demonstrations.
Length of assignment:
7
Instructor and Peers
7
Instructor
14

Final Paper on a topic students choose and research
To fulfill senior seminar requirement and to assess writing skills and analysis of civil rights passage.
Length of assignment:
20
Instructor
20
Instructor
40

Total pages for all assignments:
First drafts:
41.00
Revisions:
41.00
82.00
The shorter paper assignments are determined by the students themselves, who devise the topics after the class discusses civil rights aspects of the material in two books and after their individual analysis of published transcripts of Johnson's phone calls and meetings on civil rights in the Oval Office. All of the papers are on different topics. Part of their grade is the quality of the assignments they create. The final long paper is their analysis of the treatment of Johnson's policies and the reaction to them in either a national or state newspaper. They choose the paper, so I can't predict that in advance.

Re revisions: first drafts are read in advance by the entire class and then discussed in a class meeting. I provide some input as well. Second and final drafts are graded with comments by me. There is no opportunity to revise the final paper, but I meet with each student individually and discuss outlines and partial drafts.

Writing Intensive Teaching

Instructor provided feedback
Peer review
 
 
All assignments are on topics that are susceptible to multiple explanations and interpretations. Professional historians themselves have intensively debated these subjects.
3 - 7 page papers, one in February, one in March, one in April, final paper due in May.
100
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0
 

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Administrative Information

Education and Social Sciences
 
 

Acknowledgement


Additional Comments

 
Lina Trigos Carrillo (trigoscarrillol) (Fri, 28 Oct 2016 19:39:35 GMT): 28/10/2016: After ESS subcommittee, CWP emailed faculty to request more information about the assignments.
Patricia Luckenotte (luckenottep) (Tue, 08 Nov 2016 16:49:14 GMT): I have added HIST 4972W, 02 to the Spring 2017 Schedule of Classes and cancelled the regular section HIST 4972, 02 for Spring 2017
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