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Proposal Type

Writing Intensive

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dunkleyd
Daive
Dunkley
dunkleyd@missouri.edu
573/882-6229
Black Studies Program
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Instructor for whom you are submitting proposal:
dunkleyd
Daive
Dunkley
dunkleyd@missouri.edu
573/639-2982
Black Studies Program
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shonekans
Stephanie
Shonekan
shonekans@missouri.edu
573/882-6229
Black Studies Program

Term for Proposal

 
Spring 2017

Course Catalog Information

A&S
Black Studies (BL_STU)
Black Studies
4001W
1
3
30
Undergraduate Topics in Black Studies-General - Writing Intensive
Organized study of selected topics. Subjects and credit may vary from semester to semester. Program consent for repetition.
 
Lecture/Standard
A-F (allow student to choose S/U option)
junior standing.
 
 
 

Instructor Information

dunkleyd
Daive
Dunkley
dunkleyd@missouri.edu
573/882-6229
Black Studies Program
(numbers only)
Tenure Line Assistant Professor
317 Gentry Hall
Yes, in the last five years
 

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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Answer the questions below as they would apply to one section. For all other sections, provide similar information in the Additional Sections Information box below.
 

 
 
 

 
 
 
 
 
 

Writing Intensive Course Information

Slavery is still one of the world's major crimes against humanity. It has survived in spite of the official abolition of the institution by many countries starting from the nineteenth century. Presently slavery is illegal in every country, but it still exists in many forms and has been discovered even in the countries that have outlawed the practice for many years. In this course, we will explore slavery in its historical and contemporary settings by focusing on its origins, characteristics, and the struggles to abolish the practice. Historical slavery is examined using African enslavement in the Atlantic world, people described as chattel slaves, who worked on plantations, as domestics, and as jobbing slaves; while contemporary slavery, identified as human trafficking, debt peonage, forced labor, sex work, and child labor, among other forms, will be looked at in both developed and developing countries.

Student Presentations (group work with six groups of five students each) 20%: Combating Contemporary Slavery. Working in groups, students are required to submit a multimedia presentation (using a slide presentation software). The presentation topic should be on strategies to combat contemporary slavery, which should be clearly evidence based using scholarly books, journal articles, and newspapers. The presentations should be no more than 2000 words, organized as follows: A total of 20 slides. One slide should be a short film clip (no more than three minutes) with presentation notes outlining how the film contributes to the presentation. One slide should be a short voice clip of an interview, press release, radio program, etc. (no more than three minutes) with presentation notes outlining how the vocal recording contributes to the presentation. One slide should be a short music clip (no more than three minutes) with presentation notes outlining how this piece of music contributes to the presentation. Two slides should be comprised of pictures with captions explaining the contribution of each to the presentation. Fourteen slides should be bulleted text, accompanied by presentation notes on each slide with further explanations. The last slide should be reserved for your reference list or bibliography. Note that the arrangement/ordering of the slides is to be the decision of the group, except for the reference list or bibliography, which must be the last slide.
The assignments have changed slightly to include more peer reviews.
Face-to-face
Self paced?

15
30
Should this course be considered for funding?
No
Large Enrollment Courses:
 
 
 

Writing Intensive Assignments

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Assignment 1: Research Essay
Assignment 1: Research Paper on the Origins of Slavery in the Americas for 30%, submitted online. Weeks 3-4: September 7-16. [1450x2=2900words]
· Instructions: In this assignment you will write a research paper in three stages. It should reflect the views of three scholars who have written on the reasons for slavery in the Americas. Each stage of the assignment is required for the grade.
· Assessment:
a. Stage 1 (20%): Formulate a question and write an annotated bibliography consisting of the three scholarly books and/or journal articles that you will use to write your paper. Examples of annotated bibliographies will be available online at the start of the semester. You will have one opportunity to revise this part of the assignment after a peer review. Max. 300 words.
b. Stage 2 (60%): Write a paper using the scholarship in your annotated bibliography. The instructor will provide feedback and you will resubmit the paper for assessment. Max. 1000 words. Use the following prompts to help you write the paper:
i. Will writing this paper as a letter from one historian to the others or as a conversation among the three historians help me to write better? If yes, do so!
ii. Why was race such an important theme to some historians?
iii. Why were some historians more interested in capitalism as the stimulus of slavery?
iv. Was the origin of slavery situational?
v. Does comparative research provide the best approach to understanding the origins of slavery?
Stage 3 (20%): Write an abstract for your paper. Examples of abstracts will be available online at the start of the semester. You will have an opportunity to revise after a class review. Max. 150 words.

[Calculation Note: 300+1000+150=1450, plus additional drafts)
Length of assignment:
1450
Instructor
1450
Instructor
2900

Assignment 2: Film Review
2. Assignment 2: Film Review for 20%, submitted online.
Instructions: Students will have three opportunities to write this film review based on the revisions suggested by your peers and the instructor. No marks will be given to students who do not fulfill all of the requirements for this assignment. The maximum word count at each stage of the film review is 1,000 words.
Films (To be sourced by each student): a. Very Young Girls, directed by Nina Alvarez, 2009. b. Trade, directed by Marco Kreuzpaintner, 2007.
Grading: i. Task One, 20%, first draft (1,000 words).
ii. Task Two, 5%, peer review (at least 300 words).
iii. Task Three, 25%, second draft (1,000 words) and instructor feedback.
iv. Task Four, 50%, final submission (1,000 words).
v. Final Grade Sum of Tasks 1-4.
Length of assignment:
1300
Instructor and Peers
2000
Instructor
3300

Assignment 3: Book Review
3. Assignment 3: Book Review for 20% of overall grade, submitted online.
Instructions: Choose one of the two required texts below and write an original 1,000 words review of this book. The guidelines for writing the original book reviews will be posted on Blackboard at the start of the semester, and you will be given a chance to make corrections to your reviews through a two-stage submission process. You will be given feedback on the first submission to improve your book review for final submission. Note that both submissions must be presented in order to receive a grade for this assignment.
Books (choose only one book to review): o Kevin Bales & Ron Soodhalter, The Slave Next Door: Human Trafficking and Slavery in America Today (U. of California Press, 2010), 336 pp. o Douglas A. Blackmon, Slavery by Another Name: The Re-Enslavement of Black Americans from the Civil War to World War II (Anchor, 2009), 496 pp.
Grading:
i. Task One, 40% (1,000 words)
ii. Task Two, 60% (1,000 words)
iii. Final Grade Sum of Tasks 1-2.
Length of assignment:
1000
Instructor
1000
Instructor
2000

Total pages for all assignments:
First drafts:
11.36
Revisions:
13.48
24.85
ASSIGNMENTS: Given that this is a Writing Intensive (WI) course, students will use their writing as a learning tool. The emphasis on developing writing skills will enhance the capacity of students to think more critically about the content of the course as well as their writing. The instructor and student peer review processes built into the evaluations of the assignments will provide critical feedback to help students to further develop their written assignments before final submission. The submission dates will be posted on Blackboard at the start of the semester.

Additional assignments: Group Presentations (maximum of five students per group) for 20%, both in-class and online submissions.

Instructions: Working in groups students are required to create a PowerPoint presentation on Combating Slavery. The presentation should identify a specific form of contemporary slavery and outline strategies to combat this form of slavery. The presentation should be evidence-based using scholarly books, journal articles, and newspapers.

Organization of the presentations should be as follows:
o A total of 20 slides
o One slide should be a short film clip (no more than three minutes) with presentation notes outlining how the film contributes to the presentation.
o One slide should be a short voice clip of an interview, press release, radio program, etc. (no more than three minutes) with presentation notes outlining how the vocal recording contributes to the presentation.
o One slide should be a short music clip (no more than three minutes) with presentation notes outlining how this piece of music contributes to the presentation.
o Two slides should be comprised of pictures with captions explaining the contribution of each to the presentation.
o Fourteen slides should be bulleted text, accompanied by presentation notes on each slide with further explanations.
o The last slide should be reserved for your reference list or bibliography.
o Note that the arrangement/ordering of the slides is to be the decision of the group, except for the reference list/bibliography, which must be the last slide.

Writing Intensive Teaching

Instructor provided feedback
Oral presentation by student, followed by feedback
Peer review
 
 
The assignments for this course are as follows:

1. Assignment 1: Research Paper on the Origins of Slavery in the Americas for 30%, submitted online. Weeks 3-4: September 7-16.
• Instructions: In this assignment you will write a research paper in three stages. It should reflect the views of three scholars who have written on the reasons for slavery in the Americas. Each stage of the assignment is required for the grade.
• Assessment:
a. Stage 1 (20%): Formulate a question and write an annotated bibliography consisting of the three scholarly books and/or journal articles that you will use to write your paper. Examples of annotated bibliographies will be available online at the start of the semester. You will have one opportunity to revise this part of the assignment after a peer review. Max. 300 words.
b. Stage 2 (60%): Write a paper using the scholarship in your annotated bibliography. The instructor will provide feedback and you will resubmit the paper for assessment. Max. 1000 words. Use the following prompts to help you write the paper:
i. Will writing this paper as a letter from one historian to the others or as a conversation among the three historians help me to write better? If yes, do so!
ii. Why was race such an important theme to some historians?
iii. Why were some historians more interested in capitalism as the stimulus of slavery?
iv. Was the origin of slavery situational?
v. Does comparative research provide the best approach to understanding the origins of slavery?
c. Stage 3 (20%): Write an abstract for your paper. Examples of abstracts will be available online at the start of the semester. You will have an opportunity to revise after a class review. Max. 150 words.

2. Assignment 2: Film Review for 25%, submitted online. Week 7: October 3-7.
• Instructions: You will have the opportunity to write and rewrite this film review based on the revisions suggested by your peers and feedback from the instructor. Each stage of the assignment is required for the grade. Max. 1000 words. Film (sourced by each student): Beasts of No Nation, directed by Cary Joji Fukunaga, 2015.
o Introduction – In the opening paragraph of your review, provide some basic information about the film. You may include film’s name, year, director, and major actors. Your introduction should be no longer than 200 words and it should include your thesis regarding the film. Note that your thesis has to be related to one of these two topics from the course: Slavery by Another Name or The Political Economy of Slavery.
o Plot Summary – In one paragraph of 200 words, provide a summary of the film, but keep this brief, avoiding specific details, but ensure the summary is related to your thesis.
o Analysis – In two paragraphs totaling 500 words, explain how the film demonstrates your thesis. Ask yourself how does the film’s thematic content (history, race, gender, sexuality, class, environment) illustrate your thesis?
o Conclusion – In one paragraph of 100 words, summarize your points in the analysis and reiterate how these points prove your thesis.
• Assessment:
a. Stage 1: first draft (Monday)
b. Stage 2: peer review and instructor feedback (Wednesday)
c. Stage 3: final submission (Friday)

3. Assignment 3: Book Review for 25% of overall grade, submitted online. Week 12, November 7-11.
• Instructions: Choose one of the two required texts and write an original review of this text. Max. 1000 words. The guidelines for writing the original book reviews will be posted on Blackboard. You will be given a chance to make corrections to your reviews using feedback from your peers and the instructor. Each stage of the assignment is required for the grade.
• Books (choose only one book to review):
o Kevin Bales & Ron Soodhalter, The Slave Next Door: Human Trafficking and Slavery in America Today (U. of California Press, 2010), 336 pp.
o Douglas A. Blackmon, Slavery by Another Name: The Re-Enslavement of Black Americans from the Civil War to World War II (Anchor, 2009), 496 pp.
• Assessment:
a. Stage 1: Initial submission (Monday)
b. Stage 2: peer review and instructor feedback (Wednesday)
c. Stage 3: Final submission (Friday)

4. Assignment 4: Presentations on Combating Slavery for 20%, in-class on Weeks 15-16, November 28-December 7, 20 minutes max.
• Instructions: Create a PowerPoint presentation on Combating Slavery. You will identify a specific form of contemporary slavery and outline strategies to combat this form of slavery. The presentation should be evidence-based, using scholarly books, journal articles, and newspapers. Organization of the presentations should be as follows:
o A total of 20 slides
o One slide should be a short film clip (no more than three minutes) with presentation notes outlining how the film contributes to the presentation.
o One slide should be a short voice clip of an interview, press release, radio program, etc. (no more than three minutes) with presentation notes outlining how the vocal recording contributes to the presentation.
o One slide should be a short music clip (no more than three minutes) with presentation notes outlining how this piece of music contributes to the presentation.
o Two slides should be comprised of pictures with captions explaining the contribution of each to the presentation.
o Fourteen slides should be bulleted text, accompanied by presentation notes on each slide with further explanations.
o The last slide should be reserved for your reference list or bibliography.
o Note that the arrangement/ordering of the slides is to be the decision of presenters, except for the reference list/bibliography, which must be the last slide.
1. Assignment 1: Research Paper on the Origins of Slavery in the Americas for 30%, submitted online. Weeks 3-4: September 7-16.
2. Assignment 2: Film Review for 25%, submitted online. Week 7: October 3-7.
3. Assignment 3: Book Review for 25% of overall grade, submitted online. Week 12, November 7-11.
4. Assignment 4: Presentations on Combating Slavery for 20%, in-class on Weeks 15-16, November 28-December 7, 20 minutes max.
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This course requires the assistance of at least one Teaching Assistant. A graduate student, who is at least one year into a master's degree or doctoral degree program in Black Studies or History, is preferred. Ideally, this student Teaching Assistant would have some background in the history of slavery in the Atlantic world. Over the course of at least three work-intensive meetings, I will direct the Teaching Assistant to the required readings that will help him or her to become (more) familiar with the content requirements of the course. We will also have follow up meetings to discuss the rubrics for assessing each of the assignments for which the Teaching Assistant will be partly responsible. This Assistant will also have the opportunity to prepare material for at least two lectures and deliver these two lectures during the course. This should help with further familiarizing the Assistant with the contents of the course.

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9.28.16: Requested additional clarification on assignment one.
9.29.16: Updated assignment one information.

Acknowledgement

I have read and reviewed the updated proposal

Additional Comments

This is an updated copy of the assignments and syllabus for Fall 2016. The course code and title are presently BL_STU 4904-01/BL_STU 7004-02 Historical & Contemporary Slavery.
Patricia Luckenotte (luckenottep) (Mon, 23 Jan 2017 22:56:06 GMT): Per Email confirmation from MaryBeth Brown 10/11/16. Dr. Dunkley will not be teaching this course in the Spring 2017
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