UNIVERSITY OF MISSOURI - KANSAS CITY

COURSE SYLLABUS

ECON 395F ECONOMICS OF MINORITIES

 

 

INSTRUCTOR INFORMATION

Ben Young

Phone (UMKC): 816-235-5699

Office: 203E Manheim Hall

Office hours: by appointment

E-mail: youngb@umkc.edu

Please feel comfortable in contacting me at any of these addresses for any problems or questions that may arise.

COURSE INFORMATION

Class meets on Fridays: 1/21, 2/11, 3/4, 4/1

Credit Hours: 1

Prerequisites: Principles

Textbooks:

Mexifornia by Victor Davis Hanson. Encounter Books, 2004.

Race Rules by Michael Eric Dyson. Vintage Books, 1997

 

 

 

 

 

COURSE REQUIREMENTS

Two equally weighted tests. The tests will be essay questions over the readings and lecture. The questions will be mostly general in nature but specific enough to evaluate the studentís work.

 

GRADING

Two tests (100 points each) 200

Class participation 100

Total 300

 

Class discussion to determine border line cases, e.g. a high B or an A. Pluses and minuses are not given.

 

 

 

Grading scale:

PERCENT

A = 90 - 100%

B = 80 - 89%

C = 70 - 79%

D = 60 - 69%

F = below 59%

TENTATIVE COURSE OUTLINE

PART I

Mexifornia by Victor Davis Hanson

2-11

Test 1

PART II

Race Rules by Michael Eric Dyson

4-1

TEST 2