College: Agriculture and Life Sciences
Department: Agricultural Economics
REPORT ON RECERTIFICATION OF W COURSE: AGEC 217
We recommend that AGEC 217 Fundamentals of Agricultural Economics Analysis be certified as a writing (W) course for four academic years (1/17 to 1/21). We have reviewed a representative syllabus and have determined that the course meets or exceeds the following criteria:
- Percentage of final grade based on writing quality: 35%
- Course content appropriate to the major
- Total number of words: 2750
- Instructor to student ratio for one section: 1:30
Graduate assistants help manage this course grading. The instructor oversees a departmental writing center that provides assistance to AGEC 217 students. Students write a research paper, for which they get formative feedback on a draft, and three agricultural policy papers. Writing instruction includes lectures on the writing process, in-class writing exercises, and the review of samples.
No significant changes have been made since original certification.