Econ 5180/6180: Poverty and Inequality
Highlights of the course
I took what felt like a big gamble and had students sign up to participate in a "round table" each class period. During the round table whichever 4 students had signed up would sit in front of the class and have a discussion about anything related to class. I kept notes of their discussion on the whiteboard. It was a resounding success, and even though each student was only required to participate twice during the semester, we had a waitlist for the round tables at the end.
I also really enjoyed weaving development literature (i.e. Lewis two sector model) and concepts into this curriculum and I think it helped demystify the topic for non-econ major students. (My graduate-level students were in the MPP program.)
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Course score: 5.94/6
Instructor score: 5.98/6