BONUS (up to +50,000K)

You have an opportunity to earn bonus points (yay!) by doing variety of extra credit assignments during the semester (see below). You can do as many as you want, but only up to $50,000 (total credit) will be taken into consideration in your final grade formation (i.e. at most you can increase your final grade by a half letter). For example, if your weighted average at the end of the semester is 77, which is a C, and you have completed 3 extra credit assignments, your final grade will be 80, which is a B-. If your weighted average is 85, and you complete 5 bonus assignments, you can finish with an A-. This is a great opportunity for you to earn (through hard & creative work) a better grade, so I encourage you to take advantage of it.

SHORT PAPERS (+$10,000 each, you can do up to 5)

For this assignment, you will be required to write a short 1 and 1/2 page summary of an article, a short video, or a documentary. During the semester, I will announce these opportunities either through canvas or in-class. Each summary paper is worth up to $10,ooo, depending on the quality of your paper. Extra credit papers are always due a week from the day they are announced (a physical copy needs to be turned in and no late papers will be accepted). I will use the following grading rubric for your projects [see here].

** I may also assign short-papers as part of your participation grade that will not necessarily be worth $10,000.

Music Video Parody ($10,000, you can do only 1)

In this activity, you can create an entrepreneurship parody song by writing NEW lyrics to a popular song and filming a music video. For full credit, you must substantially rewrite the lyrics so that the song features all original content. The vocalist must also sing to recorded music (no unaccompanied versions). All students in the group must make a cameo in the video (please try to limit groups to no more than 3 students).

Pop-culture Project ($10,000, you can do only 1)

You can write a two-page paper that describes a movie, television show, song, commercial, or even video game that you think would be an interesting addition to the course. I am interested in new ideas, so the media must be from the past couple of years. Your papers should describe how the media relates to the course material and how it could best be used in class.

Art Medium ($10,000, you can do only 1)

In the medium of your choice, you can create your own original work of art that expresses a central concept (or concepts) in economics. Any artistic medium is acceptable as long as it is all original work (i.e., no collages or newspaper cutouts). When the work is complete, you will bring your finished product into class.

BE AS CREATIVE AS YOU CAN ($10,000, you can do up to 3)

Be entrepreneurial. I don’t want to limit you creativity, so if you come up with something original that you can relate to class material, go for it! It could be a video, art project, or anything you creative you can think of, it’s up to you. The only rule is that it has to be relevant to the content of the course.