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Graduate Course Proposal Form Submission Detail - IDS6215

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Current Status: Approved, Permanent Archive - 2010-04-06
Campus: Tampa
Submission Type: New
Course Change Information (for course changes only):
Comments: Approved by GC 10/19/09; Sent to USF SCNS Office 11/23/09; SCNS approved 3/26/10, effective 1/2010. Posted in banner 3/29/10. NUMBER CHANGE from 6005 to 6215

  1. Department and Contact Information

    Tracking Number Date & Time Submitted
    1529 2009-09-10
    Department College Budget Account Number
    Dean's Office GS TPA10000 390000 000000 0000000
    Contact Person Phone Email
    Karen D. Liller X7359

  2. Course Information

    Prefix Number Full Title
    IDS 6215 Seminar in Global Sustainability

    Is the course title variable? N
    Is a permit required for registration? N
    Are the credit hours variable? N
    Is this course repeatable?
    If repeatable, how many times? 0

    Credit Hours Section Type Grading Option
    3 D - Discussion (Primarily) S - S/U Only
    Abbreviated Title (30 characters maximum)
    Sem in Global Sust
    Course Online? Percentage Online
    B - Face-to-face and online (separate sections) 0



    Course Description

    The purpose of this interdisciplinary seminar in sustainability is to broaden student's knowledge and understanding of global determinants and potentional solutions to sustainabilty issues.

  3. Justification

    A. Please briefly explain why it is necessary and/or desirable to add this course.

    Needed for new program/concentration/certificate

    B. What is the need or demand for this course? (Indicate if this course is part of a required sequence in the major.) What other programs would this course service?

    All students in the new MA program in Global Sustainability will be required to take this course. It is the core course for the program. A select number of students in public health, anthropology and other related fields will be able to enroll.

    C. Has this course been offered as Selected Topics/Experimental Topics course? If yes, how many times?


    D. What qualifications for training and/or experience are necessary to teach this course? (List minimum qualifications for the instructor.)

    PhD in a field related to sustainability and experience in working with solutions to sustainabilty issues.

  4. Other Course Information

    A. Objectives

    1. Discuss determinants of global sustainability.

    2. Describe differences in sustainability issues in developing and developed nations.

    3. Determine the efficacy of present solutions to sustainabilty issues.

    4. Plan a sustainability solution that will enhance what is presently known and practiced.

    B. Learning Outcomes

    1. Articulate sustainabilty issues and solutions on a global scale.

    2. Develop solutions for sustainabilty that will be efficacious for developing and/or developed nations.

    C. Major Topics

    1. Definitions of Sustainabilty.

    2. Determinants of Sustainabilty

    3. Present-Day Efforts to Enhance Sustainabilty

    4. Models of New and More Effacious Sustainabilty Methods

    D. Textbooks

    None-materials will be provided by lecturers and through Blackboard.

    E. Course Readings, Online Resources, and Other Purchases

    Course Readings will focus on Sustainability and Water for the first year the course is offered.

    F. Student Expectations/Requirements and Grading Policy

    This course will be graded as S/U--

    Class Participation-10%

    Reading Assignments--30%


    G. Assignments, Exams and Tests

    To Be Determined by Lecturers but will meet the objectives and outcomes above. Topics the first year will focus on water.

    H. Attendance Policy

    Students must be in-class for two weeks and then the remainder of the seminar will be online. Elluminate will be used for students throughout the semester. Students must follow university policy on observance of religious holidays.

    I. Policy on Make-up Work

    Each day an assignment is late two points will be deducted. Students must follow all University Policies on Academic Integrity in reference to coursework.

    J. Program This Course Supports

    Master of Arts in Global Sustainabilty

  5. Course Concurrence Information

    Public Health, Anthropology, Arts and Sciences

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