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Graduate Course Proposal Form Submission Detail - URP6940

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Current Status: Approved, Permanent Archive - 2008-06-09
Campus: Tampa
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  1. Department and Contact Information

    Tracking Number Date & Time Submitted
    1635 2007-09-11
    Department College Budget Account Number
    Geography AS 122700
    Contact Person Phone Email
    Elizabeth Strom 43439

  2. Course Information

    Prefix Number Full Title
    URP 6940 Internship in Urban and Regional Planning

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

    Credit Hours Section Type Grading Option
    3-6 I - Internships (Including Practicum) S - S/U Only
    Abbreviated Title (30 characters maximum)
    Internship in URP
    Course Online? Percentage Online





    Course Description

    Students will gain practical experience in planning, working on projects with local planning agencies and firms. Course is restricted to URP masters students, and can be repeated for up to 6 credits.

  3. Justification

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

    URP is an applied field of study; supplementing course work with a practicum is an important and standard part of every URP curriculum.

    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?

    The internship will be required for all students not already working in the field of planning. Only URP students will be served through this internship.

    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.)

    A USF faculty member will oversee all interns to make sure that interns are engaged in meaningful work that supplements their academic curriculum.

  4. Other Course Information

    A. Objectives

    To provide practical planning experience for students in the Masters program.

    B. Learning Outcomes

    Students will learn to function as practicing planners in a work environment. Specific outcomes may include: experience developing comprehensive or site plans; experience organizing citizen participation; experience performing applied data analysis tasks.

    C. Major Topics

    Will vary depending on placement. Placements are likely to be with municipal, county or state agencies, or with private planning firms.

    D. Textbooks


    E. Course Readings, Online Resources, and Other Purchases

    F. Student Expectations/Requirements and Grading Policy

    G. Assignments, Exams and Tests

    H. Attendance Policy

    I. Policy on Make-up Work

    J. Program This Course Supports

  5. Course Concurrence Information

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