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Graduate Course Proposal Form Submission Detail - LAS6913

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Current Status: Approved, Permanent Archive - 2006-12-05
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  1. Department and Contact Information

    Tracking Number Date & Time Submitted
    1743 2006-09-21
    Department College Budget Account Number
    Government and International Affairs/ISLAC AS 123100000
    Contact Person Phone Email
    Cristiana Espinosa x2962

  2. Course Information

    Prefix Number Full Title
    LAS 6913 Independent Study & Research in Latin American

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

    Credit Hours Section Type Grading Option
    1-9 Z - Directed Individual Study S - S/U Only
    Abbreviated Title (30 characters maximum)
    Study & Res in Latin America
    Course Online? Percentage Online


    Consent of Instructor


    Course Description

    This course will provide graduate students with an opportunity to engage in research and/or study abroad in Latin America & the Caribbean, to earn credits towards their degree. Open to LAC majors and non majors. Repeatable up to 9 credits.

  3. Justification

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

    Student research and study abroad in Latin America provides a first hand knowledge of ths region, which can estimulate student's scholar and career development.

    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?

    This course will attract more graduate students towards the Certificate in Latin America and the Caribbean and the Masters in LAC. Credits from this course can fulfill elective requirements for USF degrees with those departments that are affiliated with ISLAC

    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.)

    Doctoral degree in any discipline; professional and/or research experience in LAC; being affiliated faculty to the Institute for the Study of Latin America and the Caribbean or a partner institution working in LAC or in the USA with a focus on LAC

  4. Other Course Information

    A. Objectives

    To provide an opportunity for graduate students to earn credit hours while doing research and/or study abroad focused on Latin America and the Caribbean, or Hispanic populations in the US. To allow students to focus on topics that are not covered by regular offerings.

    B. Learning Outcomes

    Students will gain better knowledge of the region and it's people; knowledge specific about issues researched, practical application of research methods and conceptual frameworks learned in regular courses; practical and networking skills; motivation to pursue further career paths

    C. Major Topics


    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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