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Graduate Course Proposal Form Submission Detail - BSC7936

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Current Status: Approved, Permanent Archive - 2004-03-18
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Course Change Information (for course changes only):

  1. Department and Contact Information

    Tracking Number Date & Time Submitted
    2043 2003-08-27
    Department College Budget Account Number
    Biology AS TPA 10000 120900 000000 0000000
    Contact Person Phone Email
    Christine Smith 9744747

  2. Course Information

    Prefix Number Full Title
    BSC 7936 Doctoral Seminar

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

    Credit Hours Section Type Grading Option
    1 G - Graduate Dissertation S - S/U Only
    Abbreviated Title (30 characters maximum)
    Ph.D. Seminar
    Course Online? Percentage Online


    90 semester hours post B.S.



    Course Description

    Graduating Ph.D. students will present a formal seminar based upon their dissertation to the Department of Biology and the public. Restricted to majors.

  3. Justification

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

    BSC 7935, Doctoral Seminar, parallels a very successful existing course at the Master's Degree level (BSC 6935). We already require all Ph.D. students to present the seminar, as we have described. We are seeking proper recognition of the effort. The sem

    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?

    Completion of all degree requirements for the Ph.D.

    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.)

    Completion of all degree requirements for the Ph.D.

  4. Other Course Information

    A. Objectives

    Share findings of doctoral research with peers in the Department of Biology and the public in general.

    B. Learning Outcomes


    1. Public speaking experience

    2. Ability to summarize research

    3. Interact with broader scientific community

    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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