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Graduate Course Proposal Form Submission Detail - BSC7936
Tracking Number - 2043

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Current Status: Approved, Permanent Archive - 2004-03-18
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Detail Information

  1. Date & Time Submitted: 2003-08-27
  2. Department: Biology
  3. College: AS
  4. Budget Account Number: TPA 10000 120900 000000 0000000
  5. Contact Person: Christine Smith
  6. Phone: 9744747
  7. Email:
  8. Prefix: BSC
  9. Number: 7936
  10. Full Title: Doctoral Seminar
  11. Credit Hours: 1
  12. Section Type: G - Graduate Dissertation
  13. Is the course title variable?: N
  14. Is a permit required for registration?: Y
  15. Are the credit hours variable?: N
  16. Is this course repeatable?:
  17. If repeatable, how many times?: 0
  18. Abbreviated Title (30 characters maximum): Ph.D. Seminar
  19. Course Online?: -
  20. Percentage Online:
  21. Grading Option: S - S/U Only
  22. Prerequisites: 90 semester hours post B.S.
  23. Corequisites: None
  24. 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.

  25. 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
  26. 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.
  27. Has this course been offered as Selected Topics/Experimental Topics course? If yes, how many times? No
  28. 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.
  29. Objectives: Share findings of doctoral research with peers in the Department of Biology and the public in general.
  30. Learning Outcomes: Enhance:

    1. Public speaking experience

    2. Ability to summarize research

    3. Interact with broader scientific community

  31. Major Topics: Variable
  32. Textbooks: None
  33. Course Readings, Online Resources, and Other Purchases:
  34. Student Expectations/Requirements and Grading Policy:
  35. Assignments, Exams and Tests:
  36. Attendance Policy:
  37. Policy on Make-up Work:
  38. Program This Course Supports:
  39. Course Concurrence Information:

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