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Graduate Course Proposal Form Submission Detail - ARC6976

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Current Status: Approved, Permanent Archive - 2010-07-27
Campus: Tampa
Submission Type: Change
Course Change Information (for course changes only): CHANGE the number of credit hours FROM 6 to 5. (This is to correspond with the second semester of Master's Thesis, which is 5 credit hours).
Comments: College approved 6/10/10; GC chair approved 7/7/10; pending course number confirm. Done. To SCNS 7/14/10; SCNS Approved. Posted to Banner. Effective 8/1/2010. Desc correction 6/14/12


  1. Department and Contact Information

    Tracking Number Date & Time Submitted
    2295 2010-03-08
     
    Department College Budget Account Number
    School of Architecture and Community Design FA 3300000
     
    Contact Person Phone Email
    Dan Powers 9746018 powers@arch.usf.edu

  2. Course Information

    Prefix Number Full Title
    ARC 6976 Master's Project

    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
    6 Z - Directed Individual Study R - Regular
     
    Abbreviated Title (30 characters maximum)
    Master's Project
     
    Course Online? Percentage Online
    C - Face-to-face (0% online) 0

    Prerequisites

    ARC 6970

    Corequisites

    None

    Course Description

    Students will independently investigate an architectural topic of personal interest. The requirements include the submission of a research and design document and the preparation of juried presentation of the work.


  3. Justification

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

    Needed to compete with national trends

    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?

    25-30 students per academic year.

    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.)

    Same as existing


  4. Other Course Information

    A. Objectives

    TO ENCOURAGE AND FACILITATE INDEPENDENT DESIGN. THE TERMINAL MASTER'S PROJECT WILL REQUIRE A HIGH DEGREE OF STUDENT INITIATIVE AND DECISION-MAKING, STARTING WITH THE STUDENT'S FREEDOM TO IDENTIFY A TOPIC OF PARTICULAR PERSONAL INTEREST

    B. Learning Outcomes

    PART OF THE FINAL PROJECT REQUIREMENT IS THE SUBMISSION OF A RESEARCH AND DESIGN DOCUMENT. THE TERMINAL MASTER'S PROJECT FINAL WRITTEN SUBMISSION SHOULD DISPLAY THE STUDENT'S ABILITIES TO CONDUCT INDEPENDENT WRITTEN AND DESIGN WORK AND TO BE EFFECTIVELY COMMUNICATE THE STUDY'S RESULTS.

    C. Major Topics

    STUDENTS SUBMIT TOPIC PROPOSALS FOR APPROVAL BY THE FACULTY PRIOR TO TAKING THE COURSE.

    D. Textbooks

    NONE ASSIGNED. COURSE READINGS SUBJECT TO INDIVIDUAL PROPOSED TOPIC.

    E. Course Readings, Online Resources, and Other Purchases

    Same as existing

    F. Student Expectations/Requirements and Grading Policy

    Same as existing

    G. Assignments, Exams and Tests

    Same as existing

    H. Attendance Policy

    Course Attendance at First Class Meeting Policy for Graduate Students: For structured courses, 6000 and above, the College/Campus Dean will set the first-day class attendance requirement. Check with the College for specific information. This policy is not applicable to courses in the following categories: Educational Outreach, Open University (TV), FEEDS Program, Community Experiential Learning (CEL), Cooperative Education Training, and courses that do not have regularly scheduled meeting days/times (such as, directed reading/research or study, individual research, thesis, dissertation, internship, practica, etc.). Students are responsible for dropping undesired courses in these categories by the 5th day of classes to avoid fee liability and academic penalty. (See USF Regulation Registration - 4.0101,

    http://usfweb2.usf.edu/usfgc/ogc%20web/currentreg.htm)

    Attendance Policy for the Observance of Religious Days by Students: In accordance with Sections 1006.53 and 1001.74(10)(g) Florida Statutes and Board of Governors Regulation 6C-6.0115, the University of South Florida (University/USF) has established the following policy regarding religious observances: (http://usfweb2.usf.edu/usfgc/gc_pp/acadaf/gc10-045.htm)

    In the event of an emergency, it may be necessary for USF to suspend normal operations. During this time, USF may opt to continue delivery of instruction through methods that include but are not limited to: Blackboard, Elluminate, Skype, and email messaging and/or an alternate schedule. Its the responsibility of the student to monitor Blackboard site for each class for course specific communication, and the main USF, College, and department websites, emails, and MoBull messages for important general information.

    I. Policy on Make-up Work

    Same as existing

    J. Program This Course Supports

    Architecture


  5. Course Concurrence Information

    None



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