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Graduate Course Proposal Form Submission Detail - HFT6257

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Current Status: Approved, Permanent Archive - 2011-03-11
Campus: Sarasota
Submission Type: New
Course Change Information (for course changes only):
Comments: USF-SM Academic Prog Comm. Approved 4/8/10; USFSM Acad Council Approved 4/20/10. To USF System for Concurrence 2/2/11; to SCNS for approval 2/10/11. SCNS approved. Effective 3/24/11. posted in banner


  1. Department and Contact Information

    Tracking Number Date & Time Submitted
    2325 2010-03-31
     
    Department College Budget Account Number
    380600
     
    Contact Person Phone Email
    Jay R. Schrock 24617 jschrock@sar.usf.edu

  2. Course Information

    Prefix Number Full Title
    HFT 6257 Graduate Seminar in Hospitality Management

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

    Credit Hours Section Type Grading Option
    3 C - Class Lecture (Primarily) R - Regular
     
    Abbreviated Title (30 characters maximum)
    Grad Seminar in Hospitality
     
    Course Online? Percentage Online
    C - Face-to-face (0% online) 0

    Prerequisites

    Corequisites

    Course Description

    Examine the technical & managerial aspects in hospitality mgmt. Review & examine business departments of enterprises in assessing mgmt's goal of effective & efficient control. Discussions include energy conservation, waste mgmt & pollution control.


  3. Justification

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

    Needed for new program/concentration/certificate

    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 is part of the MS in Hospitality Mgmt. With the rapidly expanding hospitality business in Florida, nationally and internationally there is a need for expanded education of industry leaders so that they can meet the needs of this rapidly expanding and changing environment. Advanced educational opportunities are critical to the growth of the industry. One U.S. Company is planning on opening 3,000 stores (restaurants) in China alone. This type of growth across the entire industry will require a different and better educated individual. There will be a need for managers that not only can manage one facet of the business but make strategic decisions in planning, acquisition, internet development and training that are not product centered, but demand centered and service centered.

    C. Has this course been offered as Selected Topics/Experimental Topics course? If yes, how many times?

    No

    D. What qualifications for training and/or experience are necessary to teach this course? (List minimum qualifications for the instructor.)

    PhD in Hospitality or related areas


  4. Other Course Information

    A. Objectives

    1. Understand the meaning and importance of the environment through the use of conceptual frameworks.

    2. Understand the environmental dynamics of the U.S. and international hospitality industry.

    3. Introduce content analysis, survey and think tank methodologies and computer data based systems to develop and analyze trends.

    4. Identify and understand the major trends in categories of the industry environment.

    5. Interpret trends in terms of their likely impact and generate future trends scenarios.

    6. Be capable of developing a report analyzing an industry segment by making use of the concepts, databases and interpretation skills developed in the above 5 objectives.

    B. Learning Outcomes

    Upon completion of the course, student will be able to

    1. discuss the importance of environmental scanning

    2. understand different methods of trend analysis

    3. identify current issues and forces driving changes in the lodging industry

    4. write a report on the issues identified and present them the classes in a professional manner

    C. Major Topics

    To accomplish this course objective, two major themes will be explored:

    1. the concept of the environment and environmental scanning and,

    2. major qualitative trends affecting the general, task, industry segment and functional environments of lodging organizations.

    The course is divided into the following segments:

    1. The process of thinking about trends and how they are identified.

    2. The concepts of the environment.

    3. Environmental scanning.

    4. Analysis of the major categories of the environment.

    5. Databases and the identification and interpretation of trends.

    6. The synthesis of information to identify.

    D. Textbooks

    The courses will use recent peer-reviewed journal article.

    E. Course Readings, Online Resources, and Other Purchases

    Reading Assignments:

    Each student will be expected to complete the reading assignments prior to coming to class. Individuals will be randomly called upon to provide an overview of each article during class discussions or will be assigned articles to lead class discussions.

    Activities:

    Each student needs to actively participate at both in-class and after-class activities. Much of the after-class activities will be through WebCT discussions and e-mail. The students' participation will be monitored by WebCT. Each student needs to prepare and share the latest news when coming to each class.

    F. Student Expectations/Requirements and Grading Policy

    GRADING

    A = 930-1000 B+ = 870-899 C+ = 770-799

    D+ = 670-699

    A-= 900-929 B= 830-869 C= 730-769

    D= 630-669

    B- = 800-829 C- = 700-729 D- = 600-629

    G. Assignments, Exams and Tests

    Grade Criteria and Calendar:

    Reading Assignments:

    Each student will be expected to complete the reading assignments prior to coming to class. Individuals will be randomly called upon to provide an overview of each article during class discussions or will be assigned articles to lead class discussions.

    Activities:

    Each student needs to actively participate at both in-class and after-class activities. Much of the after-class activities will be through WebCT discussions and e-mail. The students' participation will be monitored by WebCT. Each student needs to prepare and share the latest news when coming to each class.

    Examination:

    There will be two written examinations.

    Oral Presentations:

    The student will be required to present highlights of their paper during and t the end of the semester. It is expected that appropriate audio-visual aids will be used and that the presentation will be of the highest professional standards.

    Written papers:

    One written paper is required. This paper is designed to make you familiar with information databases and the process of identifying and interpreting events in the environment as they have evolved in the recent past. The paper will cover a topic of your choice as approved. The possible topics are:

    • New and future technological development

    • Capital investment and asset management

    • Owner and management relationship

    • Globalization

    • New trends of business or leisure travelers (demographic and life style changes)

    • Managing new labor force (human capital, diversification and immigration)

    • Sustainable development issues

    • Safety and security issues

    • New or future law and regulations

    • Outsourcing

    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. It’s 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

    J. Program This Course Supports

    MS in Hospitality Management


  5. Course Concurrence Information



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