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Graduate Course Proposal Form Submission Detail - HFT6972

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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
    2326 2010-04-01
    Department College Budget Account Number
    Contact Person Phone Email
    Jay R. Schrock 24617

  2. Course Information

    Prefix Number Full Title
    HFT 6972 Masters Thesis

    Is the course title variable? N
    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
    1-3 Z - Directed Individual Study R - Regular
    Abbreviated Title (30 characters maximum)
    Masters Thesis
    Course Online? Percentage Online
    C - Face-to-face (0% online) 0


    All MS in Hospitality Courses


    Course Description

    Independent Study under the direction of the thesis advisor. Individual discussion format & Comprehensive review of the thought process, hypothesis, development, research emthodology, data collection, data analysis, etc. Restricted to Majors/repeatable.

  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?


    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 field

  4. Other Course Information

    A. Objectives

    Develop and execute a research project/masters thesis. That leads to the completion of the Masters Degree.

    B. Learning Outcomes

    Complete a Masters Thesis and complete the MS in Hospitality.

    C. Major Topics

    This course is individual discussion format and will be a comprehensive review of the thought process, hypothesis development, research methodology, data collection, data analysis and other parts that may be contained in a thesis. The student will engage in discussions, presentations, and reactions to faculty comments.

    D. Textbooks

    TBD as needed.

    E. Course Readings, Online Resources, and Other Purchases

    Research and Discussions with Professor on topic, etc.

    F. Student Expectations/Requirements and Grading Policy

    Grade Criteria: A grade of incomplete will be issued until the thesis is complete at which time thesis hours will be replaced with letter grades. NOTE Missed appointments with your advisor and late assignments delivered to your advisor will be a reduction in your overall grade.


    Course Outline Assignments and Due Dates:

    Date: Activity: Chapter or study:

    G. Assignments, Exams and Tests

    The student should meet with the committee chairperson at lease once every two weeks unless an otherwise agreed upon meeting plan has been approved.

    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,

    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: (

    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

    J. Program This Course Supports

    MS in Hospitality

  5. Course Concurrence Information

- if you have questions about any of these fields, please contact or