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Graduate Course Proposal Form Submission Detail - ARC6373
Tracking Number - 2337

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Current Status: Approved, Permanent Archive - 2011-10-12
Campus: Tampa
Submission Type: New
Course Change Information (for course changes only):
Comments: College approved 6/10/10; GC Chair approved 7/7/10; SCNS notified 7/8/10; pending approval of UCD prefix from SCNS - 10/28/10. Apprvd. Eff 10/11. Nbr assigned 6373

Detail Information

  1. Date & Time Submitted: 2010-04-21
  2. Department: Urban and Community Design
  3. College: FA
  4. Budget Account Number: 330000
  5. Contact Person: Trent Green
  6. Phone: 8139746020
  7. Email:
  8. Prefix: ARC
  9. Number: 6373
  10. Full Title: Community Design Studio
  11. Credit Hours: 6
  12. Section Type: O - Other
  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): Community Design Studio
  19. Course Online?: C - Face-to-face (0% online)
  20. Percentage Online: 0
  21. Grading Option: R - Regular
  22. Prerequisites:
  23. Corequisites: ARC 6398
  24. Course Description: (Varies depending on topic) The Community Design Studio is a six credit hour physical design lab course. Its focus is on design at the scale of urbanism – the metropolitan region, the city, the district, the block, the street, and the building complex.

  25. Please briefly explain why it is necessary and/or desirable to add this course: Needed for program/concentration/certificate change
  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? Core/required course for Master's in Urban and Community Design degree.
  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.) A terminal degree in architecture (M.Arch.) or urban design (M.A.U.D. or Urban Planning or equivalent). OR Substantial experience in practice in urban design/city planning.
  29. Objectives: The objectives of the course are:

    • An introduction to the discipline of community design

    • To introduce students to a large-scale design challenge

    • To demonstrate the manner in which communities are defined and how they function

    • To prepare students for the next level of complexity associated with community design

    • To demonstrate how students can ”engage” local residents in the design process.

  30. Learning Outcomes: Students completing this course will:

    • Learn how communities are the basic units of a city or town

    • Have a broader understanding of the relationships between urban design; architecture; landscape architecture; infrastructure planning; and real estate development

    • Understand the process of community development and how residential areas evolve

    • Understand the concept of “place” and how it enhances the livability of a community

    • How to design residential environments that are well composed, function properly and incorporate a pleasant character

  31. Major Topics: Major course topics include the following:

    • Community redevelopment

    • Infill housing strategies

    • Neighborhood economic development

    • “Place-Making”

    • Open space planning and the ecology of neighborhoods

  32. Textbooks: There is no text for this course – only reference material.
  33. Course Readings, Online Resources, and Other Purchases:
  34. Student Expectations/Requirements and Grading Policy:
  35. Assignments, Exams and Tests: Students plan and create the design for a neighborhood or district or part of a city space.
  36. 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. 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.

  37. Policy on Make-up Work:
  38. Program This Course Supports: Master's of Community and Urban Design (MUCD)
  39. Course Concurrence Information: Possibly Master's in Urban and Regional Planning (the new program in Geography)

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