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Graduate Course Proposal Form Submission Detail - ARC6372
Tracking Number - 2340

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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 apprvd 6/10/10; GC Chair approved 7/7/10; SCNS notified 7/8/10; pending approval of UCD prefix from SCNS - 10/28/10. Apprd ARC 6372 eff 10/1/11

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: Vikas Mehta
  6. Phone: 8139746013
  7. Email:
  8. Prefix: ARC
  9. Number: 6372
  10. Full Title: The Neighborhood
  11. Credit Hours: 3
  12. Section Type: C - Class Lecture (Primarily)
  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): The Neighborhood
  19. Course Online?: C - Face-to-face (0% online)
  20. Percentage Online: 0
  21. Grading Option: R - Regular
  22. Prerequisites:
  23. Corequisites:
  24. Course Description: Introduces students to the range of urban and suburban neighborhood typologies. We will discuss the purpose of the neighborhood as a physical and social construct, the history of neighborhoods, and the meaning of the neighborhood in presen

  25. Please briefly explain why it is necessary and/or desirable to add this course: Needed for new program/concentration/certificate
  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? Needed for new program
  27. Has this course been offered as Selected Topics/Experimental Topics course? If yes, how many times? Yes, 1 time
  28. What qualifications for training and/or experience are necessary to teach this course? (List minimum qualifications for the instructor.) Terminal degree
  29. Objectives: What are the characteristics of a good neighborhood? And, what does a good neighborhood mean for people of varying ages, races, cultures, backgrounds, lifestyles, values and socio-economic status? What is the role of the architect in creating good neighborhoods? This course will address these and several other questions and issues pertinent to the understanding and design of good neighborhoods.

    The primary objective of this course is to introduce students to a number of factors and challenges in the understanding and design of neighborhoods that are conducive to achieving a range of goals desired by people in their residential environments. This class is intended to expand the students’ knowledge of the built environment beyond the architecture and design of a building to include the consideration of the design of the shared parochial realm.

  30. Learning Outcomes: Understanding of the neighborhood as a physical and social construct.

    Learning about the history of neighborhoods in various cultures.

    Exploring and interpreting the meaning of the neighborhood in present times.

  31. Major Topics: • Defining a neighborhood

    • The role of the neighborhood in society

    • The neighborhood in history

    • Utopian neighborhoods

    • Types of neighborhoods

    • Qualities of good neighborhoods

    • Designing good neighborhoods

  32. Textbooks: Good Neighborhoods: A Study of In-Town and Suburban Residential Environments

    by Sidney Brower (Praeger)

  33. Course Readings, Online Resources, and Other Purchases:
  34. Student Expectations/Requirements and Grading Policy: • Contributions to In-Class Discussions 10%

    • Assignment 1 15%

    • Assignment 2 15%

    • Assignment 3 20%

  35. Assignments, Exams and Tests: 3 assignmnets
  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 Urban and Community Design
  39. Course Concurrence Information: Architecture

    Urban and Regional Planning


    Environmental Science and Policy

    Geography and Environmental Science and Policy (doctorate)

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