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Graduate Course Proposal Form Submission Detail - HIS7937
Tracking Number - 2345

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Current Status: Approved by SCNS - 2012-04-09
Campus: Tampa
Submission Type: New
Course Change Information (for course changes only):
Comments: to GC 11/3/11. Course Desc too long; objectives need revision; Corrected. To GC 1/13/12. ok. To GC 1/23/12. to USF Sys 1/24/12. to SCNS 2/1/12. Apprd eff 4/15/12

Detail Information

  1. Date & Time Submitted: 2010-05-04
  2. Department: History
  3. College: AS
  4. Budget Account Number: 1235000
  5. Contact Person: Fraser Ottanelli
  6. Phone: 8139746209
  7. Email:
  8. Prefix: HIS
  9. Number: 7937
  10. Full Title: Interdisciplinary Ph.D. Pro-Seminar
  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): Inderdisciplinary PhD Pro-Sem
  19. Course Online?: C - Face-to-face (0% online)
  20. Percentage Online: 100
  21. Grading Option: R - Regular
  22. Prerequisites: Course is premit restricted and is available only to Ph.D. students in History, Sociology, or Political Science
  23. Corequisites:
  24. Course Description: Varying topics in an interdisciplinary manner to introduce incoming Ph.D. students from the joint programs of History, Political Science, and Sociology to the relationships of research between disciplines.

  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? This course is needed to meet the need of students entering the newly established Ph.D. program in History. As the History Department was recently granted the new Ph.D. program, it is necessary for us to begin offering coursework designed specifically to meet the need of our growing graduate program, and courses that are available only to graduate students. Students from the joint Ph.D. programs of Sociology and Political Science will also be required to take this course, and need thiscourse to meet their degree requirements.
  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.) Ph.D., tenure earning faculty member of the Department of History. HIS 7937 can only be taught by a member of the History faculty.
  29. Objectives: 1. To investigate varyint topics in an interdisciplinary manner to deepen Ph.D. students' understanding of the benefits of interdisciplinary thought and research, and of working with scholars from related disciplines. 2. To complete extensive readings, extensive research papers, and in-depth class discussion on varying topics utilizing an interdsciplinary approach
  30. Learning Outcomes: Students will be able to critically evaluate information in light of its logical consistency, evidence, and justification of conclusions and analyze and explain relationships between presented information and concepts.

    Students will produce well-organized, well-developed papers that reflect appropriate use of language to achieve a specific purpose and addresses a specific audience.

    Students will demonstrate an understanding of the complexity and dynamic nature of historical processes

    Students will demonstrate the ability to describe historical events and multiple interpretations of historical events using arguments supported by appropriate historical evidence.

  31. Major Topics: Major Course Topics will vary.

    Examples: cities and urbaization; government and public authority; social order; gender; race and ethnicity; space, place, and environment; and economic inequality.

  32. Textbooks: Varies
  33. Course Readings, Online Resources, and Other Purchases: Varies
  34. Student Expectations/Requirements and Grading Policy: Student participation in in-class discussions and the production of research paper or papers will be the primary focus of grading.
  35. Assignments, Exams and Tests: Varies
  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: Late work may be accepted at the discretion of the instructor and only when the student has made arrangement with the instructor prior to the due date or can demonstrate extenuating circumstances byond their control.

    Cheating and plagiarism are serious offenses. Cheating is the attempted or unauthorized use of materials, information, notes, study aids, devices or communication during an academic exercise. Plagiarism is the act of presenting another person's ideas, research or writing as your own. The instructor of this course reserves the right to: 1) request that assignments be submitted as electronic files and 2) electronically submit assignments to

    For the university’s policy on plagiarism, go to

  38. Program This Course Supports: History
  39. Course Concurrence Information:

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