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Graduate Course Proposal Form Submission Detail - ENG7939

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Current Status: SCNS Liaison Notified of Graduate Council Approval - 2014-11-17
Campus: Tampa
Submission Type: Change
Course Change Information (for course changes only): Change from Class Lecture to Directed Individual Study. Doctoral Seminar credits are required of PhD students as additional work for a regular 6000-level course. Since the credits are registered for independently by PhD students, and the work is done outside of class time, there is no need to classify the credits as Class Lecture, which requires a day, room, and time designation. Directed Individual Study is the more appropriate classification.
Comments: removed from system 11/15/12 due to inactivity; restored to system 11/20/12. REQUIRED for PhD in English. To chair. GC approved. To USF sys 11/18/14; to SCNS 12/1. Chged from "Lecture" to Direct Ind Study 2/6/15

  1. Department and Contact Information

    Tracking Number Date & Time Submitted
    2346 2010-05-11
    Department College Budget Account Number
    English AS 122300
    Contact Person Phone Email
    Laura Runge 9749496

  2. Course Information

    Prefix Number Full Title
    ENG 7939 Doctoral Seminar

    Is the course title variable? Y
    Is a permit required for registration? Y
    Are the credit hours variable? N
    Is this course repeatable? Y
    If repeatable, how many times? 2

    Credit Hours Section Type Grading Option
    1 Z - Directed Individual Study R - Regular
    Abbreviated Title (30 characters maximum)
    Course Online? Percentage Online
    C - Face-to-face (0% online) 0



    Course Description

    PhD students register for a single seminar credit in conjunction with a regularly scheduled course in her major field; student works on more extended project than what is normally called for in a graduate seminar. Content varies.

  3. Justification

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

    Needed to compete with national trends

    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?

    All doctoral students are required to take this course two times in conjunction with a regular course.

    No other programs will be serviced by this course.

    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.)


  4. Other Course Information

    A. Objectives

    Student will develop intensive research experience in major field.

    B. Learning Outcomes

    Student will produce one or more research based scholarly products (e.g. essay, bibliography, portfolio, project).

    C. Major Topics


    D. Textbooks


    E. Course Readings, Online Resources, and Other Purchases


    F. Student Expectations/Requirements and Grading Policy


    G. Assignments, Exams and Tests


    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

    English PhD (LIT and RAC)

  5. Course Concurrence Information


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