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Graduate Course Proposal Form Submission Detail - HIS7980
Tracking Number - 2348

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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. Approved 11/28/11. GC 1/23/12; to USF Sys 1/24/12; to SCNS 2/1/12. appd eff 4/15/12

Detail Information

  1. Date & Time Submitted: 2010-05-24
  2. Department: History
  3. College: AS
  4. Budget Account Number: 1235000
  5. Contact Person: Fraser Ottanelli
  6. Phone: 9746209
  7. Email:
  8. Prefix: HIS
  9. Number: 7980
  10. Full Title: Ph.D. Dissertation
  11. Credit Hours: 1-9
  12. Section Type: G - Graduate Dissertation
  13. Is the course title variable?: N
  14. Is a permit required for registration?: Y
  15. Are the credit hours variable?: Y
  16. Is this course repeatable?:
  17. If repeatable, how many times?: 0
  18. Abbreviated Title (30 characters maximum): Ph.D. Dissertation
  19. Course Online?: C - Face-to-face (0% online)
  20. Percentage Online: 100
  21. Grading Option: Z - Z/U Only
  22. Prerequisites: HIS 7937, HIS 7289
  23. Corequisites:
  24. Course Description: Dissertation writing hours for advanced Ph.D. students in the final year of the program.

  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? Dissertation writing hours are a necessary component of the new Ph.D. program in History.
  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.) Ph.D.
  29. Objectives: To provide advanced Ph.D. students with time and directed research to write their dissertations and complete the doctorate degree in a timely fashion.

    The dissertation hours will be taken under the direction of the student's major professor and/or dissertation committee members.

    The product of the course will be a completed Ph.D. dissertation leading to the student's graduation from the program.

  30. Learning Outcomes: To advance the field by pursuing their area of research under the direction of their advisory committee.

    To practice and finely hone the research and writing techniques vital to participation in the academic field of History.

    To produce a Ph.D. dissertation leading to the completion of the degree.

    To prepare to enter the field as a professional historian.

  31. Major Topics: varies
  32. Textbooks: varies
  33. Course Readings, Online Resources, and Other Purchases: varies
  34. Student Expectations/Requirements and Grading Policy: Grade will remain at 'Z' status until the Ph.D. dissertation is compelted and approved by the student's advisory committee.
  35. Assignments, Exams and Tests: Reserach and writing of the Ph.D. disseration
  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: A policy on make-up work is non-applicable.

    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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