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Graduate Course Proposal Form Submission Detail - ENT6930

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Current Status: Approved by SCNS - 2015-02-01
Campus: Tampa
Submission Type: New
Course Change Information (for course changes only):
Comments: removed from audit 8/30/11. Resubmitted 5/6/14. missing info; Emailed 5/9/14. To GC 5/20/14. Need updated LO. Updated/approved 11/14/14; To USF sys 11/18/14; to SCNS 12/1. Dept # updated 2/5/15. Approved effective 2/1/15. Chgd to Variable title 3/11/15

  1. Department and Contact Information

    Tracking Number Date & Time Submitted
    2371 2010-09-09
    Department College Budget Account Number
    MAN/Entrepreneurship BA 141500 10000
    Contact Person Phone Email
    Sean Lux 7820

  2. Course Information

    Prefix Number Full Title
    ENT 6930 Special Topics in Entrepreneurship

    Is the course title variable? Y
    Is a permit required for registration? N
    Are the credit hours variable? Y
    Is this course repeatable? Y
    If repeatable, how many times? 5

    Credit Hours Section Type Grading Option
    3 C - Class Lecture (Primarily) R - Regular
    Abbreviated Title (30 characters maximum)
    Ent Special Topics
    Course Online? Percentage Online
    C - Face-to-face (0% online) 0



    Course Description

    ENT 6930 is a special topics section for students pursuing their MS in Entrepreneurship and Applied Technology. Faculty will periodically offer elective courses on topics of interest.

  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?

    Without a special topics course, we are unable to offer education on specific areas of interest to students. Because entrepreneurship is driven by rapidly changing economic and technology factors, the need exists for faculty to develop and deliver education in numerous areas on a potentially non-reoccurrring basis.

    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.)

    Doctorate. Plus Instructors should have some level of applied experience in creating new business and/or social ventures.

  4. Other Course Information

    A. Objectives

    To provide students with in-depth, specialized, thematic learning opportunities in areas of entrepreneurship not covered in current core or elective courses.

    B. Learning Outcomes

    Students will demonstrate a comprehensive understanding of the concepts, tools and skills of entrepreneurship and the ability to apply them in problem-solving contexts. Specific learning outcomes will vary dependent on topic.

    C. Major Topics

    Including, but not limited to, innovation, technological change, product commercialization strategies, mergers and enterprise acquisition

    D. Textbooks

    to be determined by course instructor

    E. Course Readings, Online Resources, and Other Purchases

    to be determined by course instructor

    F. Student Expectations/Requirements and Grading Policy

    to be determined by course instructor

    G. Assignments, Exams and Tests

    to be determined by course instructor

    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

    Students should review the course syllabus and confer with the course instructor regarding make-up work or alternative course assessments

    J. Program This Course Supports

    MS Entrepreneurship and Applied Technology

  5. Course Concurrence Information

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