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Graduate Course Proposal Form Submission Detail - ART6911

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Current Status: Approved, Permanent Archive - 2011-01-05
Campus: Tampa
Submission Type: Change
Course Change Information (for course changes only): Change grading option from S/U to Regular. Change prerequisites FROM "PR: CI. Registration by contract only. Achieved candidacy" TO "PR: CI. Registration by contract only." Add the following course description: "Directed Research in which student must have a contract with an instructor."
Comments: GC approved 11/1/10; Approved full council 11/15/10. To SCNS 11/30/10. Approved. Effective 1/15/2011. Grading option change effective 201105 in Banner.

  1. Department and Contact Information

    Tracking Number Date & Time Submitted
    2372 2010-09-10
    Department College Budget Account Number
    Art FA 0-2404-000
    Contact Person Phone Email
    Richard E. Olinger 43660

  2. Course Information

    Prefix Number Full Title
    ART 6911 Directed Research

    Is the course title variable? N
    Is a permit required for registration?
    Are the credit hours variable? Y
    Is this course repeatable?
    If repeatable, how many times? 0

    Credit Hours Section Type Grading Option
    1-19 Z - Directed Individual Study S - S/U Only
    Abbreviated Title (30 characters maximum)
    Directed Research
    Course Online? Percentage Online
    C - Face-to-face (0% online) 0



    Course Description

  3. Justification

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

    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?

    The course already exists. In the current catalog there is no course description listed. It is used by students whose research requires a greater time commitment than the 1 to 4 hours which limit other contract choices. We are attempting to change the grading option from S/U to Regular and to remove the current catalog limitation that it be used only after formation of the committee. The reason for the change is to increase the flexibility of MFA student scheduling while still maintaining the requirement that MFA students prior to the formation of their committee must take courses and do research for a grade.

    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.)

    Minimum requirements for the instructor are an MFA.

  4. Other Course Information

    A. Objectives

    To facilitate intensive research in the visual arts through individual interaction with faculty and/or visiting artists.

    B. Learning Outcomes

    Will vary with the nature of the research and the requirements as outlined in the contract between student and faculty member. In all instances outcomes should be evident in the nature and quality of research and art work produced.

    C. Major Topics

    Variable by contract.

    D. Textbooks

    No textbooks are assigned to this course number.

    E. Course Readings, Online Resources, and Other Purchases

    Readings and online resources will be assigned by the instructor as appropriate.

    F. Student Expectations/Requirements and Grading Policy

    Expectations will vary but will be defined in the contract between student and faculty member.

    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

    As the contract format is inherently flexible, the policy on make-up work will be defined by contract.

    J. Program This Course Supports


  5. Course Concurrence Information

    MFA in Studio Art, MA in Art History

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