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Graduate Course Proposal Form Submission Detail - REE6737
Tracking Number - 2379

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Current Status: Approved, Permanent Archive - 2011-10-12
Campus: Tampa
Submission Type: New
Course Change Information (for course changes only):
Comments: Recd 12/10/10; to GC 1/11/11; Pending revisions to Obj & Lrng Outcomes 2/16/11; emailed 6/23/11; corrected 6/30/11; GC approved 7/5/11. To USF Syst 7/5/11; to SCNS 7/13/11. SCNS aspproved eff 8/1/11

Detail Information

  1. Date & Time Submitted: 2010-10-04
  2. Department: Finance
  3. College: BA
  4. Budget Account Number: 1404-000-00
  5. Contact Person: Scott Besley
  6. Phone: 46341
  7. Email:
  8. Prefix: REE
  9. Number: 6737
  10. Full Title: Real Estate Development
  11. Credit Hours: 03
  12. Section Type: C - Class Lecture (Primarily)
  13. Is the course title variable?: N
  14. Is a permit required for registration?: N
  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): Real Estate Development
  19. Course Online?: C - Face-to-face (0% online)
  20. Percentage Online: 0
  21. Grading Option: R - Regular
  22. Prerequisites: REE 6305, REE 6207, GIS 5049, URP 6232
  23. Corequisites:
  24. Course Description: This capstone course deals with the application of analytical techniques used to determine the feasibility of real estate projects. Various systems (models) that are applied for evaluating real estate investment and development proposals are covered.

  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? We currently are offering a graduate course in basic real estate that has 14 students enrolled, many of whom are not in the MSRE program. Expectations are that as the MSRE program grows, the enrollment in each real estate course will be 30 – 40 students. The fact that the MSRE program is an interdisciplinary program will help to attract students from the other colleges as well.
  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.) Minimum requirements: Ph.D. in finance, real estate, or a related area and a good understanding of the area of real estate.
  29. Objectives: Upon completion of this course, students should be able to:

    1. Use ARGUS software to evaluate real estate investments.

    2. Perform a market analysis for real estate development.

    3. Understand the real estate development process.

  30. Learning Outcomes: Upon completion of this course, students should be able to:

    1. Use ARGUS software to evaluate real estate investments.

    2. Perform a market analysis for real estate development.

    3. Understand the real estate development process.

  31. Major Topics: real estate, real estate development, feasibility analysis, ARGUS
  32. Textbooks: Investment Analysis for Real Estate Decisions, 6th Edition, by Greer and Kolbe (Dearborn, 2006)
  33. Course Readings, Online Resources, and Other Purchases: Additional readings will be assigned as needed.
  34. Student Expectations/Requirements and Grading Policy: Evaluation in the course will include three noncumulative exams, a cumulative final exam, and group cases. The scores earned on the exams and cases will be weighted as follows when determining the final grade in the course:

    Exams 1-3 18% each (total of 60%)

    Final Exam 25%

    Cases 21%

  35. Assignments, Exams and Tests: Assignments include group cases that are presented throughout the semester. In addition, four exam will be administered—three noncumulative exams and one cumulative final exam.
  36. Attendance Policy: Attendance is encouraged, but it is not mandatory. However, students must present cases in class throughout the semester, which requires their attendance.

    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: Arrangements will be made for students who have excused absences to make up missed work.

    “Plagiarism is defined as "literary theft" and consists of the unattributed quotation of the exact

    words of a published text or the unattributed borrowing of original ideas by paraphrase from a

    published text. On written papers for which the student employs information gathered from

    books, articles, or oral sources, each direct quotation, as well as ideas and facts that are not

    generally known to the public-at-large, must be attributed to its author by means of the

    appropriate citation procedure. Citations may be made in footnotes or within the body of the text.

    Plagiarism also consists of passing off as one's own, segments or the total of another person's


    “Punishment for academic dishonesty will depend on the seriousness of the offense and may

    include receipt of an "F" with a numerical value of zero on the item submitted, and the "F" shall

    be used to determine the final course grade. It is the option of the instructor to assign the student

    a grade of "F" of "FF" (the latter indicating dishonesty) in the course.”

  38. Program This Course Supports: Master of Science in Real Estate (MSRE
  39. Course Concurrence Information: MBA, as an elective course in the real estate track, and the Master of Science in Finance (MSF), as an elective

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