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Graduate Course Proposal Form Submission Detail - URP6549

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Current Status: Approved by SCNS - 2013-07-01
Campus: Tampa
Submission Type: New
Course Change Information (for course changes only): N/A
Comments: to GC for MURP changes; GC approd 2/7/13; to USF Sys 2/20/13. to SCNS 2/28/13. Appd Eff 5/1/13. Nmbr 6313 appd as 6549


  1. Department and Contact Information

    Tracking Number Date & Time Submitted
    2386 2010-10-15
     
    Department College Budget Account Number
    Geography AS 20791
     
    Contact Person Phone Email
    Ambe J. Njoh 8139747459 njoh@usf.edu

  2. Course Information

    Prefix Number Full Title
    URP 6549 Urban & Metropolitan Economic Development Strategies

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

    Credit Hours Section Type Grading Option
    3 cred C - Class Lecture (Primarily) R - Regular
     
    Abbreviated Title (30 characters maximum)
    Urban & Metro. Econ. Dev.
     
    Course Online? Percentage Online
    C - Face-to-face (0% online) 100

    Prerequisites

    None

    Corequisites

    None

    Course Description

    The course is designed to provide the student an opportunity for community service and ‘real world’ learning. Community service learning will be employed as a pedagogical strategy to prepare students for ‘real-world’ issues in local economic development.


  3. Justification

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

    Needed for accreditation

    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 has been, and will continue to be offered on campus, and the delivery format will primarily be via lectures and in-class discussions. The enrollment numbers have been good. They exceeded a dozen students, on the two occasions that the course has been offered under the Special Topics designation. Thus, there is no question with respect to the course's present and future demand. The course is needed as part of the curriculum for the Master of Urban & Regional Planning (MURP), but has also enrolled students from civil engineering, public health, business, and sociology. Qualified local practicing planners and politicians were invited as guest speakers and will continue to be invited to make presentation in the class. This aspect of the course serves to create a bridge between USF and the 'real world.'

    C. Has this course been offered as Selected Topics/Experimental Topics course? If yes, how many times?

    Yes, 2 times

    D. What qualifications for training and/or experience are necessary to teach this course? (List minimum qualifications for the instructor.)

    Ph.D.; MURP & AICP with at least 2 years of professional experience.


  4. Other Course Information

    A. Objectives

    To provide the student an opportunity for community service and ‘real world’ learning.

    B. Learning Outcomes

    Upon completion of the course, the student would have gained:

    - Hands-on knowledge of local economic development projects/issues;

    - the skills necessary to design and implement local economic development programs and/or projects;

    - the knowledge required for evaluating and appreciating local economic development problems.

    C. Major Topics

    • Problems and issues in local economic development projects and processes;

    • Theories of participatory planning and social learning in ‘real-world’ situations;

    • Comprehensive planning,

    - housing conditions survey,

    - plan revision, and

    - retro-fitting older neighborhoods with modern or more contemporary amenities;

    -Influence of national & state policies on local economic development;

    - The local economic development planning process;

    - Analytical methods in local economic development;

    - Local economic development strategy;

    - Business development;

    - Human resource development;

    - Institutional approaches to local economic development.

    D. Textbooks

    1- Green, G. P. & Haines, A. (2007). Asset Building and Community Development. (2nd ed.), Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage Publications. (ISBN-10: 1412951348; ISBN-13: 978-1412951340). [GH] 2- Phillips, R. & Pittman, R.H. (eds.) (2009). An Introduction to Community Development. New York City, NY: Routledge.

    E. Course Readings, Online Resources, and Other Purchases

    Journal articles and online sources TBA.

    F. Student Expectations/Requirements and Grading Policy

    Written group projects (x 2): 40%;

    2 Oral group projects (x 2): 20%;

    1 individual paper (x 2): 30%;

    Attendance: 10%.

    G. Assignments, Exams and Tests

    COURSE OUTLINE:

    • Problems and issues in local economic development projects and processes;

    • Theories of participatory planning and social learning in ‘real-world’ situations;

    • Comprehensive planning,

    - housing conditions survey,

    - plan revision, and

    - retro-fitting older neighborhoods with modern or more contemporary amenities;

    -Influence of national & state policies on local economic development;

    - The local economic development planning process;

    - Analytical methods in local economic development;

    - Local economic development strategy;

    - Business development;

    - Human resource development;

    - Institutional approaches to local economic development.

    ASSIGNMENTS, EXAMS, & TESTS:

    2 Written group projects (40%);

    2 Oral group projects (20%);

    1 individual paper (30%);

    Class attendance: 10%.

    H. Attendance Policy

    Class attendance is mainly in accordance with that of USF. Additionally however, this course, because of its highly participatory and engaging nature, absences are not tolerated. Attendance alone accounts for as much as 10% of the course grade. Only students with a perfect attendance record will earn all of the 10% allotted for attendance. Students with up to two unexcused absences will earn no attendance credits. Those will more than two absences will be advised to drop the course and/or earn a failing grade for the entire course.

    I. Policy on Make-up Work

    Each student shall be allowed one chance to re-do any assignment which he/she missed for an approved reason or for which he/she earned an unsatisfactory grade. Students are strongly advised to acquaint themselves with the University Policy on Academic Integrity. This narrative on this policy can be accessed electronically through the following lingk: http://www.grad.usf.edu/inc/linked-files/Integrity.pdf . The policy states that "Graduate students who are assigned an 'FF' grade will be academically discmissed from the University and shall not be eligible to apply for any graduate program at USF."

    J. Program This Course Supports

    Master of Urban & Regional Planning (MURP).


  5. Course Concurrence Information

    Although the course is meant to primarily serve students in our newly-launched Master of Urban & Regional Planning (MURP) program, we believe that students from other departments and programs throughout USF will find utility in the course. Credence to my assertion resides in the fact that on the two occasions that the course was offered under special topics, it enrolled students from the real estate program, civil engineering, environmental science & policy, and geography.



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