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Graduate Course Proposal Form Submission Detail - EMA6510
Tracking Number - 2567

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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: Still in processing in College; confirmed 7/7/11; need catalog copy, emailed 10/12/11, 11/28/11. Copy recd. To GC 2/6/12 for MSMSE, MS PhD in Chem Eng. Appd -to GC 2/20/12; to USF Sys 2/20/12. to SCNS 2/28/12. Appd eff 4/15/12. Subm ECH, appd as EMA

Detail Information

  1. Date & Time Submitted: 2011-06-21
  2. Department: Chemical Engineering
  3. College: EN
  4. Budget Account Number: 140701/210700
  5. Contact Person: Norma Alcantar
  6. Phone: 8139748009
  7. Email:
  8. Prefix: EMA
  9. Number: 6510
  10. Full Title: Characterization of Materials
  11. Credit Hours: 3.0
  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): Characterization of Materials
  19. Course Online?: C - Face-to-face (0% online)
  20. Percentage Online: 0
  21. Grading Option: R - Regular
  22. Prerequisites: none
  23. Corequisites: none
  24. Course Description: Designed to help students engineers and technicians who have little to moderate background in materials analysis to realize and or gain and deeper understanding of the many analytical characterization methods available

  25. Please briefly explain why it is necessary and/or desirable to add this course: Needed for program/concentration/certificate change
  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? This course has been offered each Spring for the past two years will great success. Graduate enrollment has exceeded 20 students each of those semesters. This course is a required course for the new Materials Science and Engineering program as well as obtaining the established certificate in Materials Science and Engineering program .
  27. Has this course been offered as Selected Topics/Experimental Topics course? If yes, how many times? Yes, 2 times
  28. What qualifications for training and/or experience are necessary to teach this course? (List minimum qualifications for the instructor.) The instructor(s) will demonstrate expertise in Material Characterization either in their degree field or research area.
  29. Objectives: To familiarize students with various material characterization methods.

    To assist students and researchers identify which characterization methods are most suitable for their needs.

    To acquaint students with the workings of the characterization tools presented.

    To provide an understanding of the basic theory of operation of a variety of characterization tools.

  30. Learning Outcomes: Students will be able to identify characterization methods particular to a given situation.

    Students will be able to display a working knowledge of the various characterization methods presented.

    Students are expected to display an understanding of the theory behind each technique presented.

    Students are expected to make a presentation on a chosen characterization technique to the instructor and peers.

  31. Major Topics: SVacuum Theory, Crystal Structure, X Ray Diffraction, Optical Microscopy Transmission, Electron Microscopy, Scanning Electron Microscopy, Energy Dispersive Spectroscopy, Focused Ion Beam, Scanning Probe Microscopy, Atomic Force Microscopy, X Ray Photoelectron Spectroscopy Secondary Ion Mass Spectrometry Auger UV Vis UV Vis NIR and Fourier Transform Infrared Spectroscopy Spectroscopy.
  32. Textbooks:
  33. Course Readings, Online Resources, and Other Purchases: Handouts from Volume 10 Materials Characterization Metals Handbook Editiond form the American Society for Metals
  34. Student Expectations/Requirements and Grading Policy: Homework 20 Mid Term Examination 30 Project 20 Final Exam 30
  35. Assignments, Exams and Tests: Weekly homework assignments consisting of both text and provided questions In class mid term exam and Final Exam
  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 http usfweb2 usf edu usfgc ogc 20web currentreg htm 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 http usfweb2 usf edu usfgc gc pp acadaf gc10 045 htm 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: There will be no make up exams without documented acceptable excuses serious illness family emergency Students caught cheating during exams will immediately and without exception fail Complaints about homework grades should be addressed to the TA while complaints about grading of the exams and quizzes should be addressed directly to the instructor All work submitted for grading must clearly represent individual and independent work although group effort is encouraged in developing approaches to problem solutions ZERO TOLERANCE AND NO WARNINGS will be given Academic Dishonesty and Disruption of Academic Process Students attending USF are awarded degrees in recognition of successful completion of coursework in their chosen fields of study Each individual is expected to earn his her degree on the basis of personal effort Consequently any form of cheating on examinations or plagiarism on assigned papers constitutes unacceptable deceit and dishonesty Disruption of the classroom or teaching environment is also unacceptable This cannot be tolerated in the University community and will be punishable according to the seriousness of the offense in conformity with this rule
  38. Program This Course Supports: Materials Science and Engineering (core), Chemical & Biomedical Eng (elective)
  39. Course Concurrence Information: This elective course will serve and has served engineering and natural science departments where materials research is being contucted. This course will also serve engineers and technicians who have little to moderate background in materials analysis to realize and/or gain and deeper understanding of the many analytical characterization methods available. This course also serves the the very successful Certificate in Materials Science and Engineering offering.

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