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Graduate Course Proposal Form Submission Detail - AMS6805

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Current Status: Approved by SCNS - 2012-06-14
Campus: Tampa
Submission Type: Change
Course Change Information (for course changes only): Change of title to: "Enduring Questions in American Culture" Change of course description to: "Open to non‐majors. Explores the historical changes and continuities of an enduring theme, issue, pattern, or practice in American culture across multiple cultural eras. E.g., democracy, wilderness, jazz, domesticity, regionalism, ethnicity."
Comments: to GC chair 5/4/12. for Am Studies Progr Change. GC appd 5/15/12. to USF 5/15/12. to SCNS 5/23/12. Appd eff 8/1/12.


  1. Department and Contact Information

    Tracking Number Date & Time Submitted
    2665 2011-11-11
     
    Department College Budget Account Number
    Humanities and Cultural Studies AS 1237
     
    Contact Person Phone Email
    Daniel Belgrad 8139749388 dbelgrad@usf.edu

  2. Course Information

    Prefix Number Full Title
    AMS 6805 Major Ideas in American Civilization

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

    Credit Hours Section Type Grading Option
    3 D - Discussion (Primarily) R - Regular
     
    Abbreviated Title (30 characters maximum)
    Major Ideas in Am Civ
     
    Course Online? Percentage Online
    C - Face-to-face (0% online) 0

    Prerequisites

    Corequisites

    Course Description

    Open to non‐majors. Investigates the

    role of one or more influential ideas

    in American culture, e.g., community,

    domesticity, democracy, slavery,

    progressivism, radical reform.


  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?

    Title Change request only.

    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.)


  4. Other Course Information

    A. Objectives

    To explore the historical changes and continuities of an enduring theme, issue, pattern, or practice in American culture across multiple cultural eras.

    B. Learning Outcomes

    Students successfully completing this course will b able to demonstrate a knowledge of the changes and continuities, over time, of a specific theme, issue, pattern or practice in American culture.

    C. Major Topics

    Note: This is a variable topics course. The following answers T-Z refer to the specific variant subtitled "Cultural Hybridity: Cultures of the American Southwest."

    L.A. pop and contemporary Southwest subcultures; the Pueblo culture; the Hispanos of New Spain; the Navajo Apache; American missionaries; Modernism, Primitivism, and the Taos art colony; water and power; Tex-Mex, the pachuco, and the Zoot suit riots; Chicano poetry, painting, and performance.

    D. Textbooks

    Alfonso Ortiz, Tewa World

    Mabel Dodge Luhan, Edge of Taos Desert

    D.W. Meinig, Southwest: Three Peoples in Geographical Change

    E. Course Readings, Online Resources, and Other Purchases

    Gutierrez, When Jesus Came, the Corn Mothers Went Away, chapt. 2

    Oakah Jones, “New Mexico: Life Style of the Paisanos”

    Gladys Reichard, Spider Woman

    Sarah Deutsch, No Separate Refuge, chapters 3-4

    Hundley, The Great Thirst, chapters 4 and 5

    F. Student Expectations/Requirements and Grading Policy

    class participation: 30%

    final exam: 20%

    term paper and oral presentation: 50% (40+10)

    The required paper is a 15-20-page analysis of a work of literature, music, art, or film in its social context, with reference to the problematic of cultural hybridity.

    G. Assignments, Exams and Tests

    final exam: 20%

    term paper and oral presentation: 50% (40+10)

    The required paper is a 15-20-page analysis of a work of literature, music, art, or film in its social context, with reference to the problematic of cultural hybridity.

    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,

    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.

    I. Policy on Make-up Work

    Late work will be accepted up to the end of the semester with a penalty for lateness: 1/3 of a letter grade if up to one week late; one full letter grade if more than one week late.

    Statement on Academic Integrity

    If there is evidence of any deliberate violation of academic integrity, such as cheating or plagiarizing, you will receive a zero on that assignment and I reserve the right to fail you from the course. Examples of cheating include, but are not limited to, the following: consulting notes or books during an exam, consulting orally with another student taking the same exam, asking another person to take an exam in your place or taking an exam for someone else. Examples of plagiarism include, but are not limited to, the following: the quotation of the exact words of a published text and borrowing original ideas and paraphrasing them from a published text without attributing the work to the author. Please consult the USF policy on plagiarism in the Graduate Catalog for further information.

    J. Program This Course Supports

    M.A. in American Studies


  5. Course Concurrence Information



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