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Graduate Course Proposal Form Submission Detail - PHP6645

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Current Status: Approved by SCNS - 2013-07-01
Campus: Tampa
Submission Type: New
Course Change Information (for course changes only):
Comments: to GC for Philosophy Program Changes. Confirm text. Emailed. To GC; GC apprvd 3/4/13. to USF Sys 3/5/13. to SCNS 4/22/13. Apprd eff 6/1/13. Nmbr 6640 apprds as 6645

  1. Department and Contact Information

    Tracking Number Date & Time Submitted
    2685 2011-11-30
    Department College Budget Account Number
    Philosophy AS 125100
    Contact Person Phone Email
    Joshua Rayman

  2. Course Information

    Prefix Number Full Title
    PHP 6645 Foucault

    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
    4 D - Discussion (Primarily) R - Regular
    Abbreviated Title (30 characters maximum)
    Course Online? Percentage Online
    C - Face-to-face (0% online) 0



    Course Description

    Examines Foucault's major texts, methodology, similarities and differences with structuralism and deconstruction, and impact on contemporary continental philosophy and history. For graduate students only.

  3. Justification

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

    Replacing Selected Topics with Permanent number; already listed in program

    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 covers a major figure in the history of philosophy, whose influence is highly significant on 20th century continental philosophy and sociology. Current interest in Foucault is very high and the course would be sure to fill.

    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.)

    Completion of a dissertation and/or publication in the field.

  4. Other Course Information

    A. Objectives

    This course has three objectives. The first is that students will acquire an extensive and expert knowledge of Foucault and his historical context and philosophical influence. The second is to advance the critical thinking and analytical reading abilities of students. The third is that students write and present two seminar papers of a quality suitable for submission to professional philosophy conferences and journals.

    B. Learning Outcomes

    Students shall learn the major doctrines and methodologies of Foucault, the major types of Foucault reception, the main contemporary Foucault scholars, ways to apply Foucaultian genealogy to new topics, and the standards for professional research in the field.

    C. Major Topics

    Foucault, psychiatry, criminology, sexuality, power, ethics, politics, epistemology.

    D. Textbooks

    Michel Foucault Madness and Civilization

    The Order of Things

    Discipline and Punish

    Society Must Be Defended

    Security, Territory, Population

    E. Course Readings, Online Resources, and Other Purchases

    F. Student Expectations/Requirements and Grading Policy

    Two Seminar Papers for Presentation in Class, 6-8 pages each, each worth 40%, and Two Commentaries on Seminar Papers for Presentation in Class, 2 pages each, each worth 10%.

    G. Assignments, Exams and Tests

    Two Seminar Papers for Presentation in Class, 6-8 pages each, each worth 40%, and Two Commentaries on Seminar Papers for Presentation in Class, 2 pages each, each worth 10%.

    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

    Incomplete grades may be granted when, due to circumstances beyond the control of the student, only a small portion of the required work remains undone and the student is otherwise passing the course. Plagiarism, defined by the unattributed copying of the ideas or exact words of others, or of their own previous papers, will result in failure for the assignment, in the first instance, and failure for the course, in the second instance. All instances of plagiarism must be reported to the Dean of Arts and Sciences. The USF policies on academic integrity are available at

    J. Program This Course Supports


  5. Course Concurrence Information

    World Languages, History, Criminology

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