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Graduate Course Proposal Form Submission Detail - HFT6908

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Current Status: Approved by SCNS - 2012-05-30
Campus: Sarasota
Submission Type: New
Course Change Information (for course changes only):
Comments: Approved by USFS-SM 3/20/12. To USF Sys 5/4/12. to SCNS 5/11/12; apprd eff 6/1/12

  1. Department and Contact Information

    Tracking Number Date & Time Submitted
    2764 2012-02-10
    Department College Budget Account Number
    HM SAR 523806
    Contact Person Phone Email
    Cihan Cobanoglu 9413594244

  2. Course Information

    Prefix Number Full Title
    HFT 6908 Independent Study

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

    Credit Hours Section Type Grading Option
    1-6 Z - Directed Individual Study R - Regular
    Abbreviated Title (30 characters maximum)
    Independent Study
    Course Online? Percentage Online
    B - Face-to-face and online (separate sections) 10





    Course Description

    The Independent Study course in the School of Hotel & Restaurant Management permits a graduate student to enrich his/her interest in a particular area of specialized hospitality knowledge, research, and/or practice.

  3. Justification

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

    Needed for program/concentration/certificate change

    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?

    This course is needed for students to enrich his/her interest in a particular area of specialized hospitality knowledge, research, and/or practice in an area where there is no existing course. This course will only serve SHRM graduate students.

    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.)

    Doctorate Degree

  4. Other Course Information

    A. Objectives

    The intended course objectives will be developed by instructor and will depend on specific directed independent study. A School faculty member will approve the course syllabus, direct the independent study, and evaluate the outcome of the study. The activity may include, but is not limited to, involvement in a research project, a literature review, preparation of a paper for presentation and/or publication, and/or involvement in a unique learning opportunity, etc. All independent studies/directed study/guided special project, must result in some tangible product, such as a paper, case studies, etc. The amount of course credit provided for the Independent Study should be clearly linked to the amount of work involved in the course.

    B. Learning Outcomes

    The intended student learning outcomes of the experience will be developed by instructor and depends on specific directed independent study.

    C. Major Topics

    Course topics to be developed by instructor and student and depends on specific directed independent study.

    D. Textbooks

    E. Course Readings, Online Resources, and Other Purchases

    As assigned by instructor.

    F. Student Expectations/Requirements and Grading Policy

    As assigned by instructor. An independent study agreement may function like a course syllabus and the course may also have a syllabus as well.

    G. Assignments, Exams and Tests

    As assigned by instructor.

    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

    As assigned by instructor.

    J. Program This Course Supports

    MS in Hospitality Management

  5. Course Concurrence Information


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