Graduate Course Proposal Form Submission Detail - PET6971
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Approved by SCNS
Submission Type: Change
Course Change Information (for course changes only): Change hours from 5 to 1-5 variable
Comments: to GC 10/2/12. for MS in Exercise Science. Change in hours for variable only. GC approved 11/15/12. to USF Sys 11/15/12. to SCNS 11/26/12. Approved effective 1/1/13
- Department and Contact Information
Tracking Number Date & Time Submitted 2926 2012-09-10 Department College Budget Account Number Physical Education & Exercise Science ED 173200 Contact Person Phone Steve Sanders 8139744871 firstname.lastname@example.org
- Course Information
Prefix Number Full Title PET 6971 Thesis 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 5 T - Graduate Thesis - Abbreviated Title (30 characters maximum) Thesis Course Online? Percentage Online C - Face-to-face (0% online) 0
THIS COURSE WILL PROVIDE THE STUDENT WITH EXPERIENCE IN RESEARCH RELATED TO THE DISCIPLINES OF PHYSICAL EDUCATION AND EXERCISE SCIENCE. RESTRICTED TO GRADUATE PROGRAM MAJORS ONLY AND REPEATABLE FOR UP TO 5 CREDIT HOURS
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?
About 25% of students in the exercise science MS program currently select the thesis option. Course does not service other programs.
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.)
Minimum qualification is a doctorate degree.
- Other Course Information
OBJECTIVES: BY THE END OF THIS COURSE, THE STUDENT WILL BE ABLE TO: 6.1 DEVELOP A RESEARCH QUESTION THAT IS PERTINENT TO THE DISCIPLINE OF EXERCISE SCIENCE. 6.2 CONDUCT A COMPREHENSIVE REVIEW OF THE LITERATURE IN THE FIELDS RELATED TO THE RESEARCH QUESTION BEING PROPOSED. 6.3 DEVELOP THE RESEARCH METHODOLOGY NEEDED TO EVALUATE THE RESEARCH QUESTION, INCLUDING THE PROPOSAL OF THE DATA ANALYSIS METHODS THAT WILL ALSO BE USED. 6.4 PREPARE AND PRESENT AN ORAL RESEARCH THESIS PROPOSAL TO THE THREE THESIS COMMITTEE REVIEWERS AND ANY OTHER INTERESTED PROFESSIONALS. 6.5 CONDUCT THE STUDY USING THE RESEARCH METHODOLOGY OUTLINED IN THE RESEARCH PROPOSAL. 6.6 COLLECT AND EVALUATE THE DATA RELATED TO THE RESEARCH PROPOSAL. 6.7 WRITE UP THE FIVE CHAPTERS THAT COMPRISE A RESEARCH THESIS. 6.8 PREPARE AND PRESENT AN ORAL PRESENTATION OF THE RESEARCH FINDINGS TO THE THREE THESIS COMMITTEE REVIEWERS AND ANY OTHER INTERESTED PROFESSIONALS.
B. Learning Outcomes
THIS COURSE WILL PROVIDE THE STUDENT WITH THE OPPORTUNITY TO EXPERIENCE THE RESEARCH PROCESS AS IT RELATES TO THE DISCIPLINES OF PHYSICAL EDUCATION AND EXERCISE SCIENCE, AND CONDUCT RESEARCH IN AN AREA OF INVESTIGATION THAT IS SPECIFIC TO HIS OR HER INTEREST
C. Major Topics
TOPICS WILL BE SELECTED BY THE COURSE INSTRUCTOR BASED ON THE AREAS OF RESEARCH INTEREST INDICATED BY THE STUDENT UNDERTAKING THE COURSE.
E. Course Readings, Online Resources, and Other Purchases
As needed based on topic of research.
F. Student Expectations/Requirements and Grading Policy
Grade is Pass/Fail.
G. Assignments, Exams and Tests
Outline of course is determined individually with each student based on the research topic and requirements of the selected research.
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: (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
The work in this course must be completed before graduation. Academic Dishonesty: “Plagiarism is defined as "literary theft" and consists of the unattributed quotation of the exact words of a published text or the unattributed borrowing of original ideas by paraphrase from a published text. On written papers for which the student employs information gathered from books, articles, or oral sources, each direct quotation, as well as ideas and facts that are not generally known to the public-at-large, must be attributed to itsuthor by means of the appropriate citation procedure. Citations may be made in footnotes or within the body of the text. Plagiarism also consists of passing off as one's own, segments or the total of another person's work.”
“Punishment for academic dishonesty will depend on the seriousness of the offense and may include receipt of an "F" with a numerical value of zero on the item submitted, and the "F" shall be used to determine the final course grade. It is the option of the instructor to assign the student a grade of "F" of "FF" (the latter indicating dishonesty) in the course.”
J. Program This Course Supports
MS Degree in Exercise Science
- Course Concurrence Information
Services both the EHW and EST concentrations For the EXC major (MS Exercise Science)