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Graduate Course Proposal Form Submission Detail - CAP6011
Tracking Number - 2932

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Current Status: Approved by SCNS - 2014-10-14
Campus: Tampa
Submission Type: New
Course Change Information (for course changes only):
Comments: for MSIT Program; to GC; description too long; objectives need revision; emailed faculty. Updated 1/28/14. Course repeatable up to 5 times. Approved. To SYS 4/23; to SCNS 5/1/14. Approved Eff 10/14/14

Detail Information

  1. Date & Time Submitted: 2012-09-11
  2. Department: Deans Office
  3. College: EN
  4. Budget Account Number: 8-3807-000
  5. Contact Person: Paul Bao
  6. Phone: 8636677076
  7. Email:
  8. Prefix: CAP
  9. Number: 6011
  10. Full Title: Multimedia and E-Commerce for IT
  11. Credit Hours: 3
  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): Multimedia and E-Commerce
  19. Course Online?: B - Face-to-face and online (separate sections)
  20. Percentage Online: 0
  21. Grading Option: R - Regular
  22. Prerequisites: CGS3823
  23. Corequisites: None
  24. Course Description: Introduces the design principles of multimedia authoring and communication systems. It covers the interface and characteristics and video processing, multimedia, media encoding/compressions, multimedia editors, current communication standards.

  25. Please briefly explain why it is necessary and/or desirable to add this course: Needed for new program/concentration/certificate
  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? Increased education access, education attainment and economic development are key priorities for the Florida region served by USF. The U. S. Labor Department, Florida Works, and regional development councils have identified key occupational growth areas anticipated in education; management and administration; nursing and health sciences; criminal justice; industrial, manufacturing, warehousing and distribution engineering; information technology and industrial applications of technology.
  27. Has this course been offered as Selected Topics/Experimental Topics course? If yes, how many times? Yes, 1 time
  28. What qualifications for training and/or experience are necessary to teach this course? (List minimum qualifications for the instructor.) PhD
  29. Objectives: • Learn the basic principles of Theory of data compression Lossless coding

    • Discuss how the following coding are designed

    Huffman code

    Speech coding

    Audio coding including MP3 and AC3.

    • Learn the basics of Image compression and JPEG

    • Learn the design of following Video compression

    H.26X and MPEG

    • Discuss the Multimedia applications

    • Introduction to topics in audio and image processing

  30. Learning Outcomes: Upon the completion of this course, students are expected to:

    Demonstrate an understanding of data compression theory. Demonstrate knowledge of different data compression techniques such speech coding, audio coding, image coding and video coding by successfully applying them. Demonstrate an understanding of limitations of various techniques and be able to determine when to use which techniques. Be able to apply a number of data compression algorithms to solve problems in different domains Be able to define and contrast different multimedia processing technologies

  31. Major Topics: Theory of data compression Lossless coding

    o Huffman code Speech coding Audio coding including MP3 and AC3. Image compression

    o JPEG Video compression

    o H.26X and MPEG Multimedia applications Introduction to topics in audio and image processing

  32. Textbooks: o Fundamentals of Multimedia, Ze-Nian Li, Mark S. Drew, Pearson Prentice Hall, 2004
  33. Course Readings, Online Resources, and Other Purchases: 3. The Data Compression Book, 2nd edition, Mark Nelson and Jean-loup Gailly, M&T Books, New York, NY 1995

    4. Communication and Computing for Distributed Multimedia Systems. G. Lu, 2004

  34. Student Expectations/Requirements and Grading Policy: Students will be evaluated using in-class exams (paper-based or on computer), projects and case study assignments. They will also be evaluated on their attendance as well as participation to in-class and online learning activities. Each student will be allowed one unexcused absence. If a student is absent more than once, each absence will reduce the student’s final grade by three points.

    Assignment 20%

    Projects 30%

    Mid-term Exam 20%

    Final Exam 30%

  35. Assignments, Exams and Tests: See V. above.
  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,

    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. 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.

    Due to the rigorous nature of the material covered in this course, attendance is mandatory.

  37. Policy on Make-up Work: There will be no make-up. Will not accept late home works.
  38. Program This Course Supports: Master of Science in Information Technology
  39. Course Concurrence Information: None

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