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Graduate Course Proposal Form Submission Detail - HFT6972
Tracking Number - 2949

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Current Status: Approved by SCNS - 2013-01-25
Campus: Sarasota
Submission Type: Change
Course Change Information (for course changes only): Change credit hours to 6hrs.
Comments: Approved by USFSM 11/27/12. to USF Sys 11/27/12. To SCNS 12/5/12. Approved eff 2/1/13

Detail Information

  1. Date & Time Submitted: 2012-10-03
  2. Department:
  3. College: HM
  4. Budget Account Number: 380600004
  5. Contact Person: Sandy McDonald
  6. Phone: 9413594619
  7. Email:
  8. Prefix: HFT
  9. Number: 6972
  10. Full Title: Masters Thesis
  11. Credit Hours: 1-3
  12. Section Type: Z - Directed Individual Study
  13. Is the course title variable?: N
  14. Is a permit required for registration?: Y
  15. Are the credit hours variable?: Y
  16. Is this course repeatable?:
  17. If repeatable, how many times?: 0
  18. Abbreviated Title (30 characters maximum): Masters Thesis
  19. Course Online?: C - Face-to-face (0% online)
  20. Percentage Online: 0
  21. Grading Option: R - Regular
  22. Prerequisites: All MS in Hospitality Courses
  23. Corequisites:
  24. Course Description: Independent study under the direction of the thesis advisor. Individual discussion format and comprehensive review of the thought process, hypothesis, development, research, methodolgy, data collection, data analysis, etc. Restricted to Majors/repeatable.

  25. Please briefly explain why it is necessary and/or desirable to add this course:
  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?
  27. Has this course been offered as Selected Topics/Experimental Topics course? If yes, how many times?
  28. What qualifications for training and/or experience are necessary to teach this course? (List minimum qualifications for the instructor.)
  29. Objectives: Develop and execute a research project/masters thesis that leads to the completion of the Masters Degree.
  30. Learning Outcomes: Complete a Masters Thesis and complete the MS in Hospitality.
  31. Major Topics: This course is individual discussion format and will be a comprehensive review of the thought process,hypothesis development, research methodology, data collection, data analysis and other parts that may be contained in a thesis. The student will engage in discussions, presentations and reactions to faculty comments.
  32. Textbooks: TBD as needed.
  33. Course Readings, Online Resources, and Other Purchases:
  34. Student Expectations/Requirements and Grading Policy:
  35. Assignments, Exams and Tests:
  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. 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.

  37. Policy on Make-up Work:
  38. Program This Course Supports:
  39. Course Concurrence Information:

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