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Graduate Course Proposal Form Submission Detail - HFT6972

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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


  1. Department and Contact Information

    Tracking Number Date & Time Submitted
    2949 2012-10-03
     
    Department College Budget Account Number
    HM 380600004
     
    Contact Person Phone Email
    Sandy McDonald 9413594619 smcdonald@usf.edu

  2. Course Information

    Prefix Number Full Title
    HFT 6972 Masters Thesis

    Is the course title variable? N
    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
    1-3 Z - Directed Individual Study R - Regular
     
    Abbreviated Title (30 characters maximum)
    Masters Thesis
     
    Course Online? Percentage Online
    C - Face-to-face (0% online) 0

    Prerequisites

    All MS in Hospitality Courses

    Corequisites

    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.


  3. Justification

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

    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?

    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.)


  4. Other Course Information

    A. Objectives

    Develop and execute a research project/masters thesis that leads to the completion of the Masters Degree.

    B. Learning Outcomes

    Complete a Masters Thesis and complete the MS in Hospitality.

    C. 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.

    D. Textbooks

    TBD as needed.

    E. Course Readings, Online Resources, and Other Purchases

    F. Student Expectations/Requirements and Grading Policy

    G. Assignments, Exams and Tests

    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,

    http://usfweb2.usf.edu/usfgc/ogc%20web/currentreg.htm)

    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. 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

    J. Program This Course Supports


  5. Course Concurrence Information



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