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Graduate Course Proposal Form Submission Detail - SYA7980
Tracking Number - 3050

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Current Status: Approved by SCNS - 2013-04-22
Campus: Tampa
Submission Type: Change
Course Change Information (for course changes only): 1. Change variable credits from 1-3 to 2-20; and 2. Add the statement "May be repeated for credit" (so that students can register for more than one section at a time if they have two major professors).
Comments: to GC 1/31/13; for PhD in Sociology - course credit hour change only. GC approved 2/7/13. to USF Sys 2/20/13. to SCNS 2/28/13. Approved eff 4/1/13. Banner updated.


Detail Information

  1. Date & Time Submitted: 2012-12-06
  2. Department: Sociology
  3. College: AS
  4. Budget Account Number: 126300000
  5. Contact Person: Sara E. Green
  6. Phone: 7275806195
  7. Email: sagreen@usf.edu
  8. Prefix: SYA
  9. Number: 7980
  10. Full Title: Doctoral Dissertation
  11. Credit Hours: 1-3
  12. Section Type: G - Graduate Dissertation
  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): Doctoral Dissertation
  19. Course Online?: C - Face-to-face (0% online)
  20. Percentage Online: 0
  21. Grading Option: -
  22. Prerequisites: Permission of the Major Professor
  23. Corequisites: None
  24. Course Description: The dissertation represents the culmination of the research experience for Sociology doctoral students and will involve the creation of an original book-length study with many interrelated parts.

  25. Please briefly explain why it is necessary and/or desirable to add this course: Needed for program/concentration/certificate change
  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? In order to complete the PhD in Sociology, students must complete 18 dissertation credit hours.
  27. Has this course been offered as Selected Topics/Experimental Topics course? If yes, how many times? No
  28. What qualifications for training and/or experience are necessary to teach this course? (List minimum qualifications for the instructor.) PhD in Sociology and an active record of scholarship related to the dissertation topic.
  29. Objectives: 1. To collect original data in accordance with the standards of the discipline; 2. To analyze data in accordance with the standards of the discipline; 3. To communicate findings in accordance with the standards of the discipline.
  30. Learning Outcomes: 1. To collect original data in accordance with the standards of the discipline; 2. To analyze data in accordance with the standards of the discipline; 3. To communicate findings in accordance with the standards of the discipline.
  31. Major Topics: Topic will be determined in consultation with the major professor and doctoral dissertation committee.
  32. Textbooks: none - dissertation course
  33. Course Readings, Online Resources, and Other Purchases: Readings will be determined in consultation with the major professor and doctoral dissertation committee.
  34. Student Expectations/Requirements and Grading Policy: The dissertation represents the culmination of the research experience for Sociology doctoral students and will involve the creation of an original book-length study with many interrelated parts.
  35. Assignments, Exams and Tests: Not Applicable
  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,

    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.

  37. Policy on Make-up Work: The highest standards of academic integrity will be expected in accordance with the University Policy on Academic Integrity.
  38. Program This Course Supports: PhD Program in Sociology
  39. Course Concurrence Information: None


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