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Graduate Course Proposal Form Submission Detail - MHS6972
Tracking Number - 3161

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Current Status: Approved by SCNS - 2013-10-11
Campus: Tampa
Submission Type: New
Course Change Information (for course changes only):
Comments: to GC 5/6/13 - for new Child Bev Health Prog. Approved. Cleared Syst Concurrence 7/31/13. to SCNS 8/5/13. approved eff 9/1/13

Detail Information

  1. Date & Time Submitted: 2013-04-04
  2. Department: Child and Family Studies
  3. College: BC
  4. Budget Account Number: TPA, 583001, 10000, 000000, 0000000
  5. Contact Person: Bruce Lubotsky Levin, DrPH
  6. Phone: 8139746400
  7. Email:
  8. Prefix: MHS
  9. Number: 6972
  10. Full Title: Thesis in Child and Adolescent Behavioral Health
  11. Credit Hours: 2-6
  12. Section Type: T - Graduate Thesis
  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?: Y
  17. If repeatable, how many times?: 7
  18. Abbreviated Title (30 characters maximum):
  19. Course Online?: C - Face-to-face (0% online)
  20. Percentage Online: 100
  21. Grading Option: S - S/U Only
  22. Prerequisites:
  23. Corequisites:
  24. Course Description: The purpose of the thesis in child and adolescent behavioral health is to provide an opportunity for students to incorporate knowledge gained in the degree program to a culminating work.

  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? A specific focus on Child & Adolescent Behavioral Health is in demand as evidenced by surveys with undergraduate and graduate students at USF conducted in fall of 2012. A review of existing courses does not show offerings similar to this course.
  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.) In addition to a doctoral degree, substantial knowledge of Behavioral Health/Development Disabilities.
  29. Objectives: The objective of this course is to provide students the opportunity to apply knowledge gained in the Child and Adolescent Behavioral Health degree program to a culminating thesis.
  30. Learning Outcomes: Students in the Child and Adolescent Behavioral Health degree program will apply knowledge gained in the program to a culminating thesis.
  31. Major Topics: Variable
  32. Textbooks: Students and the instructor of record will identify readings from the literature and the specialized subfield of child and adolescent behavioral health.
  33. Course Readings, Online Resources, and Other Purchases: Variable
  34. Student Expectations/Requirements and Grading Policy:
  35. Assignments, Exams and Tests: Students will complete a master's level thesis in child and adolescent behavioral health that incorporates knowledge gained from courses in the degree program.
  36. Attendance Policy: 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: Canvas, Elluminate, Skype, and email messaging and/or an alternate schedule. Itís the responsibility of the student to monitor Canvas 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: Students are expected to meet deadlines for course activities as set by the student and instructor. If unable to meet established deadlines, students should make arrangements with the instructor to complete course activities at a time determined by the instructor and student.

    Disruption of the academic process and violations of the policies regarding academic integrity will not be tolerated.

    Review USF policies on Academic Integrity of Students at:

  38. Program This Course Supports: M.S. in Child and Adolescent Behavioral Health
  39. Course Concurrence Information:

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