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Graduate Course Proposal Form Submission Detail - MHS6972

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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

  1. Department and Contact Information

    Tracking Number Date & Time Submitted
    3161 2013-04-04
    Department College Budget Account Number
    Child and Family Studies BC TPA, 583001, 10000, 000000, 0000000
    Contact Person Phone Email
    Bruce Lubotsky Levin, DrPH 8139746400

  2. Course Information

    Prefix Number Full Title
    MHS 6972 Thesis in Child and Adolescent Behavioral Health

    Is the course title variable? N
    Is a permit required for registration? Y
    Are the credit hours variable? Y
    Is this course repeatable? Y
    If repeatable, how many times? 7

    Credit Hours Section Type Grading Option
    2-6 T - Graduate Thesis S - S/U Only
    Abbreviated Title (30 characters maximum)
    Course Online? Percentage Online
    C - Face-to-face (0% online) 100



    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.

  3. Justification

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

    Needed for new program/concentration/certificate

    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?

    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.

    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.)

    In addition to a doctoral degree, substantial knowledge of Behavioral Health/Development Disabilities.

  4. Other Course Information

    A. 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.

    B. Learning Outcomes

    Students in the Child and Adolescent Behavioral Health degree program will apply knowledge gained in the program to a culminating thesis.

    C. Major Topics


    D. Textbooks

    Students and the instructor of record will identify readings from the literature and the specialized subfield of child and adolescent behavioral health.

    E. Course Readings, Online Resources, and Other Purchases


    F. Student Expectations/Requirements and Grading Policy

    G. 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.

    H. 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.

    I. 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:

    J. Program This Course Supports

    M.S. in Child and Adolescent Behavioral Health

  5. Course Concurrence Information

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