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Graduate Course Proposal Form Submission Detail - IDS6938

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Current Status: Approved by SCNS - 2013-07-29
Campus: Tampa
Submission Type: New
Course Change Information (for course changes only):
Comments: to GC 5/6/13 for Global Sust. Changes. Sent to SCNS. Apprd effective 8/1/13

  1. Department and Contact Information

    Tracking Number Date & Time Submitted
    4742 2013-04-24
    Department College Budget Account Number
    CS 390500
    Contact Person Phone Email
    Ali Yalcin 8139745397

  2. Course Information

    Prefix Number Full Title
    IDS 6938 Special Topics/Seminars

    Is the course title variable? Y
    Is a permit required for registration? Y
    Are the credit hours variable? Y
    Is this course repeatable? Y
    If repeatable, how many times? 4

    Credit Hours Section Type Grading Option
    6-1 O - Other -
    Abbreviated Title (30 characters maximum)
    Special Topics/Seminars
    Course Online? Percentage Online
    B - Face-to-face and online (separate sections) 0



    Course Description

    Special topics related to sustanability.

  3. Justification

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

    Needed for program/concentration/certificate change

    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?

    The College of Global Sustainability (where the MA in Global Sustainability degree is housed) is a new college and does not have a special topics course that will allow its faculty to develop and test new courses. This course is intended to facilitate this.

    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

    will vary by course content but will mainly relate to furthering the understanding of sustainability.

    B. Learning Outcomes

    will vary by course content

    C. Major Topics

    will vary by course content

    D. Textbooks

    will vary by course content

    E. Course Readings, Online Resources, and Other Purchases

    will vary by course content

    F. Student Expectations/Requirements and Grading Policy

    will vary by course content

    G. Assignments, Exams and Tests

    will vary by course content

    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,

    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.

    I. Policy on Make-up Work

    J. Program This Course Supports

    MA in Global Sustainability

  5. Course Concurrence Information

- if you have questions about any of these fields, please contact or