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Graduate Course Proposal Form Submission Detail - IDS6938
Tracking Number - 4742

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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

Detail Information

  1. Date & Time Submitted: 2013-04-24
  2. Department:
  3. College: CS
  4. Budget Account Number: 390500
  5. Contact Person: Ali Yalcin
  6. Phone: 8139745397
  7. Email:
  8. Prefix: IDS
  9. Number: 6938
  10. Full Title: Special Topics/Seminars
  11. Credit Hours: 6-1
  12. Section Type: O - Other
  13. Is the course title variable?: Y
  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?: 4
  18. Abbreviated Title (30 characters maximum): Special Topics/Seminars
  19. Course Online?: B - Face-to-face and online (separate sections)
  20. Percentage Online: 0
  21. Grading Option: -
  22. Prerequisites:
  23. Corequisites:
  24. Course Description: Special topics related to sustanability.

  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? 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.
  27. Has this course been offered as Selected Topics/Experimental Topics course? If yes, how many times?
  28. What qualifications for training and/or experience are necessary to teach this course? (List minimum qualifications for the instructor.)
  29. Objectives: will vary by course content but will mainly relate to furthering the understanding of sustainability.
  30. Learning Outcomes: will vary by course content
  31. Major Topics: will vary by course content
  32. Textbooks: will vary by course content
  33. Course Readings, Online Resources, and Other Purchases: will vary by course content
  34. Student Expectations/Requirements and Grading Policy: will vary by course content
  35. Assignments, Exams and Tests: will vary by course content
  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,

    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.

  37. Policy on Make-up Work:
  38. Program This Course Supports: MA in Global Sustainability
  39. Course Concurrence Information:

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