Graduate Course Proposal Form Submission Detail - CAP6940
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Approved by SCNS
Submission Type: New
Course Change Information (for course changes only):
Comments: Core for MSIT, to GC; Apprd 12/10/13; To USF Sys 2/4/14, to SCNS 2/12/14. Approved effective 4/1/14
- Department and Contact Information
Tracking Number Date & Time Submitted 4752 2013-05-09 Department College Budget Account Number Engineering EN 543807 Contact Person Phone William D. Armitage 77091 firstname.lastname@example.org
- Course Information
Prefix Number Full Title CAP 6940 IT Graduate Practicum Is the course title variable? N Is a permit required for registration? N Are the credit hours variable? Y Is this course repeatable? Y If repeatable, how many times? 1 Credit Hours Section Type Grading Option 3-6 I - Internships (Including Practicum) R - Regular Abbreviated Title (30 characters maximum) IT Graduate Practicum Course Online? Percentage Online B - Face-to-face and online (separate sections) 0
An information technology project-based course that requires the student to investigate, design and implement a real-world application over two semesters or, with approval, one semester.
A. Please briefly explain why it is necessary and/or desirable to add this course.
Replacing Selected Topics with Permanent number; already listed in program
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?
This course is the experiential capstone for the MSIT.
C. Has this course been offered as Selected Topics/Experimental Topics course? If yes, how many times?
Yes, 3 or more times
D. What qualifications for training and/or experience are necessary to teach this course? (List minimum qualifications for the instructor.)
Expertise in the specific area of information technology addressed by the student's development project. [Typically, the student seeks out the faculty member on the basis of expertise.]
- Other Course Information
(1) To demonstrate student mastery at the graduate level of discipline-specific understanding, knowledge and skills in the information technology field.
(2) To demonstrate the student's ability to engage in critical thinking within the information technology domain.
(3) To demonstrate the student's advanced communications skills, by production of written project proposals and documentation, and by oral presentation of project outcomes to IT faculty and others.
B. Learning Outcomes
(1) To learn additional discipline-specific knowledge and skills as required to competently complete a complex development project.
(2) To learn, as needed, presentation and other communications skills to aid in the imparting of project objective and outcomes to others.
C. Major Topics
E. Course Readings, Online Resources, and Other Purchases
F. Student Expectations/Requirements and Grading Policy
Students are expected to investigate, design and implement a real-world application in the information technology domain. Grading is on the basis of successful implementation of the application. The student may be expected to supervise undergraduate students (when assigned) in the implementation of the application; in this case, project management and supervision skills will also be taken into account in grading. Evaluations completed by faculty attending the project presentation(s) will be taken into account in the grading decision. When this course is being taken twice in consecutive semesters, a mid-project presentation and grading process will also take place.
G. Assignments, Exams and Tests
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: (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. It’s 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
The possibility for make-up work exists only through Incomplete grades and their associated policies and procedures.
Students will be held to the highest standards of academic integrity. Any convincing evidence of plagiarism or other academic dishonesty will result in assignment of an "FF" grade, and will, in all probability, lead to dismissal from the program.
J. Program This Course Supports
- Course Concurrence Information