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Graduate Course Proposal Form Submission Detail - IDS6908
Tracking Number - 4754

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Current Status: Approved by SCNS - 2014-02-06
Campus: Tampa
Submission Type: New
Course Change Information (for course changes only):
Comments: to gc. Apprd. 10/28/13. For Global Sust. MA; to USF Sys 11/21/13; to SCNS 12/3/13. Approved. Effective 2/1/14


Detail Information

  1. Date & Time Submitted: 2013-05-21
  2. Department:
  3. College: CS
  4. Budget Account Number: 390500
  5. Contact Person: Carl Herndl
  6. Phone: 9749557
  7. Email: cgh@usf.edu
  8. Prefix: IDS
  9. Number: 6908
  10. Full Title: Directed Reading/Directed Independent Study
  11. Credit Hours: 1-3
  12. Section Type: Z - Directed Individual Study
  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?: 6
  18. Abbreviated Title (30 characters maximum): Independent Study
  19. Course Online?: B - Face-to-face and online (separate sections)
  20. Percentage Online: 0
  21. Grading Option: -
  22. Prerequisites: none
  23. Corequisites: none
  24. Course Description: Individual study by students under the direction of a faculty member. Topics vary and are usually selected on an individual basis. Hours may vary.

  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? The MA in Global Sustainability has recently moved to the College of Sustainability which was established in Jan 2 2013. This is part of an effort to establish the standard courses in every academic program. This course is the basic independent study course for the College.
  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.)
  29. Objectives: variable
  30. Learning Outcomes: variable
  31. Major Topics: variable
  32. Textbooks: variable
  33. Course Readings, Online Resources, and Other Purchases: variable
  34. Student Expectations/Requirements and Grading Policy: variable
  35. Assignments, Exams and Tests: variable
  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,

    http://usfweb2.usf.edu/usfgc/ogc%20web/currentreg.htm)

    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. 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: variable
  38. Program This Course Supports: MA in Global Sustainability
  39. Course Concurrence Information:


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