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Graduate Course Proposal Form Submission Detail - IDS6908

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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


  1. Department and Contact Information

    Tracking Number Date & Time Submitted
    4754 2013-05-21
     
    Department College Budget Account Number
    CS 390500
     
    Contact Person Phone Email
    Carl Herndl 9749557 cgh@usf.edu

  2. Course Information

    Prefix Number Full Title
    IDS 6908 Directed Reading/Directed Independent Study

    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? 6

    Credit Hours Section Type Grading Option
    1-3 Z - Directed Individual Study -
     
    Abbreviated Title (30 characters maximum)
    Independent Study
     
    Course Online? Percentage Online
    B - Face-to-face and online (separate sections) 0

    Prerequisites

    none

    Corequisites

    none

    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.


  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?

    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.

    C. Has this course been offered as Selected Topics/Experimental Topics course? If yes, how many times?

    No

    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

    variable

    B. Learning Outcomes

    variable

    C. Major Topics

    variable

    D. Textbooks

    variable

    E. Course Readings, Online Resources, and Other Purchases

    variable

    F. Student Expectations/Requirements and Grading Policy

    variable

    G. Assignments, Exams and Tests

    variable

    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,

    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.

    I. Policy on Make-up Work

    variable

    J. Program This Course Supports

    MA in Global Sustainability


  5. Course Concurrence Information



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