Graduate Course Proposal Form Submission Detail - SYA7988
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Submission Type: New
Course Change Information (for course changes only):
Comments: Required PhD in Sociology. Apprd 5/2/14. to SCNS; appd eff 11/1/14
- Department and Contact Information
Tracking Number Date & Time Submitted 4768 2013-07-11 Department College Budget Account Number Sociology AS Contact Person Phone Margret Kusenbach 9742595 firstname.lastname@example.org
- Course Information
Prefix Number Full Title SYA 7988 Dissertation Proposal 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? 2 Credit Hours Section Type Grading Option 1-6 Z - Directed Individual Study S - S/U Only Abbreviated Title (30 characters maximum) Dissertation Proposal Course Online? Percentage Online C - Face-to-face (0% online) 0
This course will guide Ph.D. students toward the completion of their dissertation proposal under close supervision of their faculty mentors.
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?
We need this course because it is requirement for our Ph.D. program. All Ph.D. students must complete 6 credit hours of this course before they can defend their dissertation proposals and enroll in SYA 7980 “Doctoral Dissertation.”
C. Has this course been offered as Selected Topics/Experimental Topics course? If yes, how many times?
Yes, 1 time
D. What qualifications for training and/or experience are necessary to teach this course? (List minimum qualifications for the instructor.)
- Other Course Information
Students will produce a dissertation proposal that is ready for defense and approval by the student's dissertation committee. The proposal will further meet the expectations of the discipline, university and department.
B. Learning Outcomes
Students learn how to conceptualize and design a complex and original research project. Students learn to write a dissertation proposal that meets the expectations of this genre of writing in the discipline, university and department.
C. Major Topics
Course topics depend on students’ individual projects and cannot be standardized.
E. Course Readings, Online Resources, and Other Purchases
F. Student Expectations/Requirements and Grading Policy
The completion of a dissertation proposal that meets the committee members’ expectations will result in a passing grade.
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
Missed coursework cannot be made up, however course can be repeated.
J. Program This Course Supports
Sociology Ph.D. Program
- Course Concurrence Information