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Graduate Course Proposal Form Submission Detail - URP6971

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Current Status: Approved by SCNS - 2015-04-01
Campus: Tampa
Submission Type: New
Course Change Information (for course changes only):
Comments: for mURP - Elective. GC approved 2/11/15. To USF Sys 2/27/15. Approved Effective 4/1/15


  1. Department and Contact Information

    Tracking Number Date & Time Submitted
    5001 2014-05-13
     
    Department College Budget Account Number
    AS 125600
     
    Contact Person Phone Email
    Kim Lersch 8139747276 klersch@usf.edu

  2. Course Information

    Prefix Number Full Title
    URP 6971 Thesis

    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
    2-19 T - Graduate Thesis Z - Z/U Only
     
    Abbreviated Title (30 characters maximum)
    Thesis
     
    Course Online? Percentage Online
    C - Face-to-face (0% online) 0

    Prerequisites

    Corequisites

    Course Description

    This course will allow graduate students to earn credits whole working on a thesis that is focused in Urban and Regional Planning. Repeatable. Must have permit to enroll. Approval of thesis committee chair required.


  3. Justification

    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?

    As the MURP program grows, we anticipate that some students may wish to pursue a thesis exit option. Currently, the MURP students must register for GEO 6971 Thesis. As the MURP program is no longer in Geography / Geosciences we need our own course number.

    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.)

    Terminal degree and Instructor of record must be a full time faculty member in School of Public Affairs.


  4. Other Course Information

    A. Objectives

    Students will work on a thesis that is focused in Urban and Regional Planning

    B. Learning Outcomes

    Outcomes will vary dependent on thesis

    C. Major Topics

    Topics will vary dependent on thesis

    D. Textbooks

    Textbook not required

    E. Course Readings, Online Resources, and Other Purchases

    F. Student Expectations/Requirements and Grading Policy

    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,

    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

    J. Program This Course Supports

    Master of Urban and Regional Planning (MURP)


  5. Course Concurrence Information

    N/A



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