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Graduate Course Proposal Form Submission Detail - URP6906
Tracking Number - 5002

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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 eeffective 4/1/15

Detail Information

  1. Date & Time Submitted: 2014-05-13
  2. Department:
  3. College: AS
  4. Budget Account Number: 125600
  5. Contact Person: Kim Lersch
  6. Phone: 8139747276
  7. Email:
  8. Prefix: URP
  9. Number: 6906
  10. Full Title: Independent Study
  11. Credit Hours: 1-6
  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?: 3
  18. Abbreviated Title (30 characters maximum): Independent Study
  19. Course Online?: C - Face-to-face (0% online)
  20. Percentage Online: 0
  21. Grading Option: S - S/U Only
  22. Prerequisites:
  23. Corequisites:
  24. Course Description: Independent study. Student must have contract with Instructor. By permit only.

  25. Please briefly explain why it is necessary and/or desirable to add this course: Needed for program/concentration/certificate change
  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 MURP program recently relocated to the newly formed School of Public Affairs. MURP students must currently enroll in independent study hours with a GEO prefix. As the program grows we anticipate greater demand for this course. It also prepares the program for external accreditation.
  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.) Terminal Degree and Instructor of record must be a full time faculty member in the School of Public Affairs.
  29. Objectives: Students will work on an independent study project that is focused in Urban and Regional Planning
  30. Learning Outcomes: Outcomes vary dependent on focus of course.
  31. Major Topics: Topics Vary
  32. Textbooks: Textbook requirement may vary
  33. Course Readings, Online Resources, and Other Purchases:
  34. Student Expectations/Requirements and Grading Policy:
  35. Assignments, Exams and Tests:
  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,

    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: (

    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:
  38. Program This Course Supports: Master in Urban and Regional Planning (MURP)
  39. Course Concurrence Information: N/A

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