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Graduate Course Proposal Form Submission Detail - POS6050
Tracking Number - 5084

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Current Status: SCNS Liaison Notified of Graduate Council Approval - 2016-05-18
Campus: Tampa
Submission Type: New
Course Change Information (for course changes only): New course.
Comments: GC reviewed - replaces POS 6933 in Program Requirements; revised LO and repeatability. Emailed 10/12/15. Updated 1/27/16. May be repeated twice. To GC for final ok. Approved 5/16/16 pending Acct #. To USF Sys 5/18/16; to SCNS after 5/25/16

Detail Information

  1. Date & Time Submitted: 2014-10-13
  2. Department: Government and International Affairs
  3. College: AS
  4. Budget Account Number: 123100000
  5. Contact Person: Bernd Reiter
  6. Phone: 8139747569
  7. Email:
  8. Prefix: POS
  9. Number: 6050
  10. Full Title: Teaching Political Science
  11. Credit Hours: 3
  12. Section Type: D - Discussion (Primarily)
  13. Is the course title variable?: Y
  14. Is a permit required for registration?: N
  15. Are the credit hours variable?: N
  16. Is this course repeatable?: Y
  17. If repeatable, how many times?: 0
  18. Abbreviated Title (30 characters maximum): Teaching PolSci
  19. Course Online?: C - Face-to-face (0% online)
  20. Percentage Online: 0
  21. Grading Option: R - Regular
  22. Prerequisites:
  23. Corequisites:
  24. Course Description: Prepares graduate students enrolled in the PhD in Government, as well as MA students enrolled in the MA in Government and International Affairs to teach for the department.

  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? This course is required for all PhD students enrolled in the PhD in Government.
  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 required.
  29. Objectives: 1. Develop a teaching philosophy;

    2. Develop a teaching portfolio;

    3. Develop an undergraduate syllabus;

    4. Learn how to use teaching technology (CANVAS).

  30. Learning Outcomes: At the successful completion of this course, the student will be able to:

    1. Develop a teaching philosophy;

    2. Develop a teaching portfolio;

    3. Develop an undergraduate syllabus;

    4. Learn how to use teaching technology (CANVAS).

  31. Major Topics: 1. Teaching Philosophy;

    2. Teaching Portfolio;

    3. CANVAS;

    4. Online teaching/

  32. Textbooks: Ambrose, Susan and Michael Bridges. 2010. How Learning Works. New York: Jossey Bss

    Bain, Ken. 2004. What the Best College Teachers Do. Cambridge: Harvard University Press.

    McKeachie, Wilbert. 2013. McKeachie's Teaching Tips. New York: Cengage.

    Nilson, Linda. 2010. Teaching at its Best. New York: Jossey-Bass.

  33. Course Readings, Online Resources, and Other Purchases:
  34. Student Expectations/Requirements and Grading Policy: 1. Write a Teaching Philosophy (10 pages): 25%

    2. Prepare a syllabus: 25%

    3. Prepare a teaching portfolio: 25%

    4. Active class participation: 25%

  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: GIA
  39. Course Concurrence Information: GIA

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