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Graduate Course Proposal Form Submission Detail - NGR7111
Tracking Number - 5165

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Current Status: Approved by SCNS - 2015-10-01
Campus: Tampa
Submission Type: New
Course Change Information (for course changes only):
Comments: For PhD in Nursing. Required. To GC. Appd 3/6/15; to USF 8/28/15; to SCNS 9/7/15. Approved effective 10/1/15

Detail Information

  1. Date & Time Submitted: 2015-01-09
  2. Department: Nursing
  3. College: NR
  4. Budget Account Number: 620100020
  5. Contact Person: Dewel Lindsey
  6. Phone: 8133969978
  7. Email:
  8. Prefix: NGR
  9. Number: 7111
  10. Full Title: Disciplinary Perspectives in Nursing Science
  11. Credit Hours: 3
  12. Section Type: C - Class Lecture (Primarily)
  13. Is the course title variable?: N
  14. Is a permit required for registration?: N
  15. Are the credit hours variable?: N
  16. Is this course repeatable?: N
  17. If repeatable, how many times?: 0
  18. Abbreviated Title (30 characters maximum): Disciplinary Perspectives
  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: Historic and philosophic issues in science and nursing science. Development of scientific knowledge base and scientific progress in nursing. Emphasis on emerging areas of nursing science.

  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? Required course, offered once per year
  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.) PhD in nursing or comparable discipline
  29. Objectives: During this course the student will have the opportunity to:

    1.†††† Explore history of science and philosophical issues and problems basic to the development of scientific knowledge.

    2.†††† Analyze major schools of thought in contemporary western philosophy of science and their influence on science in general and nursing science in particular.

    3.†††† Identify contributions of nurse scientists and major areas of progress in the development of current nursing science

  30. Learning Outcomes: Student will be able to apply disciplinary perspectives of nursing science to their scholarship.

    Student will be able to identify where their own scholarship contributes to the development of nursing science.

  31. Major Topics: Course Overview and Introductions

    An Overview of History and Philosophy of Science and Nursing Science Issues

    The Language of Science, Induction, Deduction

    Logical Positivism, Empiricism, Traditional Science

    Kuhnís Views on Science Paradigms found and lost

    Science and Pseudoscience

    The Quantitative/Qualitative Debate Postmodernism and science

    Women in Science

    Emerging areas of Nursing Science

    Nursing Science Discovery topics

    Final Course Wrap Up

  32. Textbooks: Kuhn, T. (1996). The structure of scientific revolutions (3rd ed.) Chicago: Univ Chicago Press.
  33. Course Readings, Online Resources, and Other Purchases:
  34. Student Expectations/Requirements and Grading Policy: Participation - 10%

    Mid Term Exam - 30%

    Nursing Science Discovery project presentation - 30%

    Nursing Science Discovery project paper - 30%

  35. Assignments, Exams and Tests:
  36. Attendance Policy: Course Attendance at First Class Meeting Ė 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 Ė 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. Itís 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: PhD
  39. Course Concurrence Information: None

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