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Graduate Course Proposal Form Submission Detail - IDS6947

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Current Status: Approved by SCNS - 2015-08-01
Campus: Tampa
Submission Type: New
Course Change Information (for course changes only):
Comments: GC approved 6/25/15. To USF Sys 6/25/15; to SCNS 6/31/15. Approved effective 8/1/15


  1. Department and Contact Information

    Tracking Number Date & Time Submitted
    5243 2015-06-25
     
    Department College Budget Account Number
    Graduate School GS
     
    Contact Person Phone Email
    Ruth Bahr 8139742846 rbahr@usf.edu

  2. Course Information

    Prefix Number Full Title
    IDS 6947 Service Learning

    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? 99

    Credit Hours Section Type Grading Option
    0-3 O - Other S - S/U Only
     
    Abbreviated Title (30 characters maximum)
    Service Learning
     
    Course Online? Percentage Online
    H - Face-to-face and blended (separate sections) 10

    Prerequisites

    None

    Corequisites

    None

    Course Description

    Students will learn about civic engagement, and gain knowledge about the relevant content area and its application through the context of their field experience, while making a valuable community contribution.


  3. Justification

    A. Please briefly explain why it is necessary and/or desirable to add this course.

    Needed to compete with national trends

    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?

    Needed to encourage community engagement and service learning opportunities

    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.)

    Graduate Faculty and approved Graduate Affiliate Faculty


  4. Other Course Information

    A. Objectives

    1. Self-Awareness and Civic Engagement – Understanding and analysis of the social, cultural and civic aspects of their personal and professional identities.

    2. Service and Social Responsibility – Understanding of social responsibility and the connections between local/global short-term community service and greater long-term societal well-being.

    3. Community & Social Justice – Appreciation of how the actions of individuals and social systems foster both equity and inequity in communities and society, locally or globally.

    4. Knowledge Application and Reciprocal learning – Application of content knowledge to solve problems in community settings.

    B. Learning Outcomes

    At the end of this course, students will be able to:

    This course will provide opportunities for students to engage in:

    1. Understand and analyze of the social, cultural and civic aspects of their personal and professional identities.

    2. Understand social responsibility and the connections between local/global short-term community service and greater long-term societal well-being.

    3. Illustrate how the actions of individuals and social systems foster both equity and inequity in communities and society, locally or globally.

    4. Demonstrate problem solving abilities in community settings.

    C. Major Topics

    a. Concepts of individual, social, and cultural group identities

    b. Individual social and civic responsibility

    c. Community-identified issue(s) within the context of equity/inequity and social justice

    d. Knowledge application to problem solution

    e. Knowledge of global and cultural systems and issues

    D. Textbooks

    Clayton, P. H., Bringle, R. G., & Hatcher, J. A. (Eds.) (2013). Research on Service Learning: Conceptual Frameworks and Assessment: Students and Faculty. Sterling, VA: Stylus Publishing.

    Jacoby, B. (2015). Service-Learning Essentials: Questions, Answers, and lessons Learned. San Francisco, CA: Jossey-Bass.

    E. Course Readings, Online Resources, and Other Purchases

    None

    F. Student Expectations/Requirements and Grading Policy

    Students will be graded on their ability to engage in the community and complete assigned duties in the service learning experience.

    G. Assignments, Exams and Tests

    Students will be graded on their ability to engage in the community and complete assigned duties in the service learning experience.

    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. 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

    n/a

    J. Program This Course Supports

    All graduate programs


  5. Course Concurrence Information

    n/a



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