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Graduate Course Proposal Form Submission Detail - CRW6025
Tracking Number - 5314

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Current Status: SCNS Liaison Notified of Graduate Council Approval - 2016-05-18
Campus: Tampa
Submission Type: Change
Course Change Information (for course changes only): The course was approved in 2007. It was always intended to be a variable content, special topics course, repeatable for credit. Somehow, it was entered into Banner incorrectly as fixed content, non-repeatable. We want to fix this error. The course should be VARIABLE CONTENT and REPEATABLE (a student should be able to take the course up to three times, for a total of 9 hours).
Comments: Elective in Creative Writing MFA. to GC 11/30/15. Need Repeat info. LO need rev. Textbk info; Emailed 3/11/16. Resp 4/11 - repeatable up to four times. GC Approved To USF Sys 5/18/16; to SCNS after 5/25/16

Detail Information

  1. Date & Time Submitted: 2015-11-03
  2. Department: English
  3. College: AS
  4. Budget Account Number: 122300
  5. Contact Person: Marty Gould
  6. Phone: 8139749474
  7. Email:
  8. Prefix: CRW
  9. Number: 6025
  10. Full Title: Special Topics in Creative Writing
  11. Credit Hours: 3
  12. Section Type: C - Class Lecture (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?:
  17. If repeatable, how many times?:
  18. Abbreviated Title (30 characters maximum): Spec. Topics Creative Writing
  19. Course Online?: C - Face-to-face (0% online)
  20. Percentage Online: 0
  21. Grading Option: R - Regular
  22. Prerequisites: None
  23. Corequisites: None
  24. Course Description: Current topics in creative writing based on student demand and instructor interest. Topics offered may include memoir, novel writing, screenwriting, and editing and publishing.

  25. Please briefly explain why it is necessary and/or desirable to add this course: Needed to compete with national trends
  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 offered at least once per semester. It is included in our regular rotation of course offerings.
  27. Has this course been offered as Selected Topics/Experimental Topics course? If yes, how many times? Yes, 3 or more times
  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: To expose students to a variety of forms and genres and to widen their knowledge of different styles of creative writing and creative writing pedagogy.
  30. Learning Outcomes: *analyze published creative work in the target genre.

    *revise original creative work and submit a final portfolio. Students will produce original creative work in the target genre.

    *analyze published creative work in the target genre.

    *revise original creative work and submit a final portfolio.

  31. Major Topics: Topics offered on a rotating basis may include creative writing pedagogy, comics and graphic narrative, digital storytelling, memoir, the young adult novel, novel writing, prose poem/flash fiction, travel narrative, and/or screenwriting.
  32. Textbooks: Current texts and anthologies chosen by the instructor. Example: Syllabus, Lynda Barry

    On Teaching and Writing Fiction, Wallace Stegner

    You Must Revise Your Life, William Stafford

    Writing the Australian Crawl, William Stafford

    Dispatches from the Creative Writing Classroom: Graduate Students on Creative Writing Pedagogy

  33. Course Readings, Online Resources, and Other Purchases: As selected by instructor and as appropriate to the topic for that term.
  34. Student Expectations/Requirements and Grading Policy: Will vary with instructor and course topic but will be specified each semester on the syllabus.
  35. Assignments, Exams and Tests: Will vary by instructor and topic. The written work for this course should not have been submitted for academic credit in another course here at USF or at any other university.
  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: USF Regulation 3.027 governing academic integrity applies. Students should familiarize themselves with standards and penalties pertaining to graduate students.

    The Graduate School holds academic integrity in the highest regard. Graduate students are responsible for being aware of and complying with University Regulations and Policies and must conduct themselves accordingly. Sanctions for Academic Dishonesty will depend on the seriousness of the offense and may range from the receipt of:

    An F or Zero grade on the subject paper, lab report, etc.

    An F in the course or activity in which credit may be earned

    An FF in the course (leading to expulsion from the University)

    Academic Dismissal for any violations of academic dishonesty policies or regulations

    Possible revocation of the degree or Graduate Certificate following a thorough investigation

    Graduate students who are assigned an FF grade will be academically dismissed from the University and will not be eligible to apply to any graduate program at USF. Procedures regarding Academic Dishonesty and Academic Dismissal may be found on the Graduate School website.

  38. Program This Course Supports: Creative Writing, MFA
  39. Course Concurrence Information: Students in Literature (MA or PhD) and Rhetoric/Composition (MA, PhD) may take this course by special permission.

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