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Graduate Course Proposal Form Submission Detail - OCE6085

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Current Status: Approved by SCNS - 2016-07-01
Campus: Tampa
Submission Type: New
Course Change Information (for course changes only):
Comments: Elective - Marine Science. To GC Approved; To USF Sys 4/21/16; to SCNS after 4/28/16. Desc too long. Corrected and resubmitted 6/15/16. SCNS Approved number 6767 as 6085 eff 7/1/16


  1. Department and Contact Information

    Tracking Number Date & Time Submitted
    5315 2015-11-03
     
    Department College Budget Account Number
    Marine Science MS 25000010000
     
    Contact Person Phone Email
    Frank Muller-Karger 7275533335 carib@usf.edu

  2. Course Information

    Prefix Number Full Title
    OCE 6085 Ocean Policy

    Is the course title variable? N
    Is a permit required for registration? N
    Are the credit hours variable? N
    Is this course repeatable? N
    If repeatable, how many times? 0

    Credit Hours Section Type Grading Option
    2 C - Class Lecture (Primarily) R - Regular
     
    Abbreviated Title (30 characters maximum)
    Ocean Pol.
     
    Course Online? Percentage Online
    C - Face-to-face (0% online) 0

    Prerequisites

    na

    Corequisites

    na

    Course Description

    Learn about the community of people involved in marine affairs; the use of the sea and coast; current technology and the major policy issues related to the technology trends, and identify multiple sources of information available to students.


  3. Justification

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

    Replacing Selected Topics with Permanent number; already listed in program

    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?

    10-15 students a year

    C. Has this course been offered as Selected Topics/Experimental Topics course? If yes, how many times?

    Yes, 3 or more times

    D. What qualifications for training and/or experience are necessary to teach this course? (List minimum qualifications for the instructor.)

    Terminal degree


  4. Other Course Information

    A. Objectives

    1. To introduce the major topics in marine affairs and ocean policy, particularly as related to US Ocean Policy, through lectures, readings, written exercises, presentations and discussion sessions.

    2. To expose students to the community of people involved in marine affairs, including professors, alumni, practitioners, professionals, users, lawmakers and regulators, and advocates.

    3. To describe uses of the sea and coast, technology and trends in use, and the major policy issues raised by the use of these resources.

    4. To explore how users of the sea and coast are embedded in ocean and coastal regimes and institutional arrangements at the international and domestic scales.

    5. To identify multiple sources of information available to students such as specialized books and texts, general books, periodicals, web sites, exhibits, tours, and videos.

    6. To stimulate general reading about the field by suggesting a number of current titles in the semi-popular literature.

    7. To complete an in-depth review of progress since the reports of the U.S. Commission on Ocean Policy and the Pew Oceans Commission.

    8. To study the strategies outlined by the present and previous Federal Administrations, Congress, and related governance structures.

    9. To understand relevant legislation presently moving through the U.S. Congress, current White House actions, and relevant regional/State efforts.

    10. To engage in the process of linking science and policy, and understanding the role and importance of scientific advice in this process.

    B. Learning Outcomes

    1. Be conversant about major topics in marine affairs and ocean policy, particularly as related to US Ocean Policy.

    2. Learn about the community of people involved in marine affairs, including professors, alumni, practitioners, professionals, users, lawmakers and regulators, and advocates.

    3. Describe uses of the sea and coast, technology and trends in use, and the major policy issues raised by the use of these resources.

    4. Understand how users of the sea and coast are embedded in ocean and coastal regimes and institutional arrangements at the international and domestic scales.

    5. Identify multiple sources of information on these topics such as specialized books and texts, general books, periodicals, web sites, exhibits, tours, and videos.

    6. To stimulate general reading about the field by suggesting a number of current titles in

    7. Understand strategies outlined by the present and previous Federal Administrations, Congress, and related governance structures.

    8. Understand how to find relevant legislation presently moving through the U.S. Congress, current White House actions, and relevant regional/State efforts.

    9. Engage in the process of linking science and policy, and

    10. Understand the role and importance of scientific advice in this process.

    C. Major Topics

    OVERALL THEME: U.S. NATIONAL OCEAN POLICY

    In August 2000, the United States Congress passed the Oceans Act. This law established a sixteen-member Commission that is charged to make recommendations for coordinated and comprehensive national ocean policy. The course will loosely follow the outline of the report of the U.S. Commission on Ocean Policy to the President and Congress, and research updates and progress in this process at regional, national, and international scales.

    D. Textbooks

    NA

    E. Course Readings, Online Resources, and Other Purchases

    Reading Materials:

    Please look for materials and assignments in your USF Canvas account or via email from the instructor.

    Also keep these websites in mind:

    U.S. Commission on Ocean Policy (USCOP)

    http://oceancommission.gov

    Final Report of the USCOP: An Ocean Blueprint for the 21st Century

    http://oceancommission.gov/documents/full_color_rpt/welcome.html

    http://oceancommission.gov/documents/full_color_rpt/000_ocean_full_report.pdf

    Pew Oceans Commission reports:

    http://www.pewtrusts.org/our_work.aspx?category=130

    America's Living Oceans: Charting a Course for Sea Change

    2013-2015 Pew Global Ocean Commission Sommerville (materials not available yet)

    Council on Environmental Quality

    Interagency Ocean Policy Task Force

    National Ocean Policy Implementation Plan

    http://www.whitehouse.gov/administration/eop/ceq/initiatives/oceans

    NSTC's Joint Subcommittee on Ocean Science and Technology, including information on the Ocean Research Priorities Plan and Implementation Strategy (ORPPIS)

    http://www.whitehouse.gov/administration/eop/ostp/nstc/oceans

    Florida: http://www.floridaoceanalliance.org/

    Marine Spatial Planning in Florida

    http://www.floridaoceanalliance.org/documents/Florida's_Journey_Toward_Marine_Spatial_Planning.pdf

    F. Student Expectations/Requirements and Grading Policy

    Grading: Paper on a relevant topic and a term presentation; grading will take into consideration class participation, publication of op-ed pieces, etc.

    G. Assignments, Exams and Tests

    Date Topic

    Jan 10 Introduction / Initial thoughts

    Class discussion of possible speakers

    Class strategy for outreach

    Assignment prior to this class

    – Reading for discussion:

    National Ocean Policy Implementation Plan

    http://www.whitehouse.gov/administration/eop/ceq/initiatives/oceans

    NSTC's Joint Subcommittee on Ocean Science and Technology, including information on the Ocean Research Priorities Plan and Implementation Strategy (ORPPIS)

    http://www.whitehouse.gov/administration/eop/ostp/nstc/oceans

    LECTURES BELOW ARE PLACEHOLDERS – TENTATIVE SCHEDULE

    Jan 17 Guest Lecturer: David Keys, CEP, NOAA Marine Fisheries

    Service, Southeast Region

    NEPA: National Environmental Policy Act

    Chapters 14-18 Marine environmental quality

    Watershed management and impacts on coastal water quality

    (Blackboard reading materials

    USCOP report pp 51,73,77,96,157,286,295,313,324,353,354,366,367,379, 382)

    (Blackboard reading materials

    Assignment for next class: Read USCOP Chapters 14-18, D-13,

    Marine environmental quality

    Search USCOP report for “Oil Pollution Act”, “OPA”

    Jan 24 Students work on presentations and papers

    Jan 31 Students:Student Reports and discussion (12-1:15 pm):

    How laws are drafted/passed/funded

    U.S. government structure and ocean policy

    Lecture:

    Communicating science to the public and policy-makers

    Science, the media, and policy

    Guest Lecturer: Mark Walters, USF St. Pete/Journalism

    The role of media and journalism in informing the public about science, its role in the interface between science and policy, and encouraging students to write a series of op-eds during the semester

    -opEd writing

    -communicating a message

    -communicating with legislators

    -writing style and outreach

    Feb 7 Journalism

    Preparing your op-ed strategy

    Field trip and Guest Lecturer (1:30-2:15 pm and

    Subsequent tour of paper):

    Tim Nickens (tnickens@tampabay.com),

    Editor of Editorials

    Pat Farnan (farnan@tampabay.com)

    Location: Tampa Bay Times

    490 First Avenue South, St. Petersburg

    Feb 14 FMK unavailable / Conference

    Instructor: Steve Murawski, Bill Hogarth

    USCOP Chapters 19 & 22 Fisheries and Aquaculture

    International fisheries issues

    Other fisheries papers

    Feb 21 Coastal conservation

    Preparing for class:

    Read: USCOP Chapters 9-12, Chapter 21 (Coral reefs)

    Read: TBEP’s CCMP

    • Charting The Course: The Comprehensive Conservation and Management

    Plan for Tampa Bay

    http://tbep.org/tbep/download_charting_the_course.html

    Guest lecturer:

    12-1 pm: Jyotika Virmani

    Restore Act

    FL Oceans Day

    1 – 2 pm:

    Lindsay Cross (TBEP)

    Comprehensive Conservation and Management

    Plan for Tampa Bay

    And the voluntary collaborative approach to meet regulatory

    requirements we are implementing for Tampa Bay.

    http://tbep.org/tbep/download_charting_the_course.html

    2:10 pm:

    Dan Pennington (1000 Friends of Florida):

    http://www.1000friendsofflorida.org/about-us/staff/

    http://www.1000friendsofflorida.org/

    Feb 28 Class at City Hall / St. Petersburg

    Guest lecturer: Major Rick Kriseman (St. Petersburg Mayor)

    http://www.stpete.org

    Review of issues / developing policy options / op-ed

    Economic growth, Marine Commerce and Transportation

    USCOP Chapters 1

    USCOP Chapter 13 Marine Commerce and Transportation

    Mar 7 FISHERIES ISSUES

    International / State

    Guest Lecturer: Robert J. Trumble, Ph.D.

    Vice President

    MRAG Americas, Inc.

    10051 5th St. N, Suite 105

    St. Petersburg FL 33702

    Ph. 727-563-9070

    Fax. 727-563-0207

    Cell. 727-455-8220

    bob.trumble@mragamericas.com

    www.mragamericas.com

    Guest Lecturers: Steve Murawski (Endangered Species Act)

    Bill Hogarth (Marine Mammal Protection Act)

    USCOP Chapter 20 Marine mammals, other large animals

    Endangered Species Act

    Mar 14 SPRING BREAK

    Mar 21 FMK on travel (IAI/Montevideo)

    IOOS

    Integrated Coastal and Ocean Observing System Act of 2009

    (ICOOS Act)

    Lecturer: Mark Luther

    Guest lecturer: Jerry Miller (formerly at ONR, OSTP/White House)

    USCOP Chapters 26-28 Ocean technology & Sea Technology V. 46(1)

    USCOP Chapter 24: Offshore energy

    Mar 28 Guest Lecturer:

    Regional Governance and Marine Spatial Planning

    USCOP Chapters 1-7 Federal structure and regional approaches

    The Gulf of Mexico Alliance; other state alliances; international treaties

    Apr 4

    Apr 11 UNCLOS

    USCOP Chapter 29-International policy

    USCOP Chapter 23-Human health

    USCOP Chapters 8 & 25 Education and increasing scientific knowledge

    Apr 18

    Apr 25 LAST DAY OF CLASSES: Student Presentations

    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

    Attendance at class sessions is expected. There will be activities outside the classroom and students are expected to actively take part in the planning of these activities, and to participate in carrying them out. Students who anticipate being absent from class or class-related activities due to religious observances should inform the instructors by the third class meeting. Email the instructors regarding anticipated absences due to medical or other extenuating circumstances so that review sessions may be scheduled. To avoid losing class participation points, you must notify the instructors in writing before missing a class, otherwise attendance points will be lost.

    J. Program This Course Supports

    Marine Science


  5. Course Concurrence Information

    Environmental Science and Biology



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