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Graduate Course Proposal Form Submission Detail - HMG6916
Tracking Number - 5367

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Current Status: Approved by SCNS - 2016-05-01
Campus: Sarasota
Submission Type: Change
Course Change Information (for course changes only): Permit is required for registration. Credit hours are not variable. Credit hours are fixed at 3. Course type is Directed Individual Study Co-prerequisites are: HMG 6477; HMG 6296; HMG 6596; HMG 6246; HMG 6507; and HMG 6586 Course Description: This course is an independent study under the direction of a faculty supervisor. The project is designed to demonstrate analytical skills that students have acquired during their graduate education.
Comments: USFSM Approved 2/24/16. To USF Sys 3/21/16; to SCNS 3/29/16. Approved eff 5/1/16

Detail Information

  1. Date & Time Submitted: 2016-01-15
  2. Department:
  3. College: HM
  4. Budget Account Number: 380600004
  5. Contact Person: Sarah Fayard
  6. Phone: 9413594619
  7. Email:
  8. Prefix: HMG
  9. Number: 6916
  10. Full Title: Masters Professional Project
  11. Credit Hours: 1-6
  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?: Y
  16. Is this course repeatable?: Y
  17. If repeatable, how many times?: 3
  18. Abbreviated Title (30 characters maximum): Masters Professional Project
  19. Course Online?: U - Face-to-face, online, and blended (separate sections)
  20. Percentage Online: 0
  21. Grading Option: R - Regular
  22. Prerequisites: Must complete all MS in Hospitality courses
  23. Corequisites:
  24. Course Description: This course is an individual discussion format & a comprehensive review of the thought process, hypothesis development, research methodology, data collection, data analysis & other parts that may be contained in a thesis.

  25. Please briefly explain why it is necessary and/or desirable to add this course:
  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? MS thesis that students choose usually requires much more work than a professional project and is worth 6 credits. Professional projects are shorter in length and include less components. That is why we decided to reduce 'value' of a professional project to 3 credits.
  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.) a doctorate degree is required with 18 graduate credit hours in hospitality or related field
  29. Objectives: Select project topic

    Research the issue utilizing different sources

    Develop a proper outline

    Write a project in an APA style

  30. Learning Outcomes: This course teaches students how to complete a professional project from beginning to end.
  31. Major Topics: Different forms of research

    Exploring a topic

    Sections of a professional projects

    Proper citations and references

  32. Textbooks: Planning an Applied Research Project in Hospitality, Tourism, and Sports by Frederic B. Mayo. Publisher: Wiley. ISBN: 978-1-118-63722-7
  33. Course Readings, Online Resources, and Other Purchases:
  34. Student Expectations/Requirements and Grading Policy:
  35. Assignments, Exams and Tests: Written project-100%
  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.

    There is no attendance for this class.

  37. Policy on Make-up Work: A student must turn in the project prior to graduation.
  38. Program This Course Supports: MS in Hospitality Management
  39. Course Concurrence Information: n/a

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