Graduate Course Proposal Form Submission Detail - HMG6916
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Approved by SCNS
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
- Department and Contact Information
Tracking Number Date & Time Submitted 5367 2016-01-15 Department College Budget Account Number HM 380600004 Contact Person Phone Sarah Fayard 9413594619 firstname.lastname@example.org
- Course Information
Prefix Number Full Title HMG 6916 Masters Professional Project 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? 3 Credit Hours Section Type Grading Option 1-6 C - Class Lecture (Primarily) R - Regular Abbreviated Title (30 characters maximum) Masters Professional Project Course Online? Percentage Online U - Face-to-face, online, and blended (separate sections) 0
Must complete all MS in Hospitality courses
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.
A. Please briefly explain why it is necessary and/or desirable to add this course.
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?
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.
C. Has this course been offered as Selected Topics/Experimental Topics course? If yes, how many times?
D. 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
- Other Course Information
Select project topic
Research the issue utilizing different sources
Develop a proper outline
Write a project in an APA style
B. Learning Outcomes
This course teaches students how to complete a professional project from beginning to end.
C. Major Topics
Different forms of research
Exploring a topic
Sections of a professional projects
Proper citations and references
Planning an Applied Research Project in Hospitality, Tourism, and Sports by Frederic B. Mayo. Publisher: Wiley. ISBN: 978-1-118-63722-7
E. Course Readings, Online Resources, and Other Purchases
F. Student Expectations/Requirements and Grading Policy
G. Assignments, Exams and Tests
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,
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.
There is no attendance for this class.
I. Policy on Make-up Work
A student must turn in the project prior to graduation.
J. Program This Course Supports
MS in Hospitality Management
- Course Concurrence Information