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Graduate Course Proposal Form Submission Detail - HIS6112

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Current Status: Approved by SCNS - 2016-07-01
Campus: Tampa
Submission Type: Change
Course Change Information (for course changes only): The only proposed change to this course is to reduce the credit hours from 4 to 3 in order to bring it in line with the seminars offered by all other departments in the College.
Comments: Required for History Prog. Change in hours from 4 to 3. To GC. LO need revision. Emailed 4/14/16. Upd 4/20/16 Not Repeatable. GC approved 5/5/16 To USF Sys 5/18/16; to SCNS after 5/25/16. Apprd eff 7/1/16

  1. Department and Contact Information

    Tracking Number Date & Time Submitted
    5375 2016-01-26
    Department College Budget Account Number
    History AS TPA/123500/10000/000000/0000000
    Contact Person Phone Email
    Julie Langford 8139743249

  2. Course Information

    Prefix Number Full Title
    HIS 6112 Analysis of Historical Knowledge

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

    Credit Hours Section Type Grading Option
    4 C - Class Lecture (Primarily) R - Regular
    Abbreviated Title (30 characters maximum)
    Analysis of Historical Knowl
    Course Online? Percentage Online
    C - Face-to-face (0% online) 0



    Course Description

    Historiography class that introduces students to common methodological and interpretive issues involved in the History discipline. It exposes the agenda and the intellectual assumptions of historians when exploring the past.

  3. Justification

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

    Needed for program/concentration/certificate change

    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?

    All M.A. as well as Ph.D. students must take this course unless the Ph.D. student completed it as an M.A.

    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.)

    Ph.D. in History or related discipline

  4. Other Course Information

    A. Objectives

    This course is designed to:

    • Introduce students to common methodologies in the writing of history

    • Explore the intellectual assumptions that inform how historians interpret history

    • Analyze the patterns in historical interpretation and couch these within the historical moment in which they were written

    • Develop a fluency with the most important historical trends within the student’s specialty

    B. Learning Outcomes

    After completing this course, students will be able to:

    • Identify an historian’s methodologies and the usefulness and limitations of this methodology

    • Explain how the historian’s intellectual assumptions and historical moment fit into the larger study of history

    • Identify and discuss major methodological and theoretical trends (i.e. historiography) in their own sub discipline of history

    C. Major Topics

    Topic varies according to instructor's specialty

    D. Textbooks

    Because each course will be adapted to the strengths and interests of its instructor, there is not one common textbook assigned for the course. Instead, the instructor will select readings from her own specialty to illustrate methodological and interpretative trends in history.

    E. Course Readings, Online Resources, and Other Purchases

    This will vary by instructor, but usually only 6-8 books are required.

    F. Student Expectations/Requirements and Grading Policy

    Varies by instructor

    G. Assignments, Exams and Tests

    Varies by instructor

    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: (

    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

    Varies by instructor

    J. Program This Course Supports

    M.A., Ph.D.

  5. Course Concurrence Information


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