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Graduate Course Proposal Form Submission Detail - HIS7937

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Current Status: Approved by SCNS - 2016-04-21
Campus: Tampa
Submission Type: Change
Course Change Information (for course changes only): The credit hours of this as offered to History Ph.D. are currently variable (2-4 hours). In line with the proposed change from 4 to 3 credit hours, this course will be offered as it is in our sister departments, for 3 credit hours only.
Comments: Required for History Prog. Change in hours from 4 to 3. To GC. Not repeatable. Approved; To USF Sys 4/21/16; to SCNS after 4/28/16. Already in system as 3 hour course.

  1. Department and Contact Information

    Tracking Number Date & Time Submitted
    5376 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 7937 Interdisciplinary Ph.D. Pro-Seminar

    Is the course title variable? N
    Is a permit required for registration? Y
    Are the credit hours variable? Y
    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)
    Interdisc PhD Pro-Seminar
    Course Online? Percentage Online
    C - Face-to-face (0% online) 0



    Course Description

    Explores the manner in which one topic is investigated by the three disciplines, History, Political Science and Sociology. Emphasis is placed on the complementary nature of the disciplines and how one discipline can profitably inform the other

  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 Ph.D. students in History, Sociology and SIGS must complete this course in the first semester of study.

    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, Sociology, Political Science or related disciplines

  4. Other Course Information

    A. Objectives

    This course is designed to introduce new PhD students in History, SIGS and Sociology to each others' disciplines and methodologies. The topic and instructor are variable but will touch on issues pertinent to each discipline.

    B. Learning Outcomes

    • Articulate the nature of their own discipline of research.

    • Explain the meaning of interdisciplinary studies within the context of their own discipline and those of sociology and political science.

    • Explain how disciplines and interdisciplinary research relate to the needs and goals of university systems in which they exist.

    C. Major Topics

    Varies with instructor

    D. Textbooks

    Varies with instructor

    E. Course Readings, Online Resources, and Other Purchases

    Varies with instructor

    F. Student Expectations/Requirements and Grading Policy

    Varies with instructor

    G. Assignments, Exams and Tests

    Varies with the 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 with Instructor

    J. Program This Course Supports

    SIGS, Sociology and History Ph.D. programs

  5. Course Concurrence Information

    Sociology and SIGS

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