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Graduate Course Proposal Form Submission Detail - HIS7939

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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: Elective History Prog. Chge in hours from 4 to 3. To GC. Repeatable 5 times -how; need examples for topics, texts; Emailed 4/14/16. Rept unlimit w diff topics. Prov Ex of Textbooks. GC apprd 5/5/16 To Sys 5/18/16; to SCNS after 5/25/16. Apprd Eff 71/1/16


  1. Department and Contact Information

    Tracking Number Date & Time Submitted
    5381 2016-01-28
     
    Department College Budget Account Number
    History AS TPA/123500/10000/000000/0000000
     
    Contact Person Phone Email
    Julie Langford 8139743249 langford@usf.edu

  2. Course Information

    Prefix Number Full Title
    HIS 7939 Selected Topics for Doctoral Students

    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? 5

    Credit Hours Section Type Grading Option
    4 C - Class Lecture (Primarily) R - Regular
     
    Abbreviated Title (30 characters maximum)
    Sel Topics for Doct Students
     
    Course Online? Percentage Online
    C - Face-to-face (0% online) 0

    Prerequisites

    Corequisites

    Course Description

    The theme, region and period of seminars vary with the specialty of the instructor. Students meet together for 6-9 weeks to discuss readings. Over the remaining weeks, students do original research and write analytical papers, guided by their professor


  3. Justification

    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?

    All Ph.D. students in history must take a combination of five HIS 7939 and HIS 6939.

    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.)

    Ph.D. in history or related discipline


  4. Other Course Information

    A. Objectives

    Topics vary by instructor around the objectives:

    • Identify major themes, figures and events pertinent to the topic

    • Describe different historiographical approaches to the topic

    • Conduct historical research using primary and secondary sources

    • Produce well-organized, well-developed papers aimed at an academic audience

    • Critically evaluate information in light of its logical consistency, evidence and justified conclusions.

    • Analyze and explain relationship between presented information and concepts

    B. Learning Outcomes

    At the end of the course the student will be able to:

    • Identify major themes, figures and events pertinent to the topic

    • Describe different historiographical approaches to the topic

    • Conduct historical research using primary and secondary sources

    • Produce well-organized, well-developed papers aimed at an academic audience

    • Critically evaluate information in light of its logical consistency, evidence and justified conclusions.

    • Analyze and explain relationship between presented information and concepts

    C. Major Topics

    Variable topic course; Topics vary by instructor

    Examples of Topics:

    Twentieth Century Europe

    Medieval Europe

    Age of Jackson

    History of U.S. Consumer Culture

    D. Textbooks

    Variable topic course; Textbooks vary by instructor.

    Examples of Textbooks:

    Examples of Topics and Textbooks:

    Twentieth Century Europe:

    Alexopoulos, Golfo. “Destructive-Labor Camps: Rethinking Solzhenitsyn’s Play on Words.” Kritika: Explorations in Russian and Eurasian History 16, no. 3 (2015): 499–526.

    Browning, Christopher R. Ordinary Men: Reserve Police Battalion 101 and the Final Solution in Poland. Vol. 1998. HarperCollins New York, 1992.

    Holquist, Peter. Making War, Forging Revolution: Russia’s Continuum of Crisis, 1914-1921. Harvard University Press, 2002.

    Judt, Tony. Postw

    E. Course Readings, Online Resources, and Other Purchases

    Usually 8-10 books

    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,

    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

    Varies by instructor

    J. Program This Course Supports

    History Ph.D. program


  5. Course Concurrence Information

    Any Ph.D. program that required electives



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