Jul 06, 2022  
2020-2021 Graduate Catalog 
    
2020-2021 Graduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Course Descriptions


Note - listings are by subject area prefix, not department code.

 

GEO - Geography: Systematic

  
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    GEO 7021 Doctoral Dissertation Preparation


    Credit Hours: 3

    This course will assist students in developing dissertation topics, to think creatively about their topics, and to draft a dissertation proposal and a dissertation outline.

    USF | College of Arts and Sciences | School of Geosciences
Credit Hours: 3
  
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    GEO 7606 Seminar in Urban Environments


    Credit Hours: 3

    This seminar will explore topics in the study of urban environments such as global restructuring, race and ethnic relations, and the geopolitics of urban policy, by way of readings, discussion, and research.

    USF | College of Arts and Sciences | School of Geosciences
Credit Hours: 3
  
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    GEO 7938 Doctoral Professional Development in Geosciences


    Credit Hours: 3

    This seminar prepares doctoral students for potential careers in academia: (1) choosing a career path in academia, (2) setting goals to achieve the desired type of faculty position by graduation, and (3) preparing for the job application process.

    USF | College of Arts and Sciences | School of Geosciences
Credit Hours: 3
  
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    GEO 7980 Doctoral Dissertation Research


    Credit Hours: 2-15

    The dissertation is an original contribution to scholarship. The research is performed under the guidance of the major professor, which determines how many dissertation hours are completed (maximum 42 hours).

    USF | College of Arts and Sciences | School of Geosciences
Credit Hours: 2-15

GER - German

  
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    GER 5845 History of the German Language


    Credit Hours: 3

    A diachronic approach to the study of the German language. The course traces the history and development of the language from Indo-European through Germanic, Old, Middle, and New High German.

    USF | College of Arts and Sciences | World Languages
Credit Hours: 3
  
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    GER 6060 German for Reading


    Credit Hours: 3

    Designed to provide a reading ability in German that will support research in other disciplines.

    USF | College of Arts and Sciences | World Languages
Credit Hours: 3
  
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    GER 6908 Independent Study


    Credit Hours: 1-19

    Independent study in which student must have a contract with an instructor.

    USF | College of Arts and Sciences | World Languages
Credit Hours: 1-19

GEW - German Literature (Writings)

  
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    GEW 5606 Faust


    Credit Hours: 3

    Sources, form, content, and literary significance of Urfaust and Faust.

    USF | College of Arts and Sciences | World Languages
Credit Hours: 3
  
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    GEW 5934 Selected Topics


    Credit Hours: 1-3

    Study of an author, movement or theme.

    USF | College of Arts and Sciences | World Languages
Credit Hours: 1-3

GEY - Gerontology

  
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    GEY 5476 Program Evaluation in an Aging Society


    Credit Hours: 3

    Students develop knowledge of the purposes of evaluation research and the approaches and methodologies necessary to evaluation aging services programs and organizations.

    USF | College of Behavioral and Community Sciences | School of Aging Studies
Credit Hours: 3
  
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    GEY 5501 Health Care Operations in Long Term Care


    Credit Hours: 3

    Addresses the health care operations of long term care facilities with a special emphasis on nursing homes and assisted living facilities Specifics include leadership management of people resources physical plant and quality improvement.

    USF | College of Behavioral and Community Sciences | School of Aging Studies
Credit Hours: 3
  
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    GEY 5504 Assisted Living Facility Management


    Credit Hours: 3

    The course covers the material for students to sit for and pass the State of Florida Assisted Living Core examination to become a licensed assisted living administrator.

    USF | College of Behavioral and Community Sciences | School of Aging Studies
Credit Hours: 3
  
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    GEY 5620 Sociological Aspects of Aging


    Credit Hours: 3

    Examines, within a sociological frame of reference, the interrelationships between the aged (or aging) and the structure and function of the social system and its major institutionalized subsystems.

    USF | College of Behavioral and Community Sciences | School of Aging Studies
Credit Hours: 3
  
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    GEY 5630 Economics and Aging


    Credit Hours: 3

    Examines basic economic systems as they impact the aged. Emphasis is on applied aspects of economic planning, pensions, insurance, social security and other support systems.

    USF | College of Behavioral and Community Sciences | School of Aging Studies
Credit Hours: 3
  
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    GEY 5642 Perspectives on Death and Dying


    Credit Hours: 3

    Study of the various psychological, medical, legal, and religious problems caused by dying and death, and how individuals and groups have responded in the past and present.

    USF | College of Behavioral and Community Sciences | School of Aging Studies
Credit Hours: 3
  
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    GEY 6206 Family Caregiving in Aging and Chronic Illness


    Credit Hours: 3

    The course will address the mental and physical health consequences, cultural diversity issues, and stress process models of caregiving, as well as clinical and public policy interventions to assist family caregivers of adults with chronic illness.

    USF | College of Behavioral and Community Sciences | School of Aging Studies
Credit Hours: 3
  
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    GEY 6221 Ethical and Legal Issues in Aging


    Credit Hours: 3

    A consideration of major ethical and legal issues in aging and their implications for policies, priorities, and services.

    USF | College of Behavioral and Community Sciences | School of Aging Studies
Credit Hours: 3
  
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    GEY 6222 Elder Abuse Assessment and Intervention


    Credit Hours: 3

    The course provides an overview of elder abuse assessment and intervention, essential knowledge for all professionals who work with or encounter older adults.

    USF | College of Behavioral and Community Sciences | School of Aging Studies
Credit Hours: 3
  
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    GEY 6230 Principles of Health Care Risk Management and Patient Safety


    Credit Hours: 3

    This course provides an overview of the various aspects of health care risk management and how the risk varies by health care setting. Case studies and exercises provide students with “real world” situations they are likely to encounter.

    USF | College of Behavioral and Community Sciences | School of Aging Studies
Credit Hours: 3
  
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    GEY 6321 Gerontological Case Management


    Credit Hours: 3

    This course examines the function of case management in meeting the care needs of the older adult. Elements of the case management process as well as ethical and legal issues in case management are covered. Not repeatable; not restricted to majors.

    USF | College of Behavioral and Community Sciences | School of Aging Studies
Credit Hours: 3
  
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    GEY 6325 Social Policy and Planning for Gerontologists


    Credit Hours: 3

    This course is designed to provide an empirical and analytical base for understanding the major issues and trends involved in existing and proposed programs and services in the field of aging at local, state, and federal levels.

    USF | College of Behavioral and Community Sciences | School of Aging Studies
Credit Hours: 3
  
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    GEY 6362 Geriatric Interdisciplinary Team Training


    Credit Hours: 3

    This course addresses the importance of interdisciplinary teams in today’s health care and social service delivery systems for older adults. Issues include formation of teams, critical issues of aging, team care plans, and monitoring team functioning.

    USF | College of Behavioral and Community Sciences | School of Aging Studies
Credit Hours: 3
  
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    GEY 6402 Statistical Methods in Aging Research


    Credit Hours: 3

    The major goal of this course is to deliver fundamental quantitative research concepts that are useful in aging research. Other goals include hands-on exposure to secondary data analysis.

    USF | College of Behavioral and Community Sciences | School of Aging Studies
Credit Hours: 3
  
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    GEY 6403 Multivariate Statistical Analysis for Aging Research


    Credit Hours: 3

    This course will give students experience with many of today’s advanced statistical techniques. Primary emphasis will be on the description of these methods of analysis, situations in which their application is most appropriate, and hands-on experience.

    USF | College of Behavioral and Community Sciences | School of Aging Studies
Credit Hours: 3
  
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    GEY 6450 Gerontological Research and Planning


    Credit Hours: 3

    Social research and planning methods in the field of gerontology. Directed to the consumers of research findings-person whose positions call for the ability to interpret, evaluate, and apply the findings produced by others.

    USF | College of Behavioral and Community Sciences | School of Aging Studies
Credit Hours: 3
  
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    GEY 6461 Retirement and Long Term Care Housing for Elderly


    Credit Hours: 3

    This course will focus on population trends, housing and environment theory, need and availability of affordable housing with services, adapting homes for elders, and a number of age-related housing solutions. Not restricted to majors; not repeatable.

    USF | College of Behavioral and Community Sciences | School of Aging Studies
Credit Hours: 3
  
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    GEY 6500 Seminar in Principles of Administration


    Credit Hours: 3

    This course deals with management problems and practices in the administration of institutions in the field of aging. Consideration is given to federal and state legislation, the management of people, and fiscal management.

    USF | College of Behavioral and Community Sciences | School of Aging Studies
Credit Hours: 3
  
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    GEY 6600 Human Development and Aging


    Credit Hours: 3

    Normal aging, change and basic psychological processes will be examined from a human development perspective. Emphasis will be on middle aged and older adults in relation to Life Cycle Changes and Counseling Approaches.

    USF | College of Behavioral and Community Sciences | School of Aging Studies
Credit Hours: 3
  
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    GEY 6607 Alzheimer’s Disease Management


    Credit Hours: 3

    This course will provide instruction on effective approaches for providing care to persons with Alzheimer’s disease and related disorders, successful behavior management, and operating a dementia program. Not restricted to majors; not repeatable.

    USF | College of Behavioral and Community Sciences | School of Aging Studies
Credit Hours: 3
  
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    GEY 6613 Physical Change and Aging


    Credit Hours: 3

    Common, normal and pathological physical changes associated with aging will be discussed as they affect behavior. Aspects of physical and mental illness and pharmacology with gerontological relevance will be surveyed.

    USF | College of Behavioral and Community Sciences | School of Aging Studies
Credit Hours: 3
  
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    GEY 6614 Aging and Mental Disorders


    Credit Hours: 3

    Examines mental disorders among older adults and special problems faced in geriatric assessment and intervention. Reviews DSM criteria and their application to older patients, including case studies of geriatric patients with complex comorbidities.

    USF | College of Behavioral and Community Sciences | School of Aging Studies
Credit Hours: 3
  
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    GEY 6616 Mental Health Assessment and Intervention with Older Adults


    Credit Hours: 3

    Designed to provide the mental health counselor with a basic understanding of evaluation principles and the application of assessment approaches to older adults.

    Prerequisite(s): GEY 6614 
    Corequisite(s): None.
    Co-Prerequisite(s): None.

    USF | College of Behavioral and Community Sciences | School of Aging Studies
Credit Hours: 3
  
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    GEY 6617 Gerontological Counseling Theories and Practice


    Credit Hours: 3

    Examination of mental health treatment modalities and approaches to counseling with older adults. Personality theories and their relationship to counseling will be included emphasizing the development of a treatment plan through the integration of assessment data.

    Prerequisite(s): GEY 6614 
    Corequisite(s): None.
    Co-Prerequisite(s): None.

    USF | College of Behavioral and Community Sciences | School of Aging Studies
Credit Hours: 3
  
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    GEY 6618 Gerontological Group and Family Counseling


    Credit Hours: 3

    An advanced course directed at clinical practice with older adults. Appropriate techniques and skills will be integrated with models of psychotherapy, counseling, and personality development. Primary focus will be on intervention with groups, families, and couples.

    Prerequisite(s): GEY 6614 
    Corequisite(s): None.
    Co-Prerequisite(s): None.

    USF | College of Behavioral and Community Sciences | School of Aging Studies
Credit Hours: 3
  
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    GEY 6626 Health, Ethnicity, and Aging


    Credit Hours: 3

    This course addresses aging among diverse racial and ethnic populations, cultural competency and health disparities inaccess to and utilization of services among persons from diverse racial and ethnic populations. Not restricted to majors; not repeatable.

    USF | College of Behavioral and Community Sciences | School of Aging Studies
Credit Hours: 3
  
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    GEY 6627 Women and Aging


    Credit Hours: 3

    The purpose of this course is to examine older women’s lives from a feminist perspective. Factors such as longer life expectancy and gender differences in health trajectories result in a disproportionate share of older women in the United States.

    USF | College of Behavioral and Community Sciences | School of Aging Studies
Credit Hours: 3
  
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    GEY 6643 End of Life Care for Dementia Patients


    Credit Hours: 3

    This course addresses progressive degenerative dementias: Alzheimer’s disease, dementia with Lewy bodies, vascular and fronto-temporal dementia, and will address treatment, medical, ethical and legal questions. Not restricted to majors. Not repeatable.

    USF | College of Behavioral and Community Sciences | School of Aging Studies
Credit Hours: 3
  
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    GEY 6646 Gerontological Issues and Concepts


    Credit Hours: 3

    This course presents the concepts, theories, and issues relevant to our aging society. Emphasis will be placed on generalized knowledge of the aging process, and implications for the individual, family, government, and society in general. Students will engage in spirited debate and gain important background that will prepare them for their other graduate work in Gerontology. Social Work, and related fields.

    USF | College of Behavioral and Community Sciences | School of Aging Studies
Credit Hours: 3
  
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    GEY 6901 Directed Reading


    Credit Hours: 1-4

    A reading program of selected topics under the supervision of a faculty member.

    USF | College of Behavioral and Community Sciences | School of Aging Studies
Credit Hours: 1-4
  
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    GEY 6910 Directed Research


    Credit Hours: 1-4

    USF | College of Behavioral and Community Sciences | School of Aging Studies
Credit Hours: 1-4
  
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    GEY 6934 Special Topics in Gerontology


    Credit Hours: 3

    Courses on topics such as preretirement, mental health, human services organization, and senior center administration.

    USF | College of Behavioral and Community Sciences | School of Aging Studies
Credit Hours: 3
  
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    GEY 6940 Field Placement


    Credit Hours: 1-6

    An internship in an agency or organization engaged in planning or administering programs for older people of in providing direct services for older people.

    USF | College of Behavioral and Community Sciences | School of Aging Studies
Credit Hours: 1-6
  
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    GEY 6941 Field Placement in Mental Health


    Credit Hours: 1-6

    A highly structured supervised counseling experience providing mental health services to older adults.

    Prerequisite(s): GEY 6616 , GEY 6617 , GEY 6618 
    Corequisite(s): None.
    Co-Prerequisite(s): None.

    USF | College of Behavioral and Community Sciences | School of Aging Studies
Credit Hours: 1-6
  
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    GEY 6971 Master’s Thesis


    Credit Hours: 3-6

    The Master’s Thesis for the MA in Gerontology is a research project designed to result in an original research product.

    USF | College of Behavioral and Community Sciences | School of Aging Studies
Credit Hours: 3-6
  
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    GEY 7404 Ph.D. Seminar in Grant Writing


    Credit Hours: 3

    This course is designed as a seminar for doctoral students pursuing a research career requiring outside funding for their research. Skills practiced include literature search, preparation of budgets, detail of research methods, and critique of proposals.

    USF | College of Behavioral and Community Sciences | School of Aging Studies
Credit Hours: 3
  
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    GEY 7602 Ph.D. Seminar in Health and Aging


    Credit Hours: 3

    This doctoral seminar focuses on issues of physical and functional health in older adults, including acute and chronic conditions. Specific content will be different each time. Repeatable twice for credit.

    USF | College of Behavioral and Community Sciences | School of Aging Studies
Credit Hours: 3
  
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    GEY 7604 Biomedical Aging


    Credit Hours: 3

    This course examines biomedical issues of aging, from the genetic to bodily systems levels. Emphasis is on cell structure, diseases of aging, cardiovascular, neurological, metabolic, and immune systems; diet/nutrition. Open to all majors; not repeatable.

    USF | College of Behavioral and Community Sciences | School of Aging Studies
Credit Hours: 3
  
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    GEY 7610 Psychological Issues of Aging: Interdisciplinary Perspective


    Credit Hours: 3

    This course provides an overview of theory & research on individual human development and aging. Emphasis is on cognition, personality, psychopathology, stress and coping, care giving, and end-of-life issues. Open to all majors and not repeatable.

    USF | College of Behavioral and Community Sciences | School of Aging Studies
Credit Hours: 3
  
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    GEY 7611 Ph.D. Seminar in Mental Health


    Credit Hours: 3

    This doctoral seminar focuses on issues of mental health in older adults, including issues like depression, anxiety, and psychopathology. Specific content will vary. Repeatable twice for credit.

    USF | College of Behavioral and Community Sciences | School of Aging Studies
Credit Hours: 3
  
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    GEY 7622 Ph.D. Seminar in Policy and the Elderly


    Credit Hours: 3

    This course is designed to offer a comprehensive examination of the major public-policy issues generated by the health care needs of those ages 65 and older and the programs/institutions that have emerged to meet these needs.

    USF | College of Behavioral and Community Sciences | School of Aging Studies
Credit Hours: 3
  
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    GEY 7623 Social and Health Issues in Aging


    Credit Hours: 3

    This is a doctoral level class that addresses both social and health aspects of aging. Emphasis is on social and family context in aging, health policies, long term care, and racial and ethnic diversity. It is open to all majors and is not repeatable.

    USF | College of Behavioral and Community Sciences | School of Aging Studies
Credit Hours: 3
  
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    GEY 7649 Population Aging


    Credit Hours: 3

    PhD students in Aging Studies and others will develop an understanding of the causes/consequences of aging & its effects on the populations of the U.S. and the world. Emphasis is on demographic, social, political, and economic processes. Not repeatable.

    USF | College of Behavioral and Community Sciences | School of Aging Studies
Credit Hours: 3
  
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    GEY 7651 Ph.D. Seminar in Cognition


    Credit Hours: 3

    This doctoral seminar focuses on issues of cognition in older adults, including learning and memory, and also addresses change and chronic conditions that affect them. Specific content will be different each time. Repeatable twice for credit.

    USF | College of Behavioral and Community Sciences | School of Aging Studies
Credit Hours: 3
  
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    GEY 7902 Directed Individual Study in Aging Studies


    Credit Hours: 1-9

    An advanced reading program of selected topics related to interdisciplinary avenues of inquiry under the supervision of an aging studies faculty member. A written contract describing the requirements must be signed by the student and faculty member prior to registration.

    USF | College of Behavioral and Community Sciences | School of Aging Studies
Credit Hours: 1-9
  
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    GEY 7911 Directed Research in Aging Studies


    Credit Hours: 1-19

    Research on selected topics in aging studies under the direct supervision of a member of the graduate faculty in aging studies.

    USF | College of Behavioral and Community Sciences | School of Aging Studies
Credit Hours: 1-19
  
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    GEY 7936 Proseminar in Aging Studies


    Credit Hours: 1-10

    Reading and discussion of current topics, books, articles, and papers in aging studies. Examination of theory and research issues in the field of gerontology. Students develop their dissertation research topics, preliminary review of literature, and present their dissertation research proposals.

    USF | College of Behavioral and Community Sciences | School of Aging Studies
Credit Hours: 1-10
  
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    GEY 7980 Dissertation and Doctoral


    Credit Hours: 2-12

    USF | College of Behavioral and Community Sciences | School of Aging Studies
Credit Hours: 2-12

GIS - Geography: Information Science

  
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    GIS 5034C Introduction to Remote Sensing


    Credit Hours: 3

    An introduction to the basic concepts, principles and practices of photogrammetry and remote sensing and their applications in natural resource management, measurements of structural parameters, and environmental monitoring.

    USF | College of Arts and Sciences | School of Geosciences
Credit Hours: 3
  
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    GIS 5049 GIS for Non-Majors


    Credit Hours: 3

    An introduction to the concepts underlying digital thematic mapping and geographical information systems (GIS) for non-geography majors and non-geography graduate students.

    USF | College of Arts and Sciences | School of Geosciences
Credit Hours: 3
  
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    GIS 5075 Global Positioning Systems


    Credit Hours: 3

    Examination of the theory, operation and application of Global Positioning Systems (GPS).

    Prerequisite(s): GIS 5049 
    Corequisite(s): None.
    Co-Prerequisite(s): None.

    USF | College of Arts and Sciences | School of Geosciences
Credit Hours: 3
  
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    GIS 6038C Remote Sensing


    Credit Hours: 3

    Study of digital image processing techniques. Topics include filtering techniques, geometric and radiometric normalization, and classification algorithms with emphasis on developing.

    Prerequisite(s): GEO 4124C
    Corequisite(s): None.
    Co-Prerequisite(s): None.

    USF | College of Arts and Sciences | School of Geosciences
Credit Hours: 3
  
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    GIS 6039 Remote Sensing Seminar


    Credit Hours: 3

    Analytic study of selected topics in remote sensing. Discussions around topics include data acquisition, sensor systems, multispectral and radar image analysis, change detection, and integration of remote sensing with GIS.

    Prerequisite(s): GIS 5034C 
    Corequisite(s): None.
    Co-Prerequisite(s): None.

    USF | College of Arts and Sciences | School of Geosciences
Credit Hours: 3
  
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    GIS 6100 Advanced Geographic Information Systems


    Credit Hours: 3

    Spatial problem solving utilizing GIS mapping and statistical methods. The course is designed to give students hands-on experience in using computerized techniques for geographic analysis.

    USF | College of Arts and Sciences | School of Geosciences
Credit Hours: 3
  
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    GIS 6103 Programming for GIS


    Credit Hours: 3

    Examination of the concepts and techniques for customization of Geographical Information Systems (GIS) using object-oriented programming.

    Prerequisite(s): GIS 6100 
    Corequisite(s): None.
    Co-Prerequisite(s): None.

    USF | College of Arts and Sciences | School of Geosciences
Credit Hours: 3
  
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    GIS 6112 Spatial Database Development


    Credit Hours: 3

    Development and management of spatial data for use in a Geographic Information System (GIS), including creating, editing, modifying and validating spatial data.

    Prerequisite(s): GIS 6100 
    Corequisite(s): None.
    Co-Prerequisite(s): None.

    USF | College of Arts and Sciences | School of Geosciences
Credit Hours: 3
  
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    GIS 6306 Environmental Applications of Geographic Information Systems


    Credit Hours: 3

    Examination of GIS applications in agriculture, forestry, wildlife management, biodiversity conservation, environmental assessment, water resources, and pollution modeling. Use of advanced GIS analysis techniques relevant to the specific applications.

    Prerequisite(s): GIS 6100  with a minimum grade of B
    Corequisite(s): None.
    Co-Prerequisite(s): None.

    USF | College of Arts and Sciences | School of Geosciences
Credit Hours: 3
  
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    GIS 6307 GIS Seminar


    Credit Hours: 3

    Analytic study of selected topics in GIS. The course will familiarize students with case studies involving GIS applications in environmental studies, coastal modeling, and urban planning.

    Prerequisite(s): GIS 6100 
    Corequisite(s): None.
    Co-Prerequisite(s): None.

    USF | College of Arts and Sciences | School of Geosciences
Credit Hours: 3
  
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    GIS 6355 Water Resources Applications of GIS


    Credit Hours: 3

    Examination of GIS applications in water resources, including watershed analysis, pollution modeling, and water resources modeling. Use of advanced GIS analysis techniques relevant to the specific applications.

    Prerequisite(s): GIS 6100 
    Corequisite(s): None.
    Co-Prerequisite(s): None.

    USF | College of Arts and Sciences | School of Geosciences
Credit Hours: 3

GLY - Geology

  
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    GLY 5786 Geological Field Excursion


    Credit Hours: 2

    Lectures and 2-3 week field excursion to study regional geology, structure and lithogenesis of geologically complex terrain. Mapping and outcrop description techniques are emphasized. Destination of trip varies. Trip requires camping and vigorous physical activity. Lec.-field trip.

    USF | College of Arts and Sciences | School of Geosciences
Credit Hours: 2
  
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    GLY 5865 Statistical Models in Geology


    Credit Hours: 3

    Application of statistical methods to geological problems. Emphasis on sampling plans, nature of geologic distributions, and application of analyses of variance to solving geological problems. Lec.

    Prerequisite(s): STA 2023
    Corequisite(s): None.
    Co-Prerequisite(s): None.

    USF | College of Arts and Sciences | School of Geosciences
Credit Hours: 3
  
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    GLY 5932 Selected Topics in Geology


    Credit Hours: 1-4

    Each topic is a course under the direction of a faculty member. All areas of geology included.

    USF | College of Arts and Sciences | School of Geosciences
Credit Hours: 1-4
  
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    GLY 6075 Greenhouse-Icehouse Earth


    Credit Hours: 3

    This course is designed to investigate the differences between green- and icehouse climates through an examination of both the data employed to reconstruct past climates and the impact these changes have had on the Earth System.

    USF | College of Arts and Sciences | School of Geosciences
Credit Hours: 3
  
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    GLY 6246 General Geochemistry


    Credit Hours: 3

    Age, formation and evolution of the earth with application of basic chemical concepts and processes that govern the distribution of elements in geologic environments.

    Prerequisite(s): One year college Chemistry
    Corequisite(s): None.
    Co-Prerequisite(s): None.

    USF | College of Arts and Sciences | School of Geosciences
Credit Hours: 3
  
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    GLY 6255 Tracer Geochemistry


    Credit Hours: 3

    The use of trace elements and isotopic ratios as tools for understanding geologic processes. The collection and interpretation of trace element/isotopic data. Lecture/Discussion/Lab.

    Prerequisite(s): GLY 6246 
    Corequisite(s): None.
    Co-Prerequisite(s): None.

    USF | College of Arts and Sciences | School of Geosciences
Credit Hours: 3
  
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    GLY 6285C Analytical Techniques in Geology


    Credit Hours: 3

    Use and application of analytical methods including X-ray, atomic absorption, ICP/MS, TEM, SEM, and other geochemical techniques. Interpretation and statistical analysis of the data acquired. Lec/Lab.

    Prerequisite(s): One year college Chemistry, GLY 4310
    Corequisite(s): None.
    Co-Prerequisite(s): None.

    USF | College of Arts and Sciences | School of Geosciences
Credit Hours: 3
  
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    GLY 6285L Properties of Earth Materials


    Credit Hours: 3

    Physical and chemical characteristics of geological materials and methods of analysis (petrography, microscopy, x-ray and electron beam analysis, elemental and isotopic geochemistry). For graduate students with no/limited geologic backgrounds.

    USF | College of Arts and Sciences | School of Geosciences
Credit Hours: 3
  
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    GLY 6393C Modeling of Volcanic Processes


    Credit Hours: 3

    Introduce and explore the different modeling approaches used in modern volcanology and learn how to use and apply a model for a particular volcanic phenomena.

    Prerequisite(s): MAC 2311 with a minimum grade of C or MAC 2241 with a minimum grade of C or MAC 2281 with a minimum grade of C, MAC 2312 with a minimum grade of C or MAC 2242 with a minimum grade of C or MAC 2282 with a minimum grade of C, GLY 3311C with a minimum grade of C
    Corequisite(s): None.
    Co-Prerequisite(s): None.

    USF | College of Arts and Sciences | School of Geosciences
Credit Hours: 3
  
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    GLY 6395C Topics in Igneous and Metamorphic Petrology


    Credit Hours: 2-4

    Detailed study of selected igneous and/or metamorphic rock associations. Targeted sites will vary each semester. Modern methods of geochemical and mineralogical analysis (EPMA, ICP/DCP, XRD) will be employed. May be repeated up to 12 hrs. Lec/Lab.

    Prerequisite(s): GLY 3311C
    Corequisite(s): None.
    Co-Prerequisite(s): None.

    USF | College of Arts and Sciences | School of Geosciences
Credit Hours: 2-4
  
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    GLY 6475C Principles of Applied Geophysics


    Credit Hours: 4

    Elementary treatment of gravimetric, magnetic, electric, and seismic geophysical techniques as applied to resource exploration, site investigation, and mineral deposits. Lec/Lab. Field trips.

    Prerequisite(s): One year of Physics
    Corequisite(s): None.
    Co-Prerequisite(s): None.

    USF | College of Arts and Sciences | School of Geosciences
Credit Hours: 4
  
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    GLY 6492 Hydrogeology Internship Project


    Credit Hours: 3

    Internship project in applied hydrogeology. Required for hydrogeology-internship MS program (minimum 3 hours).

    USF | College of Arts and Sciences | School of Geosciences
Credit Hours: 3
  
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    GLY 6557 Facies Models


    Credit Hours: 3

    Characterization of facies models for stratigraphic sequences representing terrestrial, transitional and marine sedimentary environments. Emphasis on textures, structures and composition of strata and their environmental interpretation in the rock record.

    USF | College of Arts and Sciences | School of Geosciences
Credit Hours: 3
  
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    GLY 6573 Fluvial Hydrology and Geomorphology


    Credit Hours: 3

    The course covers the mechanics of open channel flows, primarily to understand the potential energy available to do work, and the geomorphic responses to work, including channel initiation, sediment transport, and channel adjustment.

    Prerequisite(s): MAC 2311
    Corequisite(s): None.
    Co-Prerequisite(s): None.

    USF | College of Arts and Sciences | School of Geosciences
Credit Hours: 3
  
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    GLY 6575C Coastal Sedimentation


    Credit Hours: 3

    Study of modern coastal sedimentary environments with emphasis on beaches, inlets, deltas, estuaries, and marshes. Analysis of sedimentary process and resulting morphology of sediment bodies. Lec/Lab. Field trips.

    Prerequisite(s): GLY 4555
    Corequisite(s): None.
    Co-Prerequisite(s): None.

    USF | College of Arts and Sciences | School of Geosciences
Credit Hours: 3
  
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    GLY 6739 Selected Topics in Geology


    Credit Hours: 1-4

    Each topic is a course directed by a faculty member. All areas of geology are included.

    USF | College of Arts and Sciences | School of Geosciences
Credit Hours: 1-4
  
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    GLY 6824 Ecohydrology


    Credit Hours: 3

    This course covers hydrological processes along the atmosphere-plant-soil continuum and the ways in which hydrological processes control ecological structure and function.

    Prerequisite(s): MAC 2311
    Corequisite(s): None.
    Co-Prerequisite(s): None.

    USF | College of Arts and Sciences | School of Geosciences
Credit Hours: 3
  
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    GLY 6827C Advanced Hydrogeology


    Credit Hours: 4

    Flow systems, analytical and numerical solutions to ground-water flow problems. Emphasis on the theoretical aspects of ground-water flow systems and their interaction with the geologic framework. Lec/Lab. Field trips.

    Prerequisite(s): GLY 4822, one year college calculus
    Corequisite(s): None.
    Co-Prerequisite(s): None.

    USF | College of Arts and Sciences | School of Geosciences
Credit Hours: 4
  
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    GLY 6828 Ground-Water Geochemistry


    Credit Hours: 3

    Chemical behavior of ground water. Includes interaction of water with aquifer materials, chemical effects of waste disposal, use of chemical tracers, and transport of hazardous chemicals. Methods of sampling and data interpretation are emphasized. Lec.

    Prerequisite(s): One year of college Chemistry, GLY 4822, GLY 6246 
    Corequisite(s): None.
    Co-Prerequisite(s): None.

    USF | College of Arts and Sciences | School of Geosciences
Credit Hours: 3
  
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    GLY 6836 Numerical Modeling of Hydrogeologic Systems


    Credit Hours: 3

    An advanced graduate course in numerical modeling of hydrogeologic systems. Topics include flow and mass transport, modeling, model calibration, model assessment. Current public domain computer codes are used, including MODFLOW, MT3D, MODPATH and LICODE.

    Prerequisite(s): GLY 6827C 
    Corequisite(s): None.
    Co-Prerequisite(s): None.

    USF | College of Arts and Sciences | School of Geosciences
Credit Hours: 3
  
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    GLY 6905 Independent Study


    Credit Hours: 1-19

    Independent study in which student must have a contract with an instructor.

    USF | College of Arts and Sciences | School of Geosciences
Credit Hours: 1-19
  
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    GLY 6910 Directed Research


    Credit Hours: 1-19

    USF | College of Arts and Sciences | School of Geosciences
Credit Hours: 1-19
  
  •  

    GLY 6971 Thesis: Master’s


    Credit Hours: 2-19

    USF | College of Arts and Sciences | School of Geosciences
Credit Hours: 2-19
  
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    GLY 7912 Directed Research


    Credit Hours: 1-30

    USF | College of Arts and Sciences | School of Geosciences
Credit Hours: 1-30
  
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    GLY 7980 Dissertation: Doctoral


    Credit Hours: 2-19

    USF | College of Arts and Sciences | School of Geosciences
Credit Hours: 2-19

GMS - Graduate Medical Sciences

  
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    GMS 6000 Medical Science Success Skills


    Credit Hours: 1-3

    This course comprises a review of the material required for the biology and physics and mathematics and verbal sections of the MCAT exam.

    USF | Morsani College of Medicine | Medical Sciences
Credit Hours: 1-3
  
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    GMS 6001 Foundation in Biomedical Sciences


    Credit Hours: 4-8

    A multidisciplinary course in the cellular, molecular, biochemical, and genetic basis of biomedical sciences, designed as a comprehensive first semester course for most incoming biomedical sciences graduate students.

    USF | Morsani College of Medicine | Medical Sciences
Credit Hours: 4-8
  
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    GMS 6002 Success Skills in Biomedical Sciences


    Credit Hours: 1

    This course will introduce the beginning graduate student the tasks and skills necessary for success in the Biomedical Sciences PhD program, with a emphasis on ethical principles involved.

    Prerequisite(s): GMS 6091 
    Corequisite(s): None.
    Co-Prerequisite(s): None.

    USF | Morsani College of Medicine | Medical Sciences
Credit Hours: 1
  
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    GMS 6004 Introduction to Medical Sciences


    Credit Hours: 1-8

    This course is based on medical cases hat students explore in small groups that are faculty facilitated. Each case is concluded with a series of traditional didactic lectures relevant to the case. A learning specialist will provide learning strategies.

    USF | Morsani College of Medicine | Medical Sciences
Credit Hours: 1-8
  
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    GMS 6010 Personalized Medicine


    Credit Hours: 3

    The course is designed to introduce the various principles that influence the discipline of genomics and the application to personalized medicine which utilizes information on genes, proteins and the environment to prevent, diagnose and treat disease.

    USF | Morsani College of Medicine | Medical Sciences
Credit Hours: 3
  
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    GMS 6012 Basic Medical Genetics


    Credit Hours: 3

    The course examines fundamental aspects of genetics critical to understanding the mechanisms and inheritance patterns of genetic diseases relevant to human health including clinical, biochemical and molecular genetics, cytogenetics and genetic counseling.

    Prerequisite(s): 1 year Biology; 1 year Chemistry
    Corequisite(s): None.
    Co-Prerequisite(s): None.

    USF | Morsani College of Medicine | Medical Sciences
Credit Hours: 3
  
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    GMS 6020 Neuroscience


    Credit Hours: 5-6

    An introduction into basic structure and function of the central nervous system. Emphasis is on an integrated approach that focuses on several levels of organization from molecular to cellular, from neural systems to behavior.

    USF | Morsani College of Medicine | Medical Sciences
Credit Hours: 5-6
 

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