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    Jun 20, 2021  
2020-2021 Graduate Catalog 
    
2020-2021 Graduate Catalog

Course Descriptions


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

 

URP - Urban and Regional Planning

  
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    URP 6401 Planning for Resilient Communities


    Credit Hours: 3

    Provide an overview of the field of resiliency and its planning attributes. The course will be both theoretical and practice driven in nature with a focus on how local governments can become more resilient in the face of climate change.

    USF | College of Arts and Sciences | School of Public Affairs
Credit Hours: 3
  
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    URP 6406 Urban Environmental Policy


    Credit Hours: 3

    The purpose of this course is to examine issues related to environmental planning and policy within the context of the urban/humanly-built environment and its relation to surrounding natural environments.

    USF | College of Arts and Sciences | School of Public Affairs
Credit Hours: 3
  
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    URP 6422 Environmental & Planning Issues in Coastal Communities


    Credit Hours: 3

    The content of this course will familiarize students with issues in environmental and urban planning unique to coastal communities, and explore the connections – current and potential – between the oceans and coastal urban areas.

    USF | College of Arts and Sciences | School of Public Affairs
Credit Hours: 3
  
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    URP 6439C Disaster Resilient Community


    Credit Hours: 3

    The course examines factors to promote effective disaster mitigation with emphasis on involvement of community stakeholders. Attention is given to natural hazards and uses a community-engaged approach in partnership with public/private entities.

    USF | College of Arts and Sciences | School of Public Affairs
Credit Hours: 3
  
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    URP 6444 Global & Community Food Systems


    Credit Hours: 3

    Provides a general introduction to the food system, how it relates to planning and public policy, and an overview of the tools, strategies, and approaches public policymakers can utilize to address food system problems and challenges.

    USF | College of Arts and Sciences | School of Public Affairs
Credit Hours: 3
  
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    URP 6549 Urban & Metropolitan Economic Development Strategies


    Credit Hours: 3

    The course is designed to provide the student an opportunity for community service and ‘real world’ learning. Community service learning will be employed as a pedagogical strategy to prepare students for ‘real-world’ issues in local economic development.

    USF | College of Arts and Sciences | School of Public Affairs
Credit Hours: 3
  
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    URP 6711 Multimodal Transportation Planning


    Credit Hours: 3

    This course focuses on multimodal transportation planning, including planning for roadways, public transportation, bicycling, pedestrians, and the movement of freight.

    USF | College of Arts and Sciences | School of Public Affairs
Credit Hours: 3
  
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    URP 6906 Independent Study


    Credit Hours: 1-6

    Independent study. Student must have contract with Instructor.

    USF | College of Arts and Sciences | School of Public Affairs
Credit Hours: 1-6
  
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    URP 6910 Supervised Research


    Credit Hours: 1-6

    This course will allow graduate students to earn credits whole working on an independent research project that is focused in Urban and Regional Planning.

    USF | College of Arts and Sciences | School of Public Affairs
Credit Hours: 1-6
  
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    URP 6930 Special Topics in Urban and Regional Planning


    Credit Hours: 3

    Topical issues in the study of Urban and Regional Planning. Content will vary each semester. It is repeatable for credit. There are no limits on the number of times a student can take courses listed under this title.

    USF | College of Arts and Sciences | School of Public Affairs
Credit Hours: 3
  
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    URP 6940 Internship in Urban and Regional Planning


    Credit Hours: 3-6

    Students will gain practical experience in planning, working on projects with local planning agencies and firms. Course is restricted to URP masters students, and can be repeated for up to 6 credits.

    USF | College of Arts and Sciences | School of Public Affairs
Credit Hours: 3-6
  
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    URP 6971 Thesis


    Credit Hours: 2-19

    This course will allow graduate students to earn credits whole working on a thesis that is focused in Urban and Regional Planning.

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

VIC - Visual Communication

  
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    VIC 6007 Visual Communication Theory


    Credit Hours: 3

    Digital technology has rewritten the rules of visual communication. This course explores evolving visual communication theories and case studies of visual representations in mass media in light of digital technology.

    USF | College of Arts and Sciences | Zimmerman School of Advertising and Mass Communications
Credit Hours: 3
  
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    VIC 6310 Visual Information Design


    Credit Hours: 3

    This course teaches practical applications of information designs in an exclusively digital media environment. Students learn to create information images in all their forms, from the static to motion graphics, but all for online presentation.

    USF | College of Arts and Sciences | Zimmerman School of Advertising and Mass Communications
Credit Hours: 3
  
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    VIC 6316 Brand Management


    Credit Hours: 3

    This course focuses on developing an understanding of brand equity in strategic communication management. It investigates how to build, measure, and manage brand equity, including management of brands over time, geographic boundaries, and market segments.

    USF | College of Arts and Sciences | Zimmerman School of Advertising and Mass Communications
Credit Hours: 3

WST - Women’s Studies

  
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    WST 5308 Feminist Spirituality


    Credit Hours: 3

    Open to non-majors. Focuses on the many voices of contemporary feminist spirituality, emerging from women’s experiences in diverse religious, ethnic and cultural traditions, and representing a range of theoretical perspectives from biblical feminism to goddess worship and wicca.

    USF | College of Arts and Sciences | Women’s and Gender Studies
Credit Hours: 3
  
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    WST 5934 Selected Topics


    Credit Hours: 1-4

    Study of current research methods and scholarship on women from a multidisciplinary perspective.

    USF | College of Arts and Sciences | Women’s and Gender Studies
Credit Hours: 1-4
  
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    WST 5940 Internship in Women’s Studies


    Credit Hours: 3-6

    Student placement in an approved intern setting for a minimum of 240 hours of supervised experience. S/U only.

    USF | College of Arts and Sciences | Women’s and Gender Studies
Credit Hours: 3-6
  
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    WST 6001 Feminist Research and Methodology


    Credit Hours: 3

    To develop a more comprehensive understanding of the situation of women in society and to develop a theoretical basis for integrating this knowledge into the student’s graduate course of study. Available to non-majors.

    USF | College of Arts and Sciences | Women’s and Gender Studies
Credit Hours: 3
  
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    WST 6003 Feminist Scholarship and Pedagogy


    Credit Hours: 3

    Introduces students to techniques of feminist teaching and scholarly writing. Covers issues of professionalism, an overview of contemporary scholarly issues in feminist studies, and basic feminist pedagogy. Department Approval Required.

    USF | College of Arts and Sciences | Women’s and Gender Studies
Credit Hours: 3
  
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    WST 6005 Women and Policy


    Credit Hours: 3

    Examination of policy areas such as employment, violence, welfare which have a significant impact on women. The aim is to achieve a deeper understanding of the way in which gender functions as a category of analysis in policy decision, and also examines and critiques the area from which policy is produced.

    USF | College of Arts and Sciences | Women’s and Gender Studies
Credit Hours: 3
  
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    WST 6107 Transnational Feminisms


    Credit Hours: 3

    Women, gender, and feminism in transnational perspective, focusing on various theories and movements engendered in diverse contemporary geopolitical contexts. Development, globalization, reproductive politics, and women’s health will be examined.

    USF | College of Arts and Sciences | Women’s and Gender Studies
Credit Hours: 3
  
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    WST 6338 Advanced Feminist Theories of Media and Popular Culture


    Credit Hours: 3

    This course surveys advanced feminist theoretical approaches to visual regimes, surveillance, scopophilia, encoding, representation, reception, pro-suming, commodification, pranking, and culture jamming.

    USF | College of Arts and Sciences | Women’s and Gender Studies
Credit Hours: 3
  
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    WST 6406 Women of Color: Activism and Social Change


    Credit Hours: 3

    Intensive reading and discussion of the participation of women of color in contemporary and reformist activities.

    USF | College of Arts and Sciences | Women’s and Gender Studies
Credit Hours: 3
  
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    WST 6560 Advanced Feminist Theory


    Credit Hours: 3

    An in-depth exploration of current issues and debates in Feminist Theories. Topics may include: representation, essentialism, authority structures, subjectivity, identity and difference. Department Approval Required.

    USF | College of Arts and Sciences | Women’s and Gender Studies
Credit Hours: 3
  
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    WST 6562 Body Politics


    Credit Hours: 3

    An in-depth feminist exploration of how the body is produced, inscribed, replicated, and often disciplined as a result of various powers at work.

    USF | College of Arts and Sciences | Women’s and Gender Studies
Credit Hours: 3
  
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    WST 6900 Directed Readings


    Credit Hours: 1-3

    Supervised program of intensive readings of an interdisciplinary nature focusing on women. Student must have contract with instructor.

    USF | College of Arts and Sciences | Women’s and Gender Studies
Credit Hours: 1-3
  
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    WST 6910 Directed Research


    Credit Hours: 1-3

    Provide graduate students with research experience in areas of specific interest utilizing feminist perspectives and research methods.

    USF | College of Arts and Sciences | Women’s and Gender Studies
Credit Hours: 1-3
  
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    WST 6936 Selected Topics in Women’s Studies


    Credit Hours: 3

    Content varies according to scholarship focus of students and instructor. Repeatable– content and instructor will vary.

    USF | College of Arts and Sciences | Women’s and Gender Studies
Credit Hours: 3
  
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    WST 6971 Thesis


    Credit Hours: 1-9

    Content varies according to scholarship focus of students and instructor. Repeatable– content and instructor will vary.

    USF | College of Arts and Sciences | Women’s and Gender Studies
Credit Hours: 1-9

ZOO - Zoology

  
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    ZOO 5463C Herpetology


    Credit Hours: 4

    Major aspects of amphibian and reptilian biology emphasizing fossil history, evolutionary morphology, sensory physiology, life history and reproductive behavior. Lec.-lab. Field trip.

    USF | College of Arts and Sciences | Integrative Biology
Credit Hours: 4
  
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    ZOO 5555C Marine Animal Ecology


    Credit Hours: 4

    Investigation of energy flow, biogeochemical cycles, and community structure in marine environments. Lec.-lab.

    Prerequisite(s): PCB 3043
    Corequisite(s): None.
    Co-Prerequisite(s): None.

    USF | College of Arts and Sciences | Integrative Biology
Credit Hours: 4
  
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    ZOO 6455 Advances in Ichthyology


    Credit Hours: 1

    This course discusses current topics in Ichthyology. Readings are taken from the primary literature. The course is restricted to graduate students with a background in Ichthyology.

    USF | College of Arts and Sciences | Integrative Biology
Credit Hours: 1
 

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