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    Sep 18, 2021  
2020-2021 Graduate Catalog 
    
2020-2021 Graduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Course Descriptions


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

 

ARC - Architecture

  
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    ARC 6176 Advanced Computer Technology


    Credit Hours: 3

    Elective course dealing with further development of CAD skills, focusing on three-dimensional modeling. A wide range of software programs is included which explores painting and shading, surface textures, 3D detail studies, perspectives, and oblique representations.

    Prerequisite(s): ARC 5175 
    Corequisite(s): None.
    Co-Prerequisite(s): None.

    USF | College of The Arts | Architecture and Community Design
Credit Hours: 3
  
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    ARC 6287 Professional Practice I


    Credit Hours: 3

    Introduction and overview of professional practice, emphasizing business, organization, management, and marketing. Legal, economic, and ethical aspects of project procurement, design services, and delivery. Contracts, owner-contractor-architect roles and responsibilities.

    Prerequisite(s): ARC 5216 , ARC 5364 
    Corequisite(s): None.
    Co-Prerequisite(s): None.

    USF | College of The Arts | Architecture and Community Design
Credit Hours: 3
  
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    ARC 6288 Professional Practice II


    Credit Hours: 3

    Continued overview of professional practice, emphasizing legal, economic, and ethical aspects of practice. Project planning, funding, administration, risk management, and performance. Topics include: estimating, financing, life-cycle cost analysis, information resources and management.

    Prerequisite(s): ARC 6287 
    Corequisite(s): None.
    Co-Prerequisite(s): None.

    USF | College of The Arts | Architecture and Community Design
Credit Hours: 3
  
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    ARC 6367 Advanced Design D


    Credit Hours: 6

    Comprehensive studio problems emphasizing the integration of disciplinary and professional skills through the formulation of architectural propositions grounded in critical, speculative, and creative research.

    Prerequisite(s): ARC 5366 , ARC 6481 
    Corequisite(s): None.
    Co-Prerequisite(s): None.

    USF | College of The Arts | Architecture and Community Design
Credit Hours: 6
  
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    ARC 6372 The Neighborhood


    Credit Hours: 3

    Introduces students to the range of urban and suburban neighborhood typologies. We will discuss the purpose of the neighborhood as a physical and social construct, the history of neighborhoods, and the meaning of the neighborhood in present.

    USF | College of The Arts | Architecture and Community Design
Credit Hours: 3
  
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    ARC 6373 Community Design Studio


    Credit Hours: 6

    (Varies depending on topic) The Community Design Studio is a six credit hour physical design lab course. Its focus is on design at the scale of urbanism – the metropolitan region, the city, the district, the block, the street, and the building complex.

    Prerequisite(s): None.
    Corequisite(s): ARC 6398 
    Co-Prerequisite(s): None.

    USF | College of The Arts | Architecture and Community Design
Credit Hours: 6
  
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    ARC 6397 Introduction to Urban Design Theory, Methods & Processes


    Credit Hours: 3

    Introduction to the concepts, methods, and manifestations of urban design and city-building. Focus on both traditional city and modern city conditions. Student will gain a basic understanding of the design structure, order, function and character of cities and towns and assess various qualitative aspects of these conditions. Relationships between processes of architecture, landscape architecture, site planning, preservation and other relevant acts of city-building will be considered as referential points-of view in assessing certain complexities of urban morphology.

    USF | College of The Arts | Architecture and Community Design
Credit Hours: 3
  
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    ARC 6398 Introduction to Community and Urban Design


    Credit Hours: 3

    Introduce community and urban design as an academic discipline and professional practice that incorporates architecture, planning, landscape architecture, real estate development, and engineering. Major topics include urban form, function, and perception.

    USF | College of The Arts | Architecture and Community Design
Credit Hours: 3
  
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    ARC 6471 Advanced Topics in Materials and Methods


    Credit Hours: 3

    Analysis and design of advanced construction assemblies. Specific focus on application and integration of multiple systems and components. Research in new materials and methods. Documentation and model and analysis.

    Prerequisite(s): ARC 5175 , ARC 5587 , ARC 5588 
    Corequisite(s): None.
    Co-Prerequisite(s): None.

    USF | College of The Arts | Architecture and Community Design
Credit Hours: 3
  
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    ARC 6481 Design Development


    Credit Hours: 3

    The summary course of the building technology sequence in which construction, structural and environmental technologies are integrated within an architectural design project. Emphasis is placed on poetic and technical aspects of building systems.

    Prerequisite(s): ARC 5689 , ARC 5364 
    Corequisite(s): None.
    Co-Prerequisite(s): None.

    USF | College of The Arts | Architecture and Community Design
Credit Hours: 3
  
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    ARC 6692 Advanced Topics in Environmental Technology


    Credit Hours: 3

    Analysis and preliminary design of advanced environmental control systems; specific focus on architectural applications; integration with structural and construction systems. Research of special aspects of ET systems, computer simulation and analysis techniques.

    Prerequisite(s): ARC 5175 , ARC 5689 
    Corequisite(s): None.
    Co-Prerequisite(s): None.

    USF | College of The Arts | Architecture and Community Design
Credit Hours: 3
  
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    ARC 6930 Special Topics in Urban and Community Design


    Credit Hours: 1-6

    Special topics related to urban and community design and planning issues.

    USF | College of The Arts | Architecture and Community Design
Credit Hours: 1-6
  
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    ARC 6936 Research Methods in Architecture


    Credit Hours: 2

    A seminar course with the primary purpose of providing tools to conduct the independent research necessary for the two-semester, independent Master’s Thesis requirement.

    Prerequisite(s): ARC 6398 , ARC 5365 , ARC 6481  
    Corequisite(s): None.
    Co-Prerequisite(s): None.

    USF | College of The Arts | Architecture and Community Design
Credit Hours: 2
  
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    ARC 6971 Master’s Thesis


    Credit Hours: 5

    This represents the most significant project and provides for a demonstration of the ability to synthesize learned skills into a convincing independent work of professional quality. 10 credit hours of ARC 6971 is required. See also the USF Graduate Catalog.

    Prerequisite(s): ARC 5364 , ARC 5365 , ARC 5366 , ARC 6481 , ARC 6936 
    Corequisite(s): None.
    Co-Prerequisite(s): None.

    USF | College of The Arts | Architecture and Community Design
Credit Hours: 5
  
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    ARC 6974 Master’s Project Planning


    Credit Hours: 2

    The Master’s Project (ARC 6971 ) will call for the student’s independent selection, organization, programming and design of a complex project. This course aims at preparing students for these tasks by exploring potential topics for master’s projects and theses, introducing the concepts of architectural facility programming, methods of gathering, organization, analysis and evaluation of information needed for the project, and by studying the process of writing proposals for the master’s project that clearly communicate the problem or task, goals and objectives, the proposed approach and procedure, the expected outcome, as well as the work plan and schedule for such a project and the time and resources required. At the end of the course, students will have prepared an acceptable master’s project proposal which will allow them to proceed with the master’s project during the following term.

    Prerequisite(s): Two of ARC 5364 , ARC 5365 , ARC 5366 
    Corequisite(s): None.
    Co-Prerequisite(s): None.

    USF | College of The Arts | Architecture and Community Design
Credit Hours: 2
  
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    ARC 6976 Terminal Master’s Project


    Credit Hours: 5

    Students will independently investigate an architectural topic of personal interest. The requirements include the submission of a research and design document and the preparation of juried presentation of the work.

    Prerequisite(s): ARC 6936 
    Corequisite(s): None.
    Co-Prerequisite(s): None.

    USF | College of The Arts | Architecture and Community Design
Credit Hours: 5

ARH - Art History

  
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    ARH 5226 Art of the Medieval and Renaissance Book


    Credit Hours: 4

    Examines the book as a visual arts medium in Europe from the period of the emergence of manuscripts in modern book form (the codex, circa 4th century CE) to the invention of printing (circa 1454) and its aftermath in the late 15th and 16th centuries.

    USF | College of The Arts | School of Art and Art History
Credit Hours: 4
  
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    ARH 5428 Cultural Encounters in Art


    Credit Hours: 4

    Focusing on the early modern period from roughly 1650 to 1850, this course considers how the mobility of art is intertwined with diplomatic and trade networks in the international arena.

    USF | College of The Arts | School of Art and Art History
Credit Hours: 4
  
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    ARH 5577 Cross-Cultural Interactions in Islamic Art


    Credit Hours: 4

    Seminar that examines the cross-cultural encounters between the Islamic and non-Islamic worlds from an aesthetic and art-historiographical perspective.

    USF | College of The Arts | School of Art and Art History
Credit Hours: 4
  
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    ARH 5813 Methods of Art History


    Credit Hours: 4

    This course introduces students to various methods which art historians have used to analyze the form and content of individual works of art, and to various modes of historical explanation.

    USF | College of The Arts | School of Art and Art History
Credit Hours: 4
  
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    ARH 5816 Research in Art History


    Credit Hours: 4

    This course examines research methods and sources in art history.

    USF | College of The Arts | School of Art and Art History
Credit Hours: 4
  
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    ARH 5836 Collection and Exhibition Management


    Credit Hours: 3

    This class will introduce students to the basic principles of collections care and management and to the intellectual and practical tasks of preparing an exhibition. Sessions will include art handling, registration and condition reporting, preparing works of art for transit, environmental standards for collections storage and exhibition, and the professional responsibilities of the curator.

    USF | College of The Arts | School of Art and Art History
Credit Hours: 3
  
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    ARH 6055 Art History


    Credit Hours: 1-4

    A contract for research in any elective area of Art History.

    USF | College of The Arts | School of Art and Art History
Credit Hours: 1-4
  
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    ARH 6798 Seminar in Art History


    Credit Hours: 4

    Var. Specialized topics in art history.

    USF | College of The Arts | School of Art and Art History
Credit Hours: 4
  
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    ARH 6868 Current Historiography: 20th Century


    Credit Hours: 4

    A critical examination of current art historical scholarship on 20th century art.

    USF | College of The Arts | School of Art and Art History
Credit Hours: 4
  
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    ARH 6891 Paris Art History


    Credit Hours: 4

    This course will explore issues central to the history and criticism of art through the rich and visual culture that Paris offers. The goal of this course is to provide students with an experience of the cultural life of the city through an exploration of its major art collections, monuments, art collections and historical sites. Thematically-organized topic will include: art and national identity, patronage, orientalism, the birth of the avant-garde and the role of the museum in the evolution of modernism and modern art.

    Prerequisite(s): At least 8 hours art history at the undergraduate level
    Corequisite(s): None.
    Co-Prerequisite(s): None.

    USF | College of The Arts | School of Art and Art History
Credit Hours: 4

ART - Art

  
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    ART 5390C Drawing


    Credit Hours: 4

    Advanced problems in various drawing techniques. Emphasis on individual creative expression. Repeatable.

    Prerequisite(s): ART 4320C
    Corequisite(s): None.
    Co-Prerequisite(s): None.

    USF | College of The Arts | School of Art and Art History
Credit Hours: 4
  
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    ART 5448C Intaglio


    Credit Hours: 4

    Investigations into more complex intaglio processes including photoengraving and color printing procedures. Emphasis on personal conceptual development in graphic media.

    USF | College of The Arts | School of Art and Art History
Credit Hours: 4
  
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    ART 5580C Painting


    Credit Hours: 4

    Research in painting

    USF | College of The Arts | School of Art and Art History
Credit Hours: 4
  
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    ART 5740C Sculpture


    Credit Hours: 4

    Advanced problems in the various techniques of sculpture. Emphasis on individual creative expression. Repeatable.

    Prerequisite(s): ART 2701C
    Corequisite(s): None.
    Co-Prerequisite(s): None.

    USF | College of The Arts | School of Art and Art History
Credit Hours: 4
  
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    ART 5790C Ceramics


    Credit Hours: 4

    Advanced problems in the various ceramic techniques, including throwing and glaze calculation. Repeatable.

    Prerequisite(s): ART 2750C
    Corequisite(s): None.
    Co-Prerequisite(s): None.

    USF | College of The Arts | School of Art and Art History
Credit Hours: 4
  
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    ART 5910 Research


    Credit Hours: 1-4

    USF | College of The Arts | School of Art and Art History
Credit Hours: 1-4
  
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    ART 6391C Drawing


    Credit Hours: 4

    Advanced graduate research in drawing.

    USF | College of The Arts | School of Art and Art History
Credit Hours: 4
  
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    ART 6449C Intaglio


    Credit Hours: 4

    Advanced graduate research in intaglio process.

    USF | College of The Arts | School of Art and Art History
Credit Hours: 4
  
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    ART 6581C Painting


    Credit Hours: 4

    Advanced graduate research in painting.

    USF | College of The Arts | School of Art and Art History
Credit Hours: 4
  
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    ART 6688 Electronic Media


    Credit Hours: 4

    Advanced projects in the exploration of the issues and practices involved in the creation of experimental computer art at the graduate level. Emphasis on individual creative expression. May be repeated.

    USF | College of The Arts | School of Art and Art History
Credit Hours: 4
  
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    ART 6791C Ceramics


    Credit Hours: 4

    Advanced graduate research in ceramics.

    USF | College of The Arts | School of Art and Art History
Credit Hours: 4
  
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    ART 6792C Sculpture


    Credit Hours: 4

    Advanced problems in the various techniques of sculpture. Emphasis on individual creative expression. Repeatable.

    USF | College of The Arts | School of Art and Art History
Credit Hours: 4
  
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    ART 6811 Paris Art Studio


    Credit Hours: 3

    This course will explore the experience of modern life in the city as a source for art making. Projects will encourage students to encounter the dense and varied space and time of Paris toward a better understanding of the part that this city has played in the shaping of modern and post modern sensibilities. We will draw upon a range of avant-garde strategies that have imagined and conceptualized Paris by movement through city spaces and close observation of the ordinary and extraordinary aspects of everyday life.

    USF | College of The Arts | School of Art and Art History
Credit Hours: 3
  
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    ART 6816 MFA Professional Practices


    Credit Hours: 3

    MFA students will analyze their experiences and explore options available to visual artists after completion of their degree. Restricted to majors; not repeatable for credit.

    USF | College of The Arts | School of Art and Art History
Credit Hours: 3
  
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    ART 6895 Graduate Seminar I


    Credit Hours: 3

    This seminar will expand students understanding of the complexities of contemporary art. Students will develop an awareness of current critical theories through readings, writings and discussions. Restricted to majors and is non-repeatable.

    USF | College of The Arts | School of Art and Art History
Credit Hours: 3
  
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    ART 6896 Graduate Seminar II


    Credit Hours: 3

    This course facilitates a critical awareness of the self-reflexive nature of artistic vision within a larger cultural context including the relevance of one’s work in relationship to contemporary art theory. Restricted to majors and is non-repeatable.

    Prerequisite(s): Graduate Seminar I.
    Corequisite(s): None.
    Co-Prerequisite(s): None.

    USF | College of The Arts | School of Art and Art History
Credit Hours: 3
  
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    ART 6897 Critical Writing Seminar


    Credit Hours: 3

    Significant texts of the 20th Century and contemporary criticism introduce multiple lenses through which art is encountered, inviting self identification within a broad range of engaged positions. This forms the core of the MFA Research Project Proposal.

    USF | College of The Arts | School of Art and Art History
Credit Hours: 3
  
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    ART 6907 Independent Study


    Credit Hours: 1-19

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

    USF | College of The Arts | School of Art and Art History
Credit Hours: 1-19
  
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    ART 6911 Directed Research


    Credit Hours: 1-19

    Directed Research in which student must have a contract with an instructor.

    USF | College of The Arts | School of Art and Art History
Credit Hours: 1-19
  
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    ART 6937 Graduate Instruction Methods


    Credit Hours: 1-4

    Special course to be used primarily for the training of graduate teaching assistants.

    USF | College of The Arts | School of Art and Art History
Credit Hours: 1-4
  
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    ART 6940 Selected Topics in Art


    Credit Hours: 1-4

    Variable credit depending upon the scope and magnitude of the work agreed to by the student and the responsible member of the faculty.

    USF | College of The Arts | School of Art and Art History
Credit Hours: 1-4
  
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    ART 6956 MFA Research Project


    Credit Hours: 2-19

    Development/Finalization of MFA Research Project, including the planning and realization of an exhibition and a written document articulating ideas, processes, and sources related to the project. Usually taken during last year.

    USF | College of The Arts | School of Art and Art History
Credit Hours: 2-19
  
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    ART 6971 Thesis: Master’s


    Credit Hours: 2-19

    USF | College of The Arts | School of Art and Art History
Credit Hours: 2-19

BCH - Biochemistry (Biophysics)

  
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    BCH 5045 Biochemistry Core Course


    Credit Hours: 3

    A one-semester survey course in biochemistry for graduate students in chemistry, biology, and other appropriate fields and for particularly well-qualified undergraduates.

    Prerequisite(s): CHM 2211, CHM 2211L, and CHM 3400 or CHM 4410
    Corequisite(s): None.
    Co-Prerequisite(s): None.

    USF | College of Arts and Sciences | Chemistry
Credit Hours: 3
  
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    BCH 5105 Biochemistry Laboratory Rotations


    Credit Hours: 1-3

    A course in which first year graduate students rotate through selected professor’s laboratories to learn techniques, become familiar with ongoing research in the Department and facilitate the selection of a mentor.

    USF | College of Arts and Sciences | Chemistry
Credit Hours: 1-3
  
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    BCH 6135C Methods in Molecular Biology


    Credit Hours: 4

    An introduction to modern molecular biological techniques and instrumentation. Lec. Lab.

    USF | Morsani College of Medicine | Medical Sciences
Credit Hours: 4
  
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    BCH 6411 Biomedical Genomics and Genetics


    Credit Hours: 4

    An overview of Biomedical Genomics & Genetics and current and potential applications in biology & medicine, including identification of gene defects and the use of genetic tools for diagnosis and treatment of disease.

    Prerequisite(s): GMS 6001  or GMS 6200C 
    Corequisite(s): None.
    Co-Prerequisite(s): None.

    USF | Morsani College of Medicine | Medical Sciences
Credit Hours: 4
  
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    BCH 6627 Molecular Basis of Disease


    Credit Hours: 4

    The course will deal with the genetic, molecular, and biochemical basis of human diseases.

    Prerequisite(s): GMS 6200C 
    Corequisite(s): None.
    Co-Prerequisite(s): None.

    USF | Morsani College of Medicine | Medical Sciences
Credit Hours: 4
  
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    BCH 6746 Structural Biology


    Credit Hours: 3

    The theory and application of modern physical biochemical techniques.

    Prerequisite(s): GMS 6001 
    Corequisite(s): None.
    Co-Prerequisite(s): None.

    USF | Morsani College of Medicine | Medical Sciences
Credit Hours: 3
  
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    BCH 6886 Fundamentals of Structural Bioinformatics


    Credit Hours: 4

    This lecture-based, nonrestrictive course covers basics of molecular bioscience data management/analysis. This course comprises a mixed delivery mode consisting of traditional didactic lectures coupled with student assignments and presentations.

    USF | Morsani College of Medicine | Medical Sciences
Credit Hours: 4
  
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    BCH 6888 Bioinformatics


    Credit Hours: 3

    An introduction to computer software applications for research in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology. Emphasis on database searching and submission, data analysis and graphical presentation, DNA and protein sequence analysis and molecular modeling. Lec./Pro.

    USF | Morsani College of Medicine | Medical Sciences
Credit Hours: 3
  
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    BCH 6889 Bioinformatics II


    Credit Hours: 3

    Bioinformatics II focuses on four aspects: genome analysis; software suites; homology modeling and DNA micro arrays; all of which have become essential tools in modern day analyses of both genome organization and protein structure-function relationships.

    Prerequisite(s): BCH 6888 
    Corequisite(s): None.
    Co-Prerequisite(s): None.

    USF | Morsani College of Medicine | Medical Sciences
Credit Hours: 3
  
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    BCH 6935 Grant Writing and Scientific Communication


    Credit Hours: 2

    Development of skills related to scientific communication, including the preparation of effective scientific manuscripts and related communications, and the preparation of fundable grant proposals.

    Prerequisite(s): GMS 6001 
    Corequisite(s): None.
    Co-Prerequisite(s): None.

    USF | Morsani College of Medicine | Medical Sciences
Credit Hours: 2
  
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    BCH 6942 Bioinformatics Internship I


    Credit Hours: 4-6

    This course focuses on applications of bioinformatics and computational biology principles in a practical environment necessary for an “in-depth” understanding of how the methodologies of bioinformatics can be applied to solve bioscience problems.

    Prerequisite(s): BCH 6888 
    Corequisite(s): None.
    Co-Prerequisite(s): None.

    USF | Morsani College of Medicine | Medical Sciences
Credit Hours: 4-6
  
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    BCH 6943 Bioinformatics Internship II


    Credit Hours: 2

    This course focuses on applications of bioinformatics and computational biology principles in a practical environment necessary for an “in-depth” understanding of how the methodologies of bioinformatics can be applied to solve bioscience problems.

    Prerequisite(s): BCH 6888 
    Corequisite(s): None.
    Co-Prerequisite(s): None.

    USF | Morsani College of Medicine | Medical Sciences
Credit Hours: 2

BMS - Basic Medical Sciences

  
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    BMS 5005 Introduction to the Health Professions


    Credit Hours: var.

    This course will introduce MD and DPT students to principles and practice of interprofessional collaboration. A series of group exercises will require interprofessional groups to collaborate around such tasks as investigating modern approaches to the epidemiology and therapy chronic diseases, roleplaying and empathizing with underprivileged patients, learning basic life support, and an outdoor cooperative physical activity. There will also be introductions to the curricula and to the human body.

    USF | Morsani College of Medicine | Medicine-General
Credit Hours: var.
  
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    BMS 5015 Clinical Diagnosis and Reasoning


    Credit Hours: var.

    This course aims to provide the student with the opportunity to “think like a physician.” It will provide the venue to integrate clin diagnosis/reasoning strategies with complementary aspects of clin problem solving/phys diagnosis/evidence based medicine.

    USF | Morsani College of Medicine | Medicine-General
Credit Hours: var.
  
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    BMS 6020 Medical Neuroscience


    Credit Hours: var.

    Neuroscience is an interdisciplinary study of structure and function in the human nervous system. It is designed to enable students to learn basic neuroanatomy, neurophysiology and neurochemistry of the nervous system in an integrated manner. Organization of the course illustrates the clinical importance of basic science knowledge with selected case studies, clinical correlations and an introduction to the neurological examination. Students will be engaged in problem solving situations that draw upon recently acquired knowledge of the nervous system. The overall objectives are to 1) prepare students to progress to more advanced clinical studies of the nervous system, 2) to lay the foundation for lifelong learning in the neurosciences by beginning to develop the necessary background, ability and confidence for students to independently and critically add new basic and clinical information to their knowledge base.

    USF | Morsani College of Medicine | Medicine-General
Credit Hours: var.
  
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    BMS 6041 Medical Sciences 5: Immunology, Microbiology, Hematology, Rheumatology, Dermatology


    Credit Hours: var.

    A comprehensive and integrated discussion of the basic principles of pharmacology, immunology, pathology and clinical medicine including core concepts in neoplasia, hematology and infectious disease.

    USF | Morsani College of Medicine | Medicine-General
Credit Hours: var.
  
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    BMS 6042 Medical Sciences 6: Nephrology, Pulmonary Disease, Cardiology, Gastroenterology


    Credit Hours: var.

    A comprehensive and integrated discussion of the aspects of pharmacology, immunology, pathology infectious disease and clinical medicine that apply to the cardiovascular, pulmonary, renal and gastrointestinal systems, including concepts in neoplasia, hematology and infectious disease.

    USF | Morsani College of Medicine | Medicine-General
Credit Hours: var.
  
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    BMS 6043 Medical Sciences 7: Neurology, Psychiatry, Endocrinology, Men’s and Women’s Health


    Credit Hours: var.

    A comprehensive and integrated discussion of the aspects of pharmacology, immunology, pathology, infectious disease and clinical medicine that apply to the central and peripheral nervous systems, the endocrine system, male and female reproductive systems and basic concepts in pediatrics and HEENT.

    USF | Morsani College of Medicine | Medicine-General
Credit Hours: var.
  
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    BMS 6051 Select Prologue


    Credit Hours: var.

    The prologue is a five-day introduction to the core focuses of the select program. Students will participate in learning activities designed to increase their understanding of health disparities, cultural biases, patient care, & the US healthcare system.

    USF | Morsani College of Medicine | Medicine-General
Credit Hours: var.
  
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    BMS 6100C Gross Anatomy


    Credit Hours: var.

    USF | Morsani College of Medicine | Medicine-General
Credit Hours: var.
  
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    BMS 6206 Medical Biochemistry


    Credit Hours: var.

    This course covers medical biochemistry and molecular cell biology as core principles of medical sciences at the beginning of the first-year medical school curriculum.

    USF | Morsani College of Medicine | Medicine-General
Credit Hours: var.
  
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    BMS 6300 Principles of Immunology and Infectious Diseases


    Credit Hours: var.

    This course consists of lectures, laboratory, and small-group conferences. Principles of infectious disease are presented with emphasis on both the characteristics of the causative agent and the host response to colonization activities.

    USF | Morsani College of Medicine | Medicine-General
Credit Hours: var.
  
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    BMS 6500 Medical Physiology


    Credit Hours: var.

    This course is designed to accomplish three primary objectives: (1) to provide instruction in physiology at the cellular, organ and systemic levels; (2) to illustrate and emphasize the existing interrelated functional aspects of human physiology at the level of general systems, e.g., cardiovascular and endocrine systems; (3) to compare the relationships of normal physiological function to those deranged by disease (pathophysiology) in conceptual terms.

    USF | Morsani College of Medicine | Medicine-General
Credit Hours: var.
  
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    BMS 6633 Medical Sciences 3: Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Systems


    Credit Hours: var.

    A comprehensive description of the cardiovascular and pulmonary systems including anatomy, physiology and nervous control.

    USF | Morsani College of Medicine | Medicine-General
Credit Hours: var.
  
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    BMS 6639 Medical Sciences 4: Renal, Endocrine, Gastrointestinal, and Reproductive Systems


    Credit Hours: var.

    A comprehensive description of the gastrointestinal, reproductive and renal systems and some of the disorders of behavior that affect human homeostasis.

    USF | Morsani College of Medicine | Medicine-General
Credit Hours: var.
  
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    BMS 6640 Medical Sciences 1: Musculoskeletal System


    Credit Hours: var.

    A comprehensive/integrated discussion of the basic principles of anatomy/biochemistry/cell biology/genetics/molecular/biology/neuroscience/ physiology & human behavior plus a discussion of the anatomy/biochemistry/physiology of the musculo-skeletal system.

    USF | Morsani College of Medicine | Medicine-General
Credit Hours: var.
  
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    BMS 6641 Medical Sciences 2: Neurologic System


    Credit Hours: var.

    A comprehensive description of the major communication systems found in the human body.

    USF | Morsani College of Medicine | Medicine-General
Credit Hours: var.
  
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    BMS 6816 Cancer Biology


    Credit Hours: var.

    This course combines the main concepts of cancer biology with the core principles of medical sciences at the beginning of the first-year medical school curriculum.

    USF | Morsani College of Medicine | Medicine-General
Credit Hours: var.
  
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    BMS 6821 Medical Ethics and Humanities


    Credit Hours: var.

    This course will introduce the students to basic ethical principles and clinically relevant topics in medical ethics. Students will also participate in cases studies that require students to apply their knowledge to moral and ethical problems faced by physicians. The exposure to the medical humanities (through literature, art, music, etc.) will be used to illustrate and define moral and ethical problems, the physician-patient relationship, and the relationship of the physician to society. The course is intended to show how medical ethics and medical humanities are integral to the successful practice of the art of medicine and to the development of the complete physician.

    USF | Morsani College of Medicine | Medicine-General
Credit Hours: var.
  
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    BMS 6825 Doctoring I


    Credit Hours: var.

    This course will instruct students in clinical skills essential to medical practice: effective history taking, patient-centered communication, professionalism, ethics, cultural competence, basic physical diagnosis, humanities related to medical practice.

    USF | Morsani College of Medicine | Medicine-General
Credit Hours: var.
  
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    BMS 6826 Doctoring II


    Credit Hours: var.

    This course will expand upon the knowledge and skills gained in doctoring 1: effective history taking, communication, professionalism, ethics, cultural competence, advanced phys diagnosis, healthcare economics, & humanities related to medical practice.

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Credit Hours: var.
  
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    BMS 6830 Physical Diagnosis


    Credit Hours: var.

    Physical diagnosis students gain knowledge of the physical exam using a web-based course that contains lecture material, assessment tools and online testing. Students participate in small group sessions to develop physical exam skills.

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Credit Hours: var.
  
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    BMS 6832 Clinical Problem Solving


    Credit Hours: var.

    This multidisciplinary course is offered during the organ system blocks. Students learn clinical reasoning through tutorial sessions and student case conferences.

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Credit Hours: var.
  
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    BMS 6835 Evidence-Based Clinical Practice


    Credit Hours: var.

    This course allows students to use an evidence-based approach as they develop the H&P exam skills to formulate a differential diagnosis & develop a diagnostic process to make a diagnosis & formulate a treatment plan for the patient.

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Credit Hours: var.
  
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    BMS 6836 Evidence-Based Clinical Reasoning


    Credit Hours: var.

    This course will instruct students in informatics, acquisition of data from the medical literature, and application of research by application to selected clinical cases using problem-based learning.

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Credit Hours: var.
  
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    BMS 6837 Evidence-Based Clinical Reasoning II


    Credit Hours: var.

    EBCR 2 will build upon skills learned in EBCR 1: clinical reasoning and key concepts of evidence literacy and numeracy will be taught using examples of real world medical problems.

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Credit Hours: var.
  
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    BMS 6840 Introduction to Behavioral Health


    Credit Hours: var.

    This course focuses on introducing the students to behavioral science and how it can be applied in medical practice. The course also provides an orientation to the major emotional disorders and how they affect patients and their health care. The course also discusses human development and how patients respond to medical interventions at different stages of their life cycle. Issues regarding personality structure and family dynamics are reviewed, with emphasis placed on how they affect the patient’s clinical presentation and the doctor/patient relationship. Emphasis is placed on areas of psychiatry and behavioral medicine relevant to the general practice of medicine and the integration between psychiatry and the other medical disciplines.

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Credit Hours: var.
  
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    BMS 6890 Select Professional Development


    Credit Hours: var.

    One key feature of the select program will be longitudinal coaching for the select students which focuses on professional development of the students in this course. The coaching modules will create coaching groups that will pair two professional development coaches with eight students. The coaching groups will experience five (5) elements of learning within each block.

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Credit Hours: var.
  
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    BMS 6920 Colloquium–Years 1 & 2


    Credit Hours: var.

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Credit Hours: var.
  
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    BMS 6921 Colloquium–Year 3


    Credit Hours: var.

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Credit Hours: var.
  
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    BMS 6922 Colloquium–Year 4


    Credit Hours: var.

    USF | Morsani College of Medicine | Medicine-General
Credit Hours: var.
  
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    BMS 6939 Basic Science Review I and II


    Credit Hours: var.

    USF | Morsani College of Medicine | Medicine-General
Credit Hours: var.
  
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    BMS 6941 Longitudinal Clinical Experience


    Credit Hours: var.

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Credit Hours: var.
  
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    BMS 6944 Select Summer Immersion


    Credit Hours: var.

    The summer immersion is comprised of an individualized learning experience with an associated scholarly product that demonstrates application, reflection, and synthesis of core competencies from the select program. The experience and scholarly product may take a variety of forms, and must meet both common and learner-identified objectives.

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Credit Hours: var.
  
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    BMS 6960 USMLE Step I Review Course


    Credit Hours: var.

    The course will review content areas covered in the year 1 and 2 curricula of the MD program, highlighting the content and context covered on the USMLE Step 1 exam. All presentations will be pre-recorded and presented to students online. Students will be able to contact the course director through the course site on canvas for questions, comments, etc.

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Credit Hours: var.
  
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    BMS 6991 Scholarly Concentration I


    Credit Hours: var.

    Provides opportunities for scholarly endeavors in areas of special interest. Year 1 students will take a core curriculum, participate in journal clubs, and start a scholarly legacy project.

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Credit Hours: var.
  
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    BMS 6992 Scholarly Concentration II


    Credit Hours: var.

    Each topic includes elements of course work, practical application, and scholarly presentation. Year 2 students will take a leadership role in journal clubs, continue working on their scholarly legacy projects, and make use of on-line portfolios.

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Credit Hours: var.
  
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    BMS 6993 Scholarly Concentration III


    Credit Hours: var.

    Provides opportunities for scholarly endeavors in areas of interest. Year 3 students will participate in journal clubs, continue work on their scholarly legacy projects, and make use of on-line portfolios.

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Credit Hours: var.
  
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    BMS 6994 Scholarly Concentration IV


    Credit Hours: var.

    This year 4 elective provides opportunities for scholarly endeavors in areas of special interest. Includes active participation in journal clubs, use of on-line portfolios including opportunities for reflection, & generation of a scholarly legacy project.

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Credit Hours: var.
  
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    BMS 7260C Research in Biochemistry


    Credit Hours: var.

    The student will undertake a specific research project in collaboration with one of the faculty and will participate in research conferences and seminars. Current research areas include studies of the molecular basis for various disease states, such as cardiovascular disease, infectious disease, neurodegenerative disease; molecular virology; host-parasite interactions; molecular immunology; metabolic regulation; and molecular and cellular biology.

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Credit Hours: var.
  
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    BMS 7303 Clinical Microbiology and Immunology


    Credit Hours: var.

    This course will focus on an experiential approach to issues in clinical microbiology and immunology of relevance to the practicing physician.

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Credit Hours: var.
 

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