Feb 01, 2023  
2020-2021 Graduate Catalog 
    
2020-2021 Graduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Course Descriptions


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

 

PSY - Psychology

  
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    PSY 7980 Dissertation: Doctoral


    Credit Hours: 2-19

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

PUP - Public Policy

  
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    PUP 5607 Public Policy and Health Care


    Credit Hours: 3

    The study of health care policy as it relates to the policy process in the American setting.

    USF | College of Arts and Sciences | School of Interdisciplinary Global Studies
Credit Hours: 3
  
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    PUP 6007 Seminar in Public Policy


    Credit Hours: 3

    Examination of public policy from a theoretical and practical decision. Analysis will be presented in terms of their usefulness in designing policy.

    USF | College of Arts and Sciences | School of Interdisciplinary Global Studies
Credit Hours: 3

PUR - Public Relations

  
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    PUR 5505 Introduction to Strategic Communication Theory and Practice


    Credit Hours: 3

    The course is designed to act as a “bridge” between undergraduate and graduate public relations and advertising education, and between professional communication practices and strategic communication scholarship.

    USF | College of Arts and Sciences | Zimmerman School of Advertising and Mass Communications
Credit Hours: 3
  
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    PUR 6603 Strategic Communication Campaigns


    Credit Hours: 3

    A problem-solving approach emphasizing the environmental context of strategic communication problems, applied to strategic communication management in organizational settings. Nonmajors with prerequisites allowed. Not repeatable for credit.

    USF | College of Arts and Sciences | Zimmerman School of Advertising and Mass Communications
Credit Hours: 3
  
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    PUR 6607 Strategic Communication Management


    Credit Hours: 3

    The focus is on the theoretical basis of public relations and advertising as a management function. These theories are applied to strategic communication management. Nonmajors allowed with necessary prerequisites. Not repeatable for credit.

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

QMB - Quantitative Methods in Business

  
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    QMB 5010 MBA Essentials: Business Statistics


    Credit Hours: 0

    An overview of the statistical tools that allow typical business data to be analyzed. ANOVA, multiple linear regression, and tests of hypothesis are emphasized.

    USF | Muma College of Business |
Credit Hours: 0
  
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    QMB 6303 Applied Business Analytics


    Credit Hours: 3

    This course covers a variety of tools and techniques for the analysis of large and complex business data and how to apply them to various business problems ranging from manufacturing, marketing, finance, accounting, economics and management.

    USF | Muma College of Business |
Credit Hours: 3
  
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    QMB 6304 Analytical Methods for Business


    Credit Hours: 3

    The course will cover analytical methods based on statistical techniques for business operations. The course will use a statistical software like R or equivalent to teach students how to use statistics for business decisions.

    USF | Muma College of Business |
Credit Hours: 3
  
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    QMB 6305 Managerial Decision Analysis


    Credit Hours: 2

    A study of the general concepts of interval estimation, hypothesis testing, correlation and multiple regression with an emphasis on applications, concepts and interpretation of results.

    USF | Muma College of Business |
Credit Hours: 2
  
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    QMB 6357 Statistics for Business Professionals


    Credit Hours: 3

    This course covers the basic principles of Statistics as used by business professionals. Topics include descriptive statistics, hypothesis testing, analysis of variance, regression, time series models, non-parametric methods, statistical quality control.

    USF | Muma College of Business |
Credit Hours: 3
  
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    QMB 6358 Data Analytics for Business


    Credit Hours: 3

    This course will provide an introduction to data analytics for managers. It is targeted for MBA students and provides an overview of data collection, visualization and business dashboards, as well as classification models on customer data.

    Prerequisite(s): QMB 6305  with a minimum grade of C
    Corequisite(s): None.
    Co-Prerequisite(s): None.

    USF | Muma College of Business | School of Information Systems and Management
Credit Hours: 3
  
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    QMB 6375 Applied Linear Statistical Models


    Credit Hours: 3

    A study of multivariate data analysis techniques and their applications to problems and systems in business.

    Prerequisite(s): QMB 6305 
    Corequisite(s): None.
    Co-Prerequisite(s): None.

    USF | Muma College of Business |
Credit Hours: 3
  
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    QMB 6603 Operations Management and Quality Enhancement


    Credit Hours: 2

    Principles of managing manufacturing and service organizations. Topics include: competitive use of operations, comprehensive manufacturing strategies, production system design, material requirements planning, JIT systems, quality management, statistical process control, and project management.

    Prerequisite(s): MAC 1105
    Corequisite(s): None.
    Co-Prerequisite(s): None.

    USF | Muma College of Business |
Credit Hours: 2
  
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    QMB 6615 Lean Operations


    Credit Hours: 3

    Course focuses on the concepts/principles of Lean Operations. Methods/tools/techniques utilized in Value Stream Transformation and for improving operational efficiencies as they relate to manufacturing, service, and healthcare organizations are emphasized.

    Prerequisite(s): ISM 6436 
    Corequisite(s): None.
    Co-Prerequisite(s): None.

    USF | Muma College of Business |
Credit Hours: 3
  
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    QMB 6696 Six Sigma


    Credit Hours: 3

    Course focuses on the concepts/principles of Six Sigma. Methods/tools/techniques utilized to design and optimize product/process/service quality for Six Sigma levels of performance in manufacturing, service, and healthcare organizations are emphasized.

    Prerequisite(s): QMB 6357 , ISM 6436 
    Corequisite(s): None.
    Co-Prerequisite(s): None.

    USF | Muma College of Business |
Credit Hours: 3
  
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    QMB 7557 Research and Writing Skills for Doctoral Students


    Credit Hours: 2

    Required of all doctoral students in their first semester, this course is intended to develop skills in data collection and statistical programming and improve students ability to write for academic publication.

    USF | Muma College of Business |
Credit Hours: 2
  
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    QMB 7565 Introduction to Research Methods


    Credit Hours: 3

    A course in research strategies, design, analysis, and measurement for business research.

    USF | Muma College of Business |
Credit Hours: 3
  
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    QMB 7566 Applied Multivariate Statistical Methods


    Credit Hours: 3

    A course in research analysis and measurement focusing on multivariate statistical analysis techniques.

    USF | Muma College of Business |
Credit Hours: 3
  
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    QMB 7939 Executive Issues in Operations Research and Operations Management


    Credit Hours: 2-4

    A research seminar for executives that explores contemporary issues in OR and operations management. The specific theme of the seminar will be determined through consultations between the instructor and the students prior to the first class meeting.

    USF | Muma College of Business |
Credit Hours: 2-4

RCS - Rehabilitation Counseling Services

  
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    RCS 5035 Rehabilitation Counseling: Concepts and Applications


    Credit Hours: 3

    Introduction to the profession of Rehabilitation Counseling and current issues in the field. Coverage includes rehabilitation history, legislation, case management and related services for Americans with disabilities.

    USF | College of Behavioral and Community Sciences | Child and Family Studies
Credit Hours: 3
  
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    RCS 5080 Medical Aspects of Disability


    Credit Hours: 3

    A survey of medical conditions and disabilities encountered by rehabilitation and mental health counselors. Examines the relationship of client handicaps, physical and mental, to rehabilitation and mental health programming.

    Prerequisite(s): RCS 5780 
    Corequisite(s): None.
    Co-Prerequisite(s): None.

    USF | College of Behavioral and Community Sciences | Child and Family Studies
Credit Hours: 3
  
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    RCS 5450 Fundamentals of Substance Abuse Counseling


    Credit Hours: 3

    An overview of alcohol and other drug abuse. Explores the extent and rate of abuse in the United States, causes, biology, psychosocial aspects, legal aspects, and treatment.

    USF | College of Behavioral and Community Sciences | Child and Family Studies
Credit Hours: 3
  
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    RCS 5780 Legal, Ethical, Professional Standards and Issues in Counseling


    Credit Hours: 3

    An overview of all aspects of professional functioning including history, roles, organizational structures, ethics, standards and credentialing. Contemporary and developing issues in the field of professional counseling will also be addressed.

    USF | College of Behavioral and Community Sciences | Child and Family Studies
Credit Hours: 3
  
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    RCS 5905 Directed Studies


    Credit Hours: 1-4

    Supervised rehabilitation studies under the direction of a faculty member.

    USF | College of Behavioral and Community Sciences | Child and Family Studies
Credit Hours: 1-4
  
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    RCS 6220 Individual Evaluation and Assessment


    Credit Hours: 3

    Examines assessment procedures utilized in rehabilitation and mental health counseling settings and critical issues in the evaluation of people who are mentally and physically disabled.

    Prerequisite(s): RCS 5080 , RCS 5780 , RCS 6440 
    Corequisite(s): None.
    Co-Prerequisite(s): None.

    USF | College of Behavioral and Community Sciences | Child and Family Studies
Credit Hours: 3
  
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    RCS 6301 Career and Lifestyle Assessment


    Credit Hours: 3

    Career development, lifestyle, and related factors with special emphasis on the needs of individuals with disabilities. Includes job placement and a survey of work requirements in different occupations and how these relate to functional limitations.

    Prerequisite(s): RCS 5080 , RCS 5035 , MHS 5020 , RCS 6440 
    Corequisite(s): None.
    Co-Prerequisite(s): None.

    USF | College of Behavioral and Community Sciences | Child and Family Studies
Credit Hours: 3
  
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    RCS 6407 Counseling Theories and Practice


    Credit Hours: 3

    An extension and intensification of the rehabilitation and mental health counseling skills developed in RCS 5404. Includes the study of counseling theories and their contribution to successful counseling and rehabilitation practice.

    Prerequisite(s): MHS 5020 , RCS 5035 , RCS 5080 , RCS 6440 
    Corequisite(s): None.
    Co-Prerequisite(s): None.

    USF | College of Behavioral and Community Sciences | Child and Family Studies
Credit Hours: 3
  
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    RCS 6408 Diagnosis and Treatment of Psychopathology


    Credit Hours: 3

    Psychopathology as applied to psychotherapy and case management in mental health, addictions, and other rehabilitation settings.

    Prerequisite(s): MHS 5020 , RCS 6440 , RCS 5080 , RCS 5035 
    Corequisite(s): None.
    Co-Prerequisite(s): None.

    USF | College of Behavioral and Community Sciences | Child and Family Studies
Credit Hours: 3
  
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    RCS 6440 Social and Cultural Foundations of Counseling


    Credit Hours: 3

    Counseling issues in a multicultural and diverse society. Special emphasis on psychosocial adjustment and counseling for individuals with physical and mental disabilities.

    Prerequisite(s): RCS 5780 
    Corequisite(s): None.
    Co-Prerequisite(s): None.

    USF | College of Behavioral and Community Sciences | Child and Family Studies
Credit Hours: 3
  
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    RCS 6456 Counseling Approaches for Substance Abusers


    Credit Hours: 3

    The focus of this course is on deepening the student’s understanding of the practice of addictions counseling with an emphasis on biopsychosocial multidisciplinary intervention. Restricted to majors.

    Prerequisite(s): RCS 5450 
    Corequisite(s): None.
    Co-Prerequisite(s): None.

    USF | College of Behavioral and Community Sciences | Child and Family Studies
Credit Hours: 3
  
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    RCS 6459 Professional Skills for Addictions Counselors


    Credit Hours: 3

    The course will be a more in depth and hands on approach to the transdisciplinary foundations that are essential for the work of substance abuse professionals. Application to practice and professional readiness will be the focus.

    Prerequisite(s): RCS 5450 
    Corequisite(s): None.
    Co-Prerequisite(s): None.

    USF | College of Behavioral and Community Sciences | Child and Family Studies
Credit Hours: 3
  
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    RCS 6476 Human Sexuality Counseling


    Credit Hours: 3

    Course is designed to introduce students & mental health professionals to the diverse nature and construct of human sexuality. The curriculum meets the Florida Statute 491 licensure requirement as a contact area in “human sexuality theories”. Majors only.

    USF | College of Behavioral and Community Sciences | Child and Family Studies
Credit Hours: 3
  
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    RCS 6510 Group Theories and Practice


    Credit Hours: 3

    Theoretical and empirical issues in group counseling are examined in the context of an ongoing group. Emphasis is on application to rehabilitation and mental health counseling.

    Prerequisite(s): RCS 5035 , RCS 5080 , MHS 5020 , RCS 6440 
    Corequisite(s): None.
    Co-Prerequisite(s): None.

    USF | College of Behavioral and Community Sciences | Child and Family Studies
Credit Hours: 3
  
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    RCS 6740 Research and Program Evaluation


    Credit Hours: 3

    Training in the evaluation and utilization of available research studies and the development of research skills. An individual research project is required.

    Prerequisite(s): RCS 5780 
    Corequisite(s): None.
    Co-Prerequisite(s): None.

    USF | College of Behavioral and Community Sciences | Child and Family Studies
Credit Hours: 3
  
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    RCS 6803 Practicum in Counseling


    Credit Hours: 3

    Field work experience in rehabilitation mental health counseling.

    Prerequisite(s): RCS 5080 , MHS 5020 , RCS 6440 , RCS 5035 
    Corequisite(s): None.
    Co-Prerequisite(s): None.

    USF | College of Behavioral and Community Sciences | Child and Family Studies
Credit Hours: 3
  
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    RCS 6825 Internship


    Credit Hours: 3-6

    Student placement in an approved intern setting for a minimum of 600 hours of supervised experience.

    Prerequisite(s): RCS 6803 , RCS 6407 
    Corequisite(s): None.
    Co-Prerequisite(s): None.

    USF | College of Behavioral and Community Sciences | Child and Family Studies
Credit Hours: 3-6
  
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    RCS 6906 Independent Study


    Credit Hours: 1-19

    Independent study where the student must have a contract with a faculty member.

    USF | College of Behavioral and Community Sciences | Child and Family Studies
Credit Hours: 1-19
  
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    RCS 6930 Seminar in Rehabilitation Counseling


    Credit Hours: 1-4

    Selected issues and problems in rehabilitation counseling with subject and scope to be determined by instructor.

    USF | College of Behavioral and Community Sciences | Child and Family Studies
Credit Hours: 1-4
  
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    RCS 6971 Master’s Thesis


    Credit Hours: 2-6

    The Master’s Thesis for the MA in Rehabilitation and Mental Health Counseling is a research project designed to result in an original research product.

    Prerequisite(s): RCS 6740 
    Corequisite(s): None.
    Co-Prerequisite(s): None.

    USF | College of Behavioral and Community Sciences | Child and Family Studies
Credit Hours: 2-6

RED - Reading Education

  
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    RED 6068 Adolescent Literacy: In and Out of School Literacy Practices


    Credit Hours: 3

    Explore the literate practices (both in and out of school) of adolescent learners, including the ways that race, gender, and culture inform and impact students’ agency a identity.

    USF | College of Education |
Credit Hours: 3
  
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    RED 6116 Current Trends in Elementary Reading Instruction


    Credit Hours: 3

    Approaches, materials, and procedures in Elementary Reading instruction, with emphasis on pertinent research.

    Prerequisite(s): RED 4310
    Corequisite(s): None.
    Co-Prerequisite(s): None.

    USF | College of Education |
Credit Hours: 3
  
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    RED 6247 Supervision and Coaching in Literacy


    Credit Hours: 3

    Planning and administering literacy programs and preparation as coaches in reading within STEM area content courses. Intensive work on individual research and projects with a focus of integrating literacy strategies in STEM area content courses.

    USF | College of Education |
Credit Hours: 3
  
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    RED 6316 Emergent Literacy: Skills, Strategies, and Assessment


    Credit Hours: 3

    Understand the developmentally appropriate, research-based theories and practices that support children’s emergent literacy and language learning.

    USF | College of Education |
Credit Hours: 3
  
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    RED 6317 Intermediate Literacy: Assessment, Skills, and Strategies


    Credit Hours: 3

    Understand the developmentally appropriate, research-based theories and practices that support children’s literacy learning in the intermediate grade levels.

    Prerequisite(s): RED 6316 
    Corequisite(s): None.
    Co-Prerequisite(s): None.

    USF | College of Education |
Credit Hours: 3
  
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    RED 6365 Disciplinary Literacies and Reading


    Credit Hours: 3

    Compares the reading, writing, thinking, and discourse across various professional and educational learning contexts. Students research and implement their learning into various disciplinary discourse communities.

    USF | College of Education |
Credit Hours: 3
  
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    RED 6449 Literacy and Technology


    Credit Hours: 3

    Students will develop the skills and cultural competencies necessary to engage in participatory culture and develop strategies for integrating digital tools and media literacies into school and school-like settings.

    USF | College of Education |
Credit Hours: 3
  
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    RED 6514 The Reading Process in the Elementary Grades


    Credit Hours: 3

    Prepares students in the foundations of literacy including learning principles, teaching and assessment strategies for providing literacy instruction to emergent, novice, transitional, and accomplished readers and writers in the elementary grades.

    USF | College of Education |
Credit Hours: 3
  
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    RED 6540 Assessment in Developing Literacies


    Credit Hours: 3

    This course is a classroom based course in pk-6 literacy assessment. Students use reading assessments to improve reading of all pk-6 students. Students will develop their capacity for integrating literacy assessment and intervention with in STEM content areas for young readers.

    Prerequisite(s): LAE 6315 , RED 6544 , RED 6545 
    Corequisite(s): None.
    Co-Prerequisite(s): None.

    USF | College of Education |
Credit Hours: 3
  
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    RED 6544 Cognition, Comprehension, and Content Area Reading: Remediation of Reading


    Credit Hours: 3

    In-depth study of reading comprehension. Emphasis is placed on discussion of the concepts of cognition and learning, metacognition and comprehension of text included in the reading process. Process in the reading/writing, connection, specific reading strategies, and procedures for comprehension of text in the content areas are presented.

    USF | College of Education |
Credit Hours: 3
  
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    RED 6545 Issues in Vocabulary and Word Study


    Credit Hours: 3

    The purpose of this course is to provide students with an understanding of current theory and research about reading and writing vocabulary instruction and the interactive causes of literacy disabilities.

    USF | College of Education |
Credit Hours: 3
  
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    RED 6656 Literature for a Diverse Society


    Credit Hours: 3

    Focuses on the examination of historical and contemporary multicultural children’s, adolescent and young adult literature in order gain a pluralistic perspective of society. On-line course requires intensive writing and how to write in an Academic Voice.

    USF | College of Education |
Credit Hours: 3
  
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    RED 6658 Foundations and Application of Differentiated Reading Instruction


    Credit Hours: 3

    Topics explored include: the fundamental aspects of literacy learning and rationale, the analytic process, reading motivation, linquistic perspectives on literacy instruction for ELLs, assessments, lesson plans, vocab instruction and comprehension.

    USF | College of Education |
Credit Hours: 3
  
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    RED 6748 Teacher Research Methods in Reading


    Credit Hours: 3

    Teacher Research Methods in Reading familiarizes students with the application of classroom action research methodologies in literacy. Course content is directed toward developing understandings of the need for teacher research and a mindset for becoming a teacher researcher. Students will develop a knowledge base in quantitative, qualitative, case study and portfolio-base research methodologies for teachers.

    USF | College of Education |
Credit Hours: 3
  
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    RED 6749 History and Foundations in Reading and STEM Disciplines


    Credit Hours: 3

    Introduces historical approaches to literacy, traces the history of science/STEM movement in Education, presents connections between current research and practice and former models in literacy, and their deployment with STEM areas of curriculum.

    USF | College of Education |
Credit Hours: 3
  
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    RED 6846 Practicum in Reading


    Credit Hours: 3

    Practicum in Reading is a graduate course covering topics relevant to assessment and remediation of literacy in school-aged children. Students work with struggling readers. Intervention is also directed at implementing reading strategies within STEM areas.

    Prerequisite(s): RED 6540 , RED 6544 , RED 6545 , RED 6749 
    Corequisite(s): None.
    Co-Prerequisite(s): None.

    USF | College of Education |
Credit Hours: 3
  
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    RED 6906 Independent Study: Reading Education


    Credit Hours: 1-6

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

    USF | College of Education |
Credit Hours: 1-6
  
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    RED 6971 Thesis: Masters/Educational Specialist


    Credit Hours: 2-19

    USF | College of Education |
Credit Hours: 2-19
  
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    RED 7048 Reading as a Symbolic Process


    Credit Hours: 3

    Seminar designed to develop critical thinking about the reading process and reading acquisition.

    Prerequisite(s): RED 6116  or RED 6365 
    Corequisite(s): None.
    Co-Prerequisite(s): None.

    USF | College of Education |
Credit Hours: 3
  
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    RED 7315 Survey of Literacy Research Methods


    Credit Hours: 3

    Students will survey current methods used in literacy research. Students will determine standards of quality and employ data collection and analysis techniques to address literacy research questions. Open to non-majors. Not repeatable for credit.

    USF | College of Education |
Credit Hours: 3
  
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    RED 7742 Research in Vocabulary and Word Study


    Credit Hours: 3

    Students will critically examine research in word acquisition, development, and instruction from preschool through the intermediate grades linguistic diversity.

    USF | College of Education |
Credit Hours: 3
  
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    RED 7745 Research in Reading Instruction


    Credit Hours: 3

    Seminar examining in depth the current research on instruction in the field of reading education.

    Prerequisite(s): RED 6116  or RED 6365 
    Corequisite(s): None.
    Co-Prerequisite(s): None.

    USF | College of Education |
Credit Hours: 3
  
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    RED 7798 Research in Transdisciplinary Texts and Teaching


    Credit Hours: 3

    The purpose of this course is to familiarize advanced graduate students with research and instructional practices utilizing a variety of texts within a “Transdisciplinary” context.

    USF | College of Education |
Credit Hours: 3
  
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    RED 7910 Directed Research in Reading/Language Arts


    Credit Hours: 1-19

    Independent student-faculty research course.

    USF | College of Education |
Credit Hours: 1-19
  
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    RED 7938 Advanced Graduate Seminar


    Credit Hours: 1-3

    Discussion and evaluation of current issues and research in Reading/Language Arts and related fields. Rpt. To 6 hours.

    USF | College of Education |
Credit Hours: 1-3
  
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    RED 7980 Dissertation: Doctoral


    Credit Hours: 2-30

    USF | College of Education |
Credit Hours: 2-30

REE - Real Estate

  
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    REE 6045 Real Estate Decisions


    Credit Hours: 3

    Provides an introduction to real estate with a focus on property rights (legal considerations), financial/investment analysis, and market (or location) analysis. The primary objective is to show how to make effective real estate decisions.

    USF | Muma College of Business | Kate Tiedemann School of Business and Finance
Credit Hours: 3
  
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    REE 6207 Real Estate Finance


    Credit Hours: 2

    Provides an advanced treatment of the mortgage markets, including coverage of the primary and secondary mortgage markets, the securitization of mortgages, the valuation of mortgage securities, and commercial mortgage analysis.

    Prerequisite(s): FIN 6406 , REE 6045 
    Corequisite(s): None.
    Co-Prerequisite(s): None.

    USF | Muma College of Business | Kate Tiedemann School of Business and Finance
Credit Hours: 2
  
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    REE 6305 Real Estate Investment


    Credit Hours: 2

    Introduction to the procedures and analytical methods used to evaluate real estate markets and real estate investments. It focuses on the topic of real estate investment primarily from the private investor’s (equity) perspective.

    Prerequisite(s): FIN 6406 , REE 6045 
    Corequisite(s): None.
    Co-Prerequisite(s): None.

    USF | Muma College of Business | Kate Tiedemann School of Business and Finance
Credit Hours: 2
  
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    REE 6737 Real Estate Development


    Credit Hours: 3

    This capstone course deals with the application of analytical techniques used to determine the feasibility of real estate projects. Various systems (models) that are applied for evaluating real estate investment and development proposals are covered.

    Prerequisite(s): REE 6305 , REE 6207 , GIS 5049 , URP 6232 
    Corequisite(s): None.
    Co-Prerequisite(s): None.

    USF | Muma College of Business | Kate Tiedemann School of Business and Finance
Credit Hours: 3
  
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    REE 6938 Selected Topics in Real Estate


    Credit Hours: 2-4

    Topics to be selected by instructor and department chairperson on pertinent real estate issues.

    USF | Muma College of Business | Kate Tiedemann School of Business and Finance
Credit Hours: 2-4

RLG - Religion - Graduate

  
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    RLG 6035 Theory and Methods in Religious Studies


    Credit Hours: 3

    An introduction to and research methods used in Religious Studies proper and those of other disciplines. In the former are to be found comparative religion, religious hermeneutics, and theological analysis. Among the latter are included comparative literature, literary criticism, sociology, philosophy, and historiography.

    USF | College of Arts and Sciences | Religious Studies
Credit Hours: 3
  
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    RLG 6126 Religion in America


    Credit Hours: 3

    Studies in the history of native American religions, of the rise of American denominations, churches, and sects, of the relationship between church and state, and religious thought in America. Open to non-majors.

    USF | College of Arts and Sciences | Religious Studies
Credit Hours: 3
  
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    RLG 6143 Religion, Culture, and Society


    Credit Hours: 3

    Scholarly study of religion in its complex relationship of culture and society, including definitions and theories of religion, research methods, becoming religious, social organization, and interconnections with other social institutions.

    USF | College of Arts and Sciences | Religious Studies
Credit Hours: 3
  
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    RLG 6145 Religion and Politics


    Credit Hours: 3

    This interdisciplinary course examines the conceptual and historical connections between religion and politics as they impact political theory, theories of religion, US domestic policy, foreign affairs, and international relations.

    USF | College of Arts and Sciences | Religious Studies
Credit Hours: 3
  
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    RLG 6189 Comparative Religious Ethics


    Credit Hours: 3

    This seminar explores key issues and the diverse methodological approaches to the comparative study of religious ethics, including history of religions, social scientific, philosophical and theological approaches.

    USF | College of Arts and Sciences | Religious Studies
Credit Hours: 3
  
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    RLG 6196 Religion and Modernization


    Credit Hours: 3

    This course will explore the unique characteristics of modern and post-modern civilization, with special attention given to the secularizing effects of modern science, technology, economics, and politics on the world’s religions and their various responses to these factors.

    USF | College of Arts and Sciences | Religious Studies
Credit Hours: 3
  
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    RLG 6285 Studies in Biblical Archaeology


    Credit Hours: 3

    A study of various problems in Biblical Archaeology including excavation techniques, principles of interpretation, problems in correlation of the text of the Bible and specific finds, chronology, reconstruction of culture from archaeological evidence, and others.

    USF | College of Arts and Sciences | Religious Studies
Credit Hours: 3
  
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    RLG 6327 Seminar: Ancient Religions and Literatures


    Credit Hours: 3

    A research seminar in some aspect of ancient religion and literature: Hebrew Bible, New Testament, Mithraism, Mystic Religions, Pseudepigrapha, and others taught in translation.

    USF | College of Arts and Sciences | Religious Studies
Credit Hours: 3
  
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    RLG 6438 Modern Christian Thought


    Credit Hours: 3

    Examines themes, thinkers, and movements in Christian thought since the 16th century.

    USF | College of Arts and Sciences | Religious Studies
Credit Hours: 3
  
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    RLG 6906 Independent Study


    Credit Hours: 1-3

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

    USF | College of Arts and Sciences | Religious Studies
Credit Hours: 1-3
  
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    RLG 6911 Directed Research


    Credit Hours: 1-3

    Individual guidance in concentrated reading in a carefully delimited area of religious studies research skills.

    USF | College of Arts and Sciences | Religious Studies
Credit Hours: 1-3
  
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    RLG 6938 Special Topics in Religious Studies


    Credit Hours: 2-4

    Open to non-majors. Variable titles offered on topics of special interest.

    USF | College of Arts and Sciences | Religious Studies
Credit Hours: 2-4
  
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    RLG 6940 Graduate Instruction Methods


    Credit Hours: 1-4

    Offered primarily for the supervision of Graduate Teaching Assistants.

    USF | College of Arts and Sciences | Religious Studies
Credit Hours: 1-4
  
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    RLG 6971 Thesis: Master’s


    Credit Hours: 2-19

    USF | College of Arts and Sciences | Religious Studies
Credit Hours: 2-19

RSD - Rehabilitation Science Doctorate

  
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    RSD 6111 Introduction to Rehabilitation Sciences


    Credit Hours: 3

    Introduction to & overview of rehabilitation sciences, emphasizing the interdisciplinary and interprofessional nature. The enablement-disablement process and literature highlighting quantitative and qualitative inquiry is highlighted.

    USF | Morsani College of Medicine | School of Physical Therapy and Rehabilitation Sciences
Credit Hours: 3
  
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    RSD 6112 Advanced Rehabilitation Sciences


    Credit Hours: 3

    This course provides an in-depth analysis of theoretical and methodological issues in rehabilitation science research, education and practice.

    Prerequisite(s): RSD 6111 
    Corequisite(s): None.
    Co-Prerequisite(s): None.

    USF | Morsani College of Medicine | School of Physical Therapy and Rehabilitation Sciences
Credit Hours: 3
  
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    RSD 6920 Colloquium in Rehabilitation Sciences 1


    Credit Hours: 1

    Weekly meetings with faculty & guest speaker presentations on timely topics and current research in the field. Students present results of projects in which they are involved or lead discussion of contemporary journal articles in rehabilitation sciences.

    USF | Morsani College of Medicine | School of Physical Therapy and Rehabilitation Sciences
Credit Hours: 1
  
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    RSD 6921 Colloquium in Rehabilitation Sciences 2


    Credit Hours: 1

    Weekly meetings with faculty and guest speaker presentations on timely topics and current research in the field. Students may present results of projects in which they are involved or lead discussion of contemporary journal articles in rehabilitation sciences.

    Prerequisite(s): RSD 6920 
    Corequisite(s): None.
    Co-Prerequisite(s): None.

    USF | Morsani College of Medicine | School of Physical Therapy and Rehabilitation Sciences
Credit Hours: 1
  
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    RSD 6941 Teaching Practicum in Rehabilitation Sciences


    Credit Hours: 3

    Covers learning theories, teaching methods, assessment techniques and curriculum construction for the adult learner. Students are paired with a teacher-mentor and serve as a teaching assistant in a course relevant to their rehabilitation discipline.

    USF | Morsani College of Medicine | School of Physical Therapy and Rehabilitation Sciences
Credit Hours: 3
  
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    RSD 7306 Rehabilitation Ethics


    Credit Hours: 3

    This course is designed to introduce the student to the social, moral and ethical dimensions of rehabilitative healthcare including informed consent, research on human subjects, health care allocation and disparities.

    USF | Morsani College of Medicine | School of Physical Therapy and Rehabilitation Sciences
Credit Hours: 3
  
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    RSD 7900 Directed Readings in Rehabilitation Sciences


    Credit Hours: 3

    Individually planned readings guided by a faculty member involved in the area of students’ concentration-(a) Chronic Disease, (b) Veterans’ Health/Reintegration or (c) Neuromusculoskeletal Disability, but not currently covered by formal course work.

    Prerequisite(s): RSD 6111 , RSD 6112 
    Corequisite(s): None.
    Co-Prerequisite(s): None.

    USF | Morsani College of Medicine | School of Physical Therapy and Rehabilitation Sciences
Credit Hours: 3
  
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    RSD 7911 Mentored Research Apprenticeship


    Credit Hours: 1

    Directed research in rehabilitation sciences.

    USF | Morsani College of Medicine | School of Physical Therapy and Rehabilitation Sciences
Credit Hours: 1
  
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    RSD 7930 Research Proseminar in Rehabilitation Sciences


    Credit Hours: 2

    Students explore current topics in rehabilitation science research and develop in-depth analysis in a research area related to the concentration. Students will gain experience in presenting, facilitating and discussing the research of interest to them.

    Prerequisite(s): RSD 6111 , RSD 6112 
    Corequisite(s): None.
    Co-Prerequisite(s): None.

    USF | Morsani College of Medicine | School of Physical Therapy and Rehabilitation Sciences
Credit Hours: 2
  
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    RSD 7931 Special Topics in Chronic Disease


    Credit Hours: 3

    Creates a framework for understanding rehabilitation for individuals with chronic health conditions. Application of validated rehabilitation examination and intervention approaches or strategies that are consistent with evidence-based practice.

    Prerequisite(s): RSD 6111 , RSD 6112 
    Corequisite(s): None.
    Co-Prerequisite(s): None.

    USF | Morsani College of Medicine | School of Physical Therapy and Rehabilitation Sciences
Credit Hours: 3
  
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    RSD 7932 Special Topics in Neuromusculoskeletal Disability


    Credit Hours: 3

    Understanding rehabilitation for neuromusculoskeletal disability. Focuses on the application of validated rehabilitation examination and intervention approaches or strategies that are consistent with evidence-based practice.

    Prerequisite(s): RSD 6111 , RSD 6112 
    Corequisite(s): None.
    Co-Prerequisite(s): None.

    USF | Morsani College of Medicine | School of Physical Therapy and Rehabilitation Sciences
Credit Hours: 3
  
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    RSD 7933 Special Topics in Veteran’s Health/Reintegration


    Credit Hours: 3

    Understanding rehabilitation for veterans directed toward successful reintegration, long-term health, and holistic care. Application of validated rehabilitation examination and intervention approaches consistent with evidence-based practice.

    Prerequisite(s): RSD 6111 , RSD 6112 
    Corequisite(s): None.
    Co-Prerequisite(s): None.

    USF | Morsani College of Medicine | School of Physical Therapy and Rehabilitation Sciences
Credit Hours: 3
  
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    RSD 7980 Dissertation - Directed Research in Rehabilitation Sciences


    Credit Hours: 3-12

    Dissertation research for the Ph.D. in Rehabilitation Sciences. Under the supervision of a faculty advisor and committee students will pursue independent study of a topic, research or project relevant to contemporary rehabilitation sciences.

    USF | Morsani College of Medicine | School of Physical Therapy and Rehabilitation Sciences
Credit Hours: 3-12

RTV - Radio-Television

  
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    RTV 5416 Race, Gender, Class issues in Media


    Credit Hours: 3

    Survey of how those outside the American mainstream, whether by race, ethnicity, gender or socio-economic class are portrayed in various forms of media. Emphasis on news media, with a secondary focus on entertainment media.

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

SCE - Science Education

  
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    SCE 5325 Methods of Middle Grades Science Education


    Credit Hours: 3

    Prepare 5-9 sci teachers to tch sci skills, content; interrelationship, applications of sci as a human endeavor; nature of sci; instructional methods; nature scientific inquiry; development of sci process skills; integration of subj areas; & assessment.

    USF | College of Education |
Credit Hours: 3
 

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