Epidemiology of reproductive and perinatal health with emphasis on current research, controversial issues and methodological approaches
Co/Pre req change: Students do not need current or prior coursework in human genetics in order to be successful in this class; therefore, we request HGEN 725 be removed as a pre/co-requisite.
Course description change: We have updated the course description to more accurately reflect current course content for this field of study.
Title change: Given the course description change above, we believe the revised title better reflects the course content.
The learning outcomes should be labeled as such and should be phrased not as topics to be covered but in terms of what students will be able to do (action verbs). Consider something like:
As a result of successful completion of this course, students will be able to:
I should have caught these requested changes. Please read and respond to the comments from the Graduate Council Sciences Committee. They require that learning outcomes be written in the syllabus in a specific way.
There are two other required "boilerplate" statements, per ACAF 2.03:
University policy regarding academic responsibility (Student Affairs Policy STAF 6.25) states “It is the responsibility of every student at the University of South Carolina Columbia to adhere steadfastly to truthfulness and to avoid dishonesty, fraud, or deceit of any type in connection with any academic program. Any student who violates this rule or who knowingly assists another to violate this rule shall be subject to discipline.” Students who commit an act of academic dishonesty may receive a failing grade on the assignment or in the course. More information regarding this policy can be found in the Carolina Community: USC Student Handbook and Policy Guide at http://www.sc.edu/policies/staf625.pdf.
Assignments and examination work are expected to be the sole effort of the student submitting the work, except when otherwise noted. Students are expected to follow the University of South Carolina Honor Code and should expect that every instance of a suspected violation will be reported. Students found responsible for violations of the Code will be subject to academic penalties under the Code in addition to whatever disciplinary sanctions are applied. Cheating on a test or copying someone else’s work (including plagiarism) will result in a 0 for the work, possibly a grade of F in the course, and, in accordance with University policy, be referred to the University Committee for Academic Responsibility and may result in expulsion from the University.
Students with Disabilities
Any student with a documented disability should contact the Office of Student Disability Services at 777-6142 (TDD 803-777-6744) to make arrangements for appropriate accommodations. The Student Disability Resource Center is located in LeConte College, 1523 Greene Street, website: http://www.sa.sc.edu/sds/about/