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The mission of the Department of Retailing is to prepare graduates for careers in the Retailing industry and Retailing-related fields which offer upward mobility via management positions.
Retailing majors may pursue a minor in any course of study offered by the College of HRSM or the University outside the Department of Retailing. College of HRSM required courses may not be counted toward a minor.
In order to enroll in the professional division of the Department of Retailing, a student must complete CMW and ARP requirements, ECON 224, ITEC 264, and RETL 261, RETL 262 and RETL 265 with a minimum cumulative grade point average of 2.25. Graduation requires a minimum 2.00 USC GPA.
A Bachelor of Science Degree in Retailing consists of the Carolina Core, Related Coursework, College of HRSM Required Courses, Major Coursework, Emphasis Requirements and Electives.
All courses listed under CMW, College Required Coursework, Related Coursework, Major Coursework and Emphasis Requirements must be completed with a grade of C or better.
In order to enroll in the professional division of the Department of Retailing, a student must complete CMW and ARP requirements, ECON 224, SPTE 274, and RETL 261, RETL 262 and RETL 265 with a minimum cumulative grade point average of 2.25. Graduation requires a minimum 2.00 USC GPA.
The additional hours of electives may vary depending upon how students fulfill the Carolina Core requirements.
As indicated in the Curriculum Change Request, the Department of Retailing (RETL) is requesting to modify their curriculum by adding SPTE 274 and removing ITEC 264. This request is being done at the behest of the Associate Dean of Academic Programs in the College of Hospitality, Retail, and Sport Management (HRSM). ITEC 264 (which is housed in the Integrated Information Technology Department - IIT) was previously an HRSM core course; however, IIT is no longer a department within the CoHRSM and ITEC 264 is no longer an HRSM core course. As indicated in the Memorandum of Understanding (MOU), an agreement between HRSM and the College of Engineering and Computing (CEC) was made to move IIT from HRSM to CEC. As part of this agreement, HRSM was allowed to keep their core courses and was authorized to make the appropriate curriculum changes. Therefore, we are submitting this Curriculum Change Request. This curriculum change request is part of the MOU signed by and agreed upon by both the HRSM and CEC Deans. We have also verified that general practice is that when a unit adds another unit’s course into their curriculum, that typically a letter of concurrence is obtained so that it can be ensured there is no burden on that department (i.e., faculty). However, it was also verified that when a program deletes another unit’s course in their curriculum, that it is not necessary to provide a letter of concurrence, but typically the one unit lets the other unit know (however this is not required). The MOU serves in the capacity of informing CEC and, hence, IIT. Based on this information, there is no need for any additional outside department documentation/concurrence. Also, please note that this will be standard for all HRSM Core Curriculum changes that involve ITEC courses. The IIT Department will not lose their courses so they can remain a part of their program core. IIT will still be able to offer their ITEC courses, they will just not be part of the HRSM curriculum as the HRSM has its own core requirements. This request follows the pre-arrange agreement between the two colleges.
Per John Gerdes' request (It is a Curricula and Courses policy that a letter of concurrence is required from the department which offers a course that is either added or removed from a program of study. The intent is to notify that department of the pending change and documents that this notification has been done. In this special case, since the MOU addresses these goals, an alternate approach would be to attach the MOU.) on 9/1/17, the MOU has been attached.
Memo of Understanding September 27, 2016 The College of Engineering and Computing (CEC) and the College of Hospitality, Retail and Sport Management (HRSM) agree to the following regarding the relocation of the Integrated Information Technology (iIT) Department: 1. If approved by the USC Board of Trustees, the faculty and programs from the Department of Integrated Information Technology (iIT) will move from HRSM to CEC as of July 1, 2017. 2. Students majoring in iIT and the Master of Health IT (MHIT) program will remain in HRSM until the end of summer 2017 and move to CEC by the beginning of the Fall 2017 term. This means the qualified students will graduate under HRSM through August 2017. 3. Based on the auditor’s recommendation and Provost’s approval, HRSM will transfer a permanent allocation of $_____ to CEC as of July 1, 2017. 4. All program fees collected for Fall 2016 and Spring 2017 will be allocated to HRSM. Fees collected for Summer 2017 and beyond will be allocated to CEC. 5. HRSM will receive the MHIT tuition split with the Provost for Fall 2016 and Spring 2017. CEC will receive the MHIT tuition split for Summer 2017. 6. CEC will be responsible for scheduling Summer 2017 iIT and MHIT courses. CEC will pay all Summer 2017 salaries and expenses. 7. As of July 1, 2017, CEC will take over responsibility for all iIT and MHIT human resources related matters and expenses including salaries and operations. 8. HRSM will request all iIT grants and Educational Foundation accounts be transferred to CEC upon the signing of this MOU. 9. iIT faculty and staff will be allowed to retain their current desktop or laptop and office furniture when they move to CEC. All the other technology devices provided by HRSM, computer labs and equipment, and classroom equipment and furniture will remain with HRSM. 10. HRSM agrees to cover the rent and expense for breaking the lease for the space located at The Tower at 1301 Gervais Street through June 30, 2017. 11. All expenses associated with the iIT and MHIT faculty and staff move from 1301 Gervais Street to the Innovation Center, or any other location, will be covered by CEC. 12. HRSM core courses will remain with HRSM; HRSM will initiate the course designator changes during the Fall 2016 term, for the new course designator to be reflected in the Fall 2017 Bulletin. 13. The following iIT faculty members will remain with HRSM: a. Dr. Tena Crews b. Ms. Shawna Moffitt c. Ms. Donna Watts Acknowledged and agreed to by:
College of HRSM College of CEC By:__________________________ By:_____________________________ Dr. Haemoon Oh, Dean Dr. Hossein Haj-Hariri, Dean Date: ________________________ Date:____________________________
***The MOU was signed by Dean Hossein Haj-Hariri on 10/27/16 and by Dean Haemoon Oh on 10/28/16. Unfortunately, APPS does not allow for the copying and pasting of scanned documents (PDFs), photos of documents, or screenshots. The system only accepts copied text. Therefore, the Word version of the MOU has been included. Please remember, the system does not allow photos (signatures).
Your proposal is being returned for the following reason(s):
Please address the above and return this proposal, through all the channels, by August 28, 2016 at noon in order to be considered for approval by the Faculty Senate at the December meeting. Should your proposal not reach the committee by the stated deadline, the next Curricula and Courses review cycle will begin in September 2017. We are looking forward to your making this cycle.
Faculty Senate Committee on Curricula and Courses
Administratively sent back to proponent
It is a Curricula and Courses policy that a letter of concurrence is required from the department which offers a course that is either added or removed from a program of study. The intent is to notify that department of the pending change and documents that this notification has been done. In this special case, since the MOU addresses these goals, an alternate approach would be to attach the MOU.
Thank you for submitting your proposal to the Committee on Curricula & Courses. We are moving your proposal forward to the Faculty Senate. There is no need to attend the Curricula and Courses meeting, but it is recommended someone from the department attend the next Faculty Senate meeting in case there are questions from the floor regarding your proposal.
We appreciate your patience and commitment to undergraduate and graduate education.
John Gerdes, Chair
Minor revisions. No BOT, CHE, or SACS notification required.
This update will appear in the 2018-19 Undergraduate Studies Bulletin to be published 15 February 2018.