The USC Graduate School
Courses of Instruction
Graduate Studies (GRSC)
The terms listed are expected but are not guaranteed. For the courses offered during any given term, consult the Schedule of Classes.
GRSC 596 Internship for Curricular Practical Training (1, FaSpSm) Part-time or full-time, practical work experience in the student’s field of study. The internship must be located at an off-campus facility. Students are individually supervised by faculty. May not be taken until the student has completed at least one semester of enrollment in the graduate program with a cumulative 3.0 GPA. Graduate standing. Graded CR/NC.
GRSC 610 The Innovation Process: Development, Diffusion and Leadership (4, Fa) Exploration of general principles and evolution of innovation, theoretical perspectives on the innovation process, organizing and leadership for innovation, and practical tools for innovation development, diffusion, market acceptance, and business planning. Open only to doctoral students.
GRSC 612 Legal Issues and Financing of Innovation (4, Fa) Exploration of legal issues of innovation as well as issues surrounding financing the development and commercialization of innovation. Open only to doctoral students.
GRSC 615 Disciplinary Perspectives on Innovation (4, Fa) A deeper understanding of the innovation process via a survey of various disciplines’ approaches to the subject. Open only to doctoral students.
GRSC 791ab Directed Studies (2-2) Directed studies leading to the Diploma in Innovation. Graded IP/CR/NC. Open only to doctoral students.
GRSC 800 Studies for the Qualifying Examination (0, FaSpSm) Prerequisite: permission of the Graduate School. Graded CR/NC.
GRSC 810 Studies for Master’s Examination (0, FaSpSm) Prerequisite: completion of all course work for the master’s degree. Permission of the Graduate School. Graded CR/NC.
GRSC 850ab The Professoriate: Preparing for the Future (2,2,FaSp) Preparation for academic careers: various methodologies and approaches to teaching, learning, assessment, and research; statements of research and teaching philosophies; creation of online academic portfolio. Graded IP/CR/NC. Open only to doctoral students.