Undergraduate Catalog 2013-14
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Bachelor of Arts (B.A.)8 Semester Plan
120 Credit Hours
CIP Code: 24.0103
College of Arts & Sciences
The Humanities Program offers an interdisciplinary curriculum that investigates the visual arts, music, and literature, and the cultures from which they emerge.
College Level Requirements
State Mandated Common Course Prerequisites
Students wishing to transfer to USF should complete the A.A. degree at a Florida College System institution. Some courses required for the major may also meet General Education Requirements thereby transferring maximum hours to the university. If students transfer with fewer than 60 semester hours of acceptable credit, the students must meet the university’s entering freshman requirements including ACT or SAT test scores, GPA, and course requirements.
There are no State Mandated Common Prerequisites for this degree program.
Total Major Hours: 36 Hours
Major Core Courses - 36 Hours
- HUM 2230 European Humanities: Renaissance – 20th Century
- One additional Interdisciplinary Historical Survey:
- HUM 2210 Studies in Culture: The Classical Through Medieval Periods
- HUM 2250 Studies in Culture: The 20th Century or AMS 2270 20th-Century
- HUM 2466 Latin American Civilization II: Modern Latin America
- HUM 2273 Eastern and Western Cultures Since 1400
- FIL 1002 Introduction to Film Studies
- HUM 2522 Introduction to the Cultural Study of Popular Music
- A similar course approved by the department
Interdisciplinary Cultural Studies Courses - 9 hours:Students must take three courses from among the following. All are variable topics courses and may be repeated up to 6 hours with a change of topic.
- HUM 4261 Cultural Periods and Styles
- HUM 4391 Places, Spaces, and Regions
- HUM 4824 Issues in Cultural Theory
- HUM 4825 Identity and Power
- HUM 4890 Genres and Media
Pro-Seminar/Senior Seminar - 6 hours (A two-semester senior-year sequence):
- HUM 4331 Humanities Pro-Seminar Students must have at least 6 credits of upper-level major coursework in addition to a B- in HUM 3804 in order to enroll in HUM 4331.
- HUM 4931 Seminar in Humanities Students must pass HUM 4331 with at least a C- to register for HUM 4931.
Coursework chosen in consultation with the undergraduate advisor to form a coherent focus of study. Students will follow one of two specialization areas: Modern Humanities or Ancient, Medieval and Early Modern. Up to six (6) of these hours can be taken in approved courses outside the department.Ancient, Medieval, and Early Modern Specialization
- HUM 3407 Ancient Near East Cultures
- CLA 3435 The Hellenistic World
- HUM 3240 The Early Middle Ages
- HUM 3231 The Renaissance
- HUM 3237 The 17th Century
- HUM 3241 Central Medieval and Gothic Europe
- HUM 3242 The Enlightenment
- HUM 3242 The Enlightenment
- HUM 3244 19th Century European Culture
- HUM 3457 19th Century American Culture
- HUM 3458 20th Century American Culture
- AMS 3230 American During the 1920s and 1930s
- AMS 3001 American Culture 1880-1915
Students should consult the undergraduate advisor for information on approved specialization course clusters.
Major Internship OpportunitiesThe Department of Humanities & Cultural Studies (HCS) offers an internship for Tampa-based, degree-seeking students declared as HUM or AMS majors and who have earned at least 12 credit hours of approved courses in the major prior to starting the internship. This internship consists of supervised work-and-learning experience in humanities and cultural issues under the direction of a University faculty member/administrator and an employee of a participating sponsor organization. The internship counts as a major elective. Specifically, it counts as a "concentration" course for HUM majors, an upper-level elective for AMS majors, and an "interdisciplinary cultural studies" course for HUM majors who are pursuing a track in film & new media studies.
Students participating in the internship must enroll in the HUM 4940 Internship in Humanities & Cultural Studies class (and, in some instances, AMS 4940 to make sure the credits equal 3). This class earns up to 3 semester hours of academic credit. Students report to the HCS Internship Coordinator weekly through formal status reports via webform. A final professional portfolio and final reflection paper are significant parts of this experience.
For more information please visit the Department's internship page: http://humanities.usf.edu/internships/.