Undergraduate Catalog 2015-16
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Humanities and Cultural Studies (HCS) with a concentration in Film and New Media Studies (FMSC)
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.
The Film & New Media Studies concentration is designed to teach students how to think actively, critically, and creatively, about the art of the moving image. To this end, it surveys significant examples of moving-image culture, including films from Hollywood and other global industries; experiments in documentary, avant-garde, and art cinema; and works from television, digital video, and the Internet.
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 - 9 Hours
Students must complete the following required courses for the major (9 credit hours):
- HUM 3804 Introduction to Cultural Studies
- HUM 4331 Humanities Pro-Seminar
- HUM 4931 Seminar in Humanities
Students choose one 27 credit-hour concentration from the following list of concentrations:
- American Studies
- Film and New Media Studies
Concentration Core Courses - 15 Hours
Required courses for the concentration:
- FIL 1002 Introduction to Film Studies
- FIL 3052 Foundations of Film & New Media
- FIL 3077 Contemporary Film & New Media
- HUM 4581 Film and Media Theory
Students select one course from the following list:
Concentration Elective Courses - 12 Hours
Students take an additional 12 credit hours of upper-level coursework from Humanities and Cultural Studies courses.