Undergraduate Catalog 2015-2016


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

Major Description

The Humanities program offers an interdisciplinary curriculum that investigates the visual arts, music, and literature, and the cultures from which they emerge.

Concentration Description

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.

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):

Students choose one 27 credit-hour concentration from the following list of concentrations:

  • American Studies
  • Film and New Media Studies
  • Humanities

Concentration Core Courses - 15 Hours

Required courses for the concentration:

Students select one course from the following list:

  • AMS 2270 Twentieth-Century American Culture
  • HUM 2250 Studies in Culture: The Twentieth Century

Concentration Elective Courses - 12 Hours

Students take an additional 12 credit hours of upper-level coursework from Humanities and Cultural Studies courses.

Additional Major Requirements

Major GPA Requirement

Minimum 2.0 GPA.

Major Course Grade Requirement

Students must pass HUM 3804 with a B- in order to enroll in HUM 4331. Students must pass HUM 4331 with at least a C- to register for HUM 4931.

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