Undergraduate Catalog 2017-18

Majors

Humanities and Cultural Studies (HCS) with a concentration in American Studies (AMSC)

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 American Studies concentration is an interdisciplinary concentration dealing with the study of the United States. 

State Mandated Common Course Prerequisites

Students desiring to transfer to USF should complete an A.A. degree at a Florida College System institution. 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. Transfer students are also required to comply with the immunization, foreign language, and continuous enrollment policies of the university.

There are no State Mandated Common Prerequisites for this 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

Required courses for the concentration:

  • AMS 2030 Introduction to American Studies
  • AMS 2270 Twentieth-Century American Culture

Students select one course from the following list:

  • FIL 1002 Introduction to Film Studies
  • HUM 2522 Introduction to the Cultural Study of Popular Music

Concentration Elective Courses - 18 Hours

Students take an additional 18 credit hours of upper-level coursework from Humanities and Cultural Studies courses.

Optional Accelerated Program

Bachelor's and Master's

Accelerated B.A. in Humanities and Cultural Studies with a concentration in Film and New Media Studies and M.A. in Liberal Arts with a concentration in Film Studies

This program intends for students to complete a B.A. in Humanities and Cultural Studies with a concentration in Film and New Media Studies and M.A. Liberal Arts with a concentration in Film Studies over the span of five years. Completion of this program allows students to complete 12 credit hours toward the M.A. in during their junior or senior year in the Humanities and Cultural Studies major. Students who decide not to pursue the M.A. but who complete the B.A. requirements will receive the B.A. degree.

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