Undergraduate Catalog 2017-18
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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
The Humanities program offers an interdisciplinary curriculum that investigates the visual arts, music, and literature, and the cultures from which they emerge.
The American Studies concentration is an interdisciplinary concentration dealing with the study of the United States.
College Level Requirements
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):
- 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
Required courses for the concentration:
Students select one course from the following list:
Concentration Elective Courses - 18 Hours
Students take an additional 18 credit hours of upper-level coursework from Humanities and Cultural Studies courses.
Major Internship Opportunities
The 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/.