Undergraduate Catalog 2017-18

Majors

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 and 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 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

Concentration Core Courses - 12 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 - 15 Hours

Students take an additional 15 credit hours of upper-level coursework from Humanities and Cultural Studies with an AMS, FIL, or HUM prefix..

Additional Major Information

Major Faculty

Chairperson: W. Cummings; Professor: R.E. Snyder, W. Cummings; Associate Professors: D. Belgrad, A. Berish, M. Cizmic, A. Cozzi, J. D’Emilio, R. May, B. Sadler; Assistant Professors: S. Ferguson, A. Rust; Professors Emeriti: C.B. Cooper, S.L. Gaggi, G.S. Kashdin, D. Rutenberg; Instructors: S. Dykins Callahan, B. Cook, B. Goldberg, C. Rinck.

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