Undergraduate Catalog 2017-18
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Humanities and Cultural Studies (HCS) with a concentration in Humanities (HUMC)
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 Humanities concentration is the study of humanity itself and uses specifically the seven arts to investigate and analyze the fundamental human activities. The seven arts which include painting, sculpture, architecture, music, dance, literature, theatre, and cinema are the branches of learning responsible for human sentiments, aspirations and opinions.
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
Students select two courses from the following list:
- AMS 2270 Twentieth-Century American Culture
- HUM 2210 Studies in Culture: The Classical Through Medieval Periods
- HUM 2230 European Humanities: Renaissance - 20th Century
- HUM 2250 Studies in Culture: The Twentieth Century
- HUM 2273 Eastern and Western Culture Since 1400
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.
Optional Accelerated Program
Bachelor's and Master's
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.