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    Apr 18, 2021  
2020-2021 Undergraduate Catalog 
    
2020-2021 Undergraduate Catalog

Humanities and Cultural Studies B.A. with American Studies Concentration


Humanities and Cultural Studies B.A.


TOTAL DEGREE HOURS: 120
http://humanities.usf.edu/undergraduate/ba/

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

University Admissions


Admission to the University is based on the University’s Undergraduate Admission Requirements that may be found by clicking on the following urls:

For Admission information specific to the College of Arts & Sciences, see the information at College of Arts and Sciences .

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.  All Florida College System students are encouraged to complete the Associate degree. Students should consult with an academic advisor in their major degree area at the intended transfer institution.

Total Major Hours: 36


Major Core (9 Credit Hours)


Students must complete the following (9 Credit Hours)

Students must complete the following required courses for the major (9 credit hours):

Students choose one concentration (27 Credit Hours)

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

American Studies (AMSC)


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

Total Concentration Hours: 36


Concentration Core (9 Credit Hours)


Required courses for the concentration:

Students select one course from the following list:

Concentration Electives (18 Credit Hours)


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

Humanities and Cultural Studies B.A. - Additional Information


GPA Requirements


Major GPA (All USF courses which are applied to major requirements):  2.0 
General Education GPA (All USF courses which are applied to General Education requirements):   2.0
USF GPA:  2.0
Overall GPA 2.0

Grading Requirements


A C- or better to meet major course requirements unless specified elsewhere. Will vary by area.

Note:  Some USF courses have higher grade criteria to meet prerequisite knowledge necessary for progression into higher level courses.

Residency Requirements


Department and College of Arts & Sciences Major Academic Residency Requirement - 50% of major must be completed at USF.

USF Academic Residency Requirement - 30 of the last 60 hours earned must be from USF.

Research Opportunities


The Humanities major offers six credit hours of undergraduate research through the senior-year sequence (HUM 4331  and HUM 4931 ).

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 web form. 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/.

Bachelor’s/Master’s Pathways


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.

See Graduate Catalog for more information on Bachelor’s/Master’s Pathways.

Advising Information


USF students schedule advising appointments online through USF Archivum Platform.   Students are encouraged to meet with their advisor each semester to discuss courses planning, degree progression, and career preparation. 

Tampa campus Website:  https://www.usf.edu/arts-sciences/students/academic-advising/index.aspx
For questions, email HCSAdvise@usf.edu.

4 Year Plan of Study - Humanities and Cultural Studies B.A., with American Studies Concentration


NOTES:

Potential Entry Level Job Titles:

  • Teacher
  • Arts, Design, Entertainment, and Media
  • Training & Education
  • Editor
  • Community and Social Service
  • Author

Potential Entry Level Salary Range:

$18,000 - $45,000

Year 1


Semester 1 (Fall)


Total Credit Hours: 12

Semester 2 (Spring)


Total Credit Hours: 15

Semester 3 (Summer)


Please consider pursing High Impact Practice opportunities this semester such as Education Abroad, Internship Opportunities, Community Engagement, or Research Opportunities.

Questions about opportunities? Schedule an appointment with your academic advisor.

Year 2


Semester 4 (Fall)


Total Credit Hours: 13

Semester 5 (Spring)


Total Credit Hours: 13

Semester 6 (Summer)


  • General Elective Credit(s): 3
  • General Elective Credit(s): 3

Total Credit Hours: 6

Year 3


Semester 7 (Fall)


  • Major Upper-Level Elective Credit(s): 3
  • Upper Level Elective Credit(s): 3
  • Upper Level Elective Credit(s): 3
  • Major Upper-Level Elective Credit(s): 3
  • General Elective Credit(s): 3

Total Credit Hours: 15

Semester 8 (Spring)


Total Credit Hours: 15

Semester 9 (Summer)


  • General Elective Credit(s): 3
  • Upper Level Elective Credit(s): 3

Total Credit Hours: 6

Year 4


Semester 10 (Fall)


  • ✳️ HUM 4331 - Humanities Pro-Seminar  Credit(s): 3 
  • Upper Level Elective Credit(s): 3
  • Major Upper-Level Elective Credit(s): 3
  • Major Upper-Level Elective Credit(s): 3
  • General Elective Credit(s): 1

Total Credit Hours: 13

Semester 11 (Spring)


  • ✳️ HUM 4931 - Seminar in Humanities  Credit(s): 3 
  • General Elective Credit(s): 3
  • General Elective Credit(s): 3
  • General Elective Credit(s): 3
  • Apply for Graduation

Total Credit Hours: 12

2 Year Plan of Study - Humanities and Cultural Studies B.A., with American Studies Concentration


NOTES:

Year 1


Semester 1 (Fall)


  • Major Upper-Level Elective Credit(s): 3
  • Upper Level Elective Credit(s): 3
  • Upper Level Elective Credit(s): 3
  • Major Upper-Level Elective Credit(s): 3
  • General Elective Credit(s): 3

Total Credit Hours: 15

Semester 2 (Spring)


Total Credit Hours: 15

Semester 3 (Summer)


  • General Elective Credit(s): 3
  • Upper Level Elective Credit(s): 3

Total Credit Hours: 6

Year 2


Semester 4 (Fall)


  • ✳️ HUM 4331 - Humanities Pro-Seminar  Credit(s): 3 
  • Upper Level Elective Credit(s): 3
  • Major Upper-Level Elective Credit(s): 3
  • Major Upper-Level Elective Credit(s): 3

Total Credit Hours: 12

Semester 5 (Spring)


  • ✳️ HUM 4931 - Seminar in Humanities  Credit(s): 3 
  • General Elective Credit(s): 3
  • General Elective Credit(s): 3
  • General Elective Credit(s): 3
  • Apply for Graduation

Total Credit Hours: 12