May 29, 2023  
2019-2020 Undergraduate Catalog 
2019-2020 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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

Humanities and Cultural Studies

(CIP = 24.0103) (HCS)

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

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:

GPA Requirements

Minimum 2.0 GPA.

Course Grade Requirement

Students must pass HUM 3804  with a B- in order to enroll in HUM 4331 . Students must pass HUM 4331  with at least a C- to register for HUM 4931 .

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:

Accelerated B.A./M.A. Program

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.

For more information, see the Graduate Catalog for Accelerated Majors.

Humanities and Cultural Studies Faculty

Chairperson: A. Berish ; Professor: R.E. Snyder, W. Cummings; Associate Professors: D. Belgrad, , M. Cizmic, A. Cozzi, W. Cummings; 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.

Humanities (HUMC)

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.

Total Concentration Hours: 36

Concentration Core (9 Credit Hours)

Concentration Electives (18 Credit Hours)

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

Plan of Study

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