2019-2020 Undergraduate Catalog 
    
    Jul 08, 2020  
2019-2020 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

College of Arts and Humanities


Dean: Jeffrey Moore
CAH 190; 407-823-2251
http://www.cah.ucf.edu/

Executive Associate Dean: Lyman Brodie
CAH 190; 407-823-2251
Associate Dean: Lynn Hepner
CAH 190; 407-823-2251
Associate Dean: Nancy Stanlick
CAH 190; 407-823-2251
Assistant Dean: Cathy Radzai
CAH 190; 407-823-2251
Assistant to the Dean: Paul Lartonoix
CAH 190; 407-823-2251

The College of Arts and Humanities includes the following departments: English, History, Modern Languages & Literatures, Philosophy, and Writing and Rhetoric. The college also oversees the School of Visual Arts and Design, which offers degrees in Architecture, Emerging Media, Photography, and Studio Art and the School of Performing Arts, which offers degrees in Music and Theatre. Additionally, the college shares with the College of Sciences oversight for the Nicholson School of Communication and Media, an interdisciplinary, inter-college unit.  In keeping with the goals of the University of Central Florida, the College is responsible for all programs in the areas of humanities and arts. The departments and schools collectively offer more than 75 baccalaureate and graduate programs. For additional information concerning graduate programs, please refer to the current online Graduate Catalog. In addition to providing academically strong degree programs in the areas noted above, the College of Arts and Humanities offers a selection of courses that are designed to complement the programs of the other colleges of the University. These offerings include a number of courses necessary to satisfy the University’s General Education program and foreign language requirements.

A student enrolled in the College as an undergraduate must fulfill all University degree requirements including those for general education as well as the particular requirements set forth within each area of specialization. To be certified for graduation, a student must achieve at least a “C” GPA (2.0) in the courses of his or her major and/or minor. Some departments also require a minimum grade in each major course. Students are advised to consult their departmental advisor for specific policies. For programs with a foreign language graduation requirement, American Sign Language is not considered a foreign language and will not fulfill the requirement.

Pre-professional Programs

Pre-law Program

There is no preferred major for pre-law. Law schools accept superior students with a good liberal arts background, regardless of major field. A Bachelor of Arts or Bachelor of Science degree with approximately three-fourths of the course work representing theory content is typically suggested. Majors such as English, History, Legal Studies, Philosophy, Political Science, Sociology, and Writing and Rhetoric meet this criterion. The College of Arts and Humanities also offers a Pre-Law in the Humanities Minor  . The quality of undergraduate education for the legal profession, according to the Association of American Law Schools, is grounded in three basic skills and insights: comprehension and expression in words, critical understanding of the human institutions and values with which the law deals, and the creative power of thinking. Law schools require that the Law School Admission Test (LSAT) be taken prior to consideration for admission. General information pertaining to programs of study, the LSAT, careers, and law schools can be obtained from the Office of Pre-Health and Pre-Law Advising.

Advisement

College of Arts and Humanities Student Advising (CAHSA)

Director: Delia Garcia
Trevor Colbourn Hall 159; 407-823-3312
Email: cahsa@.ucf.edu
http://cahsa.cah.ucf.edu

CAHSA is the primary office for undergraduate academic assistance in the College of Arts and Humanities. CAHSA assists students in the College with academic advising, orientation, registration, graduation certification and with the interpretation of College/University policies and procedures. Questions concerning University and College academic policies affecting College of Arts and Humanities majors should be addressed via email to cahsa@ucf.edu or to the CAHSA staff by visiting TCH 159. Questions concerning the requirements within a major should be directed to the department offering the degree. The student should meet with their assigned CAHSA advisor and major/minor advisor at least once a semester.

Program Planning

Although suggested curricula are available in most areas, students will plan their program in consultation with a faculty advisor appointed by the major department.

International Study Centers

Undergraduate Inter-institutional Transient Program

The State University System operates study centers in London, England and Florence, Italy during the Fall and Spring semesters. Students with 27 or more credit hours of credit and a minimum GPA of 2.5 or above in all state universities are eligible to apply for one or both semesters as inter-institutional transient students. Faculty at the centers are drawn from the nine state universities. While credits are earned through Florida State University, which administers the program on behalf of the State University System, credits are fully transferable within the System. Students at the Centers are considered to be resident in their home institutions for attendance and degree purposes.

Classes at the Florence Center emphasize art history, Italian, social sciences, and the humanities; at the London Center, theatre, business, English, history and the social sciences are emphasized. Field trips and museum visits are common to both. For further information, consult UCF Abroad at 407-882-2300.

Program Academic Learning Compacts

Program Academic Learning Compacts (student learning outcomes) for undergraduate programs in the College of Arts and Humanities are located at http://oeas.ucf.edu/academiclearningcompacts.html

Graduate Programs

For a full list of Graduate programs click here. All Undergraduate programs for the College of Arts and Humanities are listed below.

Department of English

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Minor

Certificate

Department of History

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Minor

Certificate

Accelerated Undergraduate-Graduate Program

Department of Modern Languages and Literatures

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Minor

Certificate

Department of Philosophy

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Minor

Department of Writing and Rhetoric

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Minor

Certificate

School of Performing Arts

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Minor

School of Visual Arts and Design

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Minor

Program in Women’s and Gender Studies

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Certificate