2020-2021 Undergraduate Catalog 
    
    Sep 20, 2020  
2020-2021 Undergraduate Catalog

College of Arts and Humanities


Dean: Jeffrey Moore
College of Arts and Humanities (CAH) 190
cah.ucf.edu
407-823-2251

Executive Associate Dean: Lyman Brodie
College of Arts and Humanities (CAH) 190
407-823-2251

Associate Dean: Lynn Hepner
College of Arts and Humanities (CAH) 190
407-823-2251

Associate Dean: Nancy Stanlick
College of Arts and Humanities (CAH) 190
407-823-2251

Assistant Dean: Cathy Radzai
College of Arts and Humanities (CAH) 190
407-823-2251

Assistant to the Dean: Paul Lartonoix
College of Arts and Humanities (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. 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 (TCH) 159
cahsa.cah.ucf.edu
407-823-3312
cahsa@.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. Students with a declared College of Arts and Humanities major should direct any questions to their assigned CAHSA advisor, which is listed in the myUCF students center. Non-CAH majors with questions should email cahsa@ucf.edu or visit CAHSA in TCH 159 during regualr business hours. 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 oeas.ucf.edu/about/academiclearningcompacts.

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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Programs

Major

Minor

Certificate

Department of History

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Programs

Major

Minor

Certificate

Accelerated Undergraduate-Graduate Program

Department of Modern Languages and Literatures

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Programs

Major

Minor

Certificate

Department of Philosophy

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Programs

Major

Minor

Certificate

Department of Writing and Rhetoric

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Programs

Major

Minor

Certificate

School of Performing Arts

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Programs

Major

Minor

School of Visual Arts and Design

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Programs

Major

Minor

Program in Women’s and Gender Studies

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Programs

Minor

Certificate